Estimates suggest that more than 37,000 people die every year due to car accidents in the United States. More than 3 million people are injured as a result of car accidents every year too, which is a high rate when you consider that around 6 million accidents take place each year. As such, it should not come as a surprise that there are many car accident-related personal injury lawsuits in the US every year. If you've been struck by another car, truck, or even motorcycle while in your vehicle, or if you've experienced an accident while on the road due to another party's negligence, you might have a strong claim for damages. At The Steiner Law Firm, PLLC, we have an accomplished team of car accident lawyers who would gladly take on your case. You can unearth some more detailed information relating to how we can help you by reading on below.
Types of Car Accidents
When people think of car accidents, they tend to think of a collision between two vehicles. While that is a common occurrence in the US, there are many other types of accidents that need to be considered when speaking about personal injury law. It might be that a car accident involving only one car has taken place because local authorities have failed to keep a roadway safe and traversable. In these cases, the injured driver would have a strong case against the negligent party.
Before you pursue damages against an at-fault party, you need to bear in mind the relevant factors that will determine whether or not you receive a settlement – and for how much. The blame behind the accident is most impactful, and while it might be that another driver or party is primarily at fault for the incident, you might be partly responsible too. The severity of injuries and damage to property are also major considerations that will have no small impact on the success or failure of your legal suit.
What Settlement Can You Expect?
Since accidents vary in their circumstances by such a large degree, it goes without saying that there's no way to estimate how much you'll receive – at least without the details. With that said, we can look at historical data to see what might be possible. Some car accident lawsuits result in only small payments to the plaintiff, but other cases lead to payments in the millions of dollars. This is most often the case when a very severe injury has resulted from obvious negligence. An accident attorney from our team would be able to supply more detailed information related to your exact circumstances.
Since cars and trucks tend to be expensive to purchase and maintain, there's a high likelihood that you'll receive a decent payout based on the value of your vehicle. Of course, there are other factors to consider besides this. You might have become injured as a result of your car accident, and that might mean that you're unable to work for an extended period of time, which leads to lost earnings. All of this is considered when the settlement amount is determined.