A major car accident in La Porte can be devastating for both the victims and their loved ones. Oftentimes, insurance companies will not offer a fair settlement that provides a family with the funds they need. An experienced La Porte car accident attorney from Ramsey Law Group can help you stand up for your rights. Call (888) 335-7477 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.
There is no payment required upfront, and we are not paid legal fees unless you win.
Why You Need a Car Accident Lawyer
Many people worry about the cost of paying an experienced car attorney to handle their case. You certainly can handle an insurance claim on your own, but industry studies show victims who hire a lawyer usually receive more money, even after paying legal fees.
If you are not represented by an attorney, insurance adjusters will assume they can beat you in court. Without the threat of a lawsuit, the company will not take you seriously and may deny your claim, delay or dramatically reduce their settlement offer. With a lawyer on your side, it ensures you will be treated fairly and recover the compensation you deserve.
What Compensation Can I Recover After a Car Accident?
After a preventable car accident, victims are entitled to recover the following types of compensation from the party responsible:
Medical bills: emergency visits, hospital stays, physical therapy, outpatient procedures, prescription medications, in-home medical care, rehabilitation costs, etc.
Vehicle and other property repair or replacement
Costs for a rental car
Lost wages from missed work
Diminished earning capacity (if you are no longer able to work at the same level as before the accident)
Pain and suffering, emotional distress
Punitive damages may also be available, but only in cases involving an at-fault party that acted with an extreme disregard for the safety of others.
Who Can Be Held Liable for My Injuries?
Any party that contributes to a car accident in La Porte can be legally liable for resulting injuries and losses. For example, another motorist, a company or employer, a defective part manufacturer, or a government agency responsible for maintaining roads. To hold a party liable, however, requires proving their negligence led to your injury and other losses. The four elements you must establish are as follows:
The at-fault party owed you a duty of care to prevent injury to others on the road. (e.g., drivers must operate vehicles safely and follow traffic laws, companies who hire drivers must make sure they are licensed and have the necessary experience, government agencies must maintain roads to prevent unreasonable hazards, etc.)
Breach of Duty
The at-fault party breached their duty of care. (e.g., distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, failure to check employee’s background, failure to fix a guardrail, etc.)
The at-fault party’s breach of care directly caused your injury. In other words, proof that links your injuries to the accident and demonstrates that you would not have been harmed if not for the other at-fault party’s actions.
Evidence of your financial or personal losses, such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc.
Speak to an Experienced La Porte Car Accident Lawyer
Have your car accident case evaluated for free today by messaging Ramsey Law Group online or call (888) 335-7477.