Across the United States, car accidents are a leading cause of injury and death. And unfortunately, thousands of car accidents occur annually
If you’re considering filing a personal injury lawsuit over a car accident, slip and fall, or any other kind of injury, you may be wondering “What is my case really worth?” The answer comes down to “damages” — figuring out what your injuries have cost you monetarily, physically, and mentally (and, in some cases, whether the defendant’s conduct should be punished).
When a car accident occurs, in most states the at-fault driver will be on the financial hook for damages and injuries resulting from the crash. From a practical standpoint, it’s the at-fault driver’s insurance company that will cover most injury claims arising from the accident, and the driver will “pay” in the form of a raised car insurance premium.
But laws and rules that apply to car accident cases are different from state to state. How will an injury claim be affected if more than one driver is responsible for causing the accident? And how do injury claims work in the dozen or so “no fault” car insurance states?
If you or your loved one was injured in a car accident caused by you or another driver’s negligence or carelessness, then you may be entitled to receive settlement for the injuries you suffered and the damages you incurred by filing a personal injury claim.