Auto accidents are a frightening experience.
Each year, thousands of people are injured and killed in car accidents. After an accident, MCIS Lawyers encourages our clients to take the following steps:
If possible, safely pull to the shoulder or an area where you are not putting yourself or other drivers at risk.
Call authorities to alert them of the accident, it is always recommended to obtain a police report.
Do not place blame on yourself or the other driver; simply ask to receive their information including their driver’s license and insurance.
If you have your phone available, take photo evidence of the crash, including the time and date, as well as the vehicle’s license plate numbers, insurance, and driver’s license of the other parties.
Always seek medical attention, even if you are not immediately aware of any injuries. Adrenaline may subdue pain, but having an EMT or doctor look at you can help ensure that there is a medical record after the accident.
Call an attorney to assist you with insurance complications and to help you receive the compensation that you deserve!
Auto Accident Laws
The duties and responsibilities of motorists are set forth in the Vehicle Code.
Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations for car accident cases is two years. That means a person has two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit if the case cannot be resolved beforehand.
Do I Have a Case?
There are two parts to every case. The first part is proving that someone was at fault. The second part is proving damages. To prove fault, you must prove that the wrongdoer failed to exercise reasonable care in the operation of the vehicle. When a person is injured, he or she is entitled to be compensated for the damages that have been incurred. Generally, damages fall into two categories called economic damages and noneconomic damages. Economic damages include such things as property damage, medical expenses and lost wages. Noneconomic damages include such things as pain and suffering and emotional distress. All of these damages must be related to the accident or incident. You will be required to prove by competent and credible evidence all of your damages claims.
Damages that may be recovered in a car collision depend on the severity of the injuries. Compensation may include the following:
Future Medical Expenses
Pain and suffering
Past and Future Lost Wages
Wrongful Death Damages
MCIS Lawyers Can Help
Prosecuting car accidents is complicated and requires specialized training. MCIS Lawyers has been handling motor vehicle cases for more than 30 years. The firm will fight to help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve. Our team will file all necessary documents with the court system in a timely manner and handle all attacks by the insurance company.