June 11, 2014
Continuing from where we left off in Car Accident Lawsuit and Settlement FAQs (Pt. 1), below are some more commonly asked questions and answers pertaining to car accident cases. Feel free to call us if you have more questions or are ready to get some specific answers for your case.
What if I partially caused the accident?
If you may have contributed to causing the car accident in any way, you may still be entitled to compensation. In these cases, your entitlements will depend on your specific role in the accident, as well as whether other drivers may have been more to blame for causing the accident.
For example, if you ran a red light and were then hit by a drunk driver, both you and the other driver will have been to blame for causing the accident, but you still may be able to obtain compensation for the accident (though this compensation will likely be less than what you would have received had you not contributed to causing the accident in any way).
How much is my car accident case worth?
There is no quick, general answer to this question. The value of your car accident case will depend on a number of factors, only some of which include:
- Whether you played a role in causing the accident
- The type of injuries you sustained and the severity of these injuries
- Whether your injuries have resulted in any permanent damage and/or any impacts to your ability to earn a living
- The severity of the damage to your car.
What should I do if insurers are calling me to ask about the accident?
If you have already hired an attorney to represent you, simply refer insurers to your lawyer, and let your attorney handle it from there. If, however, you have not yet hired an attorney, then:
- Only disclose the facts of the accident to the insurance company.
- Do NOT claim any responsibility for having caused the accident (even if you may have played a partial role in causing the collision).
- Strongly consider hiring an attorney who can help you deal with insurers and get the full amount of the compensation you deserve.
Should I wait to see a doctor for my car accident injuries?
No. In general, it’s best to see a doctor for a proper diagnosis and any necessary treatments as soon as you can. While you may have to front the cost of your car accident injury treatments, you will likely receive compensation for these costs later – so make sure you keep copies of all of your bills and treatment costs.
Stay posted for the upcoming conclusion of this blog for additional info regarding car accident lawsuits and settlements – or contact us today to get answers to all of your questions.
Highlands Ranch, Colorado Car Accident Lawyers at Bahr and Kreidle
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