Car Accident Lawyer Richardson
Car accidents happen. With tens of millions of people across the country driving heavy machines at various speeds, injuries caused by car accidents are not uncommon. It’s unfortunate that injuries can come about even if the accident isn’t your fault. Although, if that’s the case, you’ll have the right to recover damages from the party that is responsible. First thing’s first, you’ll need the assistance of a car accident lawyer in Richardson.
How can a lawyer help with your case?
Lawyers deal with personal injury cases on a daily basis. They have the investigative sources, knowledge of the law, argumentative skills and paperwork expertise to offer clients the very best chance at winning their respective casees.
They represent clients in court if a case makes it to that stage. Lawyers also speak directly with insurance companies, both their client’s and the defendant’s, to try to reach a settlement. If a settlement is not reached, the case will be tried in court. Of course, if the claimant doesn’t have insurance coverage, the case will be handled as a lawsuit from the get-go.
A car accident lawyer will help simplify the pursuit against the defendant. He/she will:
- Assess current and future medical expenses as they relate to injuries suffered from the loss. Also, lost wages, lost income and loss of life (if the resulting injuries are substantial or extreme).
- Speak directly with insurance companies and the defendant’s lawyer.
- Acquire the necessary evidence to help their client’s case.
- Keep the client informed every step of the way.
- Characterize the consumer with the aim to recuperate each bit of cash that’s deservedly owed.
Lawyers do basically all the work for his or her clients. Thus, your specific case will be in very capable hands.
How is fault decided in a car accident?
The important thing to a car accident is proving fault. A personal injury lawyer can determine a recovery amount, however that will be pointless if the client is found to be responsible.
Texas is a comparative fault state, which means every party involved can be found negligent to a percentage.
For instance, one driver might be found 70% at fault and the other driver 30%. The party that’s 30% at fault won’t owe anything to the majority-fault party; nevertheless, the 30% party would only be able of recover 70% of the total claim amount.
That’s mostly insurance talk. The attorney will conduct a separate investigation and come to a liability decision of their own. Fault and recovery amount are often the main points of contention between the two parties involved.
It all depends really…
A driver running a red light and colliding with another car in the intersection should be a simple liability decision. Maybe there’s a red light camera in place or a witness on the scene to verify the traffic lights at the time. Points of impact are also very telling. A car smashed on the side will seem more innocent than the car with its front end smashed in.
Certain liabilty decisions can be quite blurry, however most are simple. The more severe the injuries, the more an insurance company will try to find at the least some fault on the victim with a purpose to save their company and their insured some money. We know how to best counteract that tactic, however.
What to do after a car accident
A car accident lawyer can do quite a lot, but he/she can’t review the accident right after it happens. Certain documents can be obtained, such as police reports, scene footage (if available) and written statements. Nevertheless, actions taken by the individuals directly involved in the loss can play essential roles as the investigation ramps up.
If you or somebody in your car is able after the collision happens, do the following:
- Check with passengers to make sure they’re okay. In case you or anybody else is injured, call an ambulance immediately.
- Take pictures of the damages to each car, or however many took part in the accident. Try to get photos of every part of the cars (be sure that at the least one contains the license plate).
- Note down the phone number of any volunteer witnesses. Try to encourage them to stay to speak with the police as well.
- Get the insurance company information from the other driver and take a picture of his/her driver’s license.
All of the above actions will contribute to the investigation. Car accident attorneys will collect the information from you and use it to help your case. A lot of what’s done on the front end helps all throughout settlement/court proceedings.
What personal injury cases does The Kafor Law Firm handle?
We deal with motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian incidents and wrongful death cases. It’s not fair for you or a loved one to suffer from something that was another person’s fault. While personal injury attorneys can’t heal injuries, they can certainly reduce the monetary burden brought on by the injuries.
If you were struck in your motorbike by a car changing lanes, you shouldn’t bear any financial responsibility. Accident victims deserve to be as well-off, or better-off financially than they were before the accident occurred.
If you are the family member of someone who was tragically lost in an automobile accident, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit towards the accountable party. Our legal representation is very familiar with such cases and we’ll work to make the outcome as best as it can be.
The Kafor Law Firm
Located in Richardson, TX, the Kafor Law Firm offers a free consultation to people seeking council. We will discuss the details of your case and structure a plan for you to use when moving forward with us.
Your car accident lawyer will treat your case as a priority. He/she will come with years of experience handling cases similar to yours. Every case is different, but our staff consists of law experts who are flexible and trained in for handling different aspects.
Your life or the life of a loved one may have been unfairly disrupted. It’s our job to help our clients get their lives back on track alongside the financial consolation to put a bad situation behind them.
To learn more about our staff, please go to https://thekaforlawfirm.com. You can read more about our lead attorney, Yvonne Kafor, and the various cases that we handle, whether it’s personal injury, immigration, family, or criminal related.