The Importance of Obtaining Financial Damages after a Personal Injury
You’re minding your own business, when all of a sudden you are rear ended by another driver. You soon find yourself at the hospital where you learn that your injuries may be permanent.
Sounds like an impossible scenario but unfortunately, it plays out thousands of times a year all over the country. Adding insult to injury is the fact that most people may shy away from the idea of pursuing the guilty for damages in court.
There could be many reasons for this, but the top two are.
- Fear that the can’t afford a personal injury attorney – This is changing a bit, but there are still some people who don’t realize that most personal injury lawyers will take a case on for a contingency fee. This means that you won’t have to pay any upfront fees. In some cases, you won’t even have any accumulated costs unless you win.
- They feel that they contributed to the accident — in at least 13 states, comparative negligence laws allow injured individuals to collect financial damages even if they are in, some small way, responsible. A jury usually decides the case, dividing fault into percentages. The percentage in which you are at fault can affect the financial award but you can recover something for your accident.
Despite these fears, a car accident victim would benefit greatly from investigating their options. Below are few of the reasons why they should.
- Medical costs – most serious wounds incurred via an automobile accident could take intensive treatment and care. Rehabilitation and personal therapy may also be necessary to help individuals who received brain or spinal injury and the costs could triple. Add to it in home care costs and prescriptions and one can see their savings dwindle to next to nothing, which leads to our next topic…
- Financial Security – Although a nest egg is supposed to be set aside for emergency situations, one can drain their bank accounts in little to no time after an accident. This can threaten all aspects of your life, including your home and the kid’s college funds. In the end, you and your family’s economic future could land on shaky ground, a worry you won’t need as you try to heal.
- Negligent Motorist Should Pay – People who have a flagrant disregard for the law will hardly ever alter their behavior unless they are made to suffer severe penalty. Besides, the worst case scenario is that the careless driver harms another innocent victim, only this time the person dies. Holding someone financially responsible for their behavior makes them more apt to be careful next time around. It also creates a record of behavior that will increase their penalty should they make the same choices in the future.
A Qualified Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
No one should have to face possible financial ruin after a car accident that is not their fault. If you have been injured, contact us about filing a personal injury lawsuit. We will not only get you the financial compensation you need to stay afloat, we will ensure you obtain the money for treatments that help put you back on the road to health.
Call now and speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer regarding you case and get the damages you deserve when a negligent driver changes you and your family’s lives forever.