In the chaos and trauma of a car accident, it can sometimes be difficult to know who was at fault. With lawsuits and insurance claims, things can get even more difficult. For example, if you were involved in an accident involving a truck from a large company, that trucking company will do everything possible to cover up any evidence pointing to them causing the accident.
But if you were injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you have every right to pursue the fair treatment and full compensation you deserve.
Understand Your Rights!
This might sound obvious, but unfortunately, many accident victims don’t even know that they have the right to pursue a case! And even with the knowledge that they can pursue compensation, many victims walk away with a surprisingly low settlement. This is usually due to greedy and manipulative tricks on the part of insurance companies or other companies involved in a lawsuit, and also because victims sometimes try to represent themselves. While it is technically possible to represent yourself in a personal injury case, it doesn’t always end up serving in your favor. Personal injury attorneys have years of experience fighting for justice in cases similar to yours, and can fully understand and utilize the depth and details of each case. Personal injury attorneys can better understand which settlements are fair according to the span of your injuries, and how to keep fighting back until this settlement amount is reached.
You Have the Right to Experienced and Caring Legal Representation
Whether it’s your insurance company or the company representing the other driver involved in the accident, you might be facing an aggressive team of lawyers. Individuals looking for a fair fight against these companies have little hope for success…unless they have the help of a caring personal injury attorney! Even disputes against other individuals can get complex without experienced legal assistance.
You Have the Right to Tell the Real Story. An aggressive personal injury attorney will be able to discover what really caused the accident and gather usable evidence to prove that you were not at fault and that you deserve compensation!
You Have the Right to Pursue Full Compensation. All too often, accident victims walk away from their case after accepting a settlement that is far too low. This can happen when dealing with companies representing the other driver and even insurance companies that the accident victim was counting on for fair treatment. Often, insufficient settlement amounts happen because of injustice coming from several sides! Common injuries sustained in car accidents are spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injury, back or neck injuries, shoulder injuries, internal injuries, and other serious conditions that require intense, ongoing, and expensive treatment. AllLaw recommends not trusting settlement calculators to tell you how much compensation you deserve because pain and suffering damages are highly subjective and go far beyond just medical bills. Remember that compensation doesn’t just mean the money you need to cover immediate medical bills, but can also include compensation to cover ongoing (even lifelong!) medical treatment and physical therapy for your injuries, wages lost from missing work, loss of earning capacity, property damage, and pain and suffering. According to Nolo, pain and suffering can include both physical and mental damages. Many victims don’t realize that they can pursue compensation for damages caused by the accident such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mental anguish, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, fear, anger, humiliation, anxiety, shock, depression, loss of appetite, lack of energy, sexual dysfunction, mood swings, and/or sleep disturbances.
You Have the Right to Peace of Mind. After an accident that wasn’t your fault, you have the right to:
- Peace of mind regarding lost wages due to missing work because of your injury,
- Peace of mind regarding “pain and suffering,” such as the costs for trauma therapy needed because of the accident,
- Peace of mind knowing that your medical bills can be paid,
- Peace of mind knowing that you have access to an experienced and compassionate personal injury attorney who will fight tirelessly for you and your rights!
Were you injured in a car accident in Albuquerque, New Mexico? Don’t settle for less than you deserve – that goes for financial compensation, understanding your legal rights, fair treatment, the chance to tell your side of the story, peace of mind, and much more! The Law Office of Brian K. Branch serves accident victims in the Albuquerque area with a dedication to excellence and personal attention. Efficient, experienced legal representation is just a phone call away. Call 505.764.9710 or contact us online!
715 Marquette Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102