Sayre Car Accident Attorney Helping People Injured in Car Accidents
Car accidents are so common that we almost don’t even mention them. For those involved, however, even a relatively minor car accident can be a deeply traumatizing experience. A single car or motorcycle accident can result in life-changing injuries and even death. If you have been injured in a car accident, a Sayre Car accident attorney from Proudfoot Law Firm can help you hold the responsible parties accountable and get the compensation you deserve.
A Sayre Car Accident Attorney Can Help You Prove the Other Driver’s Negligence
Most car accidents are the simple result of driver negligence. Negligence occurs when one person fails to exercise the same amount of care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in the same circumstance. Proving that the other driver’s negligence caused your accident is the first step in any car accident claim. And while it may seem straightforward, it is often more difficult than many non-lawyers expect.
Texting while driving is a shockingly common example of driver negligence that can easily lead to an accident. Here are some other common examples of negligence that can cause car accidents:
- Unsafe lane changes
- Running stop signs or stop lights
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Driving while intoxicated
- Driving while fatigued or drowsy
- Failure to signal
- Aggressive or reckless driving
You will also need to prove how the other driver’s negligence caused the accident that led to your injuries. Again, this can be more difficult than it sounds depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding your case.
How a Sayre Car Accident Attorney Can Help
The first thing we do when working with a client is to help them gather the documentation and evidence they need to pursue their claim. This can include the following:
- Obtain and review accident reports
- Obtain and review any camera footage, if available
- Obtain photographs of the scene of the accident, the damage to your vehicle, and of your injuries
- Gather, organize, and review your medical bills and treatment records related to your accident
- Obtain statements from any eyewitnesses
From there, your lawyer can formulate the value of your claim and send a demand letter to the other driver’s insurance company. As part of this process, they can handle all of the correspondence including phone calls and emails. They can provide you with all of the information you need to decide whether you should accept any settlement offer that the insurance company may make.
The biggest challenge for non-lawyers is navigating the legal system. If your case is unable to settle, they can then file a lawsuit on your behalf. They will know how to navigate the process to bring increased pressure on the insurance company to settle as they prepare your case for trial. And if the case still doesn’t settle, your lawyer can try your case in court in order to get the results you deserve.
Injured in a Car Accident? Call a Sayre Car Accident Attorney at Proudfoot Law Firm Today
If you have been injured in a car accident, you should at least discuss your case with a lawyer to understand your options. To schedule a free consultation with a Sayre car accident attorney who knows how to get results, contact us at 607-734-3400 today.