Auto accidents result in thousands of injuries and deaths every year. They are quickly becoming the main cause of preventable death in the world, especially in the United States. Whether you are driving a car, are a passenger, or a pedestrian involved in an accident with a car, you may have grounds to base an accident claim, including:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs
- Defective vehicle
- Defective roadway
- Hazardous weather conditions
- Distracted driver
- Failure of someone to follow posted traffic signs
- Driving too closely
- Uninsured driver
Auto accidents can be devastating to families and daily life. Injuries are often severe or deadly. If you are the victim or family member of a victim of a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Serious injuries
- Medical expenses
- Pedestrians involved
- Loss of income
- Vehicle damages
- Emotional suffering
Who Pays for Injuries and Damage After an Accident?
When you are involved in an auto accident, you will have to deal with the insurance company receive compensation for bills and to settle the claim. The main issues that arise are insurance coverage, liability and damages. Claims for injuries after a car accident will be the responsibility of the person at fault for the accident.
If you are responsible for the car accident, your liability insurance will pay for the other driver’s property damage and personal injuries. If someone else is at fault, their liability insurance will pay for your property damage and injuries.
Sometimes the at fault party does not have insurance or has minimal insurance coverage. This is a situation where your insurance company may compensate you if you have uninsured or under-insured coverage on your policy.
If the damage or injury was caused by improper maintenance of the road the accident occurred on, the government agency responsible for the maintenance may be liable for expenses incurred as a result of the car accident.
Determining whether you are receiving a fair settlement can be difficult. The law firm of Dewey, Ramsay & Hunt, PA in Charlotte will help you determine what you are entitled to before agreeing to any settlement or signing anything. We can also represent you in dealing with your insurance company and any others that might be involved.
Please contact us today to schedule your free consultation.