Injured in a car accident?
When injured in a car accident, no matter if it was a multi-vehicle accident or a single vehicle accident, most individuals quickly become aware of the emotional trauma and distress that will soon affect them. It is vitally important to seek the medical attention you require right away as your well being is the most essential aspect of any car accident case. Confusion and feeling overwhelmed are not uncommon reactions when trying to determine what to do next. The financial burden this could have on you and your family may be the last thing on your mind, but we advise you to contact a personal injury attorney immediately to find out all your options when it is necessary to file a personal injury claim.
At the law office of Attorney Chad B. McKay, our goal is to help you maximize the total compensation possible, as victims have a right to justice. Car accidents, such as rear-end accidents and head-on collisions, result in serious injuries such as spinal injuries, broken bones or brain trauma that can impact your life well into the future. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, a distracted driver or the otherwise negligent behaviors of a third party, call our office or email us.
Causes of Car Accidents
Following a car accident, one of the most important aspects of the case is to prove liability. This can be done by seeking to determine what the cause of the accident was. The leading cause of car accidents in the U.S. is distracted drivers. Driver distraction comes in three major categories: visual, cognitive, and manual. Whether the driver was talking on their cell phone, eating, putting on make-up, or sending a text, taking their eyes off of the road for seconds is enough to cause them to veer off the road or crash into the vehicle in front of them. Drunk driving is another leading cause of car accidents. It is a well-known fact that driving while under the influence of alcohol results in slower reaction time and impaired decision-making skills, yet people still choose to put the lives of others in danger by drinking and driving.
Importance of Hiring an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer
Following a car accident, it could be easy to allow yourself to become overwhelmed. You could lose your bearing and worry about what to do next. After all, what could be more damaging than something of this nature? Depending on the severity of the accident, you could be facing not only property damage, but severe personal injury. These two factors alone could be enough to cause you to struggle with your finances – leaving you with exorbitant medical bills and possibly lost wages if the injuries are enough to prevent you from returning to work.
At a time such as this, receiving monetary compensation is not a desire – it is a need. You might think that your insurance company will step up to help protect you, but the truth is that they are not your friend. They are not invested in your best interests and they will only see your personal injury claim as a road bump to more profits. Then what? Although it might be tempting to think that you can handle your claim yourself, it is simply not advisable to enter into negotiations on your own.
Should you attempt to do something of this nature, not only will you be at risk of getting a settlement much lower than you require, you might have your claim delayed or outright denied. To give you the edge you need in the fight for financial compensation, you need a heavyweight on your side who is willing to assist in you receiving the compensation that you deserve. At our firm, you can be confident that this is exactly what you will receive. We know the importance of compensating any damages sustained in an accident and we will fight to protect your rights and secure financial compensation for your future needs.
You deserve compensation for your losses, which could include long term medical treatment, lost wages now and in the future as well as the possible loss of enjoyment of life. We know that in pursuing a personal injury case that the insurance provider for the negligent party often will make efforts to minimize the compensation or settlement you are paid. Our legal team will carefully review your situation and determine how to best move forward with your lawsuit or claim. This may involve contacting the police, having an independent investigation or following up and identifying any witnesses who could be of benefit in your case. Attorney Chad B. McKay is professional, has high ethical standards and will work to assist you in seeking fair compensation for your injuries. He is dedicated to pursuing a settlement that truly reflects the degree of damages, both personal and financial.
To contact Attorney Chad B. McKay with questions about your personal injury claim, call today at (801) 621-6021 for efficient, personalized answers.