If you’ve been involved in a car crash and you’re considering whether or not you should file a lawsuit, the following car crash questions and answers may give you some insight as to whether doing so would be advantageous to you.
Did My Accident Occur Because of Negligence?
This will be the central question if you plan on filing a lawsuit against another driver. The jury will have to determine whether or not what happened to you was the result of the other driver being negligent in the legal sense of that term.
A driver may be found to have been negligent if they failed to do something that any other normal person would have done under the same circumstances and they did not. They may also be found to have been negligent if they took an action that a reasonable person simply would not have taken under those same circumstances. You may have suspicions about this, but you want to consult with an attorney before you jump to any conclusions. The consultations are generally free, so there’s no reason not to meet with an attorney and have this question answered.
Where You Injured?
Remember that injuries can be financial or physical. The entire point of filing a lawsuit against another driver is to get compensation for injuries. If you were not injured or did not have your property damaged in the car accident, there’s likely no real grounds for you to file a lawsuit. You can’t file a lawsuit against someone simply because you feel that they may have put your life in danger somehow but nothing happened to you.
If you’re still not sure, talking to an attorney is the best move. Remember that filing a lawsuit is done so that you can get compensation. If you want to see the driver punished somehow for what they did, that’s more of a criminal matter.
Can You Afford an Attorney?
Personal injury attorneys generally work on a contingency basis, which ensures that everyone can afford their services. The contingency is that they win your claim. If they don’t, you don’t owe them anything for the legal services they provided for you, no matter how long they took putting your case together. So, in short, the answer to whether or not you can afford an attorney is “yes”. You’ll need to meet with one, however, so they can determine whether or not they’re the right attorney for you.