If you were in a wreck, here are some car crash questions and answers that may help you.
Were You at Fault?
If you caused the accident, your insurance will likely cover the damage to the other person’s car and, hopefully, your own damages, though the latter depends upon your coverage. If you’re at fault, there’s really not much you can do except try to recover and get your car repaired or replaced.
Were You Not at Fault?
If someone else caused your accident because they were negligent, you have more options. You might actually be able to file a lawsuit against that individual so that you don’t have to bear all the financial burdens of the accident on your own, which makes good sense. The whole idea of being able to sue is to make sure that negligent parties are responsible for the harm that they cause others, so you might want to take this option.
How Much Do Attorney’s Cost?
Attorneys work either for fees that are paid right away or on contingency. If you’re considering suing over a car wreck, you’ll want an attorney that works on contingency. The contingency they operate on is that you win your claim. If you don’t win, you don’t pay.
The attorney will take percentage of your winnings as their fee if they win your claim. Some claims add attorney’s fees to the damages being sought, which is another option that you may want to explore. Your attorney will like you know how much they charge and whether or not you should add their fees to the damages that you’re seeking.
Will I Get Millions?
Not if millions worth of damage wasn’t done to you and your property in the accident. Contrary to what some cynics believe, lawsuits are not about getting rich quick. Most of the people who do win lawsuits are able to cover their expenses, but it’s not about getting a stack of money in return for your hardship. It’s about fairness; fairness in helping the victim and fairness in holding the negligent party accountable.
Talk to an attorney if you have other questions. They’ll sit down with you for free to discuss your potential claim so that they can determine whether or not they’re the right attorney for you. If they believe that is the case, they may want to take you on and represent you in court.