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The trauma of a car accident can follow you around for months, years, or even for your entire life. Many accident victims find themselves lost in a confusing legal and medical jumble in the aftermath of a traumatic car accident. To add to the confusion and pain of being injured, they continue to rack up bills that they’re unable to work to afford, including bills for medical expenses related to their injuries. Everyday expenses continue to mount up, despite your inability to earn a living while you recuperate from your injuries. If you have been injured in a car wreck, our Auburn car accident attorney can help you weigh your legal options and file a claim against the responsible party, so you can get your life back on track.

Liability in Auburn Car Accidents

Following an accident, establishing who is responsible often falls on the police officer who responded to the scene. He weighs the facts of the case based on what you and other drivers involved in the accident tell him, what witnesses to the accident say, and any evidence on the road, such as skid marks, soon. In some instances, an accident recreation team is called in to recreate the accident and determine whose actions resulted in the accident happening in the first place. Liability is not always cut and dry, however. Some accidents are not due to any of the drivers involved. For example, gravel from a construction site may end up in the roadway, causing your vehicle to lose traction with the roadway, resulting in an accident.

Although your accident is unique, there are some typical accident causes, including:

  • Inattention by drivers
  • Errors by drivers
  • Speeding
  • Texting while driving
  • Driving impaired by alcohol or drugs
  • Tailgating
  • Reacting to road rage
  • Poor roadway conditions
  • Bad weather

Damages In Car Accident Claims

If you are injured in a car wreck, you can collect your expenses from the at-fault party through a personal injury claim. Most claims of this nature look to recoup a range of losses, including medical bills, future medical care, lost wages, future lost wages, and pain and suffering. You may also seek reimbursement for ambulance fees and the cost of restoring your damaged auto.

When permanent injuries and impairments result from your accident, any awards that you receive will likely be enhanced significantly to account for your diminished capacity to earn a living, reduced capacity to provide services to your family, loss of consortium, and other non-economic losses.

In you are the family member or other beneficiary of a loved one who lost their life due to the action of a negligent driver or other party, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim against those responsible. A wrongful death claim seeks to make families and others whole again when the untimely loss of a loved one affects their financial situation. Spouses, children, parents, and others may file claims of this type.

Consulting with our Car Accident Attorney

As soon as possible after your injury, reach out to our Auburn car accident attorney to discuss your legal rights. Schedule your no-cost case review now.

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