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If you have been involved in an auto accident, it is important that you know and understand your legal rights. The law provides certain protections for victims of auto accidents. In addition, victims are entitled to certain types of monetary damages. The purpose of these damages is to make a victim “whole” again after an accident. At Sanabria & Associates, our attorneys have years of experience in handling auto accident claims. We will fight every step of the way, from the initial filing of your case to the trial phase to assure you receive maximum financial compensation.
INVOLVED IN A CAR ACCIDENT – NOW WHAT?
What are the steps involved in an auto accident claim? First, you need to contact an attorney as soon as possible after an accident occurs. There are deadlines in place that limit how much time claimants have to file a case. These deadlines are called the statutes of limitations. If a claimant misses the statute of limitations in a case, the claimant may never be able to recover damages. This means that the claimant would be solely responsible for any medical bills, lost wages, and future medical expenses that result from the accident. Our attorneys begin working immediately on your case to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
In the days following your accident, you will probably be contacted by the other driver’s insurance company. You should not speak to the insurance company, as it will attempt to use statements you make against you throughout your claim. Instead, you should refer the representative to your attorney. Our attorneys will speak to the insurance company on your behalf so that you are able to focus on getting better.
WINNING YOUR CASE
Upon hiring our firm, our attorneys will begin gathering evidence in your case. We will seek medical records, accident reports, eyewitness statements, medical bills, reports of lost wages, and other documents that demonstrate how your accident impacted your life. Once we have gathered all of the necessary evidence, we will begin negotiating a settlement agreement with the insurance company. If the insurance company refuses to agree to a reasonable settlement, we will file a lawsuit on your behalf. At Sanabria & Associates, our attorneys are not afraid to take on the insurance companies in the courtroom.
WHAT TYPE OF DAMAGES ARE AVAILABLE IN MY CASE?
There are various types of damages available in a personal injury claim. These include, but are not limited to:
- Medical bills, including physical therapy bills, chiropractor bills, hospital bills, emergency room bills, and prescription bills;
- Lost wages, or the income you lost due to your injuries;
- Pain and suffering, which compensates you for the physical harm you suffered;
- Emotional distress, which includes compensation for posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, and other psychological conditions; and
- Punitive damages, which seek to punish a defendant for especially reckless or egregious behavior.
Depending on the facts of your case, you may be entitled to some or all of these damages. Additionally, this is not an exhaustive list of all the damages that may be available. To determine the damages you may seek in your case, you need to speak with a skilled personal injury attorney with experience in these claims.