Being in a car accident can cause major upheaval in your life. The pain and suffering you must endure as you recover, the lost wages from being out of work, the mounting up of medical expenses as you are forced to see one specialist after another—these can lead to the kind of disruption that is hard to come back from.
If you believe the accident could have been avoided, if you suspect strongly that the recklessness of the other driver led to the accident, you have legal options.
Taking Control of Your Situation
Torts law is the area of law that gives citizens the means to claim damages for injuries inflicted on them by another party. Injuries suffered in a car accident caused by the carelessness, inattentiveness, or recklessness of another falls squarely within this category.
You are sensible, cautious, and contentious driver. You take the safety of your own person, your passengers, and that of other drivers seriously. Unfortunately, not everyone is so responsible. There are people who just don’t get. They don’t understand or simply refuse to acknowledge the danger caused by sending texts, speaking on the phone, or taking their eyes off the road. When doing one or more of these things finally leads to an accident, they will probably blame everything but themselves.
Such people should not be allowed to get away with their carelessness. They ought to be made to pay for the pain and suffering they’ve caused you. Filing a law suit is the only reasonable response to an accident caused by a reckless driver.
The Road to Recovery
Hiring a lawyer such as the ones found at the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C. will enable you to get the money you deserve for all that you have been through. Being in an accident can put you out of work for weeks or even months at a time. The sudden reduction of income combined with the accumulation of additional medical expenses will put a great deal of strain on you and your family.
You will be forced to deal with some hard realities, but you should not have to do so alone. The person who put you in such difficult circumstances should pay something toward your recovery and expenses. Working with a lawyer that specializes in personal injury law will give you a great advantage. Your lawyer will be able to gather the relevant evidence, collect witness statements, and present forensic evidence in a way that will strengthen your case.
The case just might be settled out of court. If so, you will need a lawyer who can handle difficult and complex negotiations. You want someone in the room who can fight for the damages that your deserve. Filing a law suit is an act neither of greed or revenge; it is about getting a settlement that is fair and equitable. Your aim is to make the person who has caused you so much pain and suffering pay for what they have done.