Madeira Beach Injury Attorney
The world has always been a dangerous place. But laws, traffic regulations, building codes, and all rules that govern society have slowly and steadily made the world, and the US, a safer place. Accidents still happen, though, and traffic collisions are actually on the rise despite improved vehicle safety standards. If you were injured in a car wreck, motorcycle crash, collision with a semi-truck, or hit by a texting driver as you crossed the street on foot, a personal injury claim can recover your economic and non-economic damages, such as medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. To learn more about what a Madeira Beach injury attorney can do for you, we implore you to consider the experienced legal team at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff.
Proving fault in a Madeira Beach traffic collision or other injury case involves utilizing any official police reports, hiring expert witnesses such as crash scene forensic experts, contacting eye witnesses, and locating any other evidence, such as video footage. Proving fault is a key element in a personal injury case, as it determines to what degree a certain defendant is liable.
Damages in a personal injury claim include medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of joy of life, property damage, future medical expenses, lost earning capacity due to long term disability, and more. There are many methods for calculating these expenses, and this process usually takes many months if the victim’s injuries are truly serious or catastrophic, because their long term outcome is likely unknown in the first few months of recovery.
Identifying All Liable Parties and Relevant Insurance Policies
Before negotiations begin, an injury lawyer will identify all relevant insurance policies held by the liable party or parties. What insurance does the driver who caused the crash have? Are other drivers or occupants also liable? Do any of these parties have an umbrella policy? Does the at-fault party have considerable property, such as business assets, that may be seized if their insurance policy cannot cover all of your damages? A good lawyer will conduct an exhaustive search during this stage of the claim.
Negotiations and Filing a Lawsuit
The negotiations process requires months of back and forth between your attorney and the other party’s insurance company. The insurance adjusters will try to devalue the claim or deny fault, while your attorney will hold their feet to the fire. If no reasonable settlement is offered, your attorney will file a lawsuit, continue negotiations, potentially assist you during mediation, and eventually represent you in a hearing if the lawsuit cannot be settled out of court.
Call a Madeira Beach Injury Lawyer at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff Today
While there is no turning back the clock on the incident that caused your serious and potentially life-threatening injuries, you can seek financial justice in the form of a personal injury claim or lawsuit against the negligent party whose egregious acts caused you harm. Call the Madeira Beach injury attorney at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff today at 727-330-6502 to schedule a free consultation.