A car accident can result in serious injuries and property damage. Costs associated with these losses can skyrocket over time. If you have recently been injured in an accident and you believe that another driver involved in the crash, an auto manufacturer, and/or other party may be either partially or totally to blame for your harm, you may benefit from filing a lawsuit to recover your losses.
Not all accidents provide strong grounds upon which to file a lawsuit. As a result, it can be helpful to connect with the experienced legal team at John K. Zaid & Associates to learn more about the potential strengths and weaknesses of your individual claim. Here are a few questions that you may wish to ask us during your risk-free consultation:
1. Can I Prove Fault?
Proving that the other party acted negligently and caused the car accident in question will likely be the cornerstone of your case. As the plaintiff, the burden of proof will be yours, so it is important that you gather as much evidence as possible. If you have a copy of the police report filed at the scene, copies of your medical bills, pictures of the crash site, etc., bring these along to your case evaluation. The more information that you provide an attorney with, the more personalized that their feedback will be.
2. What Are the Laws of My State?
In some cases, the regulations of your state of residence may affect a car crash case. This is especially true if you are partially to blame for your accident. Although you may remain entitled to recover damages, your damage award amount may be diminished according to the percentage of fault that may be reasonably assigned to you.
3. What if I Was Cited?
Receiving a citation at the scene of an accident does not instantly mean you are to blame. For example, if an investigating officer finds you were speeding but the other driver hit you because he or she was trying to answer a cell phone call, that individual is still responsible for those actions. You can ask your attorney to review any citation to gauge the viability of your case.
4. What Is the Value of My Case?
The total combined value of your case can affect whether pursuing legal action is worth your while at this time. Several factors may affect the value, such as whether you can return to work, the future of your health based on current injuries, and the total amount of your hospital bills and property damage. Our team can assess the overall value of your case so that you can make an informed decision as to whether filing legal action is in your best interests at this time.
Proving negligence in a car accident case can be difficult, but having a knowledgeable lawyer on your side can help you build the strongest case possible. Don’t entrust your case to just anyone. Ask yourself, “Who is the best car accident lawyer in Houston, TX?” and then do some research on the subject. Our team is confident that after conducting this research, you’ll feel more than comfortable scheduling a risk-free consultation with our firm in order to fully explore your rights and options under the law.