Category: Traffic Law

Choosing the right accident attorney

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You may encounter several things while driving on the roads. Careless drivers and pedestrians are some of the things you will come across in your driving experience. Roads are regarded as public areas used by both motorists, pedestrians and sometimes animals. There has to be proper order in this particular area because any mistake can lead to injuries, accidents, and traffic snarl-ups. Traffic rules were invented to bring order and reduce confusion on roads. However, some people have developed a habit of defying the traffic rules. This has seen the occurrence of many accidents. Research shows that most accidents happen out of ignorance either from motorists or pedestrians. Some transport authorities have erected footbridge in several areas to control the number of casualties.

Bikes002 are also another leading cause of accidents because we’ve heard of people severely injured in a motorcycle collision. Accident victims can sue whoever led to the cause of that specific crash. You can seek the help of an accident attorney who will assist you during the process. One has to analyze the circumstances that led to that mishap and see if it can qualify to be a debatable case. Winning such a case means you can get money to cater for your medical expense which is as a result of the offender’s carelessness. Choosing the right attorney is one step to winning your case. You should factor out several things when picking the right accident lawyer which include.

Experience

You should look into the background of an accident attorney before seeking their services.  One can judge their expertise by looking at their track record which includes the number of accident-related cases one has won before the court of law. Do not forget to have a look at how they present and argue their cases fluently and articulately before the jury.

Adequate resources

A well-established accident lawyer should have the right resources to oversee such cases. He should have his own recognized law firm with the right number of staff to help him handle a particular case. Some firms that deal with accident-related cases have tools of investigation which they can use to check on safety measures of a specific road or accident scene and come up with a conclusion for their argument.

Reputation

003It is essential to understand the status of the attorney who you are employing. Some may have a significant history in winning cases but a poor relationship with their clients. We’ve heard of lawyers who have defrauded their clients leading to a fall out. Be wise in choosing who to work with by looking at their reputation. You can seek advice from friends or other people on the best lawyer with good moral values.

What you should know about road accident claims

Being involved in a road accident is traumatic. The experience is shocking even if you did not sustain major injuries, you might acquire psychological wounds which require treatment. Such psychological issues can negatively affect your relationships and performance at your workplace or business. There is no measure of the effects the accidents brings to you. The effects cannot be erased by anything even filing a claim. A claim can, however, helps you financially such that you can afford or find treatment options that help you heal the physical and psychological wounds sustained from the accident. To start a claim, you must fully understand the pros and cons. It is important to access the possibility of winning the claim too. Below are key factors that must be considered before begging a claim.

Factors to consider

Who was at fault during the accident?

For a claim to be successful, you must prove the following. That, the defendant (the person who you start the claim against) owed you a duty of care, they breached the duty, and as a result, you attained injuries. You do not need to prove or establish a duty of care in case of a road accident because road users must observe the duty of care. You must be able to show it clear that the defendant caused the accident. This can easily be done by providing a police report or a dash camera footage, a witness statement or a CCTV footage. If you cannot prove that the accident was the defendant’s fault, then you cannot start a claim.

Do you want to use a solicitor or you want to bring the claim alone?

If you decide to run the claim through a solicitor, you will be lucky to have a legal professional or a team of professionals running the case for you. They will take care of everything from start to the end. Many solicitors operate by no win no fee for road accident cases. This means that you will not pay them if the case fails. Carrying out the case by yourself means that you will have to handle everything on your own. The only advantage with doing the case alone is that you will keep 100% compensation to yourself if you win the case.

Will you use your insurer’s solicitors or you will find one yourself?

If you have an active car insurance cover, your legal claims might be covered such that a solicitor from the insurance firm will take care of the case. With such an option, there is no need to stress because the whole case will be well taken care of. If it is you to choose the solicitor, research and get one from a trusted company. None of the two options are, however, better than the other.