There are millions of car accidents in the U.S. every year. These accidents may be common, but that doesn’t mean they should be taken lightly. Auto accidents can lead to devastating injuries that affect every part of a victim’s life. Sadly, many people suffer severe injuries in traffic accidents that were not their fault. If this happens to you, it’s important to understand your right to compensation.
The auto accident lawyers at Malloy Law Offices, LLC are committed to helping the injured hold negligent drivers financially responsible. Let us work tirelessly to secure the compensation you are entitled to by law.
The key to winning a car accident case is proving that:
Many cases hinge on the ability to prove that the defendant was negligent. To prove negligence, you must show that the driver acted in a way that another reasonable driver would not have acted under similar circumstances. For example, a reasonable driver who was concerned about the safety of others would not operate a vehicle while intoxicated. If you can prove that the defendant was intoxicated, this would prove that the defendant was negligent.
Other examples of driver negligence may include:
If you can prove that the driver was negligent—and that the accident occurred as a result of this negligence—you can win your case and recover compensation for your injuries.
Most personal injury cases are resolved through settlement negotiations that take place outside of the courtroom. In fact, it’s estimated that only 4-5% of all personal injury cases go to trial.
The attorneys at Malloy Law Offices, LLC will aggressively negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company in order to reach a fair settlement. But if settlement talks stall, or if the insurance company is unwilling to make a fair offer, we will prepare to take your case to trial. Although it is rare, it’s important to be prepared for this outcome in case your claim does end up going to court.
No two car accidents are the same, which is why every car accident settlement is unique. As a car accident victim, you are entitled to compensation for injury-related expenses and losses. This compensation should cover your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. The amount you are awarded will depend on multiple factors, including:
Don’t trust the insurance company to tell you how much your claim is worth. Their goal is to get you to settle for as little as possible, so they don’t want you to know how much you are actually entitled to by law. Instead, ask the attorneys at Malloy Law Offices to review your claim and provide you with an estimate.
A number of disputes may arise in the car accident claim process. For example, the insurance company may try to avoid liability by blaming you for the accident. The insurance company may also question the severity of your injuries or how your injuries were sustained. The value of a claim is often disputed as well.
All of these disputes can affect the outcome of your claim, which is why you need an attorney to stand by your side and fight for you throughout the process. The attorneys at Malloy Law Offices, LLC have over 15 years of experience, so we know how to overcome any obstacle that stands in our clients’ way. Let us aggressively fight to maximize your compensation.
Don’t make the mistake of assuming that you will recover compensation as long as you file a claim. Recovering compensation is not easy, which is why you should turn to the trusted Alexandria car accident lawyers at Malloy Law Offices, LLC for help. Our attorneys have helped hundreds of car accident victims seek justice and secure compensation. To schedule a free consultation, call 703-214-4752 or submit your information using the form on this website.