Car crashes that lead to an injury are traumatic, and it’s often difficult for victims to know which steps they need to take to recover compensation. If you’ve been in an accident, it’s important to realize that the other driver’s insurance company isn’t on your side.
Even if the accident is cut-and-dry, insurance companies have developed strategies to mitigate the amount of compensation they distribute. Unfortunately, many victims accept less compensation than they deserve because they assume there is no other option.
If you’re injured in a negligent-driving car accident, you should always consult an attorney, especially if you believe you aren’t receiving fair compensation. To make the process easier, we offer free case evaluations. At the Law Offices of Johnson & Lundgreen in Meridian, we are committed to providing the best service possible, so we won’t ask you to pay unless we think you have a case.
To arrange a consultation with an accident lawyer from our Meridian office, call us today at 1-208-376-5256.
What are the chances my car accident lawsuit will end in a settlement?
You are likely familiar with the fact that insurance companies often choose to settle out of court rather than take cases to trial. This is because they make decisions based only on the numbers, and they end up saving money by settling rather than paying for court costs and risking a much larger payout.
You might still be wondering how often personal-injury lawsuits actually make it to trial. The Law Dictionary explains that approximately 5 percent of claims make it to the courtroom. The rest settle.
In other words, you have a good chance of reaching a settlement. That’s why it’s so important to hire an accident attorney who has experience negotiating with insurance companies.
What is the top cause of accidents?
Negligent driving is a serious problem in our country. This includes behaviors such as texting while driving and driving under the influence. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, alcohol-impaired drivers cause approximately one-third of all car accidents in the United States.
Even so, the most common cause of crashes is simple driver error. If the driver that struck you wasn’t impaired or distracted, you may still be entitled to compensation if they were speeding, tailgating or failing to yield the right of way.
How do I know if I have a case?
The circumstances surrounding an accident often make it difficult to determine whether or not a lawsuit is justified. If you’re having a hard time deciding whether or not to file a claim, call us to speak with an accident lawyer today.
At the Law Offices of Johnson & Lundgreen in Meridian, we will take the time to review your case and determine if we would advise a lawsuit. To learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation, call us at 1-208-376-5256.