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UNDERSTANDING VICTIM’S RIGHTS AFTER AN ACCIDENT

On Behalf of | Dec 18, 2020 | Personal Injury

If you were a victim of a car accident, you could have been left facing some very daunting decisions and possibly having some questions about what you should do next. And, what makes these types of things even worse is when you are not aware of what rights you may have.

It is to know what options are available to you if you have sustained an injury due to an accident that was caused by the negligence of another party. You should contact a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to get answers to your questions and understand your rights moving forward.

THE RIGHT TO LEGAL ACTION

If you’ve been injured, the right to pursue legal action is available to you under a couple different scenarios, however it mostly falls on negligence. This could prove difficult, so we suggest finding an experienced to help you navigate these matters versus going it on your own. Having an injury attorney on your side can help you prove the following:

  • That the responsible or negligent party had a duty of care
  • That this duty of care was breached by a dangerous or negligent action
  • That the breach was the direct cause of a serious accident
  • That the accident was the cause of the injuries

The above four factors are necessary to prove that someone should be held legally and financially accountable for the damages that were sustained.

KNOW WHAT DAMAGES MAY BE AVAILABLE

When you sustain an injury, your first thought is for your own well-being, but that can quickly change becoming worried about medical bills. You may be unable to work due to the injuries you’ve sustained making it difficult to pay your bills. You may be able to seek the following damages due to those injuries:

Economic damages

These types of damages are typically directly connected to a monetary value and can include things such as medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and more.

Non-economic damages

These do not have direct monetary value attached and they can include things such as pain and suffering and emotional trauma.

The above is why you need to talk to an attorney. At Hardee, Massey & Blodgett our Greenville car accident attorneys are here to guide you through the process. We will help you understand your rights and protect them insurance companies as you navigate through the complex process ahead of you.

Call us today to discuss your potential case. We’re available 24/7 at 252-378-2525.

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