A car accident attorney is a lawyer who offers legal services to people who claim to have either been physically injured, emotionally or financially, due to the negligence of another individual, organization, government agency or some other entity. Personal injury attorneys primarily practice in the field of law called tort law. This form of law addresses claims against another person or entity for injuries, damages or medical costs they have inflicted on a person through negligence. Negligence, however, is not always defined as “carelessness”. For example, in a car accident, when one vehicle has been damaged, but the other car has not been, and that car’s owner has merely failed to maintain his vehicle while it was being damaged, the owner may be liable for the accident.
Another example is a driver who is at fault for a collision. In this instance, the driver may not have reasonably been aware of what was actually behind him, but the other driver did, and in that case, negligence may be found. Again, this will involve proving that the negligent party failed to take reasonable care, which is to say that he or she did not maintain adequate and safe road conditions for all of his or her motor vehicles, including his own, so as to reduce the risk of accident for all of his or her passengers. Compensation for these damages can be awarded by a car accident lawyer to one or more of his or her clients. Some common forms of compensation include lost wages, physical pain and suffering, medical bills and more.
If you have been involved in an accident that has been ruled in your favor, you should consult with a car accident lawyer. If you do not hire a lawyer, it is likely that the ruling will be appealed, which could result in further delays and added costs. A good lawyer will be familiar with all of the necessary laws that pertain to personal injury cases and the relevant laws in your state. By engaging the services of a professional lawyer, you will be able to obtain the most successful outcome possible, particularly if you have been wrongfully accused.