How do I know if I have a car accident case?

You may have a car accident case if you have suffered losses of any type caused by the actions or inactions of another person or business. It is not always simplistic to understand fault in a car accident. One of the questions our attorneys often receive is, “How do I know if I have a case?” The key here is that if you are owed money because you suffered losses due to other people, you may have a case.

We encourage you to contact our Lafayette car accident lawyer to discuss your case at length. We can help you learn what your legal options are based on the evidence available.

How do I know if I have a good case?

The following are some of the most common reasons that you may have the right to file a car accident case. In short, each of these four elements needs to be present for you to file a case against the other party.

  • The driver of the other car owed you a right to safety. That is, by getting on the roadway, they recognized that other drivers should be kept safe. The driver was negligent in keeping you safe.
  • The driver’s negligence directly caused the accident you had.
  • The accident caused the injuries you have.
  • You suffered damages (such as medical bills) from the accident.

This often seems very simplistic. In short, the other driver must have acted in some way that put you at risk, and that must have caused you to suffer injuries and losses as a result of their actions. You cannot sue a driver, for example, who cut you off in traffic even though they could have hurt you. You cannot seek legal action if you do not have injuries or losses.

How to prove fault and negligence

A key part of the work we do is to help determine who is at fault and, therefore, who is responsible for the losses you have. “How do I know if I have a case?” To find out, set up a free consultation with our legal team to discuss these details.

Our team will work to gather evidence in your case. That evidence may come from multiple sources:

  • Witness statements
  • Police reports
  • Accident re-creation
  • Video or photos of the incident and scene
  • Reports on road conditions
  • Information from your doctor

Our goal is to gather as much information as possible to understand what your losses are as well as why this incident occurred. For example, we may obtain the records of the other driver if you believe they were intoxicated. This can help us to show that the driver was reckless and, therefore, negligent. We can also work with medical experts to get a better understanding of how this accident has impacted you and how it will continue to impact you for years to come.

The bottom line is that if you were hurt in a car accident and you have losses as a result of it, you are owed compensation.

Let us fight to preserve your rights and seek out compensation

To know if you have a good case, we encourage you to set up a free consultation with our legal team. We will listen to what occurred, work with you to gather more information and insight, and then help you prove that the other party owes you compensation. We can also handle the insurance company and fight for you in court if it is necessary.

Contact a skilled Lafayette car accident lawyer now to learn more about your rights in your case.

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