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Motor vehicle accidents are among the most common causes of severe injury and death in the United States. THE ELAN LAW FIRM represents individuals injured due to an auto accidents, including rear-end collisions, rollovers, intersections, and drunk driving accidents, among others. The firm also represents individuals injured in bus, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents.
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What is Negligence?
The basis of any personal injury lawsuit is negligence. To hold another party liable for damages caused by an automobile accident, evidence that the other driver acted negligently and that this negligence directly caused your injuries must be provided. This means that if it can be proven that the other driver failed to exercise reasonable care while driving—such as failing to follow traffic laws or paying attention to their surroundings—you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.
Statute of Limitations
All states have statutes of limitations that set forth deadlines for plaintiffs filing personal injury lawsuits. These deadlines vary from state to state and are generally based on when the cause of action occurred—when the accident happened. For example, some states allow plaintiffs two years from the date of their accident to file a lawsuit against a negligent motorist; other states have shorter or longer time limits depending on the circumstances surrounding each case. It’s important to remember that once a statute of limitations expires, it is no longer possible to file a claim in court – so it’s critical that you understand how these statutes apply in your state, so you don’t miss out on valuable legal remedies.
Many states also recognize comparative negligence laws, which limit damages according to how much fault each party bears for causing an auto accident. This means that if it can be established that both parties were at least partially responsible for causing an accident, then each party will only receive compensation proportional to their degree of fault. For example, if one party is found to be 50% at fault for an auto accident and another is found to be 50% at fault, then each party would only recover half their damages from the other party since they are equally liable for causing the crash. So it’s essential to understand comparative negligence law before attempting to pursue compensation from another party following an auto accident.
Automobile accidents are complex matters with many legal implications involved in determining who was at fault and what types of damages may be available as relief for victims’ losses and injuries suffered during such incidents. Knowing an automobile accident lawyer can provide invaluable insight into the legal process of filing a personal injury claim after being injured in an auto accident caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. Consulting with our experienced attornies specializing in car accidents can help ensure you get all the information necessary to take advantage of all potential legal remedies available under applicable state laws.
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury as a result of an auto accident or pedestrian accident, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to discuss your case. THE ELAN LAW FIRM’S New York and Washington D.C. auto accident lawyers will negotiate with the insurance company and take the appropriate legal action to recover damages, including your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
We will fight relentlessly to make sure you are compensated for your injuries.