Imagine that you’re driving down the road, and up ahead you see a car in your lane that is swerving. The ultimate cause of that swerving could be anything — maybe the driver is looking at his or her cellphone, or perhaps the driver consumed alcohol or used some illegal substance. Whatever the reason, they are out of control, and they cause an accident in which you are ultimately involved.
The injuries that you suffer in this car accident could be minor in nature, or they could be very serious. In fender benders and the more minor accidents, it is uncommon for the injuries to be serious — but they can still happen. However, in major accidents, serious or even catastrophic injuries can occur. In these cases, it is imperative for the victims of the accident to know their legal standing and to fight for their rights after the crash.
If another driver is at fault for the crash, then you could sue the driver and attempt to earn needed compensation that helps with the aftermath of that crash. For example, the lawsuit could request damages from the at-fault driver, in addition to payment for pain and suffering.
Also, be aware that you won’t always need to go to court for this after you file your lawsuit. It is common for these civil lawsuit to be settled out of court.
If you live in the Kansas City area and have been affected by a car accident, then consult with the attorneys at Peddicord & Townsend.