Cars aren’t the only vehicles that can be involved in a crash which is why our lawyers work with clients who have been injured in an accident involving:
- Jet Skis
- Mass Transit Vehicles
- Commercial Trucks (Tractor Tailers, Delivery Trucks, Vans)
Each type of accident presents its own unique application of the law and our lawyers work hard to stay updated on any changes to the law which may impact our client’s lawsuit.
What Steps Should I Take After An Auto Accident?
After seeking the medical care that you need, there are steps that you can take after an auto accident that will help if you choose to pursue legal action against the responsible party. This may include:
- Taking photographs of the scene of the accident.
- Collecting the contact information of any witnesses.
- Requesting copies of your medical records.
- Creating a file for any paperwork that you will receive relating to the accident.
- Writing down your immediate memories about how the accident occurred.
While it might seem premature, it is always a good idea to speak with an attorney as quickly as possible to determine what other steps may be appropriate for your situation.
What Can I Be Compensated For Through An Auto Accident Lawsuit?
The total amount that each client is able to recover depends on their actual losses. Losses that a plaintiff can recover through an auto accident lawsuit include:
- medical treatments
- lost earnings
- physical suffering
- emotional trauma
Additional compensation may be obtained if the plaintiff has filed on behalf of a victim who died as a result of the accident. These wrongful death lawsuits may help the loved ones of the deceased pay for:
- funeral and burial expenses
- lost inheritance
- the loss of consortium
- other lost benefits such as health benefits
To learn more about what your claim may be worth, have our legal team review your case.
The Insurance Company Has Offered Me A Check – Should I Accept It?
Never accept a check or sign paperwork from an insurance company without first consulting your attorney. You may be signing away your right to pursue litigation in the future by accepting a sum that is much smaller than what you both need and deserve.
Can I File A Lawsuit If I Was A Passenger In A Vehicle That Was Involved In An Accident?
Yes. If you were a passenger in a vehicle and you sustained injuries in the crash, you have the same legal rights as any other victim to pursue legal action against the person responsible.
Does Schuster Law Represent Pedestrians Hit By A Motor Vehicle?
Yes. If you are a pedestrian who was hit by a motor vehicle, our legal team can assist you.