Motor vehicle accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injury. Victims often suffer substantial pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost wages, medical expenses and property damage.
Most automobile insurance companies want to settle your case very quickly and for as little money as possible. We recommend that you not settle your claim until you have a complete understanding of the nature and extent of your injuries, including your need for future medical treatment and potential future wage loss. That is why it is very important to retain a qualified personal injury attorney to assist you in receiving the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.
At Foulston Law Office our job is to help people who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents. We not only handle the simple motor vehicle accident, but our practice also includes complex multiple motor vehicle accidents. We can also help you with with issues surrounding uninsured and underinsured claims.
We are able to assist you with establishing liability by preserving evidence and interviewing witnesses; ensuring that you receive proper medical care and treatment; helping you understand the law, including the statute of limitations; collecting the necessary medical records to document your injuries; and making sure that you receive all of the compensation that you are rightfully entitled to obtain. In addition, Foulston Law Office will assist you in negotiating a settlement that takes into account any and all future medical expenses and financial loss.
In the event that you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, there are five (5) important steps that you should take to protect your legal rights:
Step 1: Report the accident to the police immediately and seek medical care for any injured parties.
Step 2: Take notes on the cause of the accident, including observations about road conditions, weather, speed levels, traffic signals and the possible influence of drugs or alcohol.
Step 3: Do not discuss the accident with anyone other than the investigating police officer, your doctors, your lawyer and your own insurance representative.
Step 4: Notify your insurance agent of the accident.
Step 5: Take photographs of the damage to your vehicle and of any injuries to yourself or others in your vehicle.
There are several different types of compensation available to a motor vehicle accident victim. Foulston Law Office can help you determine which ones apply to you. The following is a listing:
Medical Expenses: You may be entitled to reimbursement for medical bills you received because of the accident, as well as future medical bills you incur.
Lost Income: Many victims miss work because of their accident. You may qualify for reimbursement for income lost because of missed work days, as well as reimbursement for future lost income.
Pain, Suffering and Disability: If you are seriously injured in an accident, we may be able to help you receive compensation for the pain, suffering, disability and mental anguish you have experienced, as well as what you will experience in the future.
Wrongful Death: The surviving family members of a deceased accident victim may be entitled to compensation for their suffering and bereavement, as well as their financial loss due to the death of the victim.
Uninsured/Underinsured Claims: We may be able to help you collect full compensation for your injuries even if the other party is uninsured or underinsured.
Vehicle Damage: After an accident, your motor vehicle will need to be repaired or even replaced. We can help you evaluate insurance company offers to make this part of the accident process as easy as possible for you.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact Foulston Law Office for a free consultation.