Nobody wants or expects to get into a car accident, but here in the Greater Fall River area, car accidents happen on a near-daily basis. Sometimes those accidents amount to little more than a minor bumper scratch, or less.
But what happens when more significant damage or injury occurs? If you’re the victim of a car accident, how can you ensure you get compensation to cover your expenses?
Following a car accident, one of the first questions people have is how much is their case worth. They want to know if it’s even worth going to an attorney. When considering the potential worth of your case, there are two factors at play:
First is liability.
Liability and car accidents in Fall River, MA
By liability, what we mean is can we prove that the other party is at fault? Personal injury lawyers will often deploy investigators to get to the bottom of this question. These investigators will conduct on-site examinations; they’ll interview witnesses, police and more. If we feel we can prove that the other driver was at fault, then we can move onto the next step (below). If, however, we’re not too confident about the ability to prove liability, then we’ll make sure our client knows his or her case may not yield the types of financial results that he or she may expect.
The second step in determining the worth of a car accident case is damages
So, what do we mean by damages? This umbrella term encompasses so much. Consider all of your costs following your accident:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Time out of work or school
- Long-term treatment
- Car repairs or replacement
- Permanency (such as scarring or loss of function)
Your Fall River car accident attorney will go over these expenses with you, not only to get a good idea of what your case is worth, but to also ensure that any settlement or verdict stemming from your case covers your needs.
If you’ve been in a car accident in Fall River, MA or Rhode Island, contact Sabra & Aspden today!
To date, the attorneys at Sabra & Aspden have won more than $100 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients throughout Fall River, Swansea, Freetown, Westport, Dighton and Bristol County.
As specialized personal injury lawyers, we know how to determine early on whether your case will hold up in court, and whether any potential settlement will cover your needs as you recover.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a car accident, we encourage you to contact us today for a free case evaluation. We can be reached at (508) 689-4256 or you can visit our Somerset, MA offices at 1026 County Street.