The attorneys at Gaar Law Firm have seen the terrible results of car accidents every year. Many Lafayette residents receive grave injuries like spinal cord and brain injuries, as well as fractures, all due to car accidents. Sometimes the car accident victims even succumb to their injuries. In such cases, many victims and their family members often consult personal injury attorneys in order to initiate a personal injury lawsuit against an insurance company or an uninsured driver.
In many car accident cases, there are three parties that get involved in civil lawsuits. The driver, the injured party, and the insurance company that covers driver of the car may get into a long, drawn-out, heated court battle in order to determine who is responsible for the car accident, as well as the extent of any injuries and resulting damages.
The insurance companies, as well as the defense team in a car accident personal injury lawsuit, may often try to blame the victim of the car accident. In many cases, the defense may try and show that the victim was responsible in some way. The attorneys at Gaar Law Firm will look into the preliminary accident investigation reports that were prepared by the authorities, along with eyewitness testimonies and medical records.
Statistically, it has been observed that in many car accidents, one of the drivers is at fault. The driver of the car may have broken traffic rules and regulations, such as speeding, driving while texting, driving under the influence of drugs or driving while intoxicated. The driver's prior driving history, as well as the extent of the car accident victim's injuries, may help determine the amount of compensation that is warranted in a particular case.