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Auto Accidents in
Whether a minor fender-bender or a fatal collision, auto accidents can result in legal liability issues with major consequences for personal injury or property damage. In
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Depending upon the facts of your situation, you may need a criminal attorney, a personal injury attorney, a product liability lawyer, someone who regularly deals with the Department of Motor Vehicles or insurance companies – or any combination. Our intake worker will discuss your concerns with you and refer you to a member attorney registered with us in the relevant areas of law.
Related Legal Terms
Claim – A demand for money as compensation for damages by right of contract or tort law
Adjuster – A person who is paid by an insurance company to assess physical and property damages and protect the insurance company’s interests
Settlement – An agreement reached between parties in a lawsuit at some point before the court makes a ruling
Comparative Negligence – In
Damages – Money that the court orders the negligent party to pay another as compensation for bodily injury, property damage, lost wages, emotional distress, medical bills or other losses
No Contest – A response that allows the court to find a person “guilty” of the crime charged, but which can not be used against the person as admission of fault in any civil suit for damages
Contingency Fee – An agreement between attorney and client by which the attorney collects fees for services as a percentage of the monetary award but only if the case is won for the client. Clients may still be required to pay for expenses of conducting a case, such as money for travel, filing fees, and expert witnesses, whether or not they ultimately win
Personal Injury – Physical, psychological and/or emotional injury with which may have short-term and/or long-term adverse consequences, such as impairment of abilities and loss of income
Wrongful Death – Death resulting from wrongdoing or negligence of another, such as an auto accident caused by someone operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or failure of a safety mechanism
If you have been involved in an auto accident, consult with an attorney before making statements, signing documents, or accepting an insurance offer.
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