If you’ve been injured by a negligent driver in a car accident, you’ve already got a lot on your plate. There are medical visits to take care of, car repairs to check in on, and insurance companies to wrangle with. Unfortunately, it may seem as though no one is on your side in this process. If you’re struggling to be compensated in the aftermath of your car accident, you need a qualified attorney who will work with you to ensure that you aren’t shorted by the people who were responsible for your accident. Contact us today at (308) 633-4444. We can help you navigate the often complicated process of getting the compensation you are due for your accident, including working with insurance companies to ensure that you aren’t shorted any of the funds you deserve.
At The Robert Pahlke Law Group, we’ve worked with many client injured by careless drivers to ensure that they’re able to receive the compensation they’re due as a result of the collision. Our satisfied clients have walked away with significant settlements that have allowed them to pay their medical expenses, receive compensation for pain and suffering, and move on with their lives after the accident. In many cases, we’ve been able to collect significant damages for individuals who have been injured in car accidents. In one case, for example, we were able to recover over $1.1 million when a man was killed in an accident in a friend’s trailer. In another settlement, we were able to obtain more than $3 million for the victim of a severe car accident. Note that each of these settlements is unique to the facts of each case, and that results will depend on the specific situation. How much is your car accident worth?
What Injuries Can Car Accidents Cause?
A car accident can produce many types of injuries. Many types of injuries can and lead to significant time off work to recover or total and permanent disability. These can include:
- Neck Injuries
- Lower back injuries
- Organ damage
- Broken bones
- Head trauma, including concussions, brain damage, and more
Who Can Face Liability?
At The Robert Pahlke Law Group, we work with a wide range of car accidents, including:
- Accidents involving two passenger vehicles
- Accidents involving big trucks
- Accidents involving a passenger vehicle and bicyclists or pedestrians
- Hit and run accidents
In some cases, the driver of the other vehicle may have been entirely at fault for your accident. In other cases, you may have been partially at fault for your own accident. If the other driver was more than 50 percent responsible for the accident, you may be due compensation for your injuries. It’s important to work with a lawyer to be sure that you’re receiving the full compensation you deserve for your injuries, including pain and suffering.
What Damages Can Victims Recover After Car Accidents?
If you’re in a car accident, you want to recover the compensation you’re owed. You will not only want enough money to pay for your past medical expenses, but any settlement or judgment you receive needs to account for ongoing medical care. A serious injury could require years of doctor and physical therapy visits to treat, to say nothing of mobility devices like wheelchairs and home modifications to accommodate them. The law may entitle you to expenses related to the repair or replacement costs of your vehicle.
You can also receive compensation if you were permanently disabled, or if a loved one died as a result of the accident. The damages you can recover may include:
- Lost wages
- The cost of medical care, including an estimated ongoing cost of medical care
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses for close relatives, if relevant
How Do Those Who Are Liable Try to Get Out of Paying?
After a car accident, it’s usually fairly clear who was at fault. The police report will typically help establish fault in the accident. Unfortunately, in many cases, the other driver and their insurance company will try to get out of paying you the amount that you’re due. In the initial aftermath of the accident, the insurance company may try to get you to sign a settlement offer, often for significantly less than the amount of the damages you should actually receive.
Don’t sign it! Instead, consult with a qualified car accident attorney to learn more about the compensation appropriate in your case, and how you can get it. The insurance company may also try to establish that you were at fault for the accident, or that you bear more responsibility than you actually do. Remember, if the other driver was at least 60 percent responsible for the accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
How Much Does a Car Accident Attorney Cost Me?
In the aftermath of your car accident, you already have enough bills to worry about. Fortunately, a car accident attorney doesn’t have to cost you anything immediately. At The Robert Pahlke Law Group, you can set up a free consultation to allow our qualified attorneys to learn more about your case. In many cases, we’ll be able to work on a contingent fee basis: that is, we get paid only when you obtain a judgment or settlement.
Get Help Now
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, don’t wait! Contact us today at (308) 633-4444 to set up your free consultation, or to learn more about how we can help you collect the damages you’re owed as a result of your car accident. We want to help you navigate the complex process, from negotiating with insurance companies to taking your case to court if needed.