Motor vehicle crashes are the leading safety issue in the US, accounting for 94% of transportation death and 99% of transportation injury. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the first half of 2020 shows that an estimated 16,650 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
Despite the numbers, auto accident lawsuits hardly ever make it to court. To avoid the risks and legal costs that come with trial, the at-fault party or insurance company will likely seek a settlement.
Settlements are typically less stressful and time-consuming than going to trial. As the injured party, you may be subjected to examination and cross-examination on the witness stand. With a settlement, however, you receive an agreed amount of compensation for your damages and the case is concluded.
However, the monetary awards for settlements are often lower than jury awards. Unlike settlements, trials are public records. You can rest assured that the defendant will be held accountable should you win your case.
In the event that your case goes to trial, you want a reliable attorney by your side. Haffner Law has years of experience handling high-stake cases against large corporations with high-powered legal teams. If you have been seriously injured or treated unfairly, trust us to help you get the compensation you truly deserve.
Filing a personal injury claim
Serious car accidents can leave you with catastrophic injuries that can affect your ability to work and enjoy life.
If you’ve been injured in a car crash that was caused by someone else’s recklessness or negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury claim to recover your losses. Personal injury claims can help cover current and future medical bills, loss of income, and property repair costs.
As your trusted legal advocates, we’ll take care of all the paperwork and remove errors or omissions that could invalidate your case. We’ll conduct a thorough investigation of your case to determine fault and identify responsible parties.
Our team will help gather documentation such as images and videos of the accidents, witness statements, evidence of your injuries, medical records, and proof of property damage. The more evidence you have to support your auto accident injury claim, the higher your chance of receiving a fair settlement amount.
If the case still cannot be resolved through direct negotiation, a mediator may be asked to facilitate our discussions. However, if the other party still refuses to make a fair settlement offer, we won’t hesitate to fight on your behalf in front of a judge or jury. Take note that many cases that proceed to trial often settle before the court makes a final judgment or verdict.
Contact Haffner Law for legal guidance
The auto injury attorneys at Haffner Law have the knowledge, experience, and dedication to guide you throughout your case. If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, call us at 1-844-HAFFNER to determine the best course of action. During your free consultation, we’ll analyze your case and discuss your options for securing ample compensation.
(This is an attorney advertisement by Joshua Haffner)