I Was Rear-Ended By the Other Car. Am I At Fault?

REAR-END COLLISION CASE ANALYSIS

FACTS OF THE CASE

Plaintiff was driving his  Honda southbound. Defendant was driving a  Mercedes Benz behind Plaintiff’s vehicle and rear-ended Plaintiff’s vehicle. Said impact caused Plaintiff to hit the car in front of him. Plaintiff sustained injuries as a result.

LIABILITY

Defendant rear ended Plaintiff.

NATURE AND EXTENT OF DAMAGES

Plaintiff suffered injuries to his neck, lower and mid back, shoulders, rfoot/heel, and hips as a result of this double-impact rear-end collision. Following the accident he sought treatment from a doctor. Plaintiff was diagnosed with cervical sprain, thoracic sprain, lumbar sprain, post-traumatic head syndrome, right foot/heel contusion/sprain. Per the doctor, Plaintiff began a course of physical therapy. X-rays were ordered. Plaintiff was prescribed Robaxin and Motrin for the pain.

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RESIDUAL PAIN

Plaintiff still complains of neck pain and plans to follow up with an orthopedic specialist. All other symptoms have subsided.

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CONCLUSION:

THIS CASE WAS SETTLED OUT OF COURT, AND THE CLIENT GOT THE MONEY THEY DESERVED!

Ari Friedman
Personal Injury Lawyer
Afriedman.com

Lawsuits For Accident Settlements

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Accidents are something that can happen to anyone of us at any point of time in our life, no matter if we happen to be driving or not. It is precisely why being aware of accident claim settlements is one thing that all of us should be aware of. The settlement claims and the procedures for the claim may vary depending upon the state you encountered the accident. Your lawyer is someone who can help you with filing a settlement lawsuit and helping you win it in your favor. Lawyers for accident settlements can be hired on a no win no fee basis, or better known as contingency fee basis. Here is how all these actually work.

Accident settlement procedures

  • The first step in filing an accident settlement claim is to hire a lawyer or someone with a good know-how of the legal procedures involved in filing an accident settlement. This person can help you organizing your claim and verify the documents required to file the claim.

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    A lawyer can help you estimate the settlement fee

  • Remember to acquire all the necessary documents required to file the settlement lawsuit. Also, remember to have a rough estimate of the amount that you intend to claim. Your lawyer can help you reach this estimate. Remember that each and every claim is unique in its own way. So, consult with your lawyer in order to form an estimate of your claim amount, which would depend on the damages that you incurred due to the accident.
  • In case the damages incurred includes physical damages along with damage to property or assets, it is always ideal to hire a lawyer on a no win no fee basis. This would ensure that your lawyer would pursue every possible option to help you win the claim. The contingency fee of the lawyer in most cases is a percentage of the amount that you win as settlement. So, it ultimately becomes the need of the lawyer too, that you win the settlement.
  • If the accident occurred largely due to fault of your own, your lawyer might still be able to win a settlement in your favor. If a third party is responsible for the accident, you have an even bigger chance of emerging a winner in the settlement dispute.

Everything said and done, remember to be ready to wait for longer periods than expected for the dispute to end. Remember that patience is the key to win a settlement as the legal procedures and its documentation, can take an eternity at times to be completed.

How To Find The Best Attorney For Your Case

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As you know, the term No win No fee means that, if the case does not win, you need not pay any legal fees, as simple as that. Sounds interesting? But then, there are certain factors that need to be considered before thinking of hiring such an attorney.

Experience – Look for the experience of the lawyer and the number of cases he has handled. However, a good number of years as experience may not account for his standing in the profession. There are websites which detail out the experience of lawyers in a particular state.

Specialization – You may have reached out to a lawyer who is experienced enough to handle civil or criminal cases but if he has not had enough experience handling the type of case you are to entrust him, then it implies that the lawyer may not be the right one to argue your case. There are law firms that advertise as specialists in personal injury cases, but in reality only a meager percentage of the attorneys would be dealing with cases involving personal injury. In any case, it is always advisable to entrust your case to the firm that does the work as priority.

No Win No Fee Lawyers

No win, no fee lawyers work with the advertisement that they don’t claim fees if they don’t win the case that they argue. This emphasizes that they are confident about their win. Identifying a reputed lawyer here is important too. What matters here is not your willingness to entrust your case to them but their willingness to accept your case. Seek an appointment with the lawyer to discuss the case and to find out his/her willingness to accept your case. The final decision in this case rests pertinently with the attorney in all cases.

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Finding the right attorney these days to represent your case can be very difficult. A lawyer who is good at auto accident claims may not be right one for you if your case involves assault. Appointing a lawyer is purely discretionary. Online searches may help but not reliable all the time. If the case involves any complex legal issue or if it is related to serious medical conditions, then the search has to be extended until you find the right one specialized in that particular type of case. In any instance, the fundamental principle to apply would be to look for experience and specialization before you employ the service of the attorney.