Car Accident Attorneys Fight for Injured Parties
Our experienced auto accident lawyers take the burden off your shoulders
An experienced car accident attorney recognizes that although an accident can occur within seconds, the serious injuries, pain, disability and financial losses that result can last a lifetime. Every year, innocent victims are severely injured and sometimes killed in automobile accidents caused by negligent and reckless drivers. Before you agree to a settlement with an insurance company, obtain knowledgeable legal advice from hard-fighting car accident lawyers at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban. We understand how important it is to ensure that you are compensated for both today and tomorrow, and we are ready to stand up for your rights.
Our determined team of car accident lawyers works to prove your case
Our auto accident lawyers have built a network of investigators and accident reconstructionists who are distinguished in their fields of expertise. Together with these experts, we work to determine the cause of your vehicle crash. We collaborate with our own medical experts to document the full extent of your injuries. If it is determined that your injuries and property damage are the result of another's negligent or reckless behavior, we commit the full thrust of our force to fight for the maximum compensation possible for you.
What you need to know about negligence laws
Depending on the laws of your state, your own negligence can either reduce the amount of damages available to you in a personal injury lawsuit or entirely bar you from any recovery. If the defense can prove you contributed to the accident through speeding, disregarding traffic signals or driving recklessly, your right to recover damages may be in jeopardy. It is essential that you hire an aggressive and committed attorney in your area to investigate your case and assemble the evidence you need to win.
- Contributory negligence in North Carolina and Virginia
North Carolina and Virginia apply a strict contributory negligence standard to car accident cases. The laws in these states bar you from recovering any compensation if your own carelessness contributed to the accident. Even if the court determines that another party was 99 percent responsible, that party can use your one percent as a complete defense against your claim. At-fault drivers commonly allege that their victims made some unsafe maneuver that helped cause the accident. In response, you must prove that your driving was perfectly safe and legal or that any negligent maneuver on your part had nothing to do with the accident. The difficulty in making such an argument is another reason you need an aggressive and committed attorney to investigate your case and assemble the evidence you need to win.
- Comparative negligence in South Carolina and West Virginia
South Carolina and West Virginia have comparative negligence laws that allow injured parties to claim damages for car crashes as long as they were less than 51 percent at fault for the accident. As long as you can prove that one or more other parties are mostly to blame, you can recover compensation, although the court will reduce it in proportion to your fault. So, if you suffered a total loss of $100,000 and the court determines that you were 25 percent at fault, you can recover $75,000 from the defendant. Of course, it’s also possible that even though you were careless, your carelessness did not cause the accident. A skilled and determined lawyer may be able to assemble the evidence necessary to make a compelling case for full compensation.
- Pure comparative negligence in Florida
Florida follows a pure comparative negligence standard in auto accident cases, which means that the amount of compensation you can recover is reduced by your percentage of fault — the degree of your negligence in the crash. If a jury awards you $100,000 in damages for your injuries and other losses but you are found to be 20 percent negligent, you can only collect $80,000. The state adopted this system because accidents rarely have just one cause and involve the actions of more than one driver.
Call for a free consultation with our car accident attorneys
If you sustained serious injuries in an auto accident anywhere in the Carolinas, the Virginias, or Florida, Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban may be able to help. We thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your accident and aggressively pursue the maximum compensation possible for your injuries. Call us today at (888) 351-1038 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
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