Car and semi truck crashes frequently occur when a driver is either not paying attention, drunk, texting while driving or speeding. Lawyers call this behavior “negligent driving.”
While the negligent driver may not have meant to hurt anybody, they did mean to drive negligently, and, in doing so, made a conscious decision to unnecessarily endanger those around them. The resulting crash may have been an accident, but the unsafe behavior that caused the crash was intentional.
If you have been injured by a negligent driver, that driver and their insurance company are legally responsible to pay for your “damages.” These “damages” include the cost of your medical bills, the cost of your future medical treatment, payment of your past and future lost wages, the cost to repair or replace your vehicle, and a fair amount to help make up for your pain and suffering, disability, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Proving your “damages” is best left to an experienced personal injury lawyer. In many cases, doctors and nurses are needed to give their opinion regarding the extent of your injury and the cost of future medical care. Similarly, economic experts may be needed to provide their opinion as to what constitutes a fair amount to compensate you for your lost future wages.
At Austin Bradley Law Office, we advance the cost of pursuing your personal injury claim and vigorously represent you throughout the entire process. You owe us nothing unless we recover money on your behalf.