Answers To The Most Crucial Motor Vehicle Accident Questions
At Christina Rivenbark & Associates, we know the time right after an injury is crucial for you to get answers. This is why we offer a free consultation if you’ve been in an accident. You can talk to us about what happened and what your options are at absolutely no cost. The only time we charge a fee is if we take your case and win a settlement or verdict for you. Call 910-338-9813 and speak to a member of our team.
What should I do right after a motor vehicle accident?
Time is critical after an accident for several reasons, one of these is that some evidence, such as pictures of the position of the cars and their damage, can only be collected right away. If you or anyone else is injured, get medical attention first. If you are able, document the scene with pictures from your phone. Get the names and contact information of any witnesses. We recommend that you also: (1) Stay on site and do not leave the accident scene. (2) Call the police and be sure to get a police report. (3) Do not share or post anything about the accident on social media. We’ve been helping car accident victims since 1987 and know what to do to effectively pursue compensation after a car accident.
Who is responsible when I’m in an accident with a commercial truck?
Truck drivers, their employers and the trucking company must all adhere to federal and state safety standards and procedures at all times. Any time there is an accident involving a truck, even if it involves many vehicles, it’s important to work with an attorney who understands the rules and regulations that apply to the trucking industry. In many cases, the driver of the truck, the employer, the company owner or all three may be held financially responsible for an accident or death. If you are in an accident with any type of truck, including delivery vans, speak to a proven truck accident attorney about your rights.
What is ‘pain and suffering,’ and how is it calculated?
Pain typically refers to physical pain that was caused by an accident. Suffering has more to do with a person’s mental state after an injury or accident. Suffering can involve what has been lost. If a victim is an athlete, an injury that prevents them from continuing their sport will cause suffering because they can no longer do an activity they love and that keeps them happy and healthy. Trauma from an accident can cause anxiety, distress, depression and PTSD. An experienced personal injury attorney who understands how pain and suffering are computed in an injury case will pursue the maximum amount for their client’s pain and suffering.
Are other types of vehicle accidents handled differently than car accidents?
Other types of accidents require knowledge and insight into negligence and liability. Your attorney will understand and be able to explain the difference between different types of accidents. A pedestrian or bike accident and a boating or motorcycle or truck accident, for example, are all handled differently. The types of injuries caused by each accident requires experience in understanding the required medical treatment and how much compensation can be pursued and won. At Christina Rivenbark & Associates, we have handled all types of vehicle accidents and have decades of experience getting our clients the compensation they deserve.
Why should I hire an accident lawyer to help me with my claim?
Personal injury cases require a deep understanding of the law. In order to win a case, an attorney must be able to prove who was negligent and to what extent. This takes skill. At Christina Rivenbark & Associates, we focus on you and your case. We protect your rights and interests and will pursue the maximum amount of compensation for you. But perhaps the greatest service we provide is peace of mind. We will take care of all of the paperwork, the research, the evidence, and the arguments, so that you can rest and recover.