If an auto wreck has left you dealing with injuries and medical bills, you might be entitled to compensation. Find out by speaking with a Richland car accident lawyer.

When you’ve been injured in a car crash, you deserve to be compensated by the at-fault party for the losses and damages you’ve suffered. Unfortunately, pursuing a personal injury claim on your own isn’t easy, as there are a number of pitfalls that could result in getting far less than you deserve.

For example, the other party could try to blame you for what happened. The insurance company could try to take advantage of the situation and get you to settle for the bare minimum. In other words, handling your claim on your own is risky. Getting help from a Richland car accident lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates will allow you to maximize the value of your injury claim.

Investigating the Crash

Every personal injury claim begins with an investigation into what happened and who was responsible. The type of crash you were involved in will actually play a key role in determining fault. Your Richland car accident lawyer will have experience investigating a wide variety of different crash types:

  • Rollover accidents
  • Hit-and-runs
  • T-bone accidents
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Head-on collisions
  • Multi-car pileups
  • Parking lot accidents

Even if the accident was minor, you can still seek compensation. You just need to prove that someone else was responsible and that you were hurt as a result. Naturally, the more serious that your injuries are, the more compensation you can recover, but even victims of low-speed parking lot accidents with a minor back injury are eligible.

Who Was Responsible for the Wreck?

Your Richland car accident lawyer will build a case that proves the fault of the responsible party. We need to gather evidence that demonstrates negligence and show that you had nothing or very little to do with what happened. This is important because the more fault you are responsible for, the more your compensation will be reduced by.

To do this, we will conduct discovery. This is the process of gathering evidence and requires us to speak with witnesses, review accident reports, and conduct depositions. With strong evidence on your side, there is a good chance that the other party will make a strong settlement offer, making court unnecessary.

Find Out What Your Claim Is Worth

Crash victims often want to know how much compensation to expect. By working with your doctor, your Richland car accident lawyer can determine how your injuries will impact your life, what medical care your recovery will require, and how long your recovery will take.

There are three main types of compensation you may qualify for: economic, non-economic, and punitive. It is normal for insurance companies to try and settle for just the most obvious economic damages since this money pays for medical bills and lost wages. However, that doesn’t begin to cover the true impact of the accident on your life. For that, you need money for pain and suffering and how your quality of life has suffered.

Connect with a Richland Auto Wreck Attorney

Don’t represent yourself and risk getting taken advantage of by an opposing attorney or insurance company. Instead, contact Craig Swapp & Associates and get a Richland car accident lawyer on your side. You can schedule a free consultation by completing the form on this page or by calling 1-800-404-9000.