Vehicle owners are responsible for keeping their vehicles in good working order and good repair. If you or someone you love was injured in an accident because another vehicle owner failed to do so, we can help you recover monetary damages. If appropriate, our car accident attorneys will help you acquire maintenance records that prove the at-fault driver’s liability.
An automobile accident can be a difficult and costly experience. When we help you through the process, we will clarify who may be liable for an accident caused by negligent vehicle maintenance. We also help you define your recoverable damages and prepare an evidence file for the at-fault driver’s insurance company. If they do not make an acceptable settlement offer, we will take your case to court to get the compensation you deserve.
Good Vehicle Maintenance Is an Important Part of Car Ownership
Insurance Information Institute (III) guidelines caution drivers to regularly inspect and maintain their vehicles at all times, especially in hazardous weather conditions. Keeping a vehicle in good condition means ensuring working brakes and windshield wipers, properly working lights and signals, and good tire maintenance.
If the driver that caused your traffic accident failed to meet these standards, they also failed to provide you with a reasonable duty of care. By proving that fact and their negligence caused your injuries, we help you prove the basis of your car accident case.
What Compensation Can I Collect from the Negligent Driver?
When you choose our law firm to represent you, we work hard to assess the financial value of your case. The negligent driver could be held responsible for your:
- Known and anticipated medical bills
- Known and anticipated lost wages
- Treatment-related travel expenses
- Property damage or total loss
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional distress
- Funeral expenses, if applicable
We take time to review your damages with you to ensure no valid expenses and losses are omitted. Our goal is to ensure you get the best possible financial outcome and can start putting your life back together.
What Types of Evidence Will Help Prove Liability in My Car Accident?
Most car accident cases are resolved with an insurance settlement rather than by trial. To guide your case toward an out-of-court settlement, our car accident lawyer will build an evidence file that tells the story of the collision. To help prove the at-fault driver’s vehicle was not properly maintained, we obtain the following items:
- Mechanic notes and receipts
- Photos of the accident scene
- Vehicle Maintenance records
- Your official car accident report
- Photos of both involved vehicles
Building an effective evidence file is time-consuming and will mean getting records, reports, and other documents from various people and places. Our legal team handles evidence collection for you and files your potential lawsuit in time to comply with your state’s statute of limitations.
How Can a Car Accident Lawyer Help with My Case?
After a car accident, dealing with your injuries or helping an injured family member is likely your priority. Our priority is fighting for your monetary recovery. We will prove the condition of the improperly maintained vehicle and:
- Field all communication
- Submit insurance claim forms
- Calculate your damages
- Conduct our investigation
- Compile photos and videos
We will make sure your case meets all required legal parameters. We also handle the negotiation process and advise you on the merits of each offer. Of course, the final decision is always yours to make, but we help you avoid inadvertently accepting a settlement that will leave you with out-of-pocket expenses.
What Previous Clients Say About Working with Our Law Firm
When injured clients look for legal representation, they often turn to online reviews like the ones on our Google page and client reviews page. Previous clients say:
- Mindy Michael: They were quick to respond to any emails or messages and very helpful to help us get what we deserved.
- Steve Rogers: Right from the start they were extremely helpful. They…did all the work to file a claim and get all that we were entitled to.
- Julianna Poole-Sawyer: Our experience with the Fitch Law Firm was incredible. They seem to really care about their clients, and they are very responsive.
In addition to hearing from previous clients, you can browse our case results page to see examples of the monetary compensation we helped previous clients achieve.
Contact Our Office Today to Get Help Proving Liability for Your Car Accident
You do not have to deal with the aftermath of a car accident on your own. Our car accident attorney will determine who has liability in an accident caused by negligent vehicle maintenance. Learn more about your compensation options by calling (614) 545-3930 to reach the Fitch Law Firm LLC today.