Experienced Car Accident Lawyers
Have you been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident?
The days, weeks and months following a severe accident can be emotionally, physically and financially stressful. Having an experienced attorney by your side can help ease some of that burden. With 40 years of experience helping injury victims get the justice and compensation they deserve, our car accident lawyers know what it takes to work with the insurance company on your behalf or file a personal injury lawsuit seeking the maximum compensation you need. Having handled accident cases in many states, we have a proven record of success. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation. You owe us nothing up front, and we will not charge you anything unless we are able to recover compensation for you.
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Why Choose Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC?
The personal injury attorneys at Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC are nationally recognized for our trial work and advocacy on behalf of our clients. Many of our attorneys have been included among the Best Lawyers in America®, recognized as Super Lawyers® in various states, and received a Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ rating, the highest peer-review rating offered by the organization for legal ability and professional ethics.
Our extensive experience and strong record of success in fighting for our clients means we have the resources and knowledge to handle every detail of your claim. We are experienced negotiators and litigators who understand the tactics insurance companies will use to avoid paying what your claim is truly worth.
Through a free consultation with our team, we will determine if you have a case and if you are entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. If you do have a case, we will conduct an in-depth investigation into the accident and gather all of the evidence to build your claim. We will cover the cost for all of this, as we charge no upfront fees for our services. You will only owe us if we are able to recover compensation for you.
Our lawyers have handled cases throughout the country. Collectively, our attorneys are licensed to practice in more than 10 states, including Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, DC. We have also been granted permission to practice in many more states with court approval.
Dealing with the Insurance Company After an Accident
With decades of experience working directly with insurance companies, we know that the process of filing a claim can be complicated.
In most cases, it is in your best interest to contact a reputable attorney as soon as possible after an accident. Our car accident lawyers can make sure your rights are protected, that the insurance company is not using your words against you, and that you are receiving the compensation for which your claim is worth.
Insurance companies are known for protecting their own interests and paying out as little as possible for claims. Having an attorney on your side can make sure your rights are protected and can help to secure the compensation you deserve.
If you have suffered severe injuries, lost a loved one or been offered too little for your claim, we may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf seeking additional damages.
Do I Have a Case?
Although the laws for who can file a lawsuit are different in every state, most states allow claims to be filed in accidents in which one of the parties was negligent. This means:
- The at-fault party owed a duty of care to the injury victim. In a car accident case, this most often means that the at-fault party was required to operate a vehicle with reasonable care and follow traffic and safety laws.
- The at-fault party breached their duty of care. This means that the at-fault party was not careful in their actions and acted in a way that a reasonable, prudent person would not have. This can include running a red light or driving under the influence.
- The victim suffered damages or injuries as a direct result of the at-fault party’s actions. Car accident victims may be entitled to compensation if the at-fault party’s actions directly caused them injury. You must be able to prove that your injuries were caused by the car accident and nothing else.
In most cases, the insurance company will attempt to place at least partial blame on the victim for his or her injuries in an attempt to defend the at-fault party’s actions and limit the amount of compensation they have to pay.
In some states, this is a very important factor in determining if you have a case and how much compensation you will be entitled. Some states have comparative negligence or contributory negligence laws that take into account a victim’s role in causing an accident when awarding compensation.
In a comparative negligence state, a victim’s compensation will be decreased by the percentage of fault he or she had in causing the accident. For example, if a victim is ten percent liable in a case asking for $1,000, he or she will only be awarded $900.
In a contributory negligence state, a victim will be barred from recovering any compensation if it can be proven that he or she is even one percent liable for the accident.
It is vital that you hire an attorney who has experience handling these types of complex cases and is familiar with the laws that are relevant to your case. The car accident lawyers at Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC are accomplished attorneys who are well-versed in the laws of many states.
Causes of Car Accidents
Most car accidents are the result of negligent driver. This can include drivers who are:
- Texting and driving
- Under the influence of drugs or alcohol
For 40 years, the attorneys at Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC have been representing individuals who have been injured in accidents caused by these actions and others. We are accomplished in handling a wide variety of car accident cases, including:
- Rear-end collisions
- Side-impact collisions
- Head-on collisions
- Sideswipe accidents
- Accidents involving multiple vehicles
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
No matter the cause of your accident, our team will conduct a thorough investigation to determine who was at fault for the accident and if you have a case. We will review the police and accident reports, interview witnesses, and analyze all evidence gathered from the accident scene, photos and videos.
Our clients are our number one priority and we will utilize our full resources when investigating and building your claim to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Types of Compensation from a Car Accident Lawsuit
The types and amount of compensation you may be entitled to in a lawsuit will vary greatly depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident. In many cases, a victim may be entitled to both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages – These damages are awarded based on the direct costs you experienced from your injuries or the death of a loved one. This can include:
- Current medical expenses
- Future medical bills and rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Lost future earning capacity
- Funeral expenses
Non-economic damages – These types of damages are more difficult to quantify and recover as they include compensation for non-financial losses. This can include:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Loss of companionship
A judge or jury may also award punitive damages as punishment for the at-faulty party and to discourage others from acting in a similar way. These damages are rare and require acts of extreme malice or intent.
After investigating your claim and determining the full extent of your injuries or loss, our car accident lawyers will be able to determine the maximum compensation you deserve. We will then work tirelessly on your behalf.
Do Not Wait to Contact Our Car Accident Lawyers
You should contact an experienced lawyer immediately after a car accident as you only have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit. The statutes of limitations in your state will dictate how long you have to file a lawsuit, which is typically one to three years from the date of the accident or death of an individual.
If you miss your state’s deadline, you will not be able to file a lawsuit and will not be able to recover compensation.
Do not hesitate to contact our car accident lawyers as soon as possible so you do not lose your opportunity to file a claim.
Schedule a Free Consultation
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident, our accomplished team of car accident lawyers can help you determine if you have a case.
At Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC, we are committed to helping our clients get the maximum compensation they deserve.
We work on a contingency fee basis, so you will not have to pay any fees unless you receive compensation.