A Little Rock car accident lawsuit may be an option for people injured in an auto accident. While most auto accident claims are settled without the need to file a lawsuit, sometimes a lawsuit is necessary. In those cases, it is vital that you have an experienced car accident lawyer on your side.
To speak with an attorney about your options for filing a Little Rock car accident lawsuit, contact the Johnson Firm today. We offer free, confidential consultations, and there is no obligation on your part when you speak with us. We can help answer your questions and assist you through the claims process.
I’ve Been Injured in an Auto Accident. What are My Options?
If you’ve been injured in a car wreck that was not your fault, the law entitles you to recover money for the damages you have sustained. Common types of damages recoverable in a personal injury case include:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of ability to earn
- Scarring and disfigurement
When someone’s negligence results in the death of another person, family members of the person killed may recover damages for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages include:
- Medical expenses incurred prior to death
- Conscious pain and suffering prior to death
- Loss of the economic support of the loved one
- Loss of the companionship of the loved one
- Funeral expenses
In most cases, the at-fault driver will have auto insurance that covers some or all of the damages you have sustained.
However, insurance companies do not have your interests in mind and will usually try to settle your claim for as little as they can. For this reason, it is important to contact a Little Rock car wreck lawyer as soon as possible after your injury accident, so that you can discuss your options.
What Will Happen After I Contact a Lawyer?
When you first make contact with a lawyer about your auto accident claim, you will be asked to provide some information about the accident, as well as information about your injuries. Your lawyer will want to know where the accident happened, how many vehicles and passengers were involved, and how the accident happened. He or she will also want to know how you were hurt and the names of the doctors who have treated you.
Your lawyer will need to get the insurance information for the at-fault driver. If you have this information, you should provide it, or it may be available on the police accident report. Once your lawyer has the needed insurance information, he or she will contact the insurance company and let them know that you are being represented.
If the other driver’s insurance company has contacted you about the accident, your lawyer will need to know that. If you intend to hire a lawyer after your accident, or even if you are unsure of your options, it is advisable to not talk to the other driver’s insurance company. Your lawyer can communicate with the insurance company for you.
Once an attorney has taken your case, you can focus on recovering from your injuries while your attorney helps you through the claims process.
If I Hire a Lawyer, Will I Have to go to Court?
In most cases, hiring a lawyer does not mean that you have to go to court. Most injury cases are resolved during the claims process, before a lawsuit is even filed.
Even if your claim cannot be settled and it becomes necessary to file a Little Rock car accident lawsuit on your behalf, most of those lawsuits will settle before you have to go to court. In the unlikely even that you have to go to court, your lawyer will help you get fully prepared.
What Will a Little Rock Car Accident Lawsuit Cost Me?
The Little Rock car accident lawyers at the Johnson Firm handle all injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not pay any money out of pocket for the handling of your case, and we only collect a fee if we recover money on your behalf. Any costs incurred on your case will also be reimbursed from the money recovered for you, but if there is no recovery you are not responsible for reimbursing our costs.
The contingency fee is a percentage of the money recovered on your behalf, and you agree to that fee before you hire us.
The Time You Have to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today.
If you have questions about a Little Rock car accident lawsuit, or if you want to speak with an attorney, contact the Johnson firm today. You can contact us by filling out the form on this page, calling us at 501-777-7777, or emailing us at [email protected].
After you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to get more information about your case. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and all of the information you provide is confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.