Sustaining injuries in a car accident can lead to high medical bills. In some cases, the harm you suffered might keep you out of work and result in lost wages. Of course, you never expect to get into an accident, which means you might not be financially prepared to cover your expenses and losses. If the crash was caused by someone else, you could hold that person financially liable for damages. Sadly, the process of recovering just compensation is not easy. You must go through the other party's insurance, and in some cases, present the matter in front of a judge or jury.
Trying to navigate your car accident case on your own could be frustrating. Fortunately, our Delaware attorneys are here to provide the sound legal guidance you need. Backed by over 30 years of combined experience, our team at Abram and Hutchison can help you understand what to expect and build a strong legal strategy to work toward recovering fair compensation. Our compassionate lawyers will handle every detail of your case, allowing you to focus on getting better.
Allow our team to help hold the responsible party liable for your losses and expenses. Call us at (302) 273-1442 today.
How Much Is My Car Accident Case Worth?
One of the biggest questions you might have about your car accident claim is what amount of compensation you can expect to receive. Wanting to know the answer to this is understandable, as it will determine whether or not you get enough to cover all accident-related damages. Unfortunately, there's not a set formula to determine the award you may receive.
Several different factors go into determining the compensation amount, such as:
- The type and severity of injuries you sustained
- How much medical care is required to treat your injuries
- Whether you lost wages because of an inability to work
Additionally, Delaware is a comparative negligence state. This legal doctrine means that if you are found to have contributed to the accident, your award amount will be reduced by the percentage you were at fault (as long as it is not more than 50%). For instance, if the judge or jury decides you should be compensated $10,000 in damages but also says you were 15% responsible for the accident, you will only receive $8,500.
It's also important to note that every case is unique, which means what one person may have been awarded might not be what you'll get. Our knowledgeable Delaware car accident attorneys will thoroughly review the facts of your situation and determine what amount of compensation to demand. We'll also discuss in detail with you how damages are calculated and how the comparative negligence doctrine might be applied.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
As mentioned before, car accident cases are not always cut and dry. Although you know that someone else caused the collision, the other party's insurance company will try to protect their financial interests by showing that their customer was not at fault or that you contributed to the accident.
In many cases, you'll be going up against the insurance company's lawyers who are skilled at handling these types of matters. To level the playing field, you need an attorney on your side focused on protecting your rights and best interests. That is what our team at Abram and Hutchison does. We stand up for you and fight hard on your behalf. When you hire us, we'll work tirelessly toward recovering just compensation.
Discuss your car accident case with our attorneys by calling us at (302) 273-1442 or submitting an online contact form.