Personal Injury & Car Accidents
Personal injury claims provide people who are injured by a negligent driver with a way to recoup their financial losses and to get compensated for the pain and suffering. In cases where somebody decides to file a lawsuit against a negligent driver there are three possible outcomes. First the plaintiff loses the case and receives no money. Second, the plaintiff wins the case and the jury determines the appropriate award. Third, an auto accident settlement is offered for the party being sued, and nobody goes to court. There’s no way to predict the outcome of one of these cases before you actually file.
Why This Law Exists
Personal injury law provides a way for people who are the victims of negligent drivers to get compensated. It’s not about justice. If there are criminal charges to be filed against the negligent driver, the authorities will handle that part of the case. Unfortunately, there is little benefit to the person who is injured if the negligent driver ends up in jail, paying a fine or being punished in another way due to their actions. There may be some satisfaction in finding out that the negligent driver gets what’s coming to them, so to speak, but none of this helps the victim get what’s coming to them.
A personal injury attorney is a specialist in helping people who are injured by negligent individuals get compensated. Practicing this area of law allows Albuquerque personal injury lawyers to represent individuals who have been injured, financially affected and otherwise impacted by car wrecks and other events. Not all personal injury law has specifically to do with car wrecks. Other areas of personal injury law include slip and fall accidents, medical negligence and other types of claims that all have in common the fact that the plaintiff was injured through the negligence of another and made to suffer because of it.
There are plenty of news stories out there about people who are injured or killed because of negligent drivers. Remember that negligence doesn’t mean being incompetent. An attorney can help you determine whether or not it’s likely that a driver will be held to have been negligent in a court of law after an accident. If you’re suffering injuries because the negligent driver hit you, your car or destroyed your property, contact our Albuquerque personal injury lawyers to see if it’s likely that filing a claim would be a productive option for you.