Every year, more than 35,000 people lose their lives in severe car accidents across the United States. Thousands more suffer life-altering injuries: traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, and more. If you suffered severe injuries in a Wyoming car accident, you may need a car accident injury lawyer to help you manage the details of your personal injury claim as you seek the recovery entitled to you under law for your injuries. Contact Ochs Law Firm today to learn more about your legal right to compensation after a car accident or to get started on your claim.
Understanding the Basics of Compensation Following a Wyoming Car Accident
Did you suffer serious injuries in a Wyoming car accident? Do you need to evaluate the compensation you deserve? Take a look at these elements that may contribute to the compensation you ultimately receive after your car accident.
Who Caused Your Car Accident?
In order to file a personal injury claim, your attorney will start with a look at the details of your accident, including who caused the accident. Some entities, including Uber and Lyft drivers or commercial drivers, may carry higher-value policies that can offer more compensation to the victims of those accidents.
In a car accident, you may need to consider more than one liable entity. Consider:
The Employer of a Commercial Driver
Big trucks carry approximately 71% of the cargo transported across the United States every day. While truck drivers provide a vital service that helps keep goods and services moving across the country, they can also pose a substantial hazard to other drivers on the road. If a big truck driver causes an accident, the driver’s employer may share liability due to:
- Requiring the driver to break the law, including exceeding the number of hours he can legally drive each day
- Failing to take care of maintenance on company-provided trucks
- Forcing a driver to continue to drive in unsafe conditions, including while ill or inebriated
- Texting or otherwise being distracted by his cell phone
A Vehicle/Part Manufacturer
Did mechanical failure cause your accident? The manufacturer of that component may share liability for any injuries caused by that accident. If a known vehicle error causes an accident, the vehicle manufacturer may bear liability, especially if that manufacturer did not issue a recall.
What Injuries Did You Suffer?
Severe car accidents can lead to serious injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Back and neck injuries, including spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones and dislocations, sometimes in multiple areas of the body
Those injuries may lead to substantial medical bills: ambulance transport and emergency room treatment, surgeries and procedures to treat your injuries, and even durable medical equipment, which you may need to get around or maintain your independence following severe injuries. You can claim compensation for the medical bills you sustain as a result of your car accident as part of your personal injury claim. In fact, those bills often form the foundation of your personal injury claim.
How Much Work Did You Have to Miss?
Following severe injuries from a car accident, you may have to miss work: time lost due to inability to work while attending to your injuries, time lost because you must attend appointments, or time missed due to a modified schedule after your return. A car accident injury lawyer can help you determine how to calculate that lost time at work and how it impacts your personal injury claim after a Wyoming car accident.
In addition to the clear financial aspects of your claim, your attorney may advise you on how to claim pain and suffering related to your injuries. Not only can you claim compensation for physical pain suffered as a result of your accident, you may need to claim compensation for emotional anguish and losses.
Ochs Law Firm Can Help After Your Wyoming Car Accident
Did you suffer severe injuries in a Wyoming car accident? Not only does Ochs Law Firm have the team needed to help with your auto accident claim from Casper, Wyoming to Jackson, Wyoming, we have a national presence that allows us to support you wherever your car accident occurred. We will offer a number of services that can help you recover the justice you deserve following your car accident.
1. Thorough research into every aspect of your case.
Many elements can contribute to a car accident. Our legal team will investigate all of them to identify each liable party and determine how much compensation you should expect.
2. Comprehensive legal planning and strategy.
We will put together a comprehensive plan that includes the key elements of your case, from how to best present the circumstances that led to your accident to how to explain your injuries. Our goal is ultimately to maximize the compensation you can receive for your accident.
3. Professional advice regarding your claim.
We will take a look at your claim and give you a solid idea of the most likely outcomes, including whether you should plan to take your claim to court and what to expect if you do.
4. Support throughout the entire legal process.
At Ochs Law Firm, we stand by our clients’ sides until justice is served. Our support can help alleviate much of the stress associated with your personal injury claim.
Do You Need a Wyoming Car Accident Injury Lawyer?
If you suffered serious injuries in a Wyoming auto accident, Ochs Law Firm can help. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.