A Car Accident Lawyer Can Protect Your Livelihood
Victims of car accidents caused by other parties’ negligence often accept a small settlement from insurance companies because they do not understand that they are actually entitled to far more. Car accident lawyer Scott F. Voorhees in Santa Fe, NM, has 30 years of experience in representing car accident victims and securing the restitution they deserve. He can secure maximum compensation for your losses by proving liability and the full extent of damages. If you have been injured in an accident that was no fault of your own, contact us online today or call (505) 820-3302 to schedule a consultation.
Causes of Car Accidents
There are many different potential causes of car accidents. Some of the most common are driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol and distracted driving. Sometimes, reckless driving habits, such as driving too fast for weather or traffic conditions or failing to use a blinker can cause an accident. It is also possible that none of the parties involved in the accident are at fault. In some cases, the accident is caused by a malfunctioning or defective car part, such as the brakes. In this instance, the manufacturer of the car or brakes is ultimately responsible for the accident and liable for any damages.
Mr. Voorhees recommends obtaining the highest amount of uninsured motorist coverage you can. It is the only form of car insurance that truly protects you.
Car Accident Injuries
Injuries sustained in a car accident can range from minor to severe to fatal. Minor injuries may include bruises, cuts, fractures, or broken bones. More severe injuries may include trauma to the head, neck, or spine. Some accidents can result in burns. Such severe trauma could result in paralysis, brain damage, or other injuries requiring lifelong medical care.
What to Do after a Car Accident
If you have been involved in an accident, you should call 911 for immediate medical treatment. If you are able, you should gather all contact information from any other parties involved, as well as the contact information of any other witnesses. You should also contact an attorney as soon as possible.
How a Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
Mr. Voorhees can gather all pertinent evidence and reconstruct the accident if necessary to prove which party is at fault. He will assemble a strong and persuasive case and pursue damages for your injuries and suffering. He will negotiate with the insurance company to ensure you receive a settlement that appropriately compensates you for your:
Pain and suffering
Reduced quality of life
In the event that you lost a loved one in a car accident, Mr. Voorhees can file a wrongful death claim. In doing so, he can secure compensation for the deceased’s dependents, which may include a spouse, children, or parents. This compensation can cover the loss of future wages, loss of companionship, funeral costs, and other expenses.
Contact Voorhees Law Firm Today
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury in a car accident, contact our law firm online or call (505) 820-3302 today to schedule a consultation. Mr. Voorhees will begin building your case while you concentrate on healing.