May 9, 2020
Getting into a car accident can mean many things. It may mean that you miss that important meeting at work, that you are late going to dinner with your spouse, or that you have to take time off to recover. However, when a car accident causes you to have a brain injury, you may not understand how serious this is. Attorneys have helped many car accident victims who have suffered from a brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence and we want to help get you the compensation you deserve. You may be living a completely different life now that doesn’t allow you to work at your same job or even walk or talk like you used to. Call a law firm today.
Why do I need an attorney?
You may be wondering if an attorney is even necessary. After all, you got something as serious as a brain injury from this car accident, won’t that be obvious when you speak with insurance or file a claim? Unfortunately, the answer to this is not always a “yes.” It may be obvious to you that your brain injury was the result of the car accident you were in, but the burden of proof is on you to show that someone else’s negligence directly caused the car accident that gave you a brain injury. You will have a better chance of doing this when you have a car accident attorney you can rely on helping you every step of the way.
What do I need for this kind of lawsuit to be successful?
If you are planning on filing a lawsuit because of your brain injury after a car accident, there are a few elements you should expect to have in your suit. As with any kind of personal injury case, you will want to prove that the other driver was acting in a way that was negligent and this negligence caused your brain injury. Thus, you (the plaintiff) must show:
- The other driver owed you a duty of care as required by the law (they should have been driving safely).
- The other driver did not live up to their duty of care and drove dangerously or negligently.
- By being negligent behind the wheel, the other driver caused the accident to occur.
- This accident caused your brain injury and you are suffering from losses as a result.
If you are interested in seeing how an auto accident lawyer in Des Moines, IA can help you after the accident caused you to have a brain injury, schedule an appointment now.
Thanks to Johnston Matineau, LLP for their insight into personal injury claims and auto accident injuries.