Serious injuries can leave you incapacitated for a long time. When these injuries result from another party’s careless actions, you can pursue compensation to cover any costs related to your injuries.
Because we understand that personal liability issues are often complex, Hinkle Law Offices, LLC takes the time to explain these legal concepts to our clients. With our assistance, you can make the best possible decisions about your future while you recover from what occurred.
Personal liability refers to a person’s responsibility for an accident that causes bodily injury or property damage. As an example, imagine a driver is operating their vehicle while texting. If this driver causes an accident with another motorist, they would be considered personally liable for what occurred since they were behaving in a negligent manner.
Determining personal liability is key in accident cases, which often require compensation to ensure the injured party can make a full recovery. Returning to the above example, the distracted driver who caused an accident would be responsible for any medical bills that result. They will also be responsible for things like lost wages, which is a factor when a person is too injured to work. In most cases, the person’s insurance would pay out the necessary funds to the victim.
In the event of a car accident, all parties should report what occurred to their individual insurance agencies, regardless of who is at fault. Once the incident is reported, each agency will investigate the issue to determine exactly what happened. When the incident is clear-cut, the process can be remedied quickly. In this case, the insurer will establish fault, while also providing compensation to the injured party.
Not all accidents are clearly defined, unfortunately. There may be questions of what caused the accident, as well as how much compensation the victim deserves. In some instances, insurance companies provide a low initial offer in the hopes that the victim will take it. This can leave a person without the financial support they need to recover from their injuries and get back to their lives.
Hinkle Law Offices, LLC has proudly served clients throughout Albuquerque, NM for decades. As a result, we’re equipped to handle even the most complex injury cases. In addition to our extensive legal experience, we also believe in treating clients with the respect and dignity they deserve.