After an auto accident, there is often a good deal of finger pointing as to who caused the collision. It all comes down to the negligent party for car accident lawsuits. Negligence is a legal theory used to prove that one acted carelessly or in a thoughtless manner. Failure to yield, running a red light, and reckless driving are just a few examples of negligence. If a driver doesn't operate a vehicle in a reasonable manner, the driver is liable for injuring the accident victim.
If you or a loved one was hurt in a car crash caused by a negligent driver, we encourage you to contact a car accident attorney in Butler at the Nordyke Law Offices: (660) 677-4237.
In car accident cases, the law requires drivers to exercise care when encountering others on the road, including pedestrians. This is known as the "duty of reasonable care." When a driver does not operate a vehicle with care, this is considered a breach. The law considers this question: How would a prudent, reasonable person have behaved in similar or the same circumstances?
It must also be shown that the negligent party's conduct was the direct cause of the victim's injuries. For example, a driver cannot simply claim that whiplash was due to a rear-end collision when it was really caused by some other accident or event. There also must be damages to be awarded compensation. When you're claiming damages, you'll need to provide documentation and detailed records, such as medical reports.
Some minor car accidents are straightforward and can be handled without an attorney. But with auto accidents that involve severe or permanent disability or complicated cases, such as collisions involving numerous cars, truck accidents, and wrongful death, it is wise to consult a Butler personal injury lawyer who can help. You can be sure that the negligent party's insurance adjuster will be trying to make the case that either you contributed to the accident or that other drivers were the cause. You deserve tough legal representation on your side, too.
If you've been in an auto accident, turn to the Nordyke Law Offices for help. Our highly-rated and skilled legal team is prepared to conduct a thorough investigation in order to determine who was responsible for the accident. We have been serving our community since 1982. Our goal is to strongly advocate for our clients in order to help them gain the compensation to which they are entitled after a serious accident or injury. The Nordyke Law Offices has a strong track record of obtaining favorable awards for our clients, and we hope to continue providing such legal services to you and your family.
Call our Butler car accident law firm today at (660) 677-4237 now for a free case evaluation with a member of our caring and knowledgeable team.