Your Car Accident Attorneys
At Sweet James, our auto accident attorneys have earned a reputation by consistently achieving results that make insurance companies pay attention. By putting our clients first, we’ve won more than $500 Million for accident victims.
HOW DOES THE INSURANCE PROCESS WORK?
An insurance adjuster has no incentive to treat you fairly. Their “job well done” is spending as little as possible to settle your case. There are many tactics adjusters will use, but their motivation is universal – to deny, delay, and devalue your claim.
These are some of the largest and most powerful companies in the world. They use their resources to increase profits. You need a Sweet James car accident attorney looking out for you.
We’ve built our firm on the values embraced by Main Street – not Wall Street. At Sweet James, our goals and yours are perfectly aligned. Our success is based on your success. It is in our interest to get you the best results possible.
With our car accident lawyers in your corner, you can rest assured that your claim is in the hands of professionals. Let us take care of the details so that you can get back to the more important things in life.
COMMON CAUSES OF CAR ACCIDENTS
Even safe, careful, defensive drivers are not fully immune to car accidents caused by another’s carelessness or negligence. Here are some common causes of car accidents:
Driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol
Vehicle blind spots
Failure to yield the right-of-way
Every car crash is different. As the number of vehicles, drivers, passengers, conditions, and witnesses increases, claims get exceedingly more complex.
Our car accident law firm is experienced in handling complex accident cases.
REAR-END ACCIDENT LAWYERS
Rear-end accidents are the single most common type of vehicle accent in the United States. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reports that almost 2.5 million rear-end collisions occur in the US annually representing 29% of all vehicle accidents. Rear-end crashes are responsible for 2,000 deaths and 950,000 injuries. You need a Sweet James rear-end accident attorney to get justice after a rear-end accident – we have recovered over $500 million dollars for victims.
INJURIES COMMON TO REAR-END CRASHES
Even minor rear-end accidents can cause severe damage and injury. When a vehicle hits yours from behind, its momentum is shifted to your vehicle, and your body. That sudden transfer of momentum can be devastating. Upon impact, you and your car are jerked forward suddenly and then snapped back just as suddenly. Your head jerks forward and backward violently, which can cause severe injuries. Here are some injuries that are common to rear-end crashes:
If you or a loved one is injured in a rear-end crash, don’t let an insurance company take advantage of you just to preserve their profits – call a Sweet James rear-end collision attorney.
CAUSES OF REAR-END ACCIDENTS
Although it seems that rear-end collisions are easy to avoid, facts prove otherwise. Many factors, including reckless and negligent driving habits, cause rear-end collisions. Here are some of the most common causes of rear-end crashes:
Tailgating – following another car too closely.
Distracted driving – cell phone usage, adjusting the radio, eating, or drinking.
Speeding – commonly linked to rear-end collisions.
Weather conditions – affecting visibility and vehicle control.
Faulty brakes and defective or worn tires.
HOW MUCH CAN AN AUTO ACCIDENT INJURY CLAIM BE WORTH?
Every case is different. The amount of compensation that a car accident lawyer will be able to win for you is based on the severity of your injury, your current and future financial obligations, your financial hardships, and the estimated cost of long-term care. Personal hardships taken into account include:
Loss of future wages
Ongoing medical care and emotional therapy
Pain and suffering
Medical and ambulatory equipment
A study conducted for insurance companies by the Insurance Research Council indicated that personal injury victims with attorneys were awarded more than twice as much as those representing themselves.
WILL HIRING A CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Car accident claims are complex. It is almost impossible for an untrained person to determine the real value of their claim.
In the case of accidents that result in catastrophic injuries, it is critical to retain a Sweet James personal injury lawyer who is experienced in representing victims of serious injuries.
To help accident victims with their personal injury cases, we provide general guidelines on our website. But your accident is not a general accident. The way your injuries affect your life is unique.
Your compensation can’t be determined by a computer program or an insurance company checklist. The better we understand your needs, the more we can make sure the insurance company meets them.
We are a firm built around you. Our success as a firm is a direct result of taking you and your needs seriously.
Not every accident requires a lawyer. But anyone who has been injured in a car accident would be wise to speak with an auto accident lawyer. We’ve helped countless people improve their situation as a direct result of our free consultations – even when we can’t take the case.