Accident After Attempted Pass

Getting into a car accident is a traumatic experience. At Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., our goal is to make the process of financial recovery after an accident as stress-free as possible for our clients. While you recover from you injuries, we’ll collect evidence regarding your accident, write an insurance claim on your behalf, and negotiate with insurance claims adjusters. If the insurance companies won’t offer you the compensation you deserve, we can file a lawsuit.

If your accident occurred because someone attempted to pass a car on a hill, you could be entitled to compensation. It depends on your ability to prove that the other driver was at negligent. A skilled car accident lawyer can help you do this.

Proving Negligence After the Accident

A person is negligent when he or she has a duty of care and then breaches that duty of a care in manner that results in injury or property damage to another. People owe a duty of care to anyone who could be injured by their actions. The duty of care owed by drivers, for example, involves driving in the same way a reasonable person would under the circumstances.

Some hills can obscure the view of oncoming traffic, making passing extremely dangerous. Passing in such a place is a breach of the duty of care because no reasonable person would make such an attempt. If an accident results, the passing driver may be considered negligent, and therefore responsible for compensating the victims.

After the accident, your lawyer can take pictures of the accident scene to show that the at-fault driver passed at a dangerous spot, where he or she would not have been able to see you coming the other way. It’s also possible to determine a vehicle’s excessive speed by analyzing the length of its skid marks. There may also be information in the police report that substantiates the other driver’s carelessness, such as an admission of fault or the incriminating results of a Breathalyzer test.

Hiring a Car Accident Laywer

Choosing to work with an attorney to handle the compensation for your accident is an important decision. That’s why at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. we give our clients the opportunity to consult with us for free before making the decision to hire one of our car accident attorneys. During this meeting, we’ll ask you questions about the accident and your injuries, after which we’ll give you and idea of what compensation you can expect, and how we’ll go about getting it.

You may be concerned about not being able to pay for high-quality legal representation. But the clients of Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. don’t pay until we win their case or get a settlement. Thus, you can move forward with us with little financial commitment. On our end, we commit to giving you the best customer service possible, which means guaranteeing that you can talk to your lawyer whenever you call—night or day. Call us today a (312) 236-2900 and learn more about how we can help you get compensation for your injuries.