Advocate for Victims of Distracted, Careless and Drunk Drivers – Wyoming Car Accident Lawyer
When a driver climbs behind the wheel after a night of drinking or while sending a text message, you can drive flawlessly and still be involved in a collision with the careless or inattentive driver. Motor vehicle accidents can cause devastating injuries that impair your ability to continue in your chosen occupation or to engage in ordinary daily activities. Auto accidents claim the lives of 30,000 people annually and injury millions more. Many of these injuries and fatalities are the result of preventable car crashes caused by negligent, careless, distracted, intoxicated or otherwise unsafe drivers. The Wyoming Auto Accident Law Firm of Arnold Law Offices, PLLC, carefully investigates the facts, accident reports, medical records and other evidence to identify the basis for imposing fault and to identify viable and deep-pocketed defendants. Arnold Law Offices diligently pursues the fullest measure of justice for car accident victims.
Insurance Company Adjusters – Appearances Can Be Deceiving
If you have been in an auto accident, an insurance adjuster for the at-fault driver may contact you to obtain information or a recorded statement. Insurance adjusters are often amiable and present themselves as interested in resolving your claim. In reality, the adjuster is accountable to his or her employer, the insurance company. The objective of the insurance company and its representatives is to obtain statements or information that will undermine an injury victim’s claims regarding fault, causation and damages and to obtain settlements for the least amount of money possible. Injury victims should never sign any paperwork provided by an insurance company or agree to a recorded statement without legal advice. The best practice is to have an experienced Wyoming Auto Accident Attorney handle all communications with the insurance company.
Arnold Law Offices will safeguard your rights and to maximize your recovery. Arnold Law Offices will work with a wide range of individuals with specialized knowledge that include accident reconstruction experts, engineers, biomechanical experts, traffic safety experts, weather impact experts, forensics experts, mechanical experts, doctors, orthopedists and others with specialized knowledge and training. Mr. Arnold has the expertise and experience to handle the full range for motor vehicle accident claims, including but not limited to those caused by the following:
- Drunk driving
- Texting and driving
- Dangerous roads
- Inclement weather
- Excessive speed
- Unsafe lane changes
- Failure to obey stop signs or red lights
- Insufficient following distance (tailgating)
- Drugged driving
- Defective vehicles or components
- Distracted driving
Auto Accident Lawyers – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Our law firm hears from many people who have questions about their options and remedies following a car accident. While the best way to obtain specific questions about your situation is to seek legal advice, we have provided answers to a couple of frequently asked questions.
What if the other driver does not have insurance?
If you are involved in a collision with an uninsured or underinsured driver, the lack of insurance does not mean that you cannot recover compensation for your injuries. The at-fault driver might have assets like a home against which a judgment or settlement can be enforced. Another alternative is to identify insured negligent parties that contributed to the accident, such as the following:
- Public entities that improperly design or maintain roads
- Owners of vehicles that entrust their vehicles to unsafe drivers
- Employers of negligent drivers engaged in the course and scope of employment
- Other drivers that had a role in causing the crash
- Manufacturers of defective vehicles or systems
Even if no third parties contributed to the motor vehicle crash, our Wyoming Auto Accident Attorneys might be able to help you pursue a claim against your own uninsured motorist (UM) or underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage.
What is the statute of limitations that applies to auto collisions?
Generally, the statute of limitations for filing such a lawsuit is four years from the date of the auto accident under Wyoming Code Section 1-3-105. There can be complications in the process of calculating the statute of limitations, so you should seek legal advice promptly even if you think the statute of limitations has run (expired). If you fail to file a lawsuit within the statute of limitations, your right to bring a lawsuit will typically be barred. The best practice is to obtain prompt legal advice because other deadlines might apply, such as a tort claims act if you are pursuing a claim against a public entity.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car crash, you might have a right to financial compensation. If you have questions about your rights or options, you should call us at (307) 708-7887 to schedule a free consultation.