An automobile accident is among the most traumatic experiences that any of us can experience. Everything changes in an instant, and your life is never the same again. While some car accidents are truly accidental, in most cases, a defective vehicle or negligent driver is to blame. And in those cases, you deserve compensation to help you put your life back together. Since 1969, the car accident lawyers at The Gilbert Law Group® have sought justice for those whose lives have been disrupted by the pain and suffering of car accidents.
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In a perfect world, car manufacturers would never place profits above safety. But, all too often, this is exactly what happens. In a rush to get their products to market, car companies fail to ensure that their vehicles are safe, and the consumer pays the price.
Our attorneys help victims fight back and recover damages from those responsible for manufacturing and selling defective cars, trucks, and SUVs. While we can’t make the accident go away, we can help you on your road to recovery.
Some of the types of auto product liability cases we fight against include:
Success in an auto product liability case comes down to your attorney’s understanding of what makes an automobile work, and what makes it unsafe. At The Gilbert Law Group®, we have an in-house engineer on-staff, Mr. Andrew Kim, who gives us unparalleled insight into defective auto part cases. Mr. Kim is a Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator and Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, allowing him to piece together your case, even after the direst of circumstances has occurred. Additionally, we are able to perform crash simulations and reconstructions with his leadership and knowledge, practically putting us there at the time of the accident to analyze it from all angles and pinpoint liability.
A part of product liability cases is also knowing what kind of defect was to blame:
Design: Some parts of a vehicle simply cannot be safe from the way they were designed on paper. Design defects such as these point to a dangerous lack of comprehension by auto part designers.
Manufacturing: Automobile product liability in a car accident may be traced back to the manufacturing of a defective part. While it should be safe in theory, some flaw in the creation of the auto part has rendered it unsafe.
Even low-speed car accidents involving just one other vehicle, or a piece of the environment or a structure, can cause serious personal injuries. Not only does this exemplify the importance of always hiring a car accident attorney but it also suggests that automobiles are not as safe as they should be. We have been using and designing cars for more than a century – there is almost no excuse for safety failures at this point.
Some common forms of injuries that result in car accidents are:
If you sustain a personal injury in a car accident, you can seek damages from the person or company responsible for those injuries. Our lawyers help clients recover reimbursement for medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation, and more.
Death caused by the negligence of another person or party is considered wrongful death. Survivors of the deceased have to deal with such unfortunate complications as:
It may feel impossible to fully recover from the loss of a loved but our auto accident attorneys hope that finding financial stability after such a tragic event can help you find peace of mind as well. We have litigated countless wrongful death cases for the surviving family members of those who lost their lives in car accidents. We believe this is one of the most important aspects of our occupation and we work tirelessly to do everything we can for our clients.
The typical car accident case begins with an initial filing of a claim, followed soon by contact from any concerned insurance companies. Even though this is still a preliminary step of this entire process, you must have retained the assistance of a car accident lawyer already. Saying the wrong thing to your insurance company or the insurance provider of the liable party could shift accountability onto you. There have been countless incidents of drivers who were wholly not responsible for a car accident paying for their own repairs and medical bills due to talking to insurers themselves, rather than letting a lawyer handle it.
After your claim has been filed an insurance companies have been notified, you should consider getting another medical checkup, assuming you have received one already. The value of your case will depend on your maximum medical improvement (MMI), or the point at which your conditions and injuries can no longer expect to improve. Additional checkups will not only help you establish how much monetary compensation you will eventually need but also help you recuperate safely.
Lastly, the actual handling of your case. An out-of-court settlement is often ideal, allowing you to recover sooner than later, but our Denver car accident lawyers always prepare each case we take as if it is going to trial. If this is appropriate for your situation, do not worry. We will handle all the difficult paperwork and represent you during litigation. In the end, your case may be closed within two months if it is simple and settled, or twelve months or more if it is complicated and goes to court.
If you’ve been involved in a car accident, you deserve to receive all of the compensation to which you are entitled. With nearly half a century of experience, The Gilbert Law Group® has the knowledge and resources you need.
Please contact our Denver car accident attorneys today by calling (888) 711-5947 to schedule your free initial consultation.
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