If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, it is essential to pursue an accident claim in order to be compensated for your injuries. The claim is usually presented to an insurance company, a Defendant, or a representative of the Defendant. Consulting with an experienced accident claim attorney can help make pursuing an accident claim simpler. Whether your accident was very recent or if you’re already further along in the process, not having a skilled attorney could make the difference between a successful claim and an unsuccessful one.


a. Who is responsible for my accident?

A common question following an accident is who is responsible. Liability is the legal concept known as fault. Determining liability is sometimes not that simple. In many accident cases, more than one person or legal entity is responsible. At times, the person making an accident claim is liable to some degree for their accident. However, even if the person presenting an accident claim is partially responsible, he or she may still be entitled to recover compensation for their injuries.

b. How much is my accident claim worth?

Every accident claim is unique. It is not an exact science when it comes to figuring out how much a claim is worth. The following are factors taken into consideration when determining how much an accident claim is worth:

  • Medical Bills
  • Lost Income
  • Permanent Disfigurement
  • Permanent Physical Disability
  • Loss of Social Activities (vacations or special events)
  • Loss of Educational Experiences (missing school or training)
  • Damaged Property

It is a misconception that persons involved in accidents do not need attorneys. Until you contact an attorney, the insurance company’s representatives know that they are dealing with someone who is not prepared to file a lawsuit. Therefore, the insurance company’s representatives will offer unfair compensation. They will not take the accident claim seriously until you are being represented by an attorney.

The Law Offices of Randy C. Botwinick is committed to treating each accident claim case with the seriousness it deserves. If you have any questions or are interested in a free no obligation consultation, please contact our firm as soon as possible.