The Five Types of Auto Accident Claims

The Five Types of Auto Accident Claims

A car accident is rarely ever a simple fender bender. More often than not, car accidents result in lost wages, repair fees, and high medical bills. According to the National Safety Council, in 2021, 5.4 million Americans sought medical attention as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Moreover, the cost for that treatment rose to an estimated $498.3 billion in the U.S. We have compiled a brief list of the five most common types of motor vehicle accident claims – any of which may require help from a trustworthy auto accident attorney.

Liability Claims Against Another Driver

This is the most common type of claim you can open against another driver, so there is a good chance your claim will fall into this category. Generally speaking, if you or your loved one was a pedestrian or another motorist injured by someone else’s driving, you could open a liability claim against another driver for the losses you experienced.

Wrongful Death Liability Claims

If you lost your loved one due to the negligent actions of another driver, you may benefit from opening a wrongful death claim. While we recognize that it may be difficult to attempt to quantify the loss of a loved one, the hope is that by completing the process, you could offset some of the financial burden related to their passing and perhaps begin to feel some sort of closure.

Product Liability Claims

Not all car accidents are caused by negligent drivers. Some are caused by negligent automobile manufacturers or defective parts, such as airbags that deployed randomly or brakes that failed. If you were harmed as the result of faulty products, you may be entitled to compensation from the automobile’s manufacturer.

Dram Shop Liability Claims

This type of claim holds the owner of an establishment that serves alcohol responsible for overserving their patron if the intoxicated patron’s actions resulted in an injury. You may have also heard this type of claim referred to as a third-party claim.

Uninsured Motorist Liability Claims

Unfortunately, not all drivers carry active insurance. Even when they do have an active policy, he or she may be underinsured, meaning the policy they purchased may not fully cover your medical bills and expenses in the event of an accident. If this is the case, it would be wise to consider filing an uninsured motorist liability claim.

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