A Car Accident Lawyer is On Your Side
Automotive accidents can cause many injuries that require both immediate and ongoing medical care. A car accident lawyer at Kirkpatrick & Goldsborough can fight to make sure clients receive the full compensation to which they are legally entitled. Whether you were in a single or multi-vehicle accident in Burlington, VT, our attorneys can provide the representation you need to hold negligent parties accountable and recover compensation from predatory insurance companies. If you or a loved one sustained injuries in a car accident, contact our law firm today to find out if you qualify for compensation.
Steps to Take After a Car Accident
If you are injured in an accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention, regardless of how insignificant you believe your injuries may be. Severe injuries may not become apparent until later, and waiting to seek medical treatment could be held against you by the insurance company.
If your injuries allow for it, there are several things you should do while you wait for emergency personnel to arrive:
- Gather personal information (names, phone numbers, addresses) from all parties involved, including drivers, passengers, and any witnesses to the accident
- Call the police for more significant accidents and injuries
- Take pictures of your injuries and damage to all vehicles involved
Once you have done this, contact the lawyers at Kirkpatrick & Goldsborough right away. Our phone number is (802) 651-0960. Our lawyers can further investigate the scene of the accident and document anything you may have missed.
How Do We Prove Fault?
The key in a car accident case is proving the other driver was partially or entirely at fault for the accident. The information you gather at the scene of the accident is crucial for proving fault. We can use accident reconstruction experts to gather further evidence and interview eyewitnesses for more information.
If the driver was drunk or distracted by his or her phone, there are additional steps we can take to prove fault. We can use the results of a breathalyzer or blood test to prove the driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was above the legal limit. If distracted driving is suspected, we can access the driver’s cell phone records to determine if the phone was in use at the time of the accident.
If you are injured in an accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention, regardless of how insignificant you believe your injuries may be.
Effects of Car Accidents on Victims
Car accidents can cause serious injuries and extensive property damage. Some injuries may cause long-term or permanent damage, requiring ongoing medical care. These medical expenses, in addition to the time victims must take off from work, create a heavy financial burden. Victims may experience emotional trauma in addition to their physical injuries, both of which may require treatment.
Our Car Accident Lawyers Fight for Compensation
Our attorneys strive to handle all aspects of these cases so victims can focus their full efforts on recovery. After proving negligence, we can file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company seeking compensation for:
- Past, present, and ongoing medical expenses
- Lost wages due to time missed from work
- Pain and suffering
Contact Kirkpatrick & Goldsborough Today
We offer a free initial consultation for all personal injury clients, so we urge you to contact our office as soon as possible following a car accident to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys. You can also call us at (802) 651-0960. The car accident lawyers at Kirkpatrick & Goldsborough have represented many clients who were the victims in a motor vehicle accident, helping them secure just compensation for their injuries.
“We understand the complexities of the law and the anxiety it can generate for many people. We are here to explain the legal process and provide skilled advocacy to help our clients achieve their goals.”