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Resolute Attorneys Representing Victims of Car Accidents Nationwide

Car accidents are an unfortunately common occurrence. In the face of such incidents, having a reputable car accident lawyer on your side can make a significant difference. This is where Matthews & Associates steps in. We offer comprehensive legal guidance and representation in car accident cases, striving to stand by our clients every step of the way. 

Matthews & Associates has contested against some of the world's largest insurance companies, automobile manufacturers, trucking companies, and medical corporations, striving always to secure maximum compensation for deserving injured parties. Our deep empathy for our clients serves as an enduring source of motivation, driving us to consistently provide exceptional service and support. 

Call (888) 923-7001 for a 100% free legal consultation.

INDIVIDUAL CASES, INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION

We may file or settle a claim individually or as part of a group on a case-by-case basis. 

Whether your claim is filed individually or as part of a group fighting the same defendant, our goal is always to provide each of our clients with individual attention.

Beware of Insurance Company Tricks & Tactics

Insurance companies are often hesitant to settle auto accident claims fairly, as every payout affects their profits. If you've been injured in a motor vehicle accident, it's highly recommended to refrain from dealing with an insurance company on your own. Instead, we suggest you seek the guidance of an experienced auto injury attorney at Matthews & Associates. We can provide the representation needed to pursue proper compensation for your injuries.

Insurance companies often employ aggressive tactics in their claims departments, resorting to misleading strategies, underhanded tricks, and deceptive legal loopholes to avoid taking responsibility for legitimate auto accident claims. Many insurance company employees are trained to utilize a range of tools to deny claims or coerce injured policyholders into accepting unfair settlements.

These tactics can include:

  • Arguing that the driver lacks the proper form of coverage
  • Inaccurately asserting the driver's policy lapsed or changed
  • Unjustly trying to pin the blame on the injured party
  • Falsely claiming coverage limits were inadequate
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Common Causes of Car Accidents

Car accidents materialize in a myriad of ways, yet some scenarios are more prevalent than others.

Some of the most common causes include: 

  • Distracted driving: This includes activities that divert attention from driving, such as talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, or fiddling with the stereo or navigation system.
  • Speeding: Traveling above the speed limit is a common cause of car accidents as it reduces a driver's ability to steer safely around curves or objects in the roadway.
  • Drunk driving: Consuming alcohol or drugs impairs a driver's ability to operate the vehicle safely, often leading to accidents.
  • Reckless driving: This includes a range of traffic offenses, such as changing lanes without signaling, tailgating, and violating other traffic safety laws.
  • Weather conditions: Adverse weather conditions such as rain, snow, fog, or ice can make roads slippery and visibility poor, leading to accidents.
  • Running red lights or stop signs: Accidents are frequently caused by drivers who disregard traffic signals and fail to yield to oncoming vehicles, running red lights, or ignoring stop signs.
  • Teenage drivers: Young and inexperienced drivers often cause accidents due to a lack of experience and judgment on the road.

Understanding the common causes of car accidents can help foster safe driving practices. Should you find yourself a victim of a car accident despite your best efforts, Matthews & Associates can assist you in navigating the legal complexities that follow.

Common Injuries in Car Accident Cases Nationwide

Automobile accidents can result in a range of injuries, varying from minor scrapes and bruises to severe, life-altering conditions. 

Whiplash is among the most commonly observed injuries, which typically occurs in rear-end collisions. It involves a sudden and forceful motion of the neck, causing damage to the delicate tissues.

Broken bones are also frequently seen in car accidents, especially in high-speed collisions. The ribs, being fragile and located close to the steering wheel, are particularly vulnerable. An impact can lead to fractures, resulting in intense pain and potential internal injuries.

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are another significant concern. These occur when the brain forcefully collides with the inside of the skull due to a sudden impact. Symptoms can range from mild dizziness and confusion to long-term cognitive impairments.

Internal injuries are common but often challenging to identify immediately after the accident. Damage to internal organs like the lungs, liver, or spleen can be life-threatening if not promptly addressed. It is crucial to seek immediate medical attention following a collision, even if you feel fine, as some injuries may not immediately present symptoms.

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    Matthews and Associates are very informative. Kept me up to date on what was happening with my case. They were always polite when they were talking to me. Very professional and polite.

    - Ron S.
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    I've been working with Matthews and Associates for 2 years. I am impressed that the Firm is always available and answers questions promptly. I am very satisfied with the services they provide and would recommend them.

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    - Sorangel T.
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    - Genie S.

Who Is Liable in a Car Accident Case?

When determining liability in a car accident case, it's essential to recognize that responsibility may not rest solely on the drivers involved. Multiple parties could potentially be held accountable. 

For example, car manufacturers may be deemed liable if a defect in a vehicle contributed to an accident. Additionally, government agencies responsible for maintaining road conditions could be held accountable if inadequate maintenance played a role in a car accident.

Liability may also be allocated differently based on state-specific laws. In some states, the concept of comparative negligence is used to determine liability. This means that each party involved in the accident may bear a percentage of the responsibility, affecting the compensation the plaintiff may receive.

Other states have no-fault systems in place, where each party involved in an accident seeks compensation from their insurance, regardless of fault.

In states that employ joint and several liability rules, a party who is only minimally at fault could potentially be held entirely responsible for another's damages.

Understanding the complexities of liability in car accidents is crucial to achieving a fair outcome in your case. Our team at Matthews & Associates can provide guidance throughout the complicated process of seeking compensation for your losses. Our attorneys can offer invaluable insight into the unique laws and regulations of your state, helping you navigate your claim and pursue the compensation you deserve.

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Nationwide Car Accident Lawyer

At Matthews & Associates, we go beyond handling auto accidents and take a wide range of cases, including auto recalls. We understand that every client's situation is unique and can involve varying levels of complexity. Our car accident lawyers are fully prepared to consult with you, providing the necessary information and guidance to determine the best course of action for your case.

Contact us online or call (888) 923-7001 to schedule your free case consultation today.

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