From a frustrated friend,
"My friend was in a car crash. The person hit her in the back. The driver was under the influence of drugs and has numerous criminal charges. Now his insurance wants to settle for $35,000. After legal expenses will it cover medical bills? Should we go to court? "
Several different factors when determining liability; not all of them obvious. For example, a motorist is seriously injured when another motorist cuts in front of him. The motorist that was hit may be found liable if he was speeding or made an illegal lane change prior to the collision. The decision of who pays for damages or injuries in car accidents rests primarily on motor vehicle statutes, rather than the traditional, common law definition of "fault."
We get these type of questions often. Our attorneys handle each case personally and individually. Call to give us more specifics at (216) 771-1144. Or schedule a consultation.