Yes, you can sue someone personally after a car accident. There are a few reasons why you might choose to sue someone personally after a car accident instead of suing their insurance company. If the other driver was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you may want to hold them accountable for their actions in civil court. Or, if the other driver was driving recklessly and caused a serious accident, you may want to seek punitive damages from them directly.
Another reason you might choose to sue someone personally is if their insurance company denies your claim or does not offer you a fair settlement. If you have strong evidence that the other driver was at fault for the accident, you may be able to win a larger verdict by taking them to court.
What is a Personal Injury Claim?
A personal injury claim is a legal action brought by an individual who has been injured, either physically or emotionally, as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, company, government agency, or other entity.
There are many different types of personal injury claims, but most are based on the theory that the defendant’s actions (or inaction) caused the plaintiff’s injuries. To succeed in a personal injury claim, the plaintiff must be able to prove that the defendant was at fault and that the plaintiff suffered damages as a result.
How Does the Personal Injury Claims Process Go?
To file a personal injury lawsuit, you must be able to prove that another party is at fault for your injuries. This means that you will need to gather evidence such as police reports, witness statements, and medical records. Once you have gathered all of the necessary evidence, your attorney will begin drafting your complaint.
The complaint is the legal document that is filed with the court to begin your personal injury lawsuit. In the complaint, you will state the facts of your case and why you believe the other party is at fault. Once the complaint is filed, the other party will have an opportunity to respond. If both parties are unable to settle out of court, your case will go to trial.
Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Make My Life Easier?
Most car accidents are caused by driver error. This means that the at-fault driver is usually liable for the damages caused by the accident. What if the at-fault driver does not have insurance or enough insurance to cover your damages? In this case, you may want to consider suing the at-fault driver personally.
Before taking legal action, you should speak with a personal injury lawyer to discuss your options and whether or not suing the at-fault driver is right for you. A personal injury lawyer will be able to review your case and help you determine if you have a valid claim against the at-fault driver.
If you decide to move forward with a lawsuit, call us today at (912) 401-8880 for help.