Rutland Car Accident Lawyer
Have You Been Injured in a Car Accident in Vermont?
Car accidents have the potential to derail a victim’s life, especially
if injuries are involved. With all of the medical expenses, property damage
repairs, and time is taken off work to recover, things can really add up.
If you have sustained an injury in a car accident caused by a negligent driver,
Shillen & Mackall is committed to helping you obtain a maximum settlement. Our Rutland personal
injury attorney can review your case and discuss with you all of your
legal options available to get the results you desire.
Car Accident Laws in Vermont
In general, any person who was negligent and caused injuries can be held
accountable for those injuries. While many accidents are caused by one
party alone, there are others where all parties share some responsibility
for the crash.
The state uses a “modified comparative fault” rule which reduces--or
eliminates--damage awards if the plaintiff is found to be partially liable
for the car accident and underlying injuries. So if you were 50 percent
or less at fault for your injuries, the court will reduce your damages
according to the proportion of your level of liability.
For example, let’s say you’ve been injured in a collision with
another driver and you decide to take your case to court. After conducting
a claim investigation and considering all of the evidence, the jury decides
that your total losses equal $150,000. However, the jury also finds you
35 percent liable for the crash and the other driver was 65 percent at
fault, meaning you will only recover $97,500. The $150,000 total, minus
the $52,500 that represents your 35 percent of fault for the accident.
If you are found to be 50 percent or more at fault for causing the crash,
you are prohibited from recovering any damages from the other parties involved.
- We handle the following types of car accidents:
- Distracted driving accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Reckless driving accidents
- Multi-vehicle accidents
- Single vehicle accidents
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Uninsured and underinsured motorist accidents
- Ridesharing (Uber/Lyft) accidents
- Commercial vehicle accidents
Ready to Help You Recover From Injury
With millions of dollars recovered for our clients, we understand what
it takes to obtain the best results possible. While you may be worried
about money, especially when you have medical bills and other expenses
to be concerned over, our Rutland car accident attorney works on a contingency
fee basis. This means that you don’t have to pay us anything until
we win your case. Let us protect your rights and best interests against
the at-fault party and insurance companies.
Do not hesitate to call Shillen & Mackall Law Office for a
case evaluation at (802) 243-0078