My mother was in a car accident caused by a stalled car in the highway in 75 south going to work. She had a broken arm and other complications . The car was stalled and another car hit it and my mother was behind the car the hit the stalled and didn't have enough time to react because the car did show any break lights .then another car hit her from the back causing her to hit the wall totaling the car completely.
It sounds like a good case but don't ask how much to sue for. Anybody can type zeros. Putting a number with more zeros on the court papers doesn't get anybody more money. Help your mother find a good personal injury lawyer and let the lawyer help her get as much money as possible. How much depends on a host of factors. Some of the most important are how serious is the injury, how much insurance the offending vehicles have, and how much underinsured coverage your mother's car has. There is no way you can know the answer to all these questions right now.
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FInd an experienced personal injury attorney in your jurisdiction because there are many individual factors far beyond an internet thumbnail sketch that are required before the value of any case can be "ball parked".
Due to the severity of her injuries she should certainly seek an attorney. This is especially important given the complexity of the accident and the inevitable arguments over who is at fault.
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the amount you can sue for depends on the exact nature of the injury (how severe the broken arm is, did it require surgery, how long did it take to heal, and the amount of the medical bills). The real question, though, is why was the car stalled. If the owner of the car had no idea that there was something wrong with the car, then there may not be much of a case as you will have to prove why the car stalled, and why the driver of the car either knew, or should have known, tat it was going to stall. If the car ran out of gas, and the owner was trying to make it to a gas station, you have a case as he should have gotten gas sooner. If the car was working great, prior to the driver leaving home, and then it stalled out of nowhere, then it may be hard to show that the driver was negligent. These cases are very fact specific. I am currently working on a case where the Defendant did some work on his own car the day before, and then it stalled on hwy 75, in Marietta. we were able to show that he was negligent in the way he repaired the car, but also didn't immediately put on his hazard lights to make himself readily apparent to the oncoming traffic. call me if you have any questions.
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No lawyer can put a number on this case without knowing all the facts and circumstances. Search Avvo's "find a lawyer" for a personal injury lawyer in your state, and call for a free consultation. Find one with a low contingency fee, so you mother is left with some money. Good luck.
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First you need to find out who has insurance, then make a claim. If the case cannot be settled after negotiations with all parties at fault for crash then a lawsuit would be warranted. The services of a lawyers is imperative in this situation due to all the parties involved and each party most likely being accessed a percentage of liability.
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