Car accidents are caused in many ways: speeding, fatigue, alcohol, drugs, texting, cell phone calls, careless driving, reckless driving, negligence, failing to obey traffic signals, and sometimes defective products.
An auto wreck can change your life. The resulting financial burden of huge medical bills and other expenses are heavy on you and those you love. Likewise, if someone you love is killed or injured in a car crash, the emotional and financial distress can be overwhelming. Let our attorneys help you get the money and support you deserve.
We have more than 40 years of experience representing clients who have been in car, truck, and bus accidents that resulted in significant disability and/or death. When we take on a case, we strive to understand the unique challenges presented in each case. We answer our clients’ questions and make sure their legal rights are protected. We have represented injured people who were injured in Wyoming and elsewhere and who live throughout the United States.
What damages can be recovered in a car accident case in Wyoming?
Under Wyoming law, damages can be awarded when a jury finds that the defendant’s negligence caused the injury or death. If the negligence of the defendant caused personal injury, the potential damages include: (a) the pain, suffering, and emotional distress experienced as a result of the injuries and those reasonably probable to be experienced in the future; (b) disability and/or disfigurement; (c) loss of enjoyment of life and any loss of enjoyment of life reasonably probable to be experienced in the future; (d) loss of earnings and earning capacity; (e) medical expenses; and (f) caretaking.
If the negligence of the defendant caused a wrongful death, damages include both economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages are the amount of money each claimant has not renewed or will not receive from the decedent’s earnings.
What are the automobile insurance requirements?
Every state has its own requirements for car owners. For example, Wyoming requires every owner of an automobile to buy a minimum amount of car insurance ($25,000.00) to pay for damages.
The company or person who caused the accident and/or their insurance company is financially responsible for all of your accident-related injuries, damages, and losses.
Every state also requires insurance companies to sell insurance you can buy to protect yourself and your family from a careless driver who has no insurance. The law of Wyoming also requires insurance companies to provide all Wyoming automobile owners with uninsured motorist coverage. This coverage provides money if the driver who caused the wreck does not have automobile collision coverage.
Some – but not Wyoming – require underinsured motorist coverage. Most automobile insurance policies have this anyway in case the negligent driver’s limits of liability are less than the damages you have suffered.
Should I contact an attorney about my vehicular accident case?
Here’s the best advice we can give–contact an attorney. If you wait too long, you may lose the chance to bring any case at all.
The fact that you are reading this page means you have some questions that need to be answered. You might have a case–or you might not–but the only way to find out is the contact an attorney. Our contact form and information can be found here.
Wyoming Accident Law
The company or person who causes a car accident is financially responsible for all of the damages caused by the wreck. These damages include car and/or other property damage, bodily injury, emotional stress and loss of care, comfort and society for the injured person or decedent’s spouse and children accident.
- Loss of Earnings and Earning Capacity. The value of time, earnings, profits, salaries, and the present cash value of any earnings reasonably probable to be lost in the future.
- Medical expenses. The reasonable expense of necessary medical care, treatment, and services received and any medical expenses reasonably probable to be incurred in the future;
- The reasonable expense of necessary help in the home that has been required as a result of the injury and any help reasonably probable to be required in the future.
- The pain, suffering, and emotional distress experienced as a result of the injuries [and those reasonably probable to be experienced in the future];
- Disability and/or disfigurement;
- Loss of enjoyment of life and any loss of enjoyment of life reasonably probable to be experienced in the future. The award for this specific element should not duplicate the award given or any other element of damage;