What is the Act of God Defense?

What is the Act of God Defense?

The number of damages that are accumulated after a catastrophic car accident can be substantial. From the high costs of medical treatment to expensive car repairs and other forms of destruction, car accidents have the potential to ruin a victim financially. Because victims of car accidents can file a personal injury claim, they may be able to avoid financial destitution.

When you have been in an accident because of another person’s negligence in Mississippi, you can take legal action to recoup your losses. Filing a personal injury claim may be the best way to hold negligent parties accountable for their behavior. Having an attorney help you with your claim can allow you to focus on recovering from your injuries and give you peace of mind that your claim is being managed effectively. 

Bob Germany is a Jackson personal injury attorney with more than four decades of experience helping victims of injury accidents see justice and secure the most from their personal injury claims.

How Does the Act of God Defense Work?

How Does an Act of God Defense WorkIf you have never been in an injury accident and if this is your first time filing a personal injury claim then it is understandable that you may not know what to expect. When you are filing your claim against an insurance company, you can be sure they are going to find every way possible to have your claim dismissed. If they are not able to completely get out of paying you, then they are going to try and do so for the smallest amount possible.

You may be surprised at the type of arguments that they will make to accomplish their goals. This includes defenses like the “Act of God.” When an Act of God defense is given as the reason why an accident happened, what is being said is that natural forces that were unavoidable took place. 

Examples of legitimate circumstances that could warrant an Act of God defense include:

  • Flooding.
  • Hurricanes.
  • Tornadoes.
  • Earthquakes.
  • Tsunamis.
  • Severe thunderstorms with lightning strikes.
  • Sudden medical emergencies.

The Act of God defense does not mean that the result of a personal injury suit will automatically go in favor of the defendant.  An experienced attorney will know how to deconstruct this type of defense.

If you were injured in a car accident, Bob Germany is a Jackson car accident lawyer who is dedicated to helping victims just like you secure compensation. Bob Germany understands how to combat many excuses negligent parties have, including that an Act of God happened.

Speak with a Jackson Personal Injury Attorney Today

If an Act of God situation did happen, getting compensation may be difficult. However, an experienced Jackson injury attorney will know how to scrutinize an injury accident and figure out how to help victims secure maximum recovery.

To schedule a free consultation with Germany Law Firm, PLLC please call (601) 487-0555 today. There is a limited amount of time that victims in Mississippi have to file a claim for compensation so acting quickly is recommended.