If you were injured or lost someone you love in a head-on collision in Clearwater, you know firsthand the long-term impact a car accident can have on every aspect of your life.
The physical pain from injuries suffered in car accidents can be debilitating, and yours may prevent you from returning to work to provide for yourself and your family. Medical bills add up quickly, too, and achieving financial stability again may seem impossible.
However, a Clearwater head-on collisions lawyer from our firm can help you seek the compensation you need for your injuries. At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we will go the extra mile to assist you with your case so you can focus on getting better.
We Provide Our Clients with Responsive Legal Care
Whenever you need us, we are always just a phone call away. That is, once we assign one of our Clearwater personal injury lawyers to your case, you will receive their phone number. On top of that, you can expect them to provide frequent case updates, help you set up accident-related appointments, and promptly answer any and all of your questions.
Making sure our clients are happy is our number one priority. Some of them have even written reviews of what it was like for them to work with us.
- “Shire Patel worked with me on my case and was absolutely amazing! Sharp as a knife and fought hard against the insurance with my best interest in mind at all time[s]. He was also very responsive and always kept in touch updating me about my case at all hours…” – Daniel R.
- “I had such an amazing experience here! Jonathan Holtz was my attorney and I could not have asked for a better person to take my case. He was very responsive and did a great job of keeping me informed! I would highly recommend letting them be your attorney.” – Sarah A.
Now, we are ready to listen to your case and see how we can be of assistance to you.
Seeking Financial Recovery for Head-On Collisions in Florida
After a Clearwater car accident, victims must first file a claim with their own insurance company, even if they did not cause the accident. Florida Statutes § 627.7407 requires all drivers to carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance, which provides coverage for injuries regardless of fault.
No-fault insurance policies help protect victims of accidents with uninsured drivers. However, they can also make it more difficult to pursue financial recovery from the at-fault driver for their injuries.
The Types of Compensation a Victim May Receive Varies by Case
Victims who suffer serious, permanent injuries or whose damages exceed their policy limits may be eligible for financial awards. Still, the types of recovery they may receive will depend on the specific details of their case.
If your insurance does not cover all of your damages, you may qualify to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and/or property damage from the liable driver. If you lost a loved one or suffered an injury that meets Florida’s serious injury threshold, you may be able to pursue pain and suffering as well.
Exceptions to the No-Fault Law
Florida law does maintain exceptions to its no-fault policies. Say you filed a claim with your insurance company or the insurance company covering the car you were in at the time of the accident. If the policy limits prevent you from receiving the full amount of coverage you need to recover your losses, you may have the option to file a claim with the other party’s insurer.
Additionally, if you suffered severe injuries in the accident, you may have a personal injury case against the at-fault driver. According to Florida Statutes § 627.737, conditions for meeting the legal threshold for a serious injury include:
- Significant and permanent scarring, disfigurement, or loss of a bodily function
- Permanent injury
The provision for death means that if a victim lost their life in the accident, their family may have the option to pursue damages from the liable driver in a wrongful death lawsuit.
Our Clearwater Lawyer Can Build Your Head-On Collisions Case
Trying to prove the other driver caused the accident can be a difficult task, especially when dealing with insurance adjusters who are trained to avoid cutting into the company’s profit at all costs. When you become our client, our team will take the necessary steps to prove that you deserve financial recovery for your injuries.
We Can Prove the Four Elements of Negligence in Your Case
Pursuing financial awards for your injuries requires using evidence to establish that the driver who struck your vehicle acted in a negligent manner. We can do this task by proving that the driver’s actions and their consequences meet the criteria for negligence. We can work to establish:
- The driver had a duty of care to you or a responsibility to keep you reasonably safe from avoidable harm.
- The driver failed to abide by that duty and caused your accident by behaving in a careless manner.
- The accident caused your injuries or the loss of your loved one.
- Your injuries or loss led you to suffer significant damages.
To prove negligence, we will start by gathering evidence that reveals how the accident occurred. The types of evidence we may collect to support your claim include:
- Police reports
- Statements from witnesses
- Cell phone records
- Field sobriety tests
- Photos of injuries
- Medical records
- Surveillance video
Collecting all of this evidence and building a case while healing from injuries is not easy. Do not worry about representing yourself; our team can take your case off of your shoulders. In addition to gathering evidence, our managing your case also includes communicating and negotiating a settlement with the other party’s insurance company.
Be Sure to Comply with Florida’s Statute of Limitations
Car accident victims in Florida and their families have a certain timeframe in which they can seek financial recovery for their injuries. Florida Statutes § 95.11 gives most victims up to four years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit, while most families of deceased victims may have two years from the date of death to file a wrongful death suit.
However, exceptions apply in some cases. Still, it is imperative you bring your case against the liable party in time. Otherwise, the state might keep you from recovering any compensation, releasing the liable party from paying you damages.
Contact Us Today to Learn About Working with Our Clearwater Car Accident Lawyers
If you need help with the legal proceedings and/or need legal advice following a head-on collision in Clearwater, a lawyer with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can represent you.
Contact us today at 1-800-747-3733 for your free consultation. We go the extra mile for all of our accident clients. We provide all our legal services on a contingency fee, so there are no lawyer’s fees involved unless we secure an award for you.