Whether you or a loved one has been injured in a side impact collision, you may have a case for compensation against the driver or other party responsible. When a party is negligent or careless and causes you harm, they could owe you for your medical expenses and other damages. Consider working with a Clearwater side impact collisions lawyer from our firm who can help you with the legal process.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine handles personal injury and wrongful death cases stemming from motor vehicle crashes on a regular basis. We can take your case based on contingency, which means you do not owe us any money upfront. We also request nothing from you unless you receive compensation for your damages.
Call our offices at 1-800-747-3733 to talk to us about your case.
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Qualifying for Damages After a Side Impact Collision
Some crashes are attributable to defective vehicles or vehicle parts. However, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), driver error is the cause of approximately 94% of all motor vehicle accidents. Driver error can take many forms in a side impact collision, including:
- Engaging in distracted driving behaviors, such as texting while driving
- Driving while impaired
- Crossing an intersection at excessive speed
- Failing to stop at a red light or stop sign
- Refusing to yield to another vehicle when appropriate
Each of these scenarios can create the basis for a personal injury case against a driver, since they involve an act of negligence. Negligence refers to actions or inaction that fails to show a reasonable level of care for others’ safety. All drivers have a duty to avoid making these errors, follow traffic laws, and drive in a generally safe manner to protect others on the road.
Seeking Damages from a Negligent Driver
When someone drives negligently and causes you or your family member harm, we may be able to help you prove their negligence and seek compensation. A Clearwater side impact collisions lawyer from our firm can evaluate the circumstances that led to your crash and help determine who is liable for your injuries.
After you have suffered injuries in a side impact collision or another type of motor vehicle accident, you are likely receiving countless medical bills and calls from insurance companies. Your injuries may also cause you to miss time at work while you are struggling to recover from your injuries. When you are in this situation, a Clearwater side impact collisions lawyer from our firm can help.
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Types of Compensation in Side Impact Collision Cases
The costs of undergoing medical treatment for your accident-related injuries can be substantial. You may need emergency medical care, hospitalization, surgery, and rehabilitation. In some cases, a series of treatments or surgeries can be necessary to help heal these injuries. You could also develop permanent disabilities that require a lifetime of care.
As such, medical expenses are a major component of any personal injury case. You likely will have other economic losses related to your accident, which may also be recoverable. These damages might include lost wages and loss of future income if you cannot return to work.
A severe accident can result in intangible losses, as well. While these damages might be challenging to quantify, they can have a huge impact on your life. When our team takes on your case, we can identify and assign a value to all of your damages, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Deadlines for Your Side Impact Collision Claim
State law imposes deadlines on your ability to file a personal injury lawsuit following your collision. As a result, getting legal advice as soon as you can after your accident is beneficial. Otherwise, you risk being unable to get any compensation for your injuries from the responsible parties.
Under Florida Statutes § 95.11, you have four years from the date of your injuries to file a case in court. While there are a few exceptions, this deadline applies to most personal injury cases. In the event of a wrongful death stemming from a side impact collision, you have only two years to file a lawsuit related to the death of your loved one.
Other factors in your case may require you to take even quicker action if you want to recover compensation for your injuries. For example, if you have a case against a government entity, you have a shorter amount of time to file your lawsuit. As a result, getting legal advice in a timely fashion could benefit you.
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Work with Our Team on Your Accident Case
Proving negligence is not always easy. Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help gather the evidence you need to prove your case. Together, we can hold all negligent parties accountable for their actions in causing your accident.
Call us today at 1-800-747-3733 and get more information about how you can pursue your damages.