If you were injured in a car accident that was caused by another driver’s negligent behavior, that driver is liable for the damages you suffered as a result of the crash. You generally can file a claim against the responsible party and their insurance company for four years after the accident under FL § 95.11.
In other words, you can sue someone personally after a car accident for the money they owe you. A Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you recover damages after a car accident.
We help injured parties take action and collect the compensation they deserve from the negligent parties who hurt them. We have a long and successful track record of winning damages for car accident victims. Our team is eager to hear from you today and to get started on your case. To speak with a member of our dedicated staff in Fort Lauderdale and set up a free case evaluation, call us at 1-800-747-3733.
Your Rights After a Fort Lauderdale Car Accident
As a car accident victim in Fort Lauderdale, you have a number of rights. You may take legal action against the person who caused your accident and sue them for any damages you have incurred. By proving that the other driver was behaving negligently, we can help you recover compensation from them and their insurance company.
Examples of negligent driving behaviors that can lead to an accident and cause a person to be held liable include:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Violating a traffic law
- Drag racing
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Drowsy driving
In order to show that the other driver was committing one of these behaviors or was otherwise acting without due care or caution, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will scour the accident scene, talk to witnesses, examine police reports, and do everything necessary to collect the evidence we need. This allows us to approach the other driver from a position of strength and demand fair compensation.
Settling Out of Court vs. Going to Court
Just because you have the right to sue the other driver does not mean it is always the best option. With enough evidence, our attorneys are often able to convince the insurance company to pay a full and fair settlement out of court. They do this to avoid going to trial and having to pay attorneys’ fees, which can add a substantial cost on top of the money they already owe you. If we show them that they are likely to lose the case due to our overwhelming evidence, they often agree to settle out of court.
That said, if the other side does not agree to compensate you fairly, our attorneys do not hesitate to file a lawsuit and go before a jury.
The Damages You Can Collect
In Florida, car accident victims can collect both economic and noneconomic damages for car accident injuries under FL § 768.28. There is no cap on the noneconomic damages you may collect. We can help you recover a settlement or award that includes compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- And more
Call Today for a Free Case Evaluation
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is ready to get to work on your Fort Lauderdale car accident claim today. You can sue someone personally after a car accident, and our attorneys will help you recover the full and fair compensation you deserve. For a free, no-obligation case evaluation, call us at 1-800-747-3733. We do not get paid unless and until we win your case.