With the influx of people moving to and visiting south Florida, roads like I-95 and A1A are getting busier, making traffic accidents more likely. With that, many drivers can fall short of abiding by the road rules and may drive while distracted.
A Fort Lauderdale texting while driving accident lawyer with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can assist you in your pursuit of compensation if you or a loved one has suffered injuries in an accident caused by a texting or otherwise distracted driver.
How Much is My Case Worth?
The value of the compensation that you can receive as a result of injuries in a texting while driving accident varies widely from one case to another. Several factors impact the available compensation in your case, including:
- The severity of your injuries
- The extent of necessary medical treatment for your injuries
- The costs of repairing or replacing your vehicles
- The permanency of your injuries
- The extent of your lost wages, both now and in the future
- Whether you suffer a permanent disability that affects your ability to work
All these factors will have a significant effect on the outcome of your case. Clearly, a person who suffers minor and temporary injuries generally will be eligible for less compensation than a person who suffers severe and permanently debilitating injuries.
Damages You Can Collect Following a Texting While Driving Accident
Among the types of compensation that you may qualify for after a texting while driving accident are:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Your attorney can assist you in collecting evidence of your accident-related losses. You then will have a better idea of the compensation that you potentially may receive as a settlement in your personal injury case.
How Can Our Law Firm Serving Fort Lauderdale Help You?
Our law firm will guide you through every step of your personal injury case and court proceedings for as long as necessary. We want to reduce the stress that you may be experiencing as a result of your accident.
As a result, we can:
- Arrange to get your car fixed or replaced
- Help you make medical appointments so that you can get all the care that you need
- Handle all communications with the insurance company
- Gather evidence of fault in your case
- Work toward a settlement of your claim
- File and pursue your case in court when needed
Throughout your case, you will have the personal cell phone number of your attorney and will receive frequent updates about your case. We will keep in close contact with you as your case progresses and ensure that you know what is going on at all times. You will receive prompt return phone calls and email messages from our attorneys and staff at all times.
How Much will it Cost for a Car Accident Lawyer From Our Firm to Represent You?
At our law firm, you receive a free consultation about your case. You can tell us what happened, how you were injured, and what losses you have suffered as a result of your texting while driving accident. We then can give you a fair assessment of your case and your options moving forward.
If you choose to enlist our services, you pay us nothing up front or out of pocket to start work on your case. We don’t get reimbursed for our services until you receive a settlement or damages award in your case. This contingency fee arrangement ensures that all injury victims have access to legal counsel when they have a claim for compensation.
How do You Prove Your Fort Lauderdale Injury Case?
In a personal injury case, the injured party must prove liability or fault on the part of the driver who caused the accident. Texting while driving or otherwise driving while distracted creates a situation in which the driver is negligent. In other words, the driver is exhibiting careless or reckless behavior that endangers the safety of others.
Proving negligence requires evidence that it was the behavior of the driver in texting while driving that led to the accident. You must demonstrate that if the driver had not been texting, then the accident would not have occurred, and you would not have been injured. Since texting while driving is prohibited by law, proving that the responsible driver was texting at or shortly before the time of the accident is critical to your injury claim.
Your lawyer can help you gather the evidence that you need to prove your Fort Lauderdale texting while driving accident case, such as:
- Cell phone records of the driver to show the items that texts were read, written, and sent to others
- Vehicle technology in newer vehicles that may reveal the cause of the wreck
- Video surveillance from redlight cameras or nearby businesses and residences that show the actions of the driver at or near the time of the accident
- Witness statements as to what they observed before and during the crash
How Long do You Have to File Your Accident Case in Court?
In most cases, Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a) generally allows injury victims four years from the date of their accident to file their cases in court. Although Florida law contains a few exceptions to this general rule, you should be aware of this filing deadline. Otherwise, you risk being unable to pursue any compensation for your injuries.
Call us Today to Learn More About Your Rights After a Texting While Driving Accident
You can count on a Fort Lauderdale lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine to assist you with your texting while driving accident case. Allow us to remove some of the burdens from your shoulders after an accident that has injured you or a family member.
With our law firm at your side, you can focus on your recovery while we take care of your legal needs. Call us today at (954) 525-0050 for your free case consultation.
We Can Help.