Safe driving limits your risk of experiencing an accident, but you cannot control the actions of other motorists. Sustaining injuries in an accident because the other driver was speeding can lead to excessive medical bills, missed time from work, and permanent injuries.
To discuss whether you are entitled to compensation following a car accident, call Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 to schedule a complimentary consultation.
Collecting Compensation for Serious Injuries
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding lead to 9,378 fatalities in 2018 in Florida. Speaking with a Fort Myers speeding lawyer following an accident may help you start taking legal action. Serious injuries can lead to extended hospitalization, which can cause financial constraints. Permanent injuries can have lasting effects on your future, especially if you can no longer work.
A Fort Myers speeding lawyer can file a civil lawsuit against the other driver and all liable parties, which may allow you to collect compensation for:
- Future lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Medical bills and devices
- Pain and suffering
- Severe scarring and/or disfigurement
Florida does not cap the amount of economic or noneconomic damages you can receive for injuries sustained in a car accident.
How Fault is Determined
Following an accident, police and emergency responders complete an initial investigation. The police can issue citations to any involved parties who violated traffic laws that resulted in an accident. The initial police report provides valuable information to determine who is liable. If the other driver received a citation for speeding or reckless driving, it may bear relevance to your claim.
Your insurance company can also conduct an investigation and make a finding of which driver was at fault. A Fort Myers speeding lawyer may acquire evidence and interview witnesses, which can support your claims for damages. If the other driver has a lengthy history of moving violations or past convictions for driving under the influence, it can be admitted during a trial.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 for your free case evaluation.
Losses and Compensation
Following an accident, you may collect economic losses you incurred as a direct result of the accident. PIP benefits cover up to $10,000 of economic damages and 80% of medical bills. For serious injuries, actual damages can exceed your PIP coverage limits.
Examples of economic damages can include:
- Transportation costs to medical appointments
- Out-of-pocket medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Vehicle replacement and repair costs
Noneconomic damages involve future damages and how your injuries impact your quality of life.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today
When you suffer injuries and financial losses because of a car accident, a Fort Myers speeding lawyer may help you receive the compensation you deserve. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 to discuss your legal options during a free consultation.
Your right to file a lawsuit is subject to Florida’s statute of limitations, so call us as soon as your injuries stabilize.
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