Car crashes happen every day in Florida. Every collision, even one that happens at low speed, can end in serious injury. That can mean a head injury, back injury, or broken bones. An injury can bring your life to a halt. On top of dealing with the complications from damaging or losing your car, you are forced to treat and rehabilitate your body as well.
If you believe that the other driver in your accident was being negligent and caused your accident, you can get help. A Gainesville broken bones caused by a car accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can guide you through the lawsuit process. We want to fight for your family to get the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 1-800-747-3733 to get started.
Compensation with a Lawsuit
In 2018, there were over 403,000 car accidents, ending in more than 255,000 injuries, according to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV). Injuries suffered in car accidents can vary greatly in severity. Victims can sometimes walk away with nothing but bumps and bruises. Sometimes, though, a car accident victim can suffer a life-altering injury.
Broken bones are painful and sometimes debilitating. Even a broken finger can affect your daily life and work. A broken leg could mean the need for a wheelchair or even surgery. Broken bones, or fractures, require medical attention. A broken bone cannot be ignored. Often, medical attention is needed promptly to be sure that the bone does not heal incorrectly and cause further problems. All fractures are not the same. Even if a doctor knows that a bone is broken, tests may still be necessary. You may need to pay for an x-ray, MRI, or CT scan.
There are different types of fractures, including open fractures, where the bone has broken through the skin. These fractures are considered emergencies. The risk for infection is high, so medication is often required. Other treatment options include surgery and a splint or cast.
All of these diagnostic procedures and treatment options require money and time. They can be painful, inconvenient, and stressful. You do not deserve to bear the burden of the accident if it was not your fault. All of your healing can be even more strenuous when you consider the other hardships from your accident. You may be communicating with your insurance company, the other driver, and law enforcement. You are also probably dealing with the difficulty of getting your car repair or replaced and finding transportation.
With everything you have to consider after an accident, a lawsuit can seem insurmountable. Getting a lawyer on your side, though, can take some of the burden off your shoulders. A lawyer from our office can do the legal work necessary to put together a strong case. With a successful lawsuit, you can recover much of the damages from your injury and accident, including:
- Property damage
- Medical bills
- Medical equipment
- Lost wages and diminished earning capacity (the loss of future income from your possible inability to earn the same amount you did before)
- Pain and suffering
When you consider damages like emotional distress, depression, and inconvenience, it can be difficult to come up with a dollar amount. This is where a lawyer can assist. One of our attorneys can tell you what you can include in your lawsuit and the appropriate dollar amount.
A lawsuit is an option for you to get back what you have had to pay because of your accident and injuries. There are rules, though, that must be followed in order to file. One of those rules is the statute of limitations, or time limit you have to file. You have four years to file a lawsuit after your accident if the other driver was being negligent, according to Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a). There can be exceptions to this rule. A Gainesville broken bones caused by a car accident lawyer from our team can tell us how your case is affected by the statute of limitations. Give us a call today to discuss the details at 1-800-747-3733.
Many car accidents are avoidable. Things like weather and road conditions can contribute to collisions. Drivers must be diligent and responsible to stay out of accidents. It takes both drivers, though, to keep an accident from happening. You might have been doing everything right and the other driver caused your accident. If this is what happened in your case, the other driver may be liable for the damages of your injuries.
Some ways the other driver could be negligent include:
- Distracted driving: eating, drinking, adjusting the radio, or talking to passengers
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Disobeying traffic laws: running stop signs or red lights, speeding, or failing to use turn signal
- Aggressive drivingor road rage
If the other driver was engaging in any of these behaviors and caused your accident, you can seek compensation from them. A Gainesville broken bones caused by a car accident lawyer can gather the evidence needed to prove you were not at fault.
The other driver may be saying that you are the one at fault. You do not need to back down just because they are claiming that you are to blame. If you believe that they were the ones being negligent, we can help you build a strong case.
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Your broken bone was not your fault if the other driver in your accident was being negligent. Driving while distracted or disobeying traffic laws makes that driver responsible for the accident. That could make them liable for the costs of your property damage and injury.
You have a right to seek compensation if you were injured because of someone else. The team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine knows the Florida law. We have the right Gainesville broken bones caused by a car accident lawyer for you and your case. Call us today for a consultation at 1-800-747-3733. We want to fight alongside you so you can focus on healing.
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