If you were injured in an accident, it may benefit you to work with a car accident lawyer from our firm. Whether the accident was someone else’s fault or you contributed to your own injuries, you have options to recover your medical expenses, car repairs, and potentially even your pain and suffering.
With the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, you only have to worry about getting better. We go the extra mile for our clients by scheduling your appointments and even making arrangements to get your car fixed. We are happy to get you back into your routine more easily. This also means that we will place as little burden on you as possible, so you can leave the legal process in our hands.
Categories of Damages In Hialeah Broken Ribs Car Accident Cases
After a collision, both parties typically suffer some sort of personal and financial loss. These are referred to as damages. In car accident claims, you are entitled to recover financial losses up to the policy limits on your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance. However, in some cases, you may be entitled to demand compensation for personal suffering through a lawsuit.
Some of the common categories of damages include:
- Lost wages. This category is to compensate you for paychecks that you missed while recuperating from your broken ribs and other injuries. This may also include wages that you stand to lose from the long-term effects of your injuries.
- Medical expenses. Usually, you can recover the reasonable cost of the medical treatment you needed for your injuries. You may also be able to recover the cost of future medical treatment.
- Pain and suffering. This category encompasses the emotional distress, inconvenience, and physical discomfort of injuries received in the accident.
There are other categories of damages not listed here. Be sure to discuss all of your losses with your attorney, so they can include them in your demands if you are eligible to claim them.
Factors That Can Affect Your Settlement Amount
Many different factors could impact the value of your car accident case. Here are a few examples:
- If the other driver was not insured or fled the scene, we might have to proceed under your uninsured motorist coverage.
- If your own insurance isn’t sufficient to cover your damages, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit.
- Your degree of fault in the collision may affect your total compensation in the event your case proceeds to trial. Our attorneys can offer counsel on this if you are concerned about your degree of fault.
- Evidence could disappear quickly after the crash. Things like skid marks can fade away in a matter of days. These pieces of evidence may be vital in securing your settlement or verdict if your case proceeds to trial.
These are just a few of the hurdles you may face before you can collect your personal injury settlement or verdict. Our attorneys are familiar with many of these hang-ups and would be happy to help you navigate them. During your free consultation, we can discuss all of your options for compensation based on your insurance, the at-fault driver’s insurance, and Florida’s laws.
What A Hialeah Broken Ribs Car Accident Lawyer Can Do For Your Injury Case
We can negotiate directly with the insurance company to reach a fair settlement on your car accident case. If your case is eligible, we can file a lawsuit and let the court decide based on the strength of the evidence we collect. You do not have to fight a massive insurance company by yourself. Instead, we can handle your case while you focus on your health and well-being.
We Deliver Responsive Legal Care
When dealing with a painful injury from a car accident, the last thing you want to do is talk with your attorney’s answering machine week after week. When we handle your injury claim, you will get frequent case updates and answers to all your questions. We respond to your calls and emails. Plus, we give you your attorney’s phone number for easy access.
You Won’t Pay Out Of Pocket For Our Services
We handle car accident injury cases like yours on a contingency fee. This means that you do not have to pay us any upfront legal fees to get our help. We work until your case is resolved. Afterward, we receive a portion of the settlement or court award as our payment.
We will be transparent with you from the beginning about the details of this payment arrangement. Our team can tell you more during your consultation.
The Statute of Limitations For A Hialeah Broken Ribs Car Accident Claim
Florida law limits the amount of time you have to take legal action, and if you miss the filing deadline, also called the statute of limitations, no one will be able to help you. Florida law may bar you from seeking compensation for your losses.
The personal injury statute of limitations is four years, according to Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a). If your close relative passed away because of a car accident, we only have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit under Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d).
Complications From Broken Ribs
Fractured ribs can include both cracked and broken bones of the rib cage, according to the Mayo Clinic. These painful injuries can make it difficult to breathe normally, lift, twist, or recline. Sometimes, over-the-counter pain relievers aren’t sufficient to manage the pain for daily activity.
Complications can arise if the break is severe enough that pieces of the bone puncture the lung. Respiratory problems can also develop in those with difficulty breathing due to their injuries.
With health problems like these, it’s easy to see how injured people may need assistance getting their lives back under their control. That’s where our team can step in to provide assistance.
Our Hialeah Broken Ribs Car Accident Lawyer Can Help With Your Case
You don’t have to fear the legal process. Our team is ready to help you manage your bills, collect evidence, and seek medical care. While you prioritize your health, we handle your case and fight for your peace of mind.
For more information on our services and for your free consultation, call or visit us online.
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