While nobody plans to experience an accident when they get behind the wheel, car accidents are an unfortunately common consequence of transit. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the number of accidents in Florida has increased annually since 2010, with Florida experiencing more than 400,000 crashes in 2017.
Car accidents can cause injuries such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken and fractured bones
- Organ damage
If you suffered any of the above (or other kinds of) injuries, a Jacksonville driver fatigue lawyer can help. Call Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733.
How A Lawyer Can Help You
If you have not already done so, you should seek medical care—the severity of your injuries can be temporarily masked by shock. Accidents that are typically caused by negligent or reckless practices can include fatigue, but also may be (completely or partially) due to:
- Improper yielding
If your economic losses exceed your auto insurance benefit limits, a lawyer can help you pursue civil litigation to recover compensation from the other driver. That makes documenting your injuries and losses important, as it helps your lawyer request the proper amount of compensation during litigation.
A lawyer can:
- Argue your case at trial (if you pursue a lawsuit)
- Negotiate a settlement with the other party
- Communicate directly with your insurance company
- Collect evidence, such as medical records and accident reports
Call Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation.
We Can Help You Regardless of Whether Your Actions Contributed to the Accident
Florida is a no-fault insurance state, meaning you can collect damages from your insurance policy to compensate for economic losses without having to prove the other driver was responsible for the accident. § 768.81 of the Florida Statutes allows a Jacksonville driver fatigue lawyer to recover damages even if you are partially responsible for the accident. Even if you were speeding two miles over the speed limit, the other party may be determined to be more at-fault for falling asleep at the wheel.
Motorists operating vehicles while exhausted—which is especially common among truckers—poses a risk to other drivers. Falling asleep while driving can cause fatal collisions and serious injuries. If you were hurt in an accident, a lawyer can help you pursue damages against the other driver.
Damages You May Be Able to Recover
A lawyer can pursue economic and non-economic damages on your behalf. Economic losses are the actual costs you paid because of your accident and can be proven with documents like receipts and bills. Serious injuries can cause medical bills and lost wages.
Non-economic damages compensate you for how your injuries impact your relationships, happiness, and quality of life. For instance, if injuries lead to disability, non-economic damages can be awarded to compensate you for pain and suffering, mental anguish, and trauma. We can help you prove that all of your losses affected you though the use of:
- Accident and police reports
- Receipts for doctor’s appointments and prescription receipts
- Photos and videos of the accident aftermath and site
- Eyewitness statements
- Expert witness testimony
- Accident reconstructionists
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today to Learn More
If you were injured during a car accident, a Jacksonville driver fatigue lawyer can help you seek damages from the other driver. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation of your case.
We Can Help.