If you suffered injuries in a serious crash on I-10 in Jacksonville, you may have options for recovering compensation by holding the at-fault driver responsible. A Jacksonville interstate I-10 car accident lawyer from our team handles these cases. We help victims seek fair compensation for their serious injuries and other damages.
Our Jacksonville car accident lawyer can represent your best interests in an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Learn more about your legal options during a free case review today. Our team will assess your case at no charge. Once we take you on, we won’t accept payment for our services until after we win your case.
I-10 Connects With I-95 and Several Other Major Roadways In Jacksonville
I-10 is a cross-country interstate beginning in Santa Monica, CA with a junction to the Pacific Coast Highway. It ends at I-95 in Jacksonville. In Florida alone, it stretches over 360 miles. It’s no wonder that with so many major highways intersecting across the city, accidents are quite common. The Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reported more than 24,000 collisions in Duval County in 2022. These crashes caused 15,985 injuries and 157 deaths.
In Jacksonville, I-10 experiences heavy traffic during rush hour. This is especially true:
- Near the junction with I-295
- Where it intersects with I-95
- Where it runs concurrently with US-17 near downtown Jacksonville
These are all common areas for collisions on I-10.
Our Jacksonville Car Accident Attorneys Fight For Fair Compensation
You can expect responsive legal care from the car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine. Our attorneys know their clients and cases, providing frequent case updates and answering your questions as they arise. You will also have a direct phone number and email to your lawyer.
Our team goes the extra mile, ensuring you only have to worry about getting better. We will take care of everything else. This includes providing the resources to handle your case.
Your Options For Pursuing A Settlement Or Court Award
Our attorneys know how Florida car accident laws work. If you have serious injuries from a crash, you could have two options to recover compensation:
- No-Fault: Your own personal injury protection (PIP) policy pays for a portion of your medical care and lost income, the basic losses associated with these crashes.
- Fault-Based: The at-fault driver’s insurer pays for your accident-related damages.
Pursuing A Fault-Based Case On Your Behalf
While some crash victims can only pursue no-fault claims, many qualify to file fault-based cases. Our attorneys can assess your options based on the circumstances and the severity of your injuries. If we believe you qualify, we may seek compensation on your behalf. There are two ways we secure these payouts for our clients. They include:
- Filing an auto liability insurance claim and negotiating a fair settlement
- Suing the at-fault driver and taking the case to trial
Most cases settle rather than going to court. Even when we sue, we often negotiate an agreement with the insurer before the trial date arrives. However, our trial lawyers will not hesitate to go to court when necessary.
Damages We Recover For Jacksonville I-10 Car Accident Victims
We know the recoverable damages in a fault-based car accident case in Jacksonville. Our team catalogs each client’s unique expenses and losses, gathering documentation of their value. Then, our attorneys interview experts and use our own experience with similar cases to estimate the value of future and non-economic damages.
While the recoverable damages and their value vary from case to case, we often recover compensation in the same general categories of expenses and losses. In a Jacksonville car accident case where the victim suffered serious injuries, this could include:
- Medical bills for current and future treatment
- Treatment-related costs, such as for medication and accommodations
- Ongoing and future care, such as an in-home nurse
- Income you’ve lost because of missed work
- Diminished earning capacity from long-term injuries
- Property damages
- Miscellaneous expenses, such as travel costs
- Pain and suffering damages
Wrongful Death In A Jacksonville Interstate Collision
Our attorneys also handle Jacksonville wrongful death lawsuits. If your loved one passed away from their Jacksonville I-10 collision injuries, we may file your claim or lawsuit and seek compensation for your family. Only the personal representative of the estate can take legal action in these cases. This is generally the executor of the will or someone named by the probate court.
Our attorneys will discuss your family’s next steps and the recoverable damages during a free consultation. Connect with us to learn more.
Timeline For Seeking Compensation In A Jacksonville Interstate Crash Case
Securing an attorney soon after the accident allows us to start our investigation, preserving time-sensitive evidence to support your claim or lawsuit. It also ensures we protect your rights soon after a collision when insurance companies might take advantage of your injuries and use bad-faith tactics to reduce your payout.
There are deadlines for suing that accident victims must follow or risk losing their right to compensation completely. In Florida, two statutes set deadlines for these cases:
- Injuries: Per HB 837/SB236, most victims have up to two years to sue
- Wrongful Deaths: Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d) generally offers two years from the date of death to sue
Exceptions exist and could change the timeline of your case, so it is best not to count on having this much time. Instead, connect with our team as soon as possible. Our attorneys can interpret the statute of limitations for your circumstances.
Our Jacksonville Car Accident Team Can Assess Your Case For No Upfront Costs
During your free consultation, we will assess your legal options and how to secure compensation for your medical bills and other expenses. You shouldn’t have to take on the burden of pursuing compensation without legal help, especially if you’re recovering from serious injuries. Allow us to take the lead on your case.
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