You or your family member may be a victim of a car accident caused by a driver who ran a red light. If so, the driver was very negligent and should be held to account for your damages. However, you won’t be able to hold the driver accountable through your insurance.
Our firm can hold the other driver to account for you, such as by suing them for certain damages. As another option, we can negotiate with your insurers for fair settlements. During a free consultation, we’ll tell you all about how your Jacksonville red light car accident lawyer will serve you.
Will My Car Insurance Compensate Me For All Of My Damages?
Generally, personal injury protection (PIP) insurance and property damage liability (PDL) insurance compensate a claimant for only basic damages, like the financial damages the claimant has receipts for. The insurances don’t compensate for other financial damages or any non-financial damages, like physical pain and suffering.
However, one of the Jacksonville car accident lawyers from our firm may be able to negotiate with your insurers for certain damages they typically don’t compensate for. Alternatively, the attorney might be able to sue the other driver for your damages.
Regardless, you can expect your attorney to fight hard to get compensation for your damages. These could include:
- The bills for the repair or replacement of your vehicle
- Any bills for other personal property
- The medical bills you’ve incurred
- Bills for any post-medical care
- The income you’ve lost
- Any loss in your income-earning potential
- Your physical pain
- Your mental and/or emotional suffering
- Loss of consortium, if applicable
- Wrongful death damages if your family member lost their life in the accident
How Much Compensation Can I Get In My Car Accident Case?
If your damages are severe and you and your lawyer decide to sue for certain damages, you may be able to get a great deal of compensation. Instead of filing claims, suing may help you get more damages and a greater amount or money for those damages.
Early in your case, your lawyer can give you a better idea of what you may be able to expect. Your lawyer will list all of the damages you can claim, add up all of your financial damages, and give financial values to your non-financial damages. This will give you the approximate value of your case.
How Will My Lawyer Prove Liability For My Damages?
To prove the other side in your case is liable for covering your damages, your lawyer will seek our evidence of the other driver’s negligence and show it to the other side (or a judge). In your case, there could be many potential sources of evidence, such as:
- A collection of cell phone photos a witness took at the scene of the car accident
- Footage traffic cameras recorded during the accident
- The report the police wrote up after the accident
- A vehicle’s event data recorder
- The other driver’s toxicology report, if applicable
Evidence may not be enough to prove liability in your case. Your lawyer may also have to show the criteria for negligence in your case. This criteria includes:
- Duty of care: The driver’s responsibility to drive carefully.
- Breach of duty: The driver’s irresponsible, reckless driving.
- Causation: How running a red light led to the accident.
- Damages: Your compensable losses.
On top of everything, your lawyer might also have to show corroborating evidence, such as written statements or testimonies from various experts, like a car accident reconstructionist.
How Will My Jacksonville Red Light Car Accident Lawyer Recover My Damages?
Once your case is ready, you and your lawyer will discuss negotiating with your insurers for fair settlements. Negotiating may resolve your case more quickly than suing, so you may want to consider it. In negotiations, your lawyer will negotiate in good faith and expect the insurers to do the same. If they don’t negotiate in good faith, your lawyer will defend your case.
For instance, if an insurer denies covering certain damages, your lawyer will defend their client’s liability for those damages. If the insurer still isn’t willing to compensate you fairly, your lawyer can threaten to sue them, which may convince them to settle your case fairly. If your lawyer has to sue the insurer and other party, your lawyer will do so.
Alternatively, if you and your lawyer have already agreed to sue the other driver for certain damages, your lawyer will sue them. Your lawyer will take care of the entire litigation process and then negotiate with a judge for a fair verdict.
Our Red Light Car Accident Lawyers in Jacksonville, Florida
At our firm, we’re proud to be a part of the Florida community. Our firm supports the community’s charities, like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and our attorneys support the community by holding its negligent drivers to account and by representing the community’s injured people. We would be proud to represent you in your legal case.
A Jacksonville car accident lawyer from our firm will represent you by showing your insurers or the other driver how serious your case is and how they are responsible for your damages. Your lawyer will sue if it will help you recover your due damages. Your lawyer can help you in other ways, such as by:
- Taking over all of your legal matters for you so you can focus on other matters
- Scheduling your important appointments for you
- Answering your questions anytime via phone or email
- Keeping you updated as your case progresses
- Connecting you with professionals who can fix your car for you
- Working for you in an affordable contingency-fee arrangement
However, you will need to contact our firm as soon as possible. Different types of accidents have different time limits to file the case called statute of limitations. If the red light was not functional, then that could be case against the city or state. If a wrongful death occured, there may be a different time limitation to file. Our lawyers will be able to take a look at your case and the date it happened in order to assess where you are at in the time frame.
Contact Us For Your Red Light Car Accident Lawyer In Jacksonville, FL
As a victim of a red light car accident, you (or your family member) deserve compensation. You may also feel you deserve to collect some compensation from the other driver. Our firm can sue the other driver or negotiate with your insurers for your damages.
If it is a fender bender or a major injury accident, we can assist with diminished car value. Normally, an insurance company will pay for your repairs, but not the loss of value. We can help you get compensation for the value of your car as it is after the accident.
In a free consultation, we’ll tell you more about how one of our Jacksonville red light car accident lawyers will serve you. We’ll also tell you about how your lawyer will work for you at no cost until and unless your lawyer recovers compensation for you. For your free consultation, contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today.
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