If you were involved in a side impact collision, you may have had little protection against the striking vehicle. The risk of injury in such accidents is high, and you may have been severely injured or a loved one may have been killed. You may be entitled to compensation, yet you might also have your hands full with your recovery or grieving.
A Lehigh Acres side impact car accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can pursue compensation for you. We will handle your insurance claim or lawsuit from start to finish. Our goal is to obtain the coverage that you may deserve and nothing less. When you partner with our firm, we will take care of all the legal work in your case while you focus on getting better.
Knowing How Our Law Firm Can Help You After a Lehigh Acres Side Impact Collision
As a client of our law firm, you will enjoy high-quality, responsive service that is specifically tailored to meet your needs. We will provide you with frequent updates about your case and respond to your questions promptly. We are here to make sure that you understand every stage of your case and what to expect next.
We want you to be able to focus on your health and your family in the aftermath of an accident. While you concentrate on getting well, our Lehigh Acres car accident lawyer will handle everything else, including:
- Scheduling your appointments
- Getting your car fixed
- Gathering your medical bills and records
- Investigating the circumstances that led to your accident
- Dealing with the insurance company
- Negotiating a settlement in your case
- Meeting legal deadlines
You always will have access to a phone number for your attorney so that you can ask questions and get information. We want you to understand the legal process and how we are working to get compensation on your behalf.
Our Lehigh Acres Side Impact Accident Attorney doesn’t Get Paid Unless You Do
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we believe that your financial standing should not affect your access to responsive legal care, and we do not ask our clients for any up-front or out-of-pocket compensation. We don’t get paid unless you do.
Our fee is contingent on us winning your case. We will fight for you or your loved one, and you do not have to pay us unless we secure the financial recovery you deserve.
We Will Identify Your Potentially Recoverable Losses After a Lehigh Acres Accident
Calculating the value of accident-related losses is a service that we provide to our clients. This process may not be straightforward but is one with which we are familiar.
You may have several economic losses from your accident. These losses generally carry an exact financial cost and may include:
- The cost of medical care
- The cost of appointments for rehabilitation
- The cost of medication
- The cost of temporary transportation
- The cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle
- Income that you lost because of injury
- The cost of retrofitting your home and vehicle to accommodate a disability
The cost of these losses may grow over time. Our team will keep a live record of your losses and will project future economic losses, as well.
You may also suffer losses that are not economic. Your non-economic recoverable damages may include:
- Mental anguish
- Loss of quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- Conditions like depression and anxiety
Awards for pain and suffering may be significant in cases involving catastrophic injuries or wrongful death.
Every Lehigh Acres Car Accident Case May Take a Different Length of Time to Settle
There is no time frame for how long your side impact collision case may take to settle. We can resolve some cases through insurance negotiations, while others require the filing of a lawsuit. Some lawsuits may result in an out-of-court settlement, while others may require a trial.
We will work to obtain fair compensation in your case. However, the length of your case may be affected by:
- The approach that insurance companies take to settling
- The number of parties who are liable for your losses
- The willingness of liable parties to settle
Acting quickly to call our team is essential, no matter how long your case ultimately takes to resolve. Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a) imposes a general four-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits. For wrongful death lawsuits, Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d) imposes a general two-year statute of limitations. Certain exceptions could alter the amount of time you have to file, so we recommend getting started with an attorney as early as you can.
Proving Who Is Responsible for Your Injuries after a Side Impact Car Accident
Drivers have a legal duty to obey traffic laws and drive safely for the benefit of others. When they violate that duty and cause a side impact collision, injured parties can take legal action to hold them accountable. Drivers who cause a collision due to their actions are typically liable or financially responsible for any injuries that the collision causes.
In some cases, other parties may be responsible for injuries suffered in a side impact collision.
For instance, if the negligent driver was driving in the course of his or her employment at the time of the crash, the employer also may face liability. If a defective auto part or motor vehicle caused the collision, then the manufacturer could be responsible.
Establishing Negligence in Your Lehigh Acres Car Accident Case
Negligence is a careless or reckless disregard for the safety of others. Whether drivers break a traffic law or just fail to be careful, those drivers can be responsible for the costs of the accidents and resulting injuries that they cause.
To establish negligence, our team must prove:
- The party who caused the accident owed a duty of care to the injured person
- The liable party acted in a way that violated that duty
- The violation of the duty of care directly led to the accident
- The accident resulted in damages that otherwise would not have occurred
Common Causes of Side Impact Collisions
Many side impact collisions occur at intersections, often when a driver runs a red light or fails to completely stop at a stop sign. These crashes may occur as a result of a driver who is:
- Distracted by cell phones or other devices
- Under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driving recklessly or aggressively
- Failing to appropriately yield
In Lee County, there were 5,830 injury crashes in 2022 according to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV). If you were injured in one of these accidents, our team is prepared to help you. By consulting a Lehigh Acres side impact collisions lawyer from our law firm, you can start the process of getting compensation for your injuries.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Will Complete Your Case Review Today
Case reviews are completely free when you reach out to our firm. Make the call to our team to find out the next steps in hiring a Lehigh Acres side impact collisions lawyer. We can explain your legal options and help you pursue the justice you deserve.
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