Were you or a loved one in a car accident that resulted in broken bones and other injuries? Broken bones can take weeks to months to heal. During that time, you or your family member can lose income, experience needless pain, and suffer financially.
A vehicle crash can cause long-term problems. If someone’s poor driving caused injuries, a Miami broken bones caused by a car accident lawyer can help you seek compensation. You should not have to pay for losses that were not your fault.
Focus on getting better while we take care of everything else. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine for responsive legal care at 1-800-747-3733.
Personal Injury Cases
You have a limited time to file a car accident lawsuit. To start your claim, you need to send the responsible party a letter. This notification states your intention to sue for compensation and details any:
- Medical care costs. Health care expenses from a car accident can involve initial treatment following the collision and ongoing care. Diagnosis and treatment for a broken bone can include X-rays, surgery, casts, and more. You should seek reimbursement for these fees and future costs.
- Lost earnings. The accident may have caused you or a loved one to miss work. Additionally, injuries suffered from the accident may prevent you from returning to work for weeks to months while you recover. You may seek compensation if your injury permanently changes your ability to earn. For example, a surgeon with broken hand bones may never be able to perform the same.
- Pain and suffering. Injuries from an accident, especially broken bones, are painful. Likewise, car accidents can cause emotional trauma, such as anxiety and stress. You may be able to collect compensation for both physical and psychological pain.
- Permanent disfigurements or disabilities. If your injuries have stopped you from normal activities, your compensation amount can reflect that. A broken bone can damage and stretch nerves, which can take months to years to heal. In children, broken bones can affect normal growth and mobility.
- Vehicle repairs and damages. If you or a loved one broke a bone, the accident most likely damaged your vehicle. Your compensation amount should also include mechanical repairs and vehicle replacement as needed.
The letter should also back up your claim with evidence. Your Miami broken bones caused by a car accident lawyer and legal team can help you determine which evidence is beneficial for your case. Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine to speak with one of our representatives about your case.
Evidence for Personal Injury Lawsuits
Proof of losses helps strengthen your case. For instance, law enforcement officers must complete and submit a Florida Traffic Crash Report if the crash resulted in injury, according to Florida Statutes § 316.066. This report will include important information about the crash that can help reinforce your case. Evidence also often includes:
- Photos and video recordings of the accident
- Medical records describing your injuries
- Medical bills stating expenses
- Car repair costs
- Missed work and wages
Economic losses are those with a specific monetary sum, such as medical bills. Evidence of economic losses can be difficult for insurance companies to dispute since there is a clear dollar amount.
Non-economic losses are not as easily calculated. For instance, the physical and emotional pain you suffer does not have a dollar amount. Evidence for noneconomic losses may include testimony from health care professionals describing the degree of your injuries. Likewise, friends and family may testify to your condition following the accident.
Car Accident Bodily Injury Compensation
Rewards from a successful lawsuit can help you and your loved one handle losses from the accident. Initial and ongoing medical bills can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars. Compensation from the at-fault party can pay for these as well as reimburse you for other losses.
Florida Vehicle Insurance Requirements
Liability coverage is insurance that is mandatory for drivers to have while operating an automobile. The state requires drivers to have a minimum amount of insurance. This coverage protects the driver as well as other motorists, pedestrians, and property owners. Liability insurance coverage in Florida includes:
- Personal injury protection (PIP) that can help pay for expenses associated with bodily injuries, such as hospital bills
- Property damage liability that can help pay for property losses the driver caused, such as the vehicle or other personal property
The insurance provider pays for damages the policyholder causes. If a driver is at-fault for an accident, their insurance will cover related vehicle repairs and medical bills. Depending on the policy, the driver may have a deductible – an up-front cost. According to Florida Statutes § 324.021, drivers must have at least the following vehicle insurance:
- $10,000 for personal injury protection or death for any one person involved in the collision
- $20,000 for bodily injury or death for two or more persons involved in the accident
- $10,000 for destruction of property as a result of the vehicle crash
However, the statute also details higher requirements for certain drivers. For instance, lessors – drivers who lease a vehicle – may need to have $100,000 for one individual’s bodily injury and $300,000 for bodily injury of two or more persons. Likewise, they may need a policy with $500,000 for property destruction or be responsible for that amount if they are the at-fault driver.
How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You
The at-fault driver is responsible for losses from an accident. However, their insurance company will be liable for the payment. Our legal team can help you calculate a fair settlement amount.
The insurance company may offer you a settlement to avoid court costs. Their representatives may lowball you. Your Miami broken bones caused by a car accident lawyer can negotiate directly with the other driver’s insurance company on your behalf.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will go the extra mile for you. Speak to one of our team members by calling us at 1-800-747-3733.
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