Myakka City sits right on Florida State Road 70 and is not far from Interstate 75, Florida State Road 64, and Florida State Road 72. Whether you were driving through or reside in Myakka City or a surrounding area, and you were injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation.
Car accident victims could receive various forms of compensation for their injuries. A Myakka City car accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can investigate your accident, determine who is responsible, and hold them accountable via an insurance claim or lawsuit if necessary.
What a Lawyer Can Do for You After a Car Accident
When you hire an attorney for your car accident claim, they will commence their own independent investigation into your crash. This private investigation can secure key evidence necessary in your case to prove why another driver was at fault.
Your attorney will also:
- Obtain the accident report
- Secure medical documents
- Talk with eyewitnesses
- Take photographs and collect video
- Identify every liable party
- Consult with medical and accident reconstruction experts, if necessary
Dealing with the Insurance Companies
You want to avoid speaking to any insurance company after an accident because many insurers will try to do what they can to minimize their losses. You could be asked questions that are designed to elicit damaging responses that ultimately hurt your claim. With an attorney representing you, you can allow them to handle all communications with the insurance company on your behalf.
Even if an insurance company offers you a lump sum to settle your case, know that it is generally far less than what you are entitled to receive. An attorney will have a much better idea of what your case is actually worth, and they can negotiate for a fair settlement that covers all of your needs.
We Offer a Free Consultation for Accident Victims
Keep in mind that it will cost you nothing to discuss your case with a member of our legal team. During the initial consultation, you can get a better idea of what your case is worth and what your options are for pursuing compensation. It is a completely risk-free opportunity for car accident victims.
Damages You May Collect Following a Car Accident in Myakka City
You may be eligible for two types of damages for your Myakka City car accident: economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are the actual losses that can be calculated and proven, such as medical bills and lost wages. Non-economic damages are far more subjective and account for your physical pain and emotional trauma following the accident.
Possible damages you may recover could include:
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Medical expenses
- Diminished quality of life
- Mental distress, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety
- Permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship or consortium
- Other out-of-pocket costs
When a person is killed in a car accident, their family could be eligible for other types of damages stemming from their loved one’s passing. Our firm understands how difficult these cases can be for family members, and we will work to bring a wrongful death action against the party or parties responsible.
You could receive financial recovery for funeral and burial expenses, as well as medical costs leading up to your loved one’s passing. Our firm can determine if your case is applicable during your free case evaluation.
Time Limits on Car Accident Cases in Florida
You only have a limited amount of time to file a car accident case in civil court. Waiting too long to take action could prohibit you from recovering anything. The time limits, known as the statute of limitations, are found in Florida Statutes § 95.11.
You will note that the statute covers many different kinds of deadlines. Personal injury lawsuits must be filed within four years of an accident. On the other hand, a wrongful death case has to be filed within two years of your family member’s passing.
Hiring an attorney to handle all aspects of your case, including filing the paperwork on time, takes the stress of you and your family. Instead, you can focus on healing from the accident while your lawyer pursues compensation on your behalf.
Common Types of Car Accident Injuries
According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) statistics, there were 341,399 total crashes in 2020 that resulted in 15,614 serious injuries.
While some car accidents may be minor and not result in any injuries, many other crashes will cause debilitating injuries that could require long-term medical care. Injuries you may have suffered in your car accident include:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Soft tissue injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Facial injuries and scarring
- Limb loss and amputation
People who escape their accidents without injuries are fortunate, but those who are injured are going to need financial help to recover. The medical costs alone can be incredibly costly. If you were injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, our personal injury team will work to get you the compensation you are entitled to receive.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine for Help
If you or your loved one was involved in a car accident in the Myakka City area of Florida, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine for help with your case. We handle cases in Manatee County, as well as several other surrounding areas of Florida. You can count on our firm to fight for you.
Call 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation with a member of our team. Our firm also has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Naples, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Orlando, and Tampa. Our attorneys work on a contingent-fee basis. That means you pay us nothing unless we secure a settlement or court award on your behalf.
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