A Naples head-on collisions lawyer from our firm could help you seek compensation from the at-fault party if you got injured or a close relative died in one of these car accidents. Head-on accidents tend to cause severe or fatal injuries. So, it can make a significant difference if you work with one of our attorneys on your claim rather than forgo the opportunity to fight for damages.
We are proud to provide responsive legal care to our clients in Collier County. We keep you updated on the status of your case so that you have one less thing to worry about. Our team promptly returns your phone calls and responds to your emails. We value our clients, and our lawyers display this by treating our clients with respect.
Can I Get Money If I Got Hurt in a Head-On Collision in Naples, Florida?
If someone else caused the head-on accident in which you got hurt, you might be able to seek compensation from the at-fault party. The amount of money you can go after will depend on the details of your situation, like:
- The severity of your injuries
- How well you healed
- Your out-of-pocket losses, like the cost of your medical treatment and the wages you did not get paid when you could not work because of your injuries
- Your non-economic losses, which usually do not involve out-of-pocket damages
We will need to talk to you and investigate your facts before we can calculate the value of your economic and non-economic losses.
Economic and Non-Economic Damages You May be Entitled to Recover
Here are some examples of economic losses a plaintiff can experience from a head-on crash:
- Lost wages – Any regular wages, salary, self-employment, or other income you did not get paid because you could not work after getting wounded (we cannot include the amount of income you actually received, but we can add in the lost income)
- Medical bills from the initial treatment of your injuries – The ambulance, emergency room or trauma center, doctors, hospital, pain management, and other healthcare costs can go into this category.
- Diminished earning capacity if your wounds leave you unable to make as much money as before. Sometimes people have to cut their hours or change jobs because of impairment from their injuries. Some people with catastrophic injuries are left unable to work at all.
- Future medical treatment your doctor expects you to need for your injuries, like skin grafts and ongoing physical therapy.
You might also have non-economic damages that we can include in your claim. Disfigurement, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life are a few examples of non-economic losses. We might be able to seek additional compensation for the legal beneficiaries if your close relative died from a head-on accident.
How Can I Pay for My Naples Head-On Collisions Lawyer?
You do not have to pay any upfront legal fees for us to help with your head-on collision claim. These cases, like most personal injury claims, typically get handled on a contingency-fee basis.
With a contingency-fee arrangement, rather than you having to make a fee deposit and get charged by the hour for the attorney’s work on your case, we get paid a percentage of the settlement proceeds or court award at the end of the matter. Another way to describe this fee arrangement is that we do not get paid until you win.
Do I Have to Get Legal Help with My Injury Claim?
No, Florida law does not force you to get legal help. However, having a head-on collisions lawyer from our firm take care of your claim means that you get to rest. Focus on getting better while we fight the insurance company for you.
We can also help you avoid missteps that could reduce the amount of compensation you might receive or destroy your case entirely. For example:
- The claims adjuster might ask you to provide a recorded statement. Without one of our lawyers advising you, the things you say in the recorded statement could get twisted into something you did not intend. The insurer could use those words to justify paying you less money or to blame you for the collision.
- Claims adjusters often make lowball offers to injured people who do not have legal representation. These victims find out too late that they should have gotten much more money for their injuries.
- The insurer could delay the claim process in hopes that you will miss the deadline for filing a lawsuit.
There are many additional reasons that hiring one of our lawyers for your head-on crash injury claim is a smart decision.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Just like every other state, Florida sets a limit, called the statute of limitations, for filing lawsuits. The amount of time you have to bring legal action will depend on the type of case.
For example, Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a) says that personal injury lawsuits have to get filed within four years, generally. If your close relative died from a head-on crash, Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d)gives you only two years to sue the at-fault party. If you miss the deadline for filing your lawsuit, you can forever lose the right to hold the negligent party accountable for your losses.
What Are My Next Steps After Getting Hurt in a Head-On Collision?
We assume that you already got professional medical attention for your injuries by the time that you read this information. You should continue your prescribed treatment unless you experience an adverse reaction, in which case, you should get medical advice right away.
In addition to safeguarding your health and well-being, you will need to protect your right to go after compensation for your injuries.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is Ready to Help with Your Case
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we go the extra mile. While you rest and recuperate, we can help schedule your appointments and assist in getting your car repaired. You can call us today at (239) 900-3000 for an initial consultation at no cost or obligation.
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