Recently, you (or your loved one) may have gotten hurt in a car accident involving a driver who ran a red light. If so, you may be severely injured, and you might even want to hold the driver directly accountable for your damages. Our firm can negotiate your insurance settlements for you or possibly sue the driver for your compensation.
During a free consultation, we’ll tell you all about working with your Naples red light car accident lawyer. We’ll also explain how your lawyer will work for you at no cost until and unless your lawyer recovers compensation for you.
What Kind Of Compensation Can I Get In A Red Light Car Accident Case?
You deserve compensation for all of the damages you’ve suffered and incurred since your accident, including your physical and financial damages. However, you likely won’t be able to get all of your damages through your personal injury protection (PIP) insurance and your property damage liability (PDL) insurance.
Those insurances cover only basic financial damages, like your medical bills and the damage to your vehicle. The insurances don’t cover certain other financial damages or any physical and other intangible damages. However, a car accident lawyer from our firm may be able to negotiate with your insurers for certain damages or possibly sue the other party for all of your damages.
Your lawyer may be able to recover the following damages for you:
- Medical bills
- Any bills for post-medical care, such as various therapies, like physical therapy
- The damage to your vehicle
- The damage or destruction of any other personal property
- Lost wages
- Lost wage-earning ability if your injuries are lasting
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium, if applicable
- Wrongful death damages, such as loss of spousal support and loss of parental support, if you lost a loved one in the car accident
What Is A Red Light Car Accident Case Worth?
This depends on how serious your case is and whether you and your lawyer decide to negotiate for settlements or sue the other party. If your injuries are quite serious and you and your lawyer sue, your lawyer may be able to recover more damages for you and a higher amount for those damages.
To determine the value of your case, first, your lawyer will determine which damages you can recover. Next, your lawyer will assign monetary values to your intangible damages, like your physical pain and suffering. Then, your lawyer will add these values to your financial damages.
Your lawyer will use a valuation method your insurers or a judge will likely understand. If your lawyer needs to corroborate the valuation, your lawyer can get written statements about your damages from various professionals, like a medical professional.
How Will A Naples Red Light Car Accident Lawyer Prove Liability?
There’s a lot your lawyer can do to prove liability for your damages. For example, your lawyer can show your insurers (or a judge) liability-related statements from witnesses or even from expert witnesses, like a car accident reconstructionist. Your lawyer will show additional evidence of liability, such as:
- The police report
- Photos witnesses took of the scene of the accident
- Footage from traffic cameras
- Footage from a vehicle’s dash camera
- Information from a vehicle’s event data recorder
To prove liability completely, your lawyer may also have to show how each of the elements of negligence applies in your situation. These elements are:
- Duty of care: This is the responsibility the other driver had to adhere to traffic light laws in order to prevent car accidents.
- Breach of duty: The other driver’s irresponsible and reckless action of running a red light.
- Causation: How the other driver’s irresponsible driving resulted in the car accident.
- Damages: How the car accident resulted in your damages.
How Will My Naples Red Light Car Accident Attorney Resolve My Case?
After your lawyer has prepared your case, you and your lawyer can discuss settling your case with your insurers. Settling may resolve your case more easily than suing, so you and your lawyer should discuss it. In negotiations, you can expect your lawyer to act in good faith and to defend against any bad-faith actions the insurers may take.
For example, if an insurer tries to devalue your damages, your lawyer will defend the method your lawyer used to valuate your damages. If it becomes necessary, your lawyer will sue the insurer and the other driver.
Alternatively, if you and your lawyer have already decided to sue the other driver, your lawyer will do so. In court, your lawyer will fight for a fair verdict from a judge.
About Our Naples Red Light Car Accident Lawyers
At our firm, our attorneys are committed to the Florida community. Our team serves them by supporting various charities, like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and our team also serves the community by resolving legal matters for them and helping them improve their financial situations.
One of our Naples auto accident attorneys can serve you by holding your insurers or the other party accountable for your damages and by:
- Taking over your entire case so you can focus on your recovery and your family
- Staying available to you anytime via email or phone
- Updating you about your case as it progresses
- Scheduling your appointments for you
- Helping you get your car fixed
Working For You In A Contingency-Fee Arrangement
In this very affordable arrangement, your lawyer will work at no cost until your lawyer resolves your case and unless your lawyer recovers compensation for you. If you have any questions about this arrangement, we can answer them during a free consultation.
Contact Us For A Red Light Car Accident Lawyer In Naples, FL
If you or your loved one got hurt in a red light car accident, you can hold your insurers or the other driver accountable for your damages. Our firm will negotiate your settlements on your behalf or sue the driver for you. You and your lawyer can discuss your options later.
Time is of the essence in car accident cases, however. There is a time limit in pursuing legal justice for your damages. Once this time period has passed you may not be able to pursue legal action. A wrongful death, a faulty red light, or a city obstruction that blocked visibility of the light can all have different time limits. It’s important to contact one of our lawyers as soon as possible to get started.
There is also a statute of limitations on diminished car value claims. Meaning, you could get compensation for the diminished value of your car after an accident. These claims can be filed in addition to an injury claim.
Today, you can consult with us for free. During the consultation, we’ll ask you about your case, advise you about pursuing it, and tell you more about working with one of our red light car accident lawyers in Naples, FL. Once you decide to go with our firm, you will have direct access to our lawyers. Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today for your free consultation.
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