Accident reconstruction may be the best way to prove fault in your car, truck, or motorcycle crash case. The testimony of an accident reconstruction specialist may allow you to show what happened and who is responsible. This can pave the way for holding the at-fault party accountable and recovering compensation.
An Orlando car and motorcycle accident lawyer can use accident reconstruction to support your personal injury claim. Our attorneys will help you build a strong case by gathering all the available information to determine what happened before, during, and after the crash.
Call today to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.
What Damages Can I Recover After a Car or Motorcycle Accident?
If our law firm works with you on your case, we will immediately collect the evidence necessary to document your expenses and losses. This may allow us to recover a payout on your behalf through either an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit.
The damages you may be able to recover depend on the expenses and losses you endured and will likely endure. These may include:
Economic damages are the current and future losses and expenses you incur because of the collision and your injuries. They could include things like:
- Medical costs: These include medical bills you have already incurred as well as future medical expenses.
- Support and care: If you need assistance due to your injuries, you may be able to recover the cost of those services. This can also include the cost of support services such as child care or home health care.
- Lost wages: You may be unable to work while you heal from your injuries and need reimbursement for the income you missed out on.
- Car repairs: If your vehicle was damaged during the collision, you might be entitled to reimbursement for its repair costs or the replacement value.
- Out-of-pocket expenses: These include any money you spend on things like gas, tolls, and parking fees.
Non-economic damages are often difficult to quantify. They are often awarded in cases where someone was injured in a car crash, but they can apply to any injury. The most common types of intangible losses include:
- Pain and suffering: Pain and suffering include the emotional distress you feel due to your injuries.
- Loss of enjoyment of life: When you suffer physical pain or mental anguish, you lose the pleasure you used to get out of activities you enjoyed before the crash.
- Mental anguish: Mental anguish occurs when you feel grief, anxiety, fear, anger, depression, or other negative emotions over something bad that happens to you.
Per Florida Statutes § 627.737, you may have to prove that your injuries pass a severity threshold to pursue non-economic damages.
Wrongful Death Losses
If your family lost a member because of fatal injuries in an Orlando motor vehicle accident, Florida Statutes § 768.21 might allow you to claim wrongful death damages. Depending on your case, you may be eligible to receive the following damages:
- Medical bills
- Funeral expenses
- Burial costs
- Loss of future income and benefits
- Loss of services
Our Law Offices Could Help You File a Fault-Based Case
Florida has no-fault laws that require each driver to maintain $10,000 of personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. You will likely start your case by filing a claim with your PIP policy, regardless of who caused your crash. PIP may cover your medical expenses and a portion of your lost wages.
In some circumstances, you can file a fault-based claim or a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party in addition to your PIP claim. This may be possible in situations where:
- Your damages exceed the $10,000 PIP coverage limit.
- Your injuries pass the serious injury threshold defined by Florida Statutes § 627.737.
Our team can help you determine your legal options for pursuing financial compensation.
We Are a Contingency-Fee Firm
If we believe we can help you secure a financial recovery based on the details of your car, motorcycle, or truck accident case, we will likely offer to represent you based on contingency.
We will not require you to pay a retainer or other upfront payments in this arrangement. Instead, we will provide you with responsive legal care and only get paid if we help you recover compensation via an insurance settlement or court award.
How a Lawyer From Our Firm Can Help You With Your Case
With an Orlando car and motorcycle accident attorney from our legal team on your side, you can focus on getting better while we take care of everything else.
Our firm can work closely with an accident reconstruction team to build your case. Other steps we may take on your behalf include the following:
- Obtaining the police report, your medical records, and other forms of evidence
- Canvassing for and interviewing bystanders to obtain witness testimonies
- Identifying medical experts to help prove your losses and future needs
- Documenting your expenses and losses
- Interviewing insurance adjusters, truck drivers, trucking company representatives, or other at-fault parties
How Could an Orlando Accident Reconstruction Expert Help My Collision Case?
Our personal injury attorneys know the types of evidence we need to prove that negligence occurred, caused the collision, and led to your injuries. A crash reconstruction expert may help confirm your version of events and prove the other driver is liable for your losses.
A collision reconstructionist uses the known facts of an accident to work backward to determine what happened. The evidence they may use to do this could include the following:
- The accident scene details
- Skid marks and other evidence recorded in the police report
- The damage to each involved vehicle
- Weather and road condition information
- The injuries of everyone involved
- Other physical evidence
The accident reconstruction investigators may be able to determine where the impact occurred, who violated traffic laws, and if there were contributing causes, such as speeding.
In some cases, crash reconstruction provides us with the evidence necessary to recover the maximum compensation for our client.
How Soon Do I Need to Decide if I Want To Sue the Other Driver?
We can secure fair compensation for you by demanding a just settlement from the applicable insurance companies. However, if the insurance companies refuse to make you a reasonable settlement offer, we can file a lawsuit and take your case to trial.
Generally, Orlando crash victims have four years to file a personal injury lawsuit under Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a) and two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit under Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d).
Some exceptions can reduce this time, though. We recommend you act quickly to protect your right to sue.
Discuss Your Orlando Car Accident Case With Our Team Today for Free
When you work with an Orlando lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we can call in an expert to reconstruct your accident and help us prove the responsible party’s liability.
Our Orlando accident reconstruction lawyers provide complimentary case consultations for accident victims. Contact our Orlando office now to speak with a team member at no cost to you.
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