If you suffered injuries in a reckless driving accident, you might be able to recover compensation for your damages in an insurance claim or lawsuit. Compensation may include your medical expenses, income loss, pain and anguish, and other losses.
An Orlando reckless driving accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you gather evidence to prove your claim. We can build a case against the reckless driver and pursue compensation on your behalf.
Ways Our Firm is Ready to Tackle Your Orlando Case
An insurance claim or lawsuit has a lot of moving parts to consider. You might not be familiar with all of them. However, we can use our knowledge and resources to benefit you.
You can spend time recovering and relaxing with loved ones while we:
- Negotiate with the insurance company
- Protect your rights
- Assign a value to all your accident-related losses
- Fill out paperwork
- Help you act before timelines expire
- Answer your questions
- Investigate the accident
- Interview eyewitnesses
- Obtain documents and reports to use as proof of your claim
- Help you get your car fixed
- Help you schedule your medical appointments
What is Reckless Driving?
In Florida, “reckless driving” is a criminal offense. Florida Statutes § 316.192 defines reckless driving as having “willful or wanton disregard” for others. In other words, a reckless driver intentionally puts the lives and safety of other road users at risk.
Specific reckless driving behaviors can include but are not limited to:
- Racing other cars or law enforcement
- Fleeing from a police officer
- Driving while intoxicated
- Driving without regard for traffic laws
- Running red lights
A party harmed by reckless driving behaviors can initiate a civil case. Doing so may help them recover damages from the reckless driver or their car insurance company.
You Could Have Been Injured Due to External Forces
Another driver could hold most of the responsibility for the accident. However, they might have hit you at or near a dangerous intersection. WFTV states that the following areas are some of the most dangerous in the Central Florida/Orlando area:
- Sand Lake Road at John Young Parkway
- Pine Hills and Silver Star
- Oak Ridge Road at Texas Avenue
We can help you regardless of where you suffered harm. However, a municipality could be partially liable for dangerous road and intersection design and maintenance. The other party could also have been driving drunk or texting while driving.
Compensation Is Available for Victims of Reckless Driving and Their Families
A reckless driver can change the lives of victims and their families in one split second. Injuries can impact victims’ physical, emotional, and financial health for the rest of their lives.
Consequences of a serious accident with a reckless driver can include:
- Life-changing catastrophic physical injuries
- Long-term emotional trauma
- Permanent injuries and disability requiring lifelong care
- An inability to partake in any gainful employment
- Steep medical costs
- Significant car damage or total loss of vehicle
In the worst-case scenario, these accidents can be fatal.
Compensation for Reckless Driving Victims
Victims of reckless drivers can potentially file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation for their losses. Depending on the details of your case, your recoverable damages may include:
- All medical costs relating to the accident
- Income loss and future loss of income
- Emotional and physical suffering
- Property damage
- Permanent disability
Fatal Accidents and Wrongful Death Damages
You could file a wrongful death case after your loved one loses their life in a reckless driving accident. Recoverable damages may include:
- Loss of support and services
- Loss of income
- Loss of parental guidance
- Loss of companionship
- Medical expenses before death
- Costs of the funeral and burial
How Much Time do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
Timing can be crucial if you want to recover your due after a reckless driving accident. According to Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a), you generally have four years to file a personal injury lawsuit. You generally have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit, per Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d).
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we encourage accident victims to get started on their cases as soon as possible.
The Benefits of Working with Our Lawyers on Your Reckless Driving Case
When you work with a personal injury lawyer in Orlando from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, you can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal work in your reckless driving accident case.
We Can Collect Evidence to Prove Your Case
Preparing a lawsuit can require a considerable amount of research and fact-finding. Your lawyer will gather relevant evidence to prove the responsible party’s liability on your behalf.
If you are hoping to recover damages, you will also have to provide evidence of your injuries and expenses. Your attorney can gather and organize the relevant evidence for your damages, including medical reports and statements. Our team can also hire medical experts to testify about your future costs of treatment, if necessary.
We Can Negotiate for a Settlement
After filing your insurance claim, your lawyer will fight for an adequate settlement and negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company. If we receive a settlement offer, we will present it to you. It will be your decision whether to accept or reject the offer.
If the at-fault party and their insurer do not make you a fair offer, we can take your case to court and represent you before a judge or jury.
We Work on a Contingency-Fee Basis
The car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine work on a contingency-fee basis. Instead of paying us up front or out of pocket, our clients pay us a percentage of their settlement offer or court award at the end of their case.
If we aren’t able to help you win your case and recover compensation, you don’t have to pay us attorney’s fees.
We Prioritize Our Clients’ Needs
We have reviews from past clients that can prove our commitment:
“I would recommend the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine to anyone needing good legal representation, but especially if you have been involved in an accident. They go above and beyond to get you a good settlement to compensate you for your pain and suffering.” – Lisa D.-M.
“Excellent service!!! I had a very good experience with this law firm!! Everyone was so helpful, kind, always attentive, and caring… They always kept me updated in everything and were very efficient. They all worked very hard to get me the best solution. I didn’t have to do any extra work and they did everything for me. I am very thankful to them. Great firm!!” – Divya S.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Can Fight for You
Your lawyer serving Orlando from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can be your legal advocate. You can worry about getting better while we take care of everything else in your reckless driving accident case.
For a free consultation on your case with a member of our team, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at (407) 500-4000. The sooner you call, the sooner we can start working for you.