If you have been seriously injured in a car accident in Palm Coast, FL, we can help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine to speak with a Palm Coast accident lawyer today at 1-800-747-3733.
Whether You Want to Negotiate or Litigate, Evidence Is Key
Florida follows a motor vehicle no-fault law (627.7407), meaning you can collect up to $10,000 in damages under the PIP policy from your own insurance company. If the total cost of damages exceeds that amount, however, you must then seek compensation from the insurance company of the person who caused your accident.
It is always smart to consult with a car accident attorney who can negotiate a financial settlement on your behalf. Our first task will be to investigate all the evidence related to the accident. Having good evidence helps us build a strong case, and having a strong case makes it easier for us to negotiate a higher settlement for you.
The mere threat of filing a costly lawsuit can often result in a higher settlement offer from an insurance company, especially in the face of strong evidence proving how the accident happened and who was at fault. If we are unable to reach a fair settlement, we can take your case to court to allow a jury to weigh the evidence and decide the outcome for themselves.
Evidence of Negligence
Negligence is a legal term assigning blame to a person whose direct actions caused an accident that could have easily been prevented.
Negligence can be assigned to a driver who was speeding, failed to stop, driving recklessly, was distracted behind the wheel, nodded off, driving while intoxicated, or broke any other traffic law.
We Investigate Potential Negligence of Third Parties
- The owner of the car can also be found negligent.
- Municipalities that fail to design or maintain safe roads can be found negligent.
- Vehicle manufacturers producing faulty parts or safety features that do not work can be found negligent.
In some cases, multiple parties can be held liable for an accident. While this provides several channels from which to seek compensation, it adds complexity to the legal process. Therefore, our lawyers carefully examine the facts of your case and evaluate every potential option for financial recovery.
Types of Evidence We Use To Prove Your Case
The burden of proof rests with the accident victim to show the other driver caused their injuries. Our attorneys rely on physical and circumstantial evidence when building a case to support your car accident claim. Physical evidence can include:
- Medical records
- Witness statements
- Photographs taken at the scene
- Police reports
- Other documents, such as driving records
- Expert testimony
- Your written narrative of the accident and how it has affected your life
While circumstantial evidence may not directly prove fault, it can help to support your claim. An example of circumstantial evidence could be the cell phone records of an at-fault driver demonstrating a text was sent at the exact time of the accident. In this instance, we could issue a subpoena for the driver’s phone records to use as evidence supporting your case.
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Evidence of the Serious Nature of Your Injuries
The Palm Coast accident lawyers on our team will review all your medical records and interview doctors, nurses, and physical therapists who can testify about the high cost of your medical treatment. We prepare financial reports to prove how much the accident has cost you in lost income and out-of-pocket expenses.
This is why it is so important to see a medical professional as soon as possible after your accident, even if you are not sure whether you are badly hurt. If you try to tough it out and end up needing medical care later, it will be harder to connect the costs of that care to the accident that caused your injuries.
Compensation Available in a Palm Coast Car Accident Injury Case
After we determine liability, gather the evidence to build a robust case, and assess your financial losses, we are in a strong position to negotiate an appropriate settlement offer. Monetary damages can be awarded for losses such as:
- Current and future medical bills and rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Compensation if your ability to work is affected due to your injures
- Pain, suffering, and inconvenience
- Loss of quality of life if the accident affects your enjoyment of everyday activities
- Property damage or loss
When negligent drivers cause fatal accidents, we help surviving family members pursue financial damages via a wrongful death lawsuit. We know this is a difficult time and understand that money cannot make up for the weight of such grief. However, bereavement damages are important to support families through their sudden and devastating loss.
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The Quality of Evidence Can Make a Huge Difference in Settlement Negotiations
Having strong evidence to support your claim makes it challenging for the insurance company to lowball you in settlement negotiations. However, this is not the end of the battle. Insurers have an arsenal of tools they use to get you to agree to the lowest possible settlement.
Stalling tactics such as not responding to your calls or dragging out a claim is a means to get you to settle to anything out of sheer frustration. Our attorneys will protect your rights and ensure you are being fairly treated through the legal process while getting things moving along.
Requesting access to your medical records and asking for statements are other defensive strategies insurance companies use. You could unwittingly say something that harms your case in a statement, or your medical records could be used against you.
In this instance, you can refer the insurance company to the statement you gave to the police. You are also within your rights to deny insurers access to your medical history. Better still, consider hiring our attorneys to handle all communications with the insurer on your behalf. We know how to deal with insurance companies and what information to release to them.
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We Are Dedicated to Our Clients
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we take pride in providing professional legal services. We also work on a contingency fee basis: we only get paid after you do.
Time is of the essence: Florida Statute 316.066 requires you to file a written traffic crash report within 10 days of the event, while Florida Statute 95.11 limits the time you have to file a personal injury claim depending on the nature of your case. Call us at 1-800-747-3733 to speak with a Palm Coast accident lawyer right away. We have helped many other innocent victims of car accidents, and we would like to help you, too.
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