Texting while driving and other forms of distraction are so dangerous that Florida has passed laws prohibiting these actions. According to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), § 316.305 of the Florida Statutes “allows law enforcement to stop motor vehicles and issue citations to motorists that are texting and driving.”
If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident because another driver was distracted by his smartphone, you could have the basis of a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit for financial compensation. A Port Charlotte texting while driving accident lawyer can help you hold the at-fault driver (and his insurance company) responsible for the financial consequences of their actions.
Start building your case for financial compensation as soon as possible. Contact the personal injury team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine. Our team is ready to advocate for you and walk you through the financial recovery process.
Prepare to File Your Claim for Compensation Early
A car accident that injures you or a member of your family can leave you with a growing stack of medical bills. It can also lead to many other related expenses that should be covered by the at-fault driver and their insurance company.
Seeking compensation for your injuries as soon as possible is important because your claim has a predetermined time limit. You generally have four years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against the distracted driver who caused the collision, under § 95.11 of the Florida Statutes.
When you are ready to get monetary relief from the financial toll of the accident that caused your injuries, contact the client intake team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine by calling 1-800-747-3733 today.
A Car Accident Can Take a Serious Financial Toll
The injuries you experience as a result of a car accident can create a mountain of hospital bills and other financial expenses and losses. You can hold the driver who caused the accident responsible for your medical bills including emergency room fees, hospital stays, medications, and assistive devices your injuries require. You can also receive compensation for:
- Lost business or employment income
- Pain and suffering and emotional trauma
- Physical disfigurement and disability
- Repairing or replacing your damaged vehicle
If you or someone you love suffered injuries in a car accident in Port Charlotte, the at-fault driver and their insurance company can be compelled to cover your accident-related expenses. A Port Charlotte texting while driving accident lawyer can help assess the overall value of your claim for compensation.
Document Every Physical Injury You Endure
Documenting your injuries is important to proving the value of your claim. Your medical records can also help prove the necessity of future medical care you wish to have covered by the at-fault driver—such as corrective cosmetic surgery or vital forms of rehabilitation. Your injuries might include:
- Whiplash, concussion, and traumatic head injuries
- Sprains, fractures, and broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries and limb amputations
Obtain copies of your medical records to date and share them with us upon request. Your medical records can help us prove your injuries and their current and ongoing costs.
Obtain Copies of Important Documents Related to Your Injuries
Proving the cause, effect, and financial impact of the accident that caused your injuries is critical to the success of your compensation claim. To help you receive the financial compensation you deserve, members of our client care team will:
- Read and review your medical records
- Read and review the official crash report
- Locate and interview witnesses to the collision
- Obtain and complete insurance paperwork
- Take photos of your injuries
- Keep you updated on the progress of your claim
- Negotiate with the at-fault driver’s insurer
When you are focused on recovering from the physical aftermath of a car accident, we can focus on helping you recover from its stressful financial aftermath. Our firm will provide you with the responsive legal care you deserve and go the extra mile to prove the validity and value of your case. In short, while you worry about getting better, our personal injury team will take care of everything else.
You Could Be Entitled to an Insurance Settlement
After a car accident caused by another driver’s distracted actions, the last thing you will want is to face a lengthy trial. Like most car accident personal injury claims, yours may end with a financial settlement rather than in a court of law.
When you are ready to resolve your claim with an insurance settlement, the at-fault driver’s insurer may offer you a specific amount of money. In exchange, you will agree to absolve them of future financial consequences in writing which makes your settlement permanent. A lawyer who supports you in your pursuit of compensation will:
- Assign a monetary value to your financial recovery claim
- Advise you on the feasibility of any settlement amount offered
- Negotiate a favorable settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurer
Whether or not you accept or decline a proposed financial settlement is always up to you. Avoid accepting a settlement too soon or accepting one that will not fully cover your financial expenses and losses. Your lawyer can help make sure your losses are fully accounted for and that your claim value is fully assessed.
We Fight for Your Full Financial Recovery
Texting and driving is an unsafe combination of activities that can lead to dangerous consequences for other drivers and pedestrians. If another driver was texting while driving—and caused a car accident where you were injured—you could have the basis of a financial compensation lawsuit.
A Port Charlotte texting while driving accident lawyer can help you determine the value of your insurance claim and review your options for financial recovery. Contact the personal injury team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today by calling 1-800-747-3733.
We Can Help.