If you suffered broken bones in an accident, you may be having difficulty with your day-to-day life. Not only can injuries like these keep you out of work, but the medical expenses can add up quickly. With these worries on your mind, navigating the tricky landscape of an accident claim or lawsuit can be overwhelming. Thankfully, you do not have to go through this by yourself.
A Port St. Lucie personal injury lawyer can handle your broken and fractured bones injury case, leaving you free to focus on healing. We will investigate the cause of your accident, assess your legal options, and pursue your financial recovery. Whether you use your own insurance or pursue compensation through litigation, our attorneys will be with you every step of the way.
Services A Port St Lucie Broken and Fractured Bones Lawyer Can Provide
You shouldn’t have to take on the legal process on your own. These processes can be complex and time-consuming. While you’re still dealing with your injuries, this long list of responsibilities may tempt you to settle for less than you deserve. Don’t be intimidated. Our attorneys can handle these and other services for you:
- Investigating the accident and determining who might be at fault
- Evaluating whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit and building a case to demonstrate negligence
- Obtaining the evidence needed to prove your losses
- Negotiating with the insurance company to reach a settlement or court award
- Keeping track of the procedural rules, like the filing deadline, to protect your right to compensation
- Filing case-related paperwork on your behalf
- Communicating with every party involved in your case
- Scheduling appointments and arranging for vehicle repairs
- Answering your questions and concerns in a timely manner
- Providing frequent case updates
We can take care of all these things and more once you become our client.
No Upfront Legal Fees
You will not have to pay anything upfront to get our help. Instead, we get paid for our work out of the settlement or court award we secure for you. This means that you never have to pay out-of-pocket for our services.
Damages You May Be Eligible To Claim After Your Car Accident In Florida
Florida law allows anyone who is injured in a car accident to receive compensation for their medical expenses. However, this is generally limited to your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) limits–around $10,000. In order to receive more than this and to claim certain damages, your injuries must be severe enough to merit a lawsuit.
Damages you are only eligible to claim through litigation include pain and suffering compensation and your vehicle’s diminished value.
Other damages you may be able to claim include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future lost wages
- Repair or replacement of your vehicle
Four Steps To Take After A Port St Lucie Broken And Fractured Bones Accident
Every case is different, and you should do what makes sense in your situation after. However, here are some general guidelines for an accident in which someone was injured:
- Call the police. The police can provide valuable services at the scene of the accident and will write a report that may support your case. Usually, there is an assessment of fault; in other words, the officer determines who caused the accident. Sometimes, the officer will issue a citation at the scene.
- Get medical attention right away. Broken bones heal better with immediate treatment. Also, it is much easier to link your injuries to the accident if you go straight to the emergency room or your physician.
- Talk to a Port St. Lucie broken and fractured bones accident attorney. Florida limits the amount of time you have to take legal action if you suffered severe breaks in the accident. The longer your attorneys have to build your case, the better.
- Complete your medical treatment. It’s better for your health and your case if you follow your doctor’s treatment suggestions exactly. If you worsen your own injuries by ignoring medical advice, the insurance company may be hesitant to compensate you for treatment.
These are just a few examples of measures you can take to protect your health and your legal case.
How Much Time You Have To File A Lawsuit
Per Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a), you must file your lawsuit within four years of the accident. If your close relative passed away because of injuries from the accident, the lawsuit must be filed within two years, according to Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d).
Missing the filing deadline could cost you your right to collect damages from the negligent party. Not every case is eligible to be pursued through litigation. Our attorney will assess this as an option in your case.
An Overview Of Broken And Fractured Bones
The Mayo Clinic says that treatment of broken bones will depend on the location of the injury and the severity of the wound. For example:
- If you have a simple fracture, you might only need to have the injured area immobilized in a sling and ice on the affected area. You will need to rest more than usual to recuperate from a simple fracture.
- Some fractures need to be realigned in the emergency room.
- If you have a more complicated fracture, you might need surgery to place plates, screws, wires, or nails.
Regardless of severity, if you incurred financial losses because of your injury, you deserve compensation. Our attorneys can help you pursue this recovery through a PIP claim or lawsuit
Get The Help You Need With The Law Offices Of Anidjar & Levine
Our clients enjoy responsive legal care from our team. While we handle the legal process and everything that entails, you can focus on what matters most to you. We offer a free initial consultation with no obligation. You can get your free consultation by reaching out to us over the phone or through our website today.
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