If you were injured in a traffic collision or lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence, a Sarasota highway accident lawyer from our firm can help you determine if you have a case against the liable party and pursue compensation for financial recovery.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine now at 1-800-747-3733 for your free consultation.
When You Should Hire a Highway Accident Lawyer
You should hire a highway accident lawyer as soon as possible following your accident if you intend to seek compensation for your injuries. Even if your insurance policy covers your injury costs, a lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can take on the responsibility of seeking that compensation for you.
Our team can also negotiate with the party responsible for your highway accident, their legal team, and other parties involved. You worry about getting better. We take care of everything else.
You May Qualify for Compensation for Your Injuries
In some cases, victims of motor vehicle accidents and their loved ones are eligible to receive financial awards for damages resulting from the collision. Whether you may receive compensation depends on many factors, such as insurance policy limits, whether you lost income because of your injuries, and how the accident occurred.
You may qualify for one or more types of compensation, which could include recovery for:
- Medical bills and ongoing healthcare expenses
- Funeral and burial costs for your loved one
- Lost wages for the time you missed at work
- Property damage to your vehicle
- Pain and suffering, such as loss of consortium
We cannot guarantee that you will receive a certain amount, but we can investigate your case to assess the total value of your damages and seek adequate financial awards on your behalf.
A Sarasota Highway Accident Lawyer From Our Firm Can Help You
The requirements for qualifying for financial recovery include establishing that the driver who caused the accident acted negligently and determining whether shared fault played a role in your collision. Our lawyers can gather the evidence needed to calculate liability and prove that the other driver’s recklessness or failure to act resulted in your damages.
Florida No-Fault Insurance Laws May Affect Your Case
Florida relies on a no-fault system, which means that each driver’s auto insurance policy provides coverage for their own injuries and those of their passengers regardless of who caused the accident.
This means that, in many cases, victims can receive payment for property damage, lost wages, and medical bills from their own insurance company and cannot sue another party for their losses.
However, some exceptions allow certain victims and their families to pursue compensation from another involved party. If the other party’s negligence contributed to the collision, and your injuries exceed the amount recoverable in your policy, you can seek compensation from the other party’s insurance.
For example, if the driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident, and you’ve exhausted your coverage limits, a lawyer can help you pursue fair compensation from another party.
Establishing Liability in Your Case
To prove that another person involved in your accident is responsible for your injuries or the loss of your loved one, a lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will need to ensure that their actions meet the criteria for negligence. They include:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
Essentially, the party had a duty to protect your safety within reason. They breached that duty by causing the accident that led to your injuries, and your injuries resulted in substantial damages. Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 to see if our legal team can help you prove negligence in your case.
You Have a Limited Amount of Time to File Your Claim
Once a lawyer from our law offices has proven fault in your case, added up the value of your claim, and determined that you qualify to pursue financial recovery, you have a certain amount of time during which you can move forward with your case.
If you do not file your claim within this time frame, called the statute of limitations, you generally forfeit your option to seek compensation.
Florida Statute § 95.11(3)(a) gives most victims or their family members up to four years to file a personal injury claim for their accident injuries. Florida Statute § 95.11(4)(d) gives families two years from the date of their loved one’s death to file a wrongful death claim. It is important to get started as soon as possible so you do not miss your filing deadline.
Injuries and Losses Associated with Highway Accidents in Sarasota
If you are suffering from accident injuries or mourning the loss of a family member who died because of a Sarasota driver’s negligence, you are not alone. Highway accident injuries requiring medical treatment result in losses that you may be entitled to recover, such as:
- Loss of wages
- Loss of productivity
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Employer costs
Fortunately, victims and their families often have the opportunity to pursue compensation from the liable party for injury-related expenses and financial losses.
Hire a Sarasota Highway Accident Lawyer Today to Get Started on Your Free Consultation
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, our lawyers are dedicated to managing your case from start to finish so that you can focus on your recovery. We do not get paid unless you do. Contact our legal team today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation.
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