Negligent actions on the road that lead to injuries, like drunk driving or tailgating, cannot be undone, but victims like you can receive justice through monetary compensation. Damages can help pay for treatment as well as replace the income you lost during recovery.
Our Tallassee team of car accident lawyers can help you pursue compensation and, by extension, justice.
What to Expect After Your Car Accident
Many people have no idea what to expect after experiencing a collision in Tallahassee. There’s no way to fully prepare for an accident. However, our professional team can help walk you through what to expect in the hours, days, and weeks following your collision.
The Immediate Aftermath of a Car Accident
It’s important to take a few steps immediately after a collision. First of all, get your vehicle off the road if possible and reach out to the police. You should expect the police to arrive and assess the accident scene, speaking with all involved parties and eyewitnesses.
The police will file a report about the accident, containing their opinion about what happened. After speaking with you and getting your statement, they may permit you to leave. Before you go, do your best to take pictures of:
- Your injuries
- The damage to your vehicle
- The scene of the accident
Additionally, get contact information from the other driver and any witnesses who saw the accident. Finally, you may require medical care immediately following a collision. Consider calling an ambulance if you experienced serious injuries.
The Day of Your Accident
Once you leave the accident scene—or even before you drive away—you can take more steps to begin addressing your claim. Reach out to a car accident attorney in Tallahassee to get immediate advice about your next steps.
You may end up spending the day in the hospital following your accident. It’s also a good idea to reach out to your insurance company the same day as your accident. Taking these steps helps to show that the accident happened when you say it did.
The Weeks After Your Accident
As time moves past your accident, you can expect your lawyer to gather evidence and begin working on your claim. You may need to take time off from work to recover from your injuries, leading to lost wages and rising expenses.
The insurance company representing the other driver may also reach out to you. The experts recommend that you allow your lawyer to handle all communication with insurance agents, as this can protect you from saying something to weaken your claim.
Our team supports you throughout this time. We can recommend repair shops to fix your car, assess your medical bills, and keep you in the loop as we work on your claim.
What to Expect in Compensation After a Tallahassee Car Accident
Accident compensation takes the form of either economic or non-economic damages. You receive funds to reimburse you for bills and wages as well as compensate you for the more personal losses you experienced. Damages can cover:
- Emergency bills
- Diagnostic tests
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Changed quality of life
- Pain and suffering
You are entitled to these and other damages if you were the victim of negligence. On Florida streets and roadways, negligence is any action taken by a driver that compromises the safety of others, leading to an accident. You could receive compensation for any accident-related costs, from X-rays to acupuncture, and our team can help you get it.
In some cases, you may also receive coverage for the cost to repair your vehicle. We assess all of your losses before filing a claim on your behalf and do not accept subpar settlement offers for our clients.
In Cases of Wrongful Death
If you lost a loved one in such an accident, you could be eligible for compensation to cover the unique expenses of that loss, including:
- Funeral expenses
- Burial costs
- Remaining medical bills
- Lost income
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
Wrongful death collision cases consider what the deceased would have provided over their lifetime, allowing family members to receive compensation for being deprived of income as well as love and support.
Both personal injury claims and wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within a set time period, according to Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a), § 95.11(4)(d).
Waiting too long to file a claim allows the statute of limitations for your claim to expire. Once it expires, you no longer have a legal right to seek compensation for your losses. You can learn more from a team member during a free consultation.
What to Expect When Working with Us
Over 5,000 crashes happened on Leon County roads in 2020, according to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), but we’re only concerned with your Tallahassee accident. One of our car accident lawyers can provide personalized attention to your case. We promise you:
- Free case reviews
- Regular updates
- Direct access to your attorney
- No costs until you’re paid
Our team is paid on contingency—your compensation dictates ours, so we’ll work hard for your damages. We also make sure you are always in the loop, providing your lawyer’s cell phone number, so you remain connected to your case.
Our Car Collision Attorneys Help with Every Aspect of Your Case
A car accident injury lawyer is not just an ally when your insurance claim is stalled, or you’re forced to file a lawsuit. Contact us if you need help with:
- Understanding your paperwork or rights
- Scheduling appointments and repairs
- Speaking with an insurance adjuster
- Deciding whether to accept a settlement offer
- Arguing against claim denials
- Finding experts to support your case
- Knowing when to file a personal injury lawsuit
In addition to knowing the law, we also know people—doctors, actuaries, economists, and mechanics. Your attorney is a conduit to experts in other fields who can make your life simpler, both in pursuing your legal case and easing the burdens of day-to-day life as you recover.
Our Firm Has a Track Record of Success
Choosing a personal injury attorney is a big decision involving your finances, health, and personal life. You want someone who not only prioritizes what matters to you but also has a history of satisfied clients. Put us to the test and check out our:
- Online reviews
- Ratings and rankings
- Community involvement
- Case results
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we are committed to responsiveness and results, and our track record speaks to that. If you still aren’t sure, contact us for your free, no-hassle consultation.
What to Expect When Pursuing Your Case
We handle any cases in which negligence caused injuries, including:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Following too closely
- Improper turns
- Failure to yield
- Ignoring signs and signals
- Wrong-way driving
- Aggressive driving
Each type of accident will require its own approach from our team and its own unique evidence. In addition to utilizing experts, we use many resources to create a comprehensive case. Personal injury claims and lawsuits rely on the injured party proving negligence, putting the responsibility on our shoulders to provide evidence. We take advantage of as many kinds of evidence as possible.
For instance, we can use the police report to prove a driver was drunk. Additionally, we may investigate the driver’s history of DUIs to demonstrate a history of negligence. Witness statements may be key to an aggressive driving case, with others testifying to the driver’s reckless behavior before the crash. We can even research social media posts to show a driver was on Instagram or Facebook while driving.
We understand how you feel after an accident in Tallahassee. Our team believes in offering you compassionate support throughout each step of your claim. You can reach out to us in the immediate aftermath of an accident to increase your confidence regarding your legal claim.
We Help Identify Negligent Parties
To explore all options for compensation, we research any possible liable parties. We sort through photos, witness statements, traffic camera footage, and vehicle damage to determine who was at fault. We can even explore the possibility that a defective car part or poor road maintenance led to your crash, not another driver.
Possible negligent parties include:
- Other drivers
- Truck drivers
- Teen drivers
- Construction companies
- Property owners
- Car designers
- Auto manufacturers
- Maintenance workers
Some parties have their own rules for filing a personal injury lawsuit. For instance, in Florida, the parents can be held liable for accidents caused by their minor drivers, according to Florida Statutes § 322.09(2). Rideshare companies may shift responsibility to the driver, claiming they are independent contractors instead of employees. However, understanding these nuances is our job, not yours. Your job is healing.
What to Expect When You Call Us Today
What happened to you on a Tallahassee road demands justice. The team of car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is committed to getting you that justice.
With our free consultation, we evaluate your case, get to know you personally, and plan the next steps. Let us know what matters to you, and we will make sure it matters to us. Call us today at 1-800-747-3733.
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