Drivers who break the law and put others in harm’s way should pay for the damages they cause. If a reckless driver caused an accident that led to your injuries or your loved one’s death, a Tampa reckless driving accident lawyer with our firm can help you stand up for your rights.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you seek compensation for your injuries, damaged property, lost wages, and more. Our injury lawyers can handle your case from beginning to end.
Pursuing Compensation Through Insurance
In Florida, motorists must have a minimum of $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) insurance, according to Florida Statutes § 627.736. PIP pays for 80 percent of your necessary medical treatment, regardless of who or what caused your accident.
If you have severe injuries, $10,000 in medical benefits may only pay for a portion of the care you need to get back on your feet. PIP also does not include other awards to which you may be entitled, such as those for property damages and pain and suffering.
If you meet certain criteria, you may be able to hold the reckless driver who caused your accident liable for your injuries, according to Florida Statutes § 627.737. Navigating the insurance claims process can be difficult, but a Tampa reckless driving accident attorney from our firm can help you with a claim against the reckless driver who caused your crash.
Damages You Can Seek
With a third-party insurance claim, you can seek damages not covered by your PIP policy. This may include a sum for medical bills that exceed your policy’s coverage. If your injuries are severe, you may require surgeries, hospital stays, physical and/or cognitive rehabilitation, and in-home nursing care. A lawyer from our firm can help you fight for fair compensation for your past and future medical treatment.
PIP only pays for a percentage of your lost wages while you recover from your injuries. Your attorney can help you seek further compensation for time missed from work. If your injuries leave you unable to work or return to your previous employment, you can seek a settlement for your future lost wages.
An insurance claim allows you to seek the costs associated with repairing or replacing your vehicle, as well as any other personal property damaged during your accident, such as electronics or jewelry. We can help you calculate a sum to compensate you for your physical pain and emotional suffering. You could be eligible for these damages if your accident left you with permanent injuries and disabilities and/or led to depression, anxiety, or mental anguish.
Wrongful Death Damages
If the accident led you to lose a loved one, we can pursue compensation through a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. When we fight for fair compensation, you and your family can grieve in peace and focus on honoring the memory of your loved one.
You may stand to recover the following damages through a claim or lawsuit:
- Burial and funeral expenses
- Income that your loved one would have provided
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering
- Medical bills from your loved one’s injuries
- An award for the companionship your loved one offered
No amount of money can bring back your family member, but it may help you adjust to their unexpected absence. We can calculate your losses so that you can seek fair compensation.
How Our Tampa Reckless Driving Accident Lawyer Can Assist with Your Claim
Dealing with insurance companies is a hassle you do not need during your recovery. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can handle your claim so that you can focus on healing.
Our team can provide a number of legal services. We handle your case from beginning to end. We can:
- Conduct an independent investigation of the accident
- Gather evidence of the other driver’s negligence
- Calculate your losses and determine what fair compensation would look like
- Handle phone calls, emails, and any other communications with the insurance company
- Submit documents related to your claim according to the established deadlines
- Review settlement offers and push back against low offers or claim denials
- Negotiate on your behalf
- Keep you updated on the status of your claim
The sooner you contact our team, the sooner we can get to work on your settlement or court-awarded offer.
Proving a Reckless Driver Caused Your Crash in Tampa
Florida Statutes § 316.192 states, “Any person who drives any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving.” Reckless driving breaches a motorist’s basic duty of care to others on the road, and if it leads to an accident, it can make a driver liable for losses and injuries that result.
Examples of reckless driving include, but are not limited to:
- Driving in the wrong lane
- Following too closely
- Excessive speeding
- Driving while intoxicated
- Erratic lane changes
- Disobeying traffic signs and lights
- Driving aggressively or acting with “road rage”
- Texting and driving
A Tampa reckless driving accident lawyer with our firm will attempt to prove another driver’s dangerous and negligent behavior caused your injuries and other damages. Your lawyer will do this using documentation and evidence, such as:
- Official accident reports
- Photos and/or videos of your crash (if available)
- Medical bills and records
- Vehicle repair bills and records
- Witness statements
- Expert testimony
- The responsible driver’s records regarding reckless driving charges
Deadlines for Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawsuits
An attorney with our firm will make every effort to settle your car accident through an insurance claim. However, this is not always possible, and some cases must go to civil court to achieve a resolution.
If a lawsuit is necessary, you will have a limited time to file a legal action against a liable party (Florida Statutes § 95.11). After discussing your case during a free consultation, we can determine how much time you have to seek a court-awarded offer if you cannot negotiate a settlement.
You will want to act as quickly as possible to start your case since missing a deadline could mean the court dismisses your lawsuit. You could lose your last chance to pursue compensation from a liable party. A lawyer with our firm will also need time to work on your case and negotiate a settlement.
We Go the Extra Mile for Our Clients
Whether it is an insurance claim or lawsuit, a Tampa reckless driving accident lawyer with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will be with you every step of the way. You worry about getting better. We take care of everything else.
If we do not win compensation for you, you owe us nothing. Call 1-800-747-3733. A member of our team is ready to answer your questions and help you get started.