If you were involved in a car accident, you may have injuries and other expenses that exceed coverage limits in your personal injury protection (PIP) policy. If you want to collect damages from the negligent driver, you have to prove they caused the accident that hurt you. A West Palm Beach car accident lawyers can help.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine has a team of accident reconstruction attorneys and personal injury lawyers. We have been offering responsive, client-focused legal services to Floridians since 2006. During that time, our West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers have won thousands of cases for our clients. Now, we are ready to help you.
What Can A Car Accident Reconstruction Lawyer Do For You?
The attorneys at our firm have fought numerous highway accident cases with many different causes and fact patterns. Our car accident reconstruction attorneys can help collect evidence to prove that the driver you’re demanding damages from caused your accident.
We take a critical look at your accident by starting with the crash itself, then using the available evidence to work back in time to the event that caused the accident. We literally try to reconstruct the accident with the available evidence. If our reconstruction strengthens your claim against the at-fault driver, you may be able to demand compensation for damages. Examples of the evidence we may present in your favor include:
- Eyewitness reports
- The road conditions at the time of the accident (e.g., sun-up, sundown, existence, rain, snow, icy roads)
- A complete summary of all injuries to anyone involved in the accident
- Detailed photos documenting the damage to any vehicles involved in the accident
- Photos documenting the damage to any other property (e.g., buildings, trees, telephone poles, buildings) that was hit during the accident
- Information included in the official police report for the accident (if there was one)
We will also research and request any video of the accident. That could include public traffic cameras, cellphone video footage, dashcams, or security cameras mounted on buildings near the accident. If our reconstructionist lawyers prove driver negligence caused your accident, we can demand damages from the at-fault driver.
Filing a Case After a West Palm Beach Accident
The state of Florida has no-fault laws on the books when it comes to car accidents. One of those laws requires all drivers to have a valid personal injury protection (PIP) policy. This policy must cover up to $10,000 in total damages. If you’re injured after a car accident on a West Palm Beach highway, your initial claim will probably be filed with your PIP carrier.
However, Florida’s “no-fault” insurance laws do allow you to pursue the at-fault driver in some circumstances. You may file a “fault-based” claim against the negligent driver if you meet the following criteria:
- Your total damages exceed $10,000
- You suffered what Florida law refers to as “serious injury” in the accident
What Is A Serious Injury After An Accident?
According to Florida Statutes §627.737, a serious bodily injury is one that results in any one (or more) of the following for the accident victim:
(a) Significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function
(b) Permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability, other than scarring or disfigurement
(c) Significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement
Our West Palm Beach Accident Reconstruction Lawyers Can Fight For You
A West Palm Beach accident reconstruction attorney can help you make your damage demand and fight for the compensation you deserve based on your injuries. Working in tandem with an accident reconstruction lawyer from our firm, our accident attorneys can present a persuasive case that the at-fault driver in your case should be held accountable. Part of our fight for your compensation includes:
- Making your first demand for damages
- Representing you in settlement discussions with the at-fault driver
- Tabulating your economic expenses
If the settlement discussions don’t yield an agreement, we’ll fight your case in court. In some cases, we suggest beginning with legal action. Our team will handle every stage of the legal process for you. You will be given a direct phone line to your attorney, so you can have your questions answered as soon as possible. We can even help you schedule doctor’s appointments.
What Damages Can You Seek After A West Palm Beach Accident?
Expenses related to your injury recovery would be included in the economic damages our attorneys demand on your behalf. Examples of economic damages after a West Palm Beach car accident include:
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Replacement value of any property destroyed in the accident
- Reduced earning capacity
If your physical injuries meet or exceed Florida’s threshold for severity, we may also be able to demand compensation for non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering or lost quality of life. Our legal team will collaborate closely with you, your doctors, and other professionals (e.g., mental health professionals) to go after what you deserve.
We Can Take Your West Palm Beach Accident Case On Contingency
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine believe in doing everything we can to help our clients. That commitment starts with making it as easy as possible for them to access our services. We understand that money can be an issue for clients after an accident, so we take cases like this on a contingency basis. We’ll put our entire team, including our car accident reconstruction lawyers, behind you without asking for up-front costs.
Our number one focus is on helping your recovery. You can’t do that if you’re stressed out about how you’re going to pay us. You’ll only be responsible for our fee if we win your case. That’s how committed we are to fighting for you.
Work With Our West Palm Beach Accident Reconstruction Team
It helps to have an educated opinion when you’re trying to figure out your next move after a car accident. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine offers free consultations to accident victims.
We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about your accident, like how an accident reconstruction attorney from our firm can help you or how our car accident lawyers might approach fighting your case. This is a completely free, no-obligation consultation. Call us today!
We Can Help.