When people think about the types of injuries that can occur in a car accident, head trauma and whiplash typically come to mind. Arm and leg injuries are also common, and they can be painful and debilitating. A broken bone, a torn ligament, a dislocated joint, nerve damage, or a lost limb can dramatically impact the ability to work and perform basic tasks.
If you were hurt in a collision, you might have been transported to a hospital, and doctors may have performed one or more surgical procedures. You may now be undergoing physical therapy or told that you will need treatment several times per week for months.
It might be unclear whether you will ever make a full recovery. Sometimes surgeries to repair arm and leg injuries are successful, and sometimes they provide only partial relief. You might have to use a cane, walker, or wheelchair or hire an in-home aide to help you daily with bathing, dressing, and bathroom use.
Car accident-related medical costs can be staggering. Surgery can be expensive, and you may also have bills for physical therapy, durable medical equipment, and care from an aide or treatment in a nursing home. Your health insurance policy might cover some of the costs, but it might not cover a large portion of them.
In addition to these challenges, you might not be able to work because of your injury. You may have used up the money in your emergency fund, and your spouse may be feeling strained financially.
If you have been in a car accident, a West Palm Beach arm and leg injury caused by a car accident lawyer might be able to help. If the other driver was liable for the crash, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine could file a personal injury lawsuit to pursue a financial award to compensate you for your past and future medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. Call our office at (800) 747-3733 to discuss your case with a staff member.
An Attorney Can Establish Who Was Liable for the Collision
In some cases, it is clear who was responsible for a car accident, as a police officer will note that in a report. Often, however, liability is more challenging to determine. If that is the case, you and the other driver might be assigned a percentage of fault for the role you each played in the accident.
The team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can review the police report and statements from everyone involved in the crash and people who saw what happened.
Suppose we learn that an intersection traffic camera, a surveillance camera at a home or business, or a cellphone recorded video of the accident. In that case, that could help us figure out what happened and who was responsible.
The other driver may be liable if they drove while intoxicated, traveled above the speed limit or too fast for poor weather conditions, ran a red light or stop sign, or became distracted by a cellphone and did not pay attention to the road. It is also possible that you were partly liable for the collision.
If that is the case, both you and the other driver might be assigned a percentage of fault for the role that each of you played in causing the accident.
A member of our staff can explain more about how we can determine liability and how that could impact your ability to recover a financial award. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at (800) 747-3733 to discuss your case.
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A Personal Injury Lawyer Could Help You Seek Compensation
In Florida, all drivers must have personal injury protection (PIP) included in their insurance policies. Since Florida is a no-fault state, when someone is injured in a car accident, they must seek compensation from their PIP coverage, no matter who caused the collision. The amount of compensation available depends on the level of coverage the driver chose.
If a person is seriously injured, the amount of PIP coverage available may not be enough to cover the victim’s medical bills and lost income. In addition, personal injury protection does not provide compensation for pain and suffering.
If you suffered “serious” injuries, as defined by Florida Statutes § 627.737, you might be entitled to additional compensation. If the other driver was liable for the accident, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine might be able to file a lawsuit to pursue a financial award to cover your medical bills and other losses that go beyond the limits of your PIP coverage, in addition to pain and suffering.
You may be eligible for compensation even if you did or failed to do something that contributed to the accident. According to Florida’s comparative negligence law, Florida Statutes § 768.81, you may be entitled to a financial award regardless of your percentage of liability. Still, the compensation would be reduced by your percentage of fault for the crash.
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Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today
The injuries you suffered in the car accident may have dramatically impacted you, but you can still pursue financial recovery that could help make daily life easier to manage.
A West Palm Beach arm and leg injury caused by a car accident lawyer can help you manage your personal injury case, taking care of important communications, negotiations, and filing a lawsuit on your behalf. The team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine might be able to recover a financial award that gives you and your family peace of mind.
You have only four years to file a personal injury lawsuit, as Florida’s statute of limitations outlines in Florida Statutes § 95.11(3). Even if you were injured recently and the deadline is far off, it might be in your best interest to contact an attorney sooner rather than later. Investigating an accident and filing a lawsuit can take considerable time. An attorney will need it to build a solid case for you. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at (800) 747-3733 so that we can begin working for you.
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