You struggle to pay bills after your personal injury accident in Clay County, FL. Weighed against the daily battles you wage against your injuries, it is hard to tell which fight is draining you more.
We can take the financial fight off your hands and present it to the negligent party responsible for your injury via a third-party insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit.
A Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine personal injury lawyer in Clay County, FL will champion your right to recover damages sustained from your accident, and we will fight aggressively for maximum compensation.
Understanding What Constitutes a Personal Injury Accident
If you suffered injuries as a result of another party’s actions (or inactions), your accident legally qualifies as a personal injury accident from which you are entitled to recover compensation for damages.
With this definition, you can understand how personal injury accidents can take many forms. Here are some examples of some of the most common types:
- Car accidents
- Slips and falls
- Pool and boat accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Defective products
- Motorcycle accidents
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
The personal injury lawyers in Clay County, FL at our firm can handle your personal injury case, whatever type of accident it involves. Call our office today.
Determining Who Is Liable for Your Personal Injury Damages
To recover losses from your personal injury accident in Clay County, FL, we must first identify who caused your accident and establish that it stemmed from this party’s negligence.
Personal injury law requires that we provide evidence proving the following arguments:
- The party we identified owed you a duty of care (to take reasonable steps to keep you from becoming injured).
- The identified party violated this duty.
- This violation of duty caused the accident.
- The accident resulted in your sustaining damages (bodily and emotional injuries, as well as financial losses).
Our legal team will launch an investigation of your accident to identify an at-fault party and gather evidence that proves how by breaching a duty of care, he/she caused the accident that resulted in your damages.
Your Case is Only as Strong as the Evidence and Documentation We Recover
When you hire us as your personal injury law firm, we will commence a thorough investigation of your accident.
Although we will obtain a copy of any available accident report provided by law enforcement on the scene or your place of work, etc., our investigation does not stop there—not even close.
We will dig far and deep for evidence, using the following (and other) sources:
- Medical records
- Surveillance videos
- Photos/videos from smartphones
- Eyewitness accounts
- Exploration of the scene of the accident
- Facility safety reports
- Wage statements
- Expert testimony
We will bank all the evidence and documentation we need to support our demand for compensation for your injuries.
You Can Still Be Compensated if You Were Partly to Blame for Your Accident
In our investigation of your accident, we will work with an accident reconstructionist who can illustrate how the accident happened. We aim to prove that the party we identified as causing the accident (the defendant) was 100 percent at fault.
You could be determined to be partly at fault for causing the accident. You can still be compensated for your losses, thanks to Florida’s comparative negligence law.
In this case, if the amount of damages you submit for recovery is accepted, the percentage of fault assigned to you is subtracted from the damages you receive as compensation.
So, if a jury finds that you are 50 percent at fault for your accident, and you are demanding $40,000 in damages, you will be compensated for 50 percent of those damages and receive a check for $20,000.
How Florida Being a No-Fault Auto Insurance State Affects Car Accident Claims
If you were injured in a car accident in Clay County, FL, your case will move forward in a slightly different manner than other personal injury cases in the state.
Typically, your quest for compensation would begin as a third-party liability claim, filed against the defendant’s insurer.
However, as a no-fault auto insurance state, Florida mandates that car accident victims first seek compensation for their injuries from their personal insurance policies. The state also requires that Florida drivers carry at least $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) to be used for medical expenses after a car accident.
However, you may still be eligible to file a third-party claim against the defendant for additional damages that exceed what your PIP policy covered.
Our lawyers will review your specific case and determine the course your claim will likely take.
Recoverable Damages Following a Personal Injury Accident in Clay County, FL
Your legal team will compose a demand letter that itemizes all the damages you have sustained in your personal injury accident. We will use documentation we have collected in our investigation, along with opinions from economists and medical, vocational, and life-care planning experts to attach amounts to each item on the list.
Your list of damages might include the following items:
- Medical costs
- Physical therapy
- Ongoing medical treatment
- Future medical treatment
- Lost income and wages
- Future lost income
- Diminished earning potential
- Property damages
- Replacement services
- Home modification
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
Please note that, if you lost a loved one as the result of injuries they sustained in an accident caused by another party, you have the right to pursue a wrongful death action. We can help you with this action and do so in a compassionate and dignified manner.
Statute of Limitations Means You Have a Restricted Amount of Time to File
Keep in mind that Florida’s statute of limitations limits the amount of time you have to file a personal injury case. The sooner you begin the process of damage recovery, the less likely you are to miss this deadline. Hire a personal injury lawyer soon, so they can help keep your case on track. Your headstart on this action will also give your lawyer more time to build your case.
Call Us to Discuss Your Clay County, FL Personal Injury Case
The legal team at Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine have a long history of recovering damages for our clients in their personal injury, nursing home abuse/neglect, and medical malpractice cases.
You can trust a personal injury lawyer in Clay County, FL to provide responsive legal service and get you the compensation you deserve.
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