If someone else’s negligence caused a car accident—and you sustained a personal injury as a result—you may have a legal right to financial compensation.
Drunk drivers, tired or distracted drivers, and aggression on the road commonly lead to collisions, causing significant injuries and even death for other drivers in the crash. At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, we can help protect your legal rights and assist you in filing a claim for your damages.
Who is liable for my car accident and injuries?
Many car accidents in Davie result from driver negligence. If a negligent driver caused your injuries, we must prove this fact when submitting your claim for compensation.
Drivers have a legal obligation to exercise reasonable care when driving. Every driver must try to avoid causing harm to other motorists and protect the safety of pedestrians, cyclists, and others who share the roadways.
If a driver fails to uphold that duty and subsequently causes an accident, they are liable for any damages that result.
How can I tell if the other driver was negligent in my case?
Negligent driving is inherently dangerous behavior. Any time another driver engages in reckless activities behind the wheel, it could constitute negligence. Some of the most common forms of negligent driving are:
- Driving while intoxicated;
- Aggressive driving;
- Distracted driving, including texting and making phone calls behind the wheel;
- Wrong-way driving;
- Failure to obey traffic signals; and
- Illegal passing.
This type of behavior can cause a number of serious injuries for anyone else involved in crash. Those injuries include:
- Head injuries;
- Back and spinal cord injuries;
- Internal injuries;
- Broken bones;
- Lost limbs;
- Lost digits;
- Burns; and
Many of the most severe injuries sustained in a car accident involve full or partial paralysis and long-term disability.
If the other driver in your crash engaged in negligent behavior, contact us immediately. We will get to work building a case to prove negligence. We will collect the evidence we need to support your claim. We will then persuasively negotiate a settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance company or, if necessary, make a strong case in court on your behalf.
What is the value of my car accident claim?
The value of your claim will depend on the nature and extent of your injuries and your prognosis for recovery. To calculate what your claim may be worth, we will consider your actual costs to date. This includes any doctor or hospital bills, your lost income to date, the damage to your vehicle, and any other actual expenses you have incurred.
We will also include the value of any long-term or permanent disability and an estimate of the injury-related costs you will face in the future.
These future damages include the costs of any necessary medical care, physical therapy, caregivers, and medication you will need later on. You are also eligible for compensation for lost potential income, pain and suffering, and the loss of enjoyment of your life.
Having us on your side to assemble your claim and negotiate on your behalf is the best way to ensure you receive the maximum compensation you deserve.
What is the process for filing a Florida car accident claim?
Assuming the at-fault driver had insurance at the time of the accident, we will file a claim directly with the insurance company.
Because the insurance company will attempt to minimize any claim for compensation, they will likely deny that the other driver was at fault for the accident. We will counter these claims by presenting persuasive evidence to substantiate the other driver’s negligence and liability.
This may include photos of the accident scene, statements from witnesses, police reports, subject matter expert testimony, and a professional recreation of the accident scene.
We will also include your medical bills, receipts, and other items to show how much you have lost in the accident. This information will prove how much compensation you deserve for your suffering.
Do I need a car accident lawyer?
As you can see, the process of building and proving a case for compensation requires an in-depth knowledge of Florida law and experience with complex legal negotiations.
When filing a claim, you are not legally obligated to have your own car accident lawyer. However, because you will be dealing with multiple attorneys from the insurance company, you will be at a significant disadvantage if you attempt to represent yourself.
Many insurance companies take advantage of car accident victims by offering a low-value settlement early in the process. Without a lawyer to offer advice, many victims accept these offers. By doing so, they sign away their legal rights to any further claim. Later, when the settlement runs out, they have no recourse for their ongoing care costs and must pay out of their own pocket.
We can protect your legal rights and make sure you do not relinquish your right to fair compensation. If we are unable to negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company, we can take your claim to court. We will be there for you during every step of the litigation process, presenting your case and arguing for your rights.
You have more important priorities right now, like overcoming the trauma of your accident and recovering from your injuries. We can handle the ugly details of legal wrangling on your behalf so you are free to focus on your health and future.
Call the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine for a free claim evaluation.
The Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine provides professional legal representation to victims of South Florida injury accidents. We provide free consultations and case reviews so you can decide the best course of action for your future. If you are undergoing medical treatment in a hospital or are otherwise unable to come to our office, we are happy to meet with you at your location.
Call 800-747-3733 today to speak to a car accident lawyer about your claim.