If you or someone you love has been injured in a Naples car accident, you are likely to be eligible to receive compensation. This compensation covers both the economic and the non-economic damages you have suffered as a result of your accident. You can pursue the other driver and their insurance company for the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, pain and suffering, and much more.
The specific damages you can recover depend on several factors, including the circumstances of the accident and the severity of your injuries. Our firm fights for the rights of car accident victims in the Naples area. We will take on the other driver and their insurance company and help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Damages You could Recover in a Naples Car Accident
The first thing you should do after a car accident is to seek medical care for any injuries you may have. Even if you do not feel like you’ve been injured, it is a good idea to get checked out by a doctor just in case. You may have internal injuries that you cannot see or feel immediately.
Getting a medical exam not only protects your health in the event you have an unseen injury, but it helps connect the accident to any bodily harm you have suffered, making it easier to prove the compensation you deserve.
Next, you should consider speaking with a Naples car accident lawyer about your situation. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you recover compensation, which often includes the following damages:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Vehicle and other property damage
- Rental car costs
- Towing costs
In addition to the above damages, all of which involve financial losses, you can recover compensation for a number of non-economic damages, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
Florida places no cap on the economic and non-economic damages you can recover. We will tabulate the total value of your claim and pursue the full amount.
Wrongful Death Damages are also Recoverable
If your loved one suffered a fatal injury from a car accident, you may be able to collect wrongful death damages, which could help you cover certain expenses concerning the decedent, such as:
- Final medical expenses
- Funeral, burial, or cremation arrangements
- Loss of their companionship or mentorship
- Your family’s pain and suffering due to losing a loved one
We can review your accident for recoverable damages you may not know to apply to your case, another benefit of working with a personal injury lawyer. We will add up your total losses so you will know exactly what damages to ask for when seeking financial recovery.
What about Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Insurance?
Perhaps you believe—or were told—that it is useless to hire a lawyer and pursue a car accident injury claim in Florida because, due to the state’s PIP requirements, you have to file a claim with your own insurer regardless of fault.
While it is true that Florida Statutes §627.736 requires PIP insurance, and your own insurance company is the first place you must file to receive compensation for bodily injuries, you may go after the other driver and their insurance company for all damages beyond what your PIP policy covers. That is where a Naples car accident lawyer comes into play.
Damages from Your Naples Accident must Exceed $10,000
PIP coverage takes care of accident-related bills that are under $10,000. If your damages exceed that amount, you may be able to seek additional compensation, particularly if you meet the “injury threshold” included in Florida’s no-fault system.
If you have permanent bodily injuries, physical scarring, or disfigurement, you may be due additional damages. Our lawyer can help you determine you can recover damages if your injuries are any of the following:
- Head trauma, such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limb
- Internal organ damage
- Severe burns
- Severe fractures
Medical records, receipts, and other documentation can help us prove the extent of your injury and any treatments you have to take care of them. Save all your documentation and have it ready so that your attorney can review it.
We can also Prove Negligence in Your Accident
If your damages exceed those covered by your PIP coverage, then you will have to prove the other party’s negligence caused your accident in Naples. Our lawyer can help you do that based on the evidence available and any that we are able to collect. Your case must be able to prove four things:
- The driver owed it to you to exercise reasonable care on the road.
- The driver did not meet that duty.
- The driver’s careless or reckless driving caused an accident.
- As a result of the accident, you suffered compensatory damages.
As mentioned earlier, we will need evidence to prove the other driver’s negligence. Such evidence would be any of the following:
- Photos from the accident scene and/or photos of your injuries
- Surveillance from a nearby home or business that may have recorded your accident
- The responding police officer’s official report
- Medical records, medical invoices, receipts, and statements from your doctor
- Eyewitness accounts of the accident
- Documentation of missed time at work and wages you missed due to missed time at work
We could enlist the help of an accident reconstructionist or third-party physician who can weigh in on your case to offer a professional opinion. When we meet with you, we can get more details about your accident and review the evidence you have.
For a Free Naples Car Accident Case Evaluation, Call Today
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is ready to get to work on your Naples car accident claim today. We will fight the insurance company and help you recover the compensation you deserve, and we do not get paid until you do.
We have a long, successful track record and the resources you want at our disposal. We want to put them to work for you.
For your free, no-obligation case evaluation with a member of our team, call us. You generally have a limited time to act under Florida Statutes §95.11. We encourage you to reach out to us soon to ensure your case is filed on time. The sooner we hear from you, the sooner we can go to work for you.
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