There are no laws that require claimants to work with a car accident lawyer following a collision. One of the reasons why people want to get a settlement for a car accident without a lawyer is because they think they cannot afford legal representation. However, most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning that you do not have to pay any fees unless they win your case.
After a car accident, you are likely in pain and in no shape to be undertaking legal burdens by yourself.
Working with a lawyer can support your claim by:
- Getting a copy of the police report.
- Interviewing witnesses.
- Requesting your medical records.
- Determining the number of damages allowable under Florida law.
- Looking at all available evidence to build a case.
- Assessing any other facts that may impact your situation.
- Speaking to the insurance companies and negotiating for a settlement.
When you work with a car accident lawyer, they can work to protect your rights and fight for the compensation you need.
For a free legal consultation, call (800) 747-3733
Recoverable Losses in a Car Accident Settlement
When partnering with a lawyer to get a settlement for a car accident, you do not have to deal with the burden of collecting evidence. Your attorney will manage all the tasks that go into preparing a case for you. This allows you to focus on your health and recovery after sustaining injuries.
Your lawyer will help you recover damages for the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Reduced quality of life
A car accident lawyer will work to gather the information necessary to get you financial recovery for each of these applicable categories. With an understanding of Florida’s statutory caps, they can assess your losses and estimate what settlement offer would pay for your damages.
The Statute of Limitations for Car Accidents
Florida has a statute of limitations for various personal injury claims.
Under Florida Statute §95.11, you have:
- Four years from the date of your accident to pursue litigation.
- Two years from the date of a loved one’s passing to file a wrongful death claim.
Some details of your situation may allow for additional time to act. For example, if one of the injured parties was a minor, they are generally granted more time to file a lawsuit for their damages. Speaking with a car accident lawyer about your settlement options can help you further understand the details of your situation.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today
A car accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you get a settlement for your collision-related expenses. With the help of our legal team, you can focus on your physical recovery while we go to work on your behalf. Additionally, we also work on a contingency-fee-basis, which means, as mentioned, that we do not request any payments unless we get compensation for you.
During your free case review, we want to hear your side of the story. No matter how your accident happened, we can advise you on your legal options. To get started, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733.