A car accident can have lasting effects on your life. You could sustain traumatic injuries, miss time at work, require extensive medical care, and suffer reduced enjoyment of life. The costs associated with a car accident can be crippling. If another party or parties were partially or fully responsible for your car accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your damages.
The Naples car accident lawyers at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine can help you recover the compensation you deserve. We can help get you money to cover medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. We will pursue your case aggressively, gathering all the available evidence to show the other party is liable. Call us today at 800-747-3733 for a free consultation to discuss your case.
Who is liable for my injuries?
Assigning liability in an auto accident is not always cut and dry. Sometimes you have multiple parties all claiming that someone else is responsible. That is why you need a qualified attorney working to build the strongest case on your behalf. We have helped many car accident victims win compensation for their injuries and property damage.
After examining the details of your accident, we can determine if you have a valid claim in one or more of several areas.
The most common car accident claim is that another driver caused the accident due to negligence. If we can show that the other driver neglected his or her duty to exercise a reasonable standard of care, we can build a strong case.
Some of the most common examples of negligence include the following:
- Driving under the influence;
- Distracted driving, such as texting while driving;
- Failure to yield right of way or obey a traffic control device;
- Speeding; and
- Reckless driving.
If another driver’s negligence caused your accident, we have to do two things. First, we have to provide evidence that the other driver acted negligently. Then, we must show that the driver’s negligence caused the accident.
We can gather evidence showing the at-fault driver caused the crash from several sources:
- Police reports;
- Photographs and surveillance video;
- Expert testimony; and
- Accident scene reconstruction.
If a defect in your vehicle contributed to the accident or to your injuries, we can pursue damages from the manufacturer. Common examples of vehicle defects include:
- Broken seat belts;
- Faulty air bags;
- Stuck accelerators;
- Malfunctioning brakes;
- Faulty tires; and
- Engine problems.
To win compensation on the basis of manufacturer liability, we must show one of two things. First, we must prove that the defect caused the accident itself and thus absolved you of responsibility. For instance, malfunctioning brakes prevented you from stopping in time and caused you to rear-end the vehicle in front of you.
Or alternatively, we must provide evidence that a vehicle defect significantly worsened your injuries. If your seat belt or air bags malfunctioned and failed to protect you in an accident, this is the route we would pursue.
Roads and highways must include certain safety features to minimize the chance of accidents. If we can show that your accident occurred on a road that lacked one or more of these features, we can potentially win damages.
Traffic Control Devices: A missing, misplaced, or hard-to-see stop sign, yield sign, or other traffic control device can significantly increase the chances of an accident.
Guard Rails or Other Barriers: Roads built near embankments, steep drops, or other hazards must feature physical barriers to protect drivers. If these barriers are missing or damaged, this may constitute liability.
Road Surfaces: An unsafe or poorly maintained road surface can be a contributing factor in an accident.
What types of damages can I recover after a car crash?
As a car accident victim, you could incur significant costs as you work toward recovery. In severe cases, you might have permanent damages that require ongoing medical care for the rest of your life. Some car accident injuries—particularly those to the head and spine—can reduce your earning capacity by limiting the type of work you can do.
We will examine all the details of your car accident and recovery and pursue damages in a number of areas. You may be able to recover compensation for:
- Medical bills;
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation;
- Lost earning capacity, including future earnings;
- Vehicle repair or replacement;
- Home modifications to accommodate disability, such as a wheelchair ramp; and
- Pain and suffering.
We fight to get you the maximum compensation you need to recover. We work with medical professionals, physical and occupational therapists, and expert witnesses to determine the full extent to which your injuries might impact your life going forward.
If you lost a loved one in an accident, we can pursue a wrongful death claim on top of any other applicable damages. Call us today to discuss the details of your case.
Call the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine Today
Car accident cases are complex and nuanced, making it difficult to successfully pursue damages on your own. The other party or parties involved probably have lawyers representing their side of the story, so you need a qualified attorney working for you. We have years of experience fighting on behalf of car accident victims and we can apply our extensive resources and knowledge toward getting you the most favorable outcome.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a Naples car accident, call the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine today to discuss the details of your case. We offer free consultations to all auto accident victims. Our attorneys can examine the details of your case and advise you on the best way to proceed. We fight aggressively to help you get the maximum compensation. Call 800-747-3733 today for help.