Damages you may collect for a car accident in Orlando may include:
- The cost of diagnosing, repairing or treating, and rehabilitating your injuries
- The equivalent of salary or wages you have lost because of your accident
- Pain and suffering caused by your accident, which may include physical pain and mental anguish
- Any long-term or permanent decline in the amount of money you are able to earn
- Opportunities lost because of the effects of your accident, whether they are personal, professional, academic, or of another nature
You may be able to recover awards for further losses if your lawyer can link them to your car accident.
Car Accidents Can Cause Tangible Harm
The American Bar Association (ABA) notes that, in personal injury claims, you could be awarded compensation if:
- You can prove that you have suffered damages because of your car accident
- You can prove that somebody’s negligence is at least partially to blame for the damages you have suffered
The ABA adds that you may have a case for awards if you can prove that somebody intentionally harmed you or your loved one. One possible harm that you may have suffered because of your car accident may be one or more injuries.
Some of the possible injuries that could occur during a car accident include:
- Whiplash, which the Mayo Clinic defines as an injury caused by violent, unnatural movements that may come when your car is involved in a collision
- Damage to your organs, especially if your body experiences direct trauma during your accident
- Broken bones, which may also require physical therapy depending on the severity of the injury
- Brain injury, which may have lasting effects that affect your mental health and ability to earn a living
Your injury could be the most compelling reason to bring a lawsuit and may be among the damages you can collect for a car accident in Orlando.
A Lawyer May Be Able to Prove Negligence in Your Orlando Car Accident Case
The ABA defines negligence as a “failure to use care, which a reasonable and prudent person would use under similar circumstances.”
This is generally the standard lawyers use to prove their client was wronged in a way that entitles them to compensation, whether that compensation ultimately comes through a settlement or judgment.
Your lawyer may be able to prove negligence by:
- Establishing that the defendant(s) in your lawsuit owed you a duty of care, which generally means they should not act (or fail to act) in ways that put you at unreasonable risk of harm
- Showing that the defendant breached their duty of care
- Establishing causation between the defendant’s actions and your injuries
- Calculating damages and requesting said damages
If a jury finds your lawyer’s arguments for proving negligence compelling or the defendant chooses to settle, you may be able to collect compensation that covers your various losses.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today
Hiring a lawyer may allow you to focus on getting better while your lawyer handles the legal aspect of your car accident case. Call the team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-407-500-4000 for a free consultation.