There is no formula that will calculate an exact amount of compensation you might get in a lawsuit over a car accident in Orlando, FL. We will do all we can to get you compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and other out-of-pocket losses that are directly related to the car accident.
Florida’s Serious Injury Threshold Can Limit What You Win
The state of Florida is considered a “no-fault” state under FL § 627.7407. This means that you will turn to your own car insurance first in order to receive a monetary recovery for your injuries and losses. The negative to a “no-fault” state is that there are limits to what a victim’s compensation for personal injury will be, due to the fact that Florida makes the assumption that your own personal car insurance will cover the reimbursements needed for your medical bills and lost wages.
If you believe you are entitled to “pain and suffering” compensation on top of medical bills and lost wages, you must prove that your case rises to meet the serious injury threshold imposed by FL § 627.737 by meeting the one out of the four following requirements:
- Significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function
- Permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability
- Significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement
We Can Guide You to Make Beneficial Decisions
Oftentimes, when a person is suffering after an accident, they do not know what actions to take to best protect themselves and their potential settlement. The Law Offices of Anidjar and Levine will be there every step of the way to advise you.
Be Sure to File a Police Report
Make sure to call the police to the scene of the accident. A police report is an unbiased third-party report of the car accident. Having this report can help establish that you were the victim of the car accident and that the other party is then liable to compensate you for your injuries and losses. This police report can be persuasive to a judge or jury if you ever decide to pursue legal action in the form of a lawsuit against the other party.
See a Doctor for a Medical Evaluation
For your own safety and health, after a car accident, you should seek immediate medical attention. However, this medical evaluation by a doctor or other medical professional will prove that you have substantial injuries due to the car accident, and the negligence of the other driver. Any medical bills, prescriptions, or physical therapy may be compensated in a lawsuit.
Contact an Orlando Car Accident Attorney from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine
To learn more about what compensation in a lawsuit over a car accident in Orlando, FL you may be able to obtain, contact the attorneys at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733. We can help you understand the car insurance laws of Florida, determine what type of monetary recovery you can expect to receive, and help you plan your next steps.