If you suffered injuries after a car accident, you might have questions about what your options are and where to go from here, like:
- How do I pay my medical bills?
- How do I get my car fixed or replaced?
- What if the insurance company denies my claim or pays less than I deserve?
- Should I sue the other driver for damages?
- Can I still get paid if the accident was partly my fault?
- Do I need a lawyer?
- How can I find an experienced car accident lawyer in Plantation?
The attorneys at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine are Plantation’s premier car accident litigation experts. We have helped many injury victims win big settlements and we are happy to put our expertise to work for you. We offer a free consultation so you can sit down with our attorneys, have your questions answered, and know what your options are. Call 800-747-3733 today for an appointment.
What types of compensation can I recover after a car crash?
Following a car accident, the most pressing concern is getting medical attention right away. Even if you feel fine, do not wait days or weeks to see a doctor. Many injuries do not manifest right away, but might be silently worsening in your body.
Paying for medical care is a top concern for car accident victims, but you should never forgo medical care because you are unsure of how you will pay for the costs. We fight for compensation to pay your medical bills as well as several other types of damages.
We seek damages not only for your current medical bills, but for all other costs we expect you to incur in the future for follow-up visits, therapy, rehabilitation, and so forth. Severe car injuries can require lifetime care. Even in such an extreme case, we fight so the responsible party or their insurance pays for all of it.
Lost Wages or Reduced Earning Capacity
We pursue compensation for time away from work you have spent and expect to spend in the future due to your injuries. If your injuries reduce your capacity to perform your previous job, we can seek damages for this, as well.
Pain and Suffering
You may be eligible for compensation for the pain and suffering you have experienced due to your injuries. It is important to have a skilled attorney to fight for these damages, as they are difficult to quantify. We can offer an accurate estimate of your pain and suffering and increase your likelihood of winning these damages in your settlement.
We pursue wrongful death damages in situations where your loved one died as a result of someone else’s negligence in a car accident.
If the responsible party was not merely negligent, but acting maliciously or showing wanton disregard for your safety and well-being, we can seek punitive damages. A court awards punitive damages to punish the defendant in particularly egregious cases.
Who can I hold responsible for my damages?
When you think of who is responsible for a typical car accident, a driver of one of the vehicles probably comes to mind. In most accident scenarios, that is an accurate assumption.
But drivers are not the only ones who might be responsible for your accident and resulting injuries. That is why our attorneys investigate the circumstances of your crash thoroughly and identify all potentially responsible parties.
A strong chance exists that another driver’s negligence played at least a partial role in causing your accident. We investigate your crash to determine if another driver or drivers engaged in any of the following negligent behaviors:
- Distracted driving, including texting, answering a phone call, or using a GPS device behind the wheel;
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
- Disregarding traffic control devices like stop signs, yield signs, or other devices;
- Reckless driving;
- Following too closely; and
- Failing to signal a turn or lane change.
Even if we do not find evidence of any of the above, there are still ways we might be able to show that another driver was negligent in the crash.
In some cases, the police report might show that you were at fault in an accident, but a defect with your vehicle or one of its parts—and not your own negligence—caused the crash. This situation could apply if:
- Faulty brakes prevented you from stopping on time;
- A defective tire blew out and made you lose control of your vehicle; or
- Your accelerator stuck and propelled you into another vehicle.
Or perhaps a vehicle defect caused your injuries to be worse than they otherwise would have been. This can occur if:
- Your seat belt came undone or failed to activate;
- The air bags did not deploy; or
- Your vehicle’s frame did not withstand the impact as it should have been able to.
In either situation, we can gather evidence and pursue the manufacturer for some or all of the damages.
Government Agencies or Municipalities
State and local governments have a duty to keep roads reasonably safe for drivers. This includes ensuring that traffic signals remain in working order, that bridges and overpasses have functional guard rails and restraining devices, and that roads remain clear of debris as much as possible.
We investigate your car accident to determine if unsafe road conditions contributed to your crash. While it is more difficult than pursuing a private individual or business, we will not hesitate to seek damages from a municipality or state government.
Call the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine Today for Professional Car Accident Injury Representation in Plantation
Our attorneys specialize in car accident injuries and always fight for the maximum compensation on our clients’ behalf. Do not leave thousands or potentially millions of dollars on the table by working with a less-qualified personal injury lawyer. The initial consultation is always free, so schedule an appointment and see what our professional team can do for you. Call 800-747-3733 today.