Most people will experience at least one car accident as some point in their lives. The aftermath of a crash can be quite stressful, especially if there were injuries. You may have a lot of questions about insurance, paying for medical bills and property damage, and how to collect reimbursement for your losses.
TV commercials often depict car crash victims calling their insurance agent at the scene of the accident. A claims adjuster quickly appears with care and concern to answer questions. While it is certainly okay to call your insurer to report the accident, you do not want to give a recorded statement or go into any details about the crash without first having spoken with a car accident lawyer.
Insurance companies are for-profit businesses that do not always put the customer first. Because you do not know all your options yet, you do not want to rush into any claim before you verify it is the best route to take.
If you have recently suffered an injury in a car accident, call the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine for a free consultation with one of our team members. After discussing your accident, we can explain your options in simple, straightforward terms and discuss how to maximize your damages. Contact us at 800-747-3733 today to speak to a car accident lawyer in Sunrise.
Who is liable for my damages?
Liability depends on who caused your accident. If we can show that another driver acted with negligence while behind the wheel, we can hold them liable for any injuries you experienced as a result of the crash.
Negligence can affect driving in many ways, but some common examples include:
- Driving while intoxicated;
- Distracted driving behavior, including answering a cell phone or texting;
- Ignoring traffic safety signals and signs; and
- Any other reckless behavior.
We can collect the evidence necessary to prove the cause of your crash. Depending on the specific scenario of your crash, several parties may share the fault for your car accident.
You Were at Fault
If you directly caused your accident, we can file a claim with your own insurer. If you were on-the-job when the accident occurred, workers’ compensation may come into play as well. Our attorneys can help you recover the compensation you need, even if you caused your crash.
Another Driver Was at Fault
We can help you pursue damages from the at-fault party either by opening a claim with their insurance company or filing a case in court. When you work with our firm, we will advise you on which route would work best given your unique circumstances.
A Third Party Was at Fault
In the event that an outside factor caused your accident, such as a defect with your car or faulty roads, then a third party might be liable, such as the manufacturer or city. Third-party claims can be complex, but our attorneys know how to successfully navigate the legal process.
You and the Other Party Were at Fault
Shared fault cases can be tricky. You are still eligible for compensation, but your damage award is lower, based on your degree of fault. For example, if another car ran through a red light and hit you, but you were speeding at the time, you may be 30 percent at fault for the crash. When we file a claim for compensation, you will only be able to collect 70 percent of your damages.
After reviewing your case, we can determine liability, make sure you are not pinned with excess blame, calculate the value of your damages, and file the right claims with the right companies or agencies.
What types of damages can I collect?
Depending on the details surrounding the accident, insurance policies, and the extent and nature of your injuries, you might be able to collect damages for:
- Medical and rehabilitative care;
- Prescriptions, follow-up appointments, surgeries, and in-home care;
- Loss of wages, loss of work perks, and loss of fringe benefits;
- Household services;
- Scarring, disfigurement, and disability;
- Emotional harm and pain and suffering; and
- The effect of your injuries on your family, relationships, and quality of life.
When we file your claim, we will calculate the total monetary value of the suffering you have endured as a result of your injuries. We will collect supporting evidence, including medical bills, receipts, employment records, and expert testimony. Using this proof, we will request a fair settlement amount from the insurance company.
The insurance company might make you a settlement offer early in the claims process. Even if you are dealing directly with your own insurer, do not agree to any offer without first discussing it with your lawyer. Insurance adjusters know that, because you are probably in a financial pinch after the accident, you may settle for less than your claim is worth just to expedite your payment. Let us review the offer for fairness and negotiate for more. If you settle for a low claim early on, you cannot file another claim later to pay for unforeseen future costs.
Can the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine help with my car accident case?
Yes. Our team of personal injury attorneys can facilitate any type of car accident case in Sunrise. We are a full-service firm, which means we can help with every legal aspect of your car accident claim. We can investigate the facts, work with the insurance company, prove your damages, and take the case to court, if need be. We can also assist with extra tasks, like finding you a rental car and talking to your doctor about deferred payments until your claim finalizes.
Our lawyers are highly trained in personal injury and wrongful death law. We have a passion for helping victims with their legal matters so they can focus on getting better. We understand the intricacies of serious claims and how to maximize our clients’ recoveries.
Call a car accident attorney in Sunrise for a free case evaluation.
Do you have questions about how to handle your car accident? The Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine can help. Contact our office today at 800-747-3733 and request a free case evaluation with a car accident lawyer in Sunrise.