If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you need an experienced car accident lawyer to help you get the compensation you deserve.
At Chalik & Chalik we represent injured individuals and their families in car accident cases that involve a variety of serious injuries including:
Whiplash – Whiplash happens frequently in car accidents because the sudden impact between the vehicles can cause a person’s head to move quickly forward, then the neck then acts like a whip, pulling the head back toward the body. This sudden motion can cause severe neck, back and shoulder pain.
Contusions – When accidents occur, vehicle passengers often suffer contusions or bruising when different parts of their bodies make contact with the interior of the car.
Cuts and Abrasions – If an auto accident involves serious property damage, cuts and abrasions frequently occur. Shattered windshields and damage to the interior passenger compartment of the vehicle can lead to serious injuries.
Broken Bones – Car accidents involving rollover collisions often cause broken bones. Hands, arms and legs can become easily broken when a passenger is thrown around during the accident, even if seatbelts are being used.
Concussions – Concussions or brain injuries regularly occur in car accidents. When a person’s head and neck move quickly as a result of a collision, closed head injuries can be caused by the brain bouncing around inside the skull. Open head injuries are common in roll-over accidents or other accidents involving serious damage to the interior of the car.
Compensation in Car Accidents
Florida is a no-fault state. This means that in car accident cases, your own insurance will be used to cover your injuries and property damage. In a few situations, you may also be able to go after the person who caused the accident, but these situations are limited to accidents that involve permanent injuries, scaring or disfigurement. This means that if you have been injured in an auto accident, our experienced attorneys will help you submit a claim to your insurance company for financial compensation for:
- Medical bills – You can recover compensation for all of your medical expenses including emergency room visits, doctor’s appointments, hospital stays and physical therapy.
- Lost wages – If you were unable to work as a result of your injuries, you are entitled to be reimbursed for the time you missed from work.
- Loss of earning capacity – If your injuries prevent you from returning to work or performing the same kind of work you did before the accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the change in your earning ability or you may be entitled to receive paid retraining to allow you to work in another field.
- Pain and suffering – There is no way to turn back the clock and stop the accident from happening but, the law does try to make accident victims whole by allowing them to recover money for the pain and suffering they endured.
Paying for a Florida Car Accident Lawyer
After a car accident, the last thing you want to worry about is paying for a lawyer. At Chalik & Chalik we handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. That means that we don’t get paid for our services until we resolve your case. You don’t have to worry about coming up with the money to pay an attorney when you should be focused on recovering from your injuries and returning to your day-to-day life.
The team at the Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik is committed to representing individuals who have been injured in car accidents throughout the state of Florida. If you have been injured in a car accident, call our offices toll-free at (855) 529-0269. We are here to answer your questions and help you protect your rights.