Vehicle accidents are chaotic and scary, and can involve confusing liability issues and serious injuries or loss of life. While hospitals offer professional medical care, in cases of serious injury, people sometimes also turn to professional legal help.
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers are prepared to fight for your interests in court and present your best case in front of a jury. Most cases settle outside of court, and we can help you get a fair settlement out of your case via negotiations with insurance companies, we well.
Everything you tell us is privileged and confidential. We work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning that we do not charge a fee unless we win a settlement together. We proudly stand with people lost in legal confusion, with medical bills stacking up and other expenses becoming overwhelming.
We can get to work today furthering your interests while you focus full-time on your recovery. Call us today to get started at (855) 529-0269.
You May Have Suffered Many Kinds of Injuries
Your Fort Lauderdale passenger vehicle accident lawyer from our staff can help you if you sustained:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Cuts, burns, or lacerations
- Broken bones
- Sprained joints
- Lost senses of smell, hearing, or sight
- Broken ribs
- Collapsed lungs
- Organ failure
- Reproductive harm
- Wrongful death
- Persistent vegetative state
Every injury is unique, and at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers we are ready to listen to your story and hear the facts. Your perspective matters to us and we are ready to fight for your rights to the fullest extent of the law.
We offer free consultations to the public where we provide a case evaluation to help determine if a lawyer from our office will be able to take on your case. We can start your free consultation by phone today at (855) 529-0269.
What You Need to Know About Negligence and Damages in Florida
Florida Statutes §768.81 states that parties can share liability for an accident. Parties can collect damages based on their percent of the fault, regardless of what that percent is. In regards to your Fort Lauderdale passenger accident, you can be 99% at fault and still be liable to collect damages for the 1% of the liability you did not have. A Fort Lauderdale passenger vehicle accident lawyer with our team at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers can explain how this works. If you have serious injuries or damages, our office may be able to help you. Call us toll-free to get started.
Injuries after a vehicle collision can be serious or life-threatening. For example, whiplash, concussion, and soft tissue damage are difficult to diagnose or spot early on without a trained eye. We can help you work with your medical provider and receive the best of care during your recovery.
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers is ready to take your call about the Florida legal system and can answer some of your early questions without charging you for our time.
What You Need to Know About Potentially Recoverable Damages
It is important to understand how courts consider damages in approaching your case. Courts will not pay you for types of damage that you do not ask for. Knowing which category of damages to ask for is important. There are two primary types of damages in Florida that we deal with, economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages include your costs for medical supply and equipment, as well as doctor and specialist time. This also covers your prescription costs, therapy, and other hospital bills. Economic damages also encompass other direct results of the accident, such as mechanic bills or vehicle replacement, transportation costs in the interim, diminished earnings and bonuses. Non-economic damages are for pain and suffering or mental anguish. Despite these types of losses not having specific economic value, but
You Do Not Have to Worry About the Cost of Lawyer
At Chalik & Chalik, we work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning that we do not charge for our services unless we win together and our case prevails. This means we both get a monetary payout, or neither of us does. You have nothing to lose by calling us.
Time-Limiting Factors for Personal Injury Claims
There are several time-limiting factors that hamper one’s ability to keep waiting and shopping around for lawyers. Foremost, there is the Florida statute of limitations, which is four years for personal injury lawsuits per Florida Statutes §95.11.
Other time-sensitive factors motivate people in your situation to act quickly, such as urgent evidence collection (photos, eyewitnesses, video cameras), urgent paperwork, and medical attention. There are many time-sensitive important factors that play into the aftermath of an accident, and your Fort Lauderdale passenger vehicle accident lawyer can help you stay ahead of these deadlines and opportunity windows. We can help you perform the following duties:
- Collect and analyze evidence
- Negotiate with insurance companies
- Valuate your losses
- File paperwork
- Protect your rights
- Answer your questions
- Communicate with you at any time of the day or night
- Meet with you to discuss your options
- Walk you through the legal process
Usually compensation can be in the form of a settlement, which is made in negotiation outside of court. More rarely, this amount may come in the form of a court judgment, which can occur when we have to take a case in front of a judge and jury. Either way, you do not have to pay us to get your case started.
To get started with your no-obligation case evaluation, call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers at (855) 529-0269.