According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 300,000 teens were injured, and 2,364 teens were killed in car accidents in 2017. Are you the parent of a teen driver who was injured in a car accident? If so, you may be able to help your child collect financial compensation from the driver who caused the accident.
If you hire a Miami teen driving accident lawyer to represent your son or daughter, your lawyer may help you argue who caused the accident, assign a financial value to your teen’s damages, and potentially negotiate a financial settlement with the at-fault driver and their insurance company.
If your teen was injured in a car accident, our team wants to work on your case so that you can focus on tending to your child’s physical recovery without putting their chance to receive financial compensation in jeopardy. Contact the personal injury team at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers by calling (305) 944-2035 to start building a personal injury claim or lawsuit for your teen driver.
Your Injured Teen May Be Able to Recover These Costs
If an adult gets injured in a car accident in Miami due to someone else’s negligence, they may be entitled to financial compensation to recover the cost of treating their injuries and other accident-related expenses. Your teen driver may be entitled to financial compensation from an at-fault driver as well if the driver behaved negligently.
According to the Florida Statutes § 768.81, your child may be able to receive the following economic damages:
- Past medical bills
- Future medical bills
- Lost income
- Income they can reasonably expect to lose in the future
- Vehicle repair costs
- Vehicle replacement costs
Your son or daughter may also be entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering, mental and emotional distress, physical impairment, and physical disfigurement. Depending on the severity of their injuries, your teen might be entitled to additional compensation for long-term medical care or rehabilitation.
When you are ready to calculate the financial impact of the accident and injuries your teen endured, contact the personal injury team at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers by calling (305) 944-2035. A Miami teen driving accident lawyer can help you accurately value your claim and fight for your teen to be compensated for their losses.
Do Not Put Your Compensation Claim in Jeopardy
In Miami, the time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver is limited by Florida’s statute of limitations. According to the Florida Statutes § 95.11, you generally have four years from the date of the accident to file your lawsuit.
Do not delay filing your lawsuit. Have your legal team involved in your personal injury case as early as possible. Failing to file your lawsuit on time might have your case get dismissed. If that happens, you and your family will absorb the full financial impact of the accident that injured your team because the at-fault driver can no longer be compelled to pay the collision costs.
Our personal injury team may help you file your lawsuit on time. When our team represents you and your teenage child, we keep track of the statutory deadline for your case and take appropriate legal actions to have your case move forward.
Make Sure Your Teen Files a Crash Report
If your teen was injured in a car accident, they might experience fear, anxiety, and shock from the accident. They might not immediately recall the circumstances and details of the collision. The official crash report may contain key details and important information our team will need to ensure your son or daughter receives the compensation they need.
Your crash report may reveal the following information to your lawyer:
- Date, time, and location of the accident
- Name and contact information for the at-fault driver
- Name and contact information for the at-fault driver’s insurance company
- Name and contact information for accident witnesses
- Vehicle descriptions including points of impact
The crash report may also have notes, diagrams, and other vehicle information from the investigating officer. Obtain a copy of the crash report as soon as it becomes available and share a copy with your lawyer. We can use your crash report as the foundation of your case file to prove the cause and financial effect of the accident.
Building Your Teen Driver’s Case File
The case file we create for your teen’s compensation claim may contain evidence and documentation that shows how the other driver caused the accident. The case file may also include information that proves the cost of your teen’s medical treatments and other related expenses. We may ask you for your teen’s:
- Medical records
- Medical bills
- Paycheck stubs
- Injury photos
- Vehicle photos
Provide us with these items as quickly as possible or let us know right away if you need help obtaining them. Our team may help you retrieve evidence and, in some cases, may be able to obtain them on your behalf. We work hard to build a comprehensive case file and to ensure you have time to help your son or daughter through their physical recovery.
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Fight for the Financial Compensation Your Teen Needs
If your son or daughter was injured in a car accident in Miami, you might be entitled to seek financial compensation on their behalf. A member of our team can give you a free consultation and explain how a Miami teen driving accident lawyer can help you with your claim or lawsuit. Contact the personal injury team at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers by calling (305) 944-2035 to learn more about what we can do for your case.