The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that side-impact collisions are among some of the most dangerous types of car accidents. In these accidents, there is little material between yourself and the car that strikes you. If you or a loved one suffered injuries as a result of a side-impact collision, a Tampa side-impact collisions lawyer can help you build a case.
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers is here to assist you. We provide personal, honest representation to injured claimants seeking to recoup their collision-related losses. Call (813) 879-3719 today so we can get started reviewing your options.
Possible Causes of Your Side Impact Collision
Side impact collisions can happen in the blink of an eye. The NHTSA notes that the leading cause of all motor vehicle collisions is driver error. If it is not clear who is at fault for your accident, your lawyer may need to conduct an investigation to make that determination.
Some causes of your Tampa side-impact collision may include:
The other motorist in your situation may have been engaged in distracted driving at the time of the accident. Examples of distracted driving include texting, talking to passengers, and changing the radio. If distracted driving was a contributing element to your accident and injuries, then your lawyer can work to hold the negligent driver accountable for their actions.
Reckless driving is a crime in the state of Florida, per Florida Statute §316.192. If the other motorist’s reckless driving behaviors caused your collision, your lawyer can work to hold them responsible for your damages even if they were issued a traffic citation or charged with a crime.
The NHTSA notes that speeding is one of the leading causes of all car accidents nationwide. When a driver speeds, they give themselves less time to react if a hazard suddenly appears. Your lawyer can review the police report to determine if speeding played a role in your accident.
Failing to Stop
Failing to stop at a stop sign or red light puts everyone on the road at risk of suffering serious injuries. Your lawyer may be able to examine any available traffic camera footage to determine if the other driver failed to obey a stop sign or another posted traffic signal.
There may be other reasons for your car accident than those we have listed here. At Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, our goal is to bring about a favorable resolution to your legal matters. You can call us today to start a free consultation.
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Your Lawyer Will Need Evidence to Build Your Case
According to Florida Statute §95.11, you typically have up to four years after a car accident to file a lawsuit. However, some facts of your situation may grant you additional time to initiate legal action. For instance, if the at-fault driver fled the accident scene or otherwise purposefully concealed their identity, you may be granted additional time to act.
A Tampa side-impact collisions lawyer can serve your legal interests by gathering certain pieces of evidence on your behalf. The information in your case must assert that because the other driver failed to uphold their duty of care, you should receive compensation for your resulting damages.
Some examples of evidence that can bolster your claim include:
- Medical documents related to your injuries and their necessary treatment
- Your employment records to demonstrate missed time from work
- Property damage receipts
- Statements from your doctor
- Photographs of the accident scene and your injuries
- Eyewitness statements
- The police report
According to Florida Statute §768.81, Florida is a pure comparative negligence state. Even if you are partially to blame for the car accident, you could still be eligible to recover compensation. However, your percentage of fault will reduce the amount of compensation you can receive.
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers can build your personal injury case by gathering relevant forms of evidence on your behalf. You can begin your free consultation today by dialing (813) 879-3719. You do not pay us anything unless we get compensation for you.
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Examples of Recoverable Damages
After being in a side-impact collision, the cost of your damages can be overwhelming. However, when you team up with Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, we can work to alleviate your financial burdens.
We can help you recover the following damages:
The cost of your medical bills can be factored into the value of your personal injury claim. You may be able to recover the cost of your doctors’ visits, emergency room treatment, and medications.
Your vehicle may have been damaged as a result of the collision. Your vehicle might have even been totaled. Our team can review the details of your auto insurance policy to see if you have coverage options available.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering is the emotional and physical pain you have endured due to your car accident. Your legal team can work with the liable insurance company to calculate this expense.
Loss of Income
If you had to take time off of work due to your injuries, your lawyer can review your employment records to see how much money you have lost. This is another example of a compensable expense.
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Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Can Help You
A Tampa side-impact collisions lawyer can help you fight for compensation. The personal injury team at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers wants to understand your situation so we can get to work on your behalf. You will get to work with our partners directly in order to get compensated for your economic and non-economic damages. We believe that you should not have to fight for financial recovery alone.
We will be your advocate during this challenging time. You do not need to worry about managing communications between multiple parties with us on your side. Call us today at (813) 879-3719 to see how we can help with your case.
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