It is important to discuss your legal options with an attorney following a car accident. If you sustained injuries due to another driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
A traumatic car accident changes your life. The injuries you experienced—or the loss of a loved one—can leave you with significant medical and funeral bills and no way to pay them.
When another driver fails to share the road—causing you harm, permanent injuries, and possibly death—a personal injury attorney can provide you with legal representation.
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You with Your Case
There are important steps you must take following your accident for protecting your best interests. An insurance company representing the driver responsible for your injuries may offer you a settlement.
Do not accept it and contact a personal injury attorney instead. Accepting it prohibits you from pursuing civil action later, should your medical condition worsen.
Lying in a hospital bed with serious injuries leaves you vulnerable to the tactics of insurance agents. A brain injury or pain medication can impair your ability to think clearly.
An insurance company typically wants to settle your case before you secure legal representation. The offer they extend is most likely not the amount you deserve.
A personal injury attorney can represent you and handle aggressive insurance agents on your behalf. No one should deal with insurance agent calls and visits while recovering from serious injuries or mourning the loss of a loved one.
If necessary, the attorney can take the case to trial if that is what it takes to secure a fair outcome for you.
Types of Possible Compensation for Your Car Accident Injuries
The amount of compensation, if any, you receive in a personal injury case depends upon several factors. While the outcome of each personal injury case differs, the types of compensation possible tend to remain the same:
- Medical costs
- Continuous medical costs
- Loss of income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Pursuing compensation and justice for your car accident injuries requires patience. A personal injury lawyer can keep you informed, yet bear the burden of proving negligence.
Focusing on your recovery is paramount to regaining important aspects of your life. If your life was severely disrupted by a car accident that was not your fault, act quickly, and contact a personal injury lawyer.
Why Acting Quickly Matters for Your Case
Florida Statute §95.11(3) generally allows up to four years for filing a personal injury lawsuit. If you lost a loved one due to a distracted, aggressive, or otherwise negligent driver, state law allows up to two years for a wrongful death claim.
The types of compensation possible in a wrongful death case are similar to those of a personal injury case. Varying factors can include such damages as funeral and burial costs, along with the loss of companionship.
A personal injury lawyer can determine if your relationship to the decedent qualifies you to pursue a wrongful death claim and lawsuit. If so, relating the value of your emotional suffering can be the task of someone who has dealt with insurance companies and juries before.
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers: Personal Representation for Car Accident Victims
At Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, we work directly with our clients and stand alongside them in their quest for justice. We believe it is important to discuss your legal options with an attorney following a car accident.
We treat our clients like family and deeply care about helping them during such a difficult time. Let us protect you from making the wrong decision by accepting less than you deserve.
There is no way to predict your future medical costs, making it imperative to use the time immediately following your accident wisely.
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers are here to help Florida car accident victims seek justice for their injuries. We take great pride in our honest and relatable approach that contributes to clients feeling comfortable with our representation.
At Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, we do not require any payment upfront from our clients. We collect our fee only if and when we win your case.
If you experienced serious harm in a car accident that was not your fault, or you lost a close loved one, we want to help you. Insurance companies want to help themselves and their client—not you.
The statute of limitations requires immediate action on your part. Do not let any more time pass without contacting Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers without calling us for a free case evaluation: (855) 529-0269.