Florida Car Accident Lawyer
If you were in a car accident in Florida, you may qualify to recover compensation for your damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. A Florida car accident lawyer from Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers can help. Call 855-529-0269 for your free consultation.
Find car accident lawyers in Fort Lauderdale or if you may have a car accident case in Miami, go to our Miami car accident lawyer page. Find our Plantation car accident lawyer page if you live in Plantation, Florida.
Types of Car Accident Cases We Can Help With
If you were in an auto accident in the state of Florida, call us for help. Our firm can help with many types of motor vehicle accidents, including:
- Passenger vehicle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Truck accidents
- Uber or Lyft accidents
- Boating accidents
We can also help if you lost a loved one in an auto accident. Our attorneys can help your family pursue a wrongful death case against the party that caused your loved one’s fatal accident.
Further, if you were in a car accident while on the job, we can help with your workers’ compensation claim.
Whatever the circumstances of your auto accident, call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers for help taking legal action.
How a Car Accident Attorney from Our Firm Can Help You
When you work with Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, you will work directly with the founders of the law firm, Jason and Debi Chalik. We do not pass our clients off to associates. We believe in personal, hands-on representation so we can best serve you and help you pursue a successful resolution to your car accident case.
Here are some of the ways that a Florida car accident lawyer from our firm can help:
Help With PIP, Liability & Uninsured Motorist Claims
Florida is a no-fault state, which means you can file a first-party insurance claim with your personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. But your damages may quickly exceed that coverage.
If another party caused your wreck, we can help you prove it and file a third-party liability claim against the at-fault party’s insurance company.
Finally, if a driver without insurance caused your accident, we can help you file an uninsured motorist claim with your insurance company.
Our Florida car accident attorneys can help you explore all the insurance claims and other legal options you may have after your accident. Call 855-529-0269 for help.
We Talk to the Insurance Companies for You
If an insurance adjuster calls you, do not give a recorded statement. Tell the adjuster that you have to first speak with your lawyer. We can work with insurance companies on your behalf, including requesting documents, responding to insurance company requests, and more.
We want you to focus on recovering from your injuries while we take over communication with the insurance companies.
We Gather Evidence to Prove Your Case
Any car accident liability case must prove the defendant caused your accident and is liable for your damages. These are some of the types of evidence we may retrieve to establish fault:
- Photographs of the accident scene
- Video surveillance footage of the accident
- Eyewitness statements
- Accident reports
We may also secure help from an accident reconstruction specialist who can help us better understand how the accident happened and then provide expert testimony to help us establish liability.
Other types of evidence that may pertain to your case include medical bills and expert medical testimony to help prove the cost of your medical treatment. Expert testimony can also help establish the effects of your injuries on your ability to work, which helps establish the value of your lost wages and loss of earning capacity.
Negotiate a Fair Settlement Agreement
Our goal is to settle your case before it goes to trial. We will work with the insurance companies to reach a fair resolution that compensates you for all your damages, including your long-term damages.
But if the insurance company fails to make a reasonable settlement offer, we will be prepared to take your case to court to fight for a successful resolution.
Identify and Pursue All Your Damages
Recoverable damages in a Florida personal injury case depend on a lot of factors. We investigate your case to make sure we identify all of them. Our car accident lawyers look beyond your short-term damages to identify all the long-term and permanent effects of your injuries.
Some of the recoverable damages in a Florida car accident case include:
- Medical expenses, including ambulance, emergency room, and hospital bills
- Follow-up and ongoing medical care
- Medication costs
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Future loss of earning capacity for permanent disability
- Loss of employment benefits
- Pain and suffering and emotional distress
If you are filing a case after a fatal car accident, you may recover wrongful death damages including loss of support and services, loss of companionship, loss of parental companionship and instruction, and more.
Act Before Florida’s Statute of Limitations Runs Out
In Florida, you have four years from the date of a car accident to file a lawsuit. If you lost a loved one in a car accident, the statute of limitations for wrongful death cases is two years.
But other deadlines are much shorter. For example, you have to report your car accident within 10 days. And you must receive initial medical care within 14 days to qualify for PIP benefits. Insurance companies may have other rules by which you must abide.
The sooner you call us, the sooner a Florida car accident lawyer from our firm can get to work gathering evidence, filing claims, and ensuring you meet all applicable deadlines.
Call Us for Your Free Car Accident Consultation
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers works on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay any attorney’s fees unless you recover compensation. We also offer free consultations. Call 855-529-0269 now to get your free consultation and to get help from a car accident lawyer in Florida.