Car Accidents

No matter how skilled a driver you might be, you run the risk of getting into an auto accident every time you get behind the wheel. Car accidents occur on Florida roadways every day, and even a minor collision can have a significant impact on your life.

Between the injuries, paperwork, and stress, it can be difficult to know what to do after a car accident. That’s why you need an experienced auto accident attorney on your side.

At Sunshine State Law Firm, we provide the legal guidance and support car accident victims need. If you have been involved in a serious auto accident, we can not only help you recover compensation to help with medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses, but provide you with support and guidance during a challenging time.

If you were the victim of an auto accident, you have enough to focus on without being forced into a battle with an insurance company.

Whether or not your car accident case goes to court, our auto accident attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

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Why Should You Hire an Auto Accident Attorney?

According to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles, there are more than 200,000 car accidents in Florida every year. This means it’s not a question of if you’ll be involved in a car crash, but when.

While it’s possible to deal with the aftermath of a car accident on your own, it’s much easier and more beneficial to have an auto accident attorney on your side.

The amount of compensation you receive after you’re injured in a car accident is directly related to your attorney’s ability to collect, analyze, and present evidence on your behalf. Without the same level of education and experience, you’ll get far less than you deserve.

If your car accident case requires negotiation settlements, having an auto accident attorney is crucial to making sure you receive the full benefits you are entitled to. S/he can also help you determine whether a claim for additional damages is needed.

An experienced auto accident attorney can help:

  • Collect police and accident scene reports
  • Gather information from witnesses
  • Reconstruct the accident scene
  • Take photographs of the scene, damaged property, and your injuries
  • Analyze medical reports
  • Contact expert witnesses to review evidence
  • Speak with insurance providers on your behalf

The last thing you need after you’re injured in an accident is to worry about building your case and dealing with administrative work, not to mention the hassle of negotiating with insurance companies.

At Sunshine State Law Firm, we’ll act as your advocate and handle the frustrating work for you, while you focus on what’s most important: your recovery.

Additionally, there are legal requirements and deadlines you need to meet after a car accident. Working with an attorney ensures your claim will be filed within the statute of limitations and that you meet all of the other legal obligations so your case is not derailed by an administrative issue.

Taking Action When the Unthinkable Occurs

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, an auto accident attorney is essential.

At Sunshine State Law, we’ve worked with clients from all walks of life that were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Have you been injured as a result of any of the following?

  • Drunk driver or driver under the influence
  • Reckless or distracted driver
  • Negligence
  • Rear-end collision
  • Side-impact collision
  • Sideswipe collision
  • Rollover
  • Head-on collision
  • Tractor trailer or semi-truck collision

Even a minor fender bender can cause extensive injuries. Contact us to discuss your case.

 

Is a Lawsuit Worth It?

It’s understandable to just want to put your car accident behind you and move on with your life. It’s likely one of the most devastating events you’ve ever faced.

Unfortunately, even if your injuries are not catastrophic, you’ll still be forced to deal with significant medical bills. Filing a personal injury lawsuit after a car accident can help you recover compensation to help with current and future medical costs, as well as a number of other expenses.

Damages recovered after a car accident include:

  • Medical expenses (cost of ER visit and hospitalization, surgery, devices designed to provide medical assistance, and any immediate care needed)
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium (“loss of affection”)

Additionally, if you were a victim of a malicious act, you might also receive punitive damages, which are intended to punish the perpetrator and prevent similar behavior by others.

We work with clients involved in car accidents to help them recover monetary and non-monetary damages, and ensure that they are not forced to pay out-of-pocket for something that was not their fault.

 

What If the Driver Who Hit Me Has No Insurance?

If the driver responsible for the accident is not insured or lacks sufficient insurance, you will need to utilize your insurance policy’s uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage.

Collecting compensation from your own insurance company can also prove to be a challenge. Most insurance providers, despite their relationship with you and the premiums you’ve paid, work to protect their bottom line. An auto accident attorney’s job is to represent you and ensure that you receive all of the money you deserve.

Additionally, your auto accident attorney can determine whether additional legal action is necessary, including seeking damages from:

  • Negligent party’s homeowners’ insurance
  • Your health insurance provider
  • Vehicle manufacturer(s)
  • Public or private party responsible for the land on which the accident occurred

Our number one priority is making sure you receive the compensation you deserve. We’re able to assist clients who are English or Spanish speaking.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact Sunshine State Law Firm at 407.627.1414 or by email at Simon@SunshineFirm.com.