Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Attorneys
Call (954) 467-8800 to Fight for Fair Compensation After an Auto Accident in Florida
It is an unfortunate fact that car accidents are enormously prevalent in modern-day society. Tens of thousands of collisions occur every day and a large percentage of these result in serious injuries to those involved. Such injuries can have a major impact on your life. For instance, you might become physically handicapped or require expensive medical operations and therapy that prevent you from working for several weeks.
When you have sustained serious injuries in an automobile accident, you may be entitled to substantial monetary compensation.
At Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A., our Fort Lauderdale car accident attorneys can fight for you to recover the compensation you deserve for injuries sustained at the hands of a negligent driver. We have more than six decades of experience on our side and are passionate about helping those who have been injured. We can meticulously investigate your case and aggressively advocate on your behalf.
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Determining Liability After a Car Collision
The process of determining liability after a car accident is quite complex. That is because innumerable factors could have contributed to the crash and it takes a highly experienced lawyer to uncover the circumstances of the crash in order to prove who or what was at fault.
Claims are generally categorized in one of three ways:
- Accidents caused by the negligence of another driver
- Accidents caused by defective parts or vehicle design
- Accidents caused by dangerous or defective roadways
At Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A., our lawyers are very familiar with the science behind car accidents are far better equipped to secure compensation than those who have little to no experience. The process of analyzing a crash involves the application of as much science as it does of law.
We also utilize professional investigators to determine precisely what occurred during the crash so that our lawyers can use this information to prove who was liable for your injuries and hold them accountable.
We've Recovered Millions for Car Accident Injuries
$60,000,000 - Car Accident Involving Wrongful Death
$14,407,617 - Uninsured Motorist Accident
What Damages Can I Be Compensated For?
In car accident cases, as with other personal injury lawsuits, damages can be broken up into two distinct categories: economic and non-economic.
Economic damages consist of tangible expenses that were incurred as a result of the accident, such as medical bills or lost wages, while non-economic damages take into account less tangible costs, like emotional trauma and loss of future earning potential.
The most common damages that can be recovered in a car accident include:
- Medical expenses
- Automotive repair bills
- Lost wages
- Long-term therapy/rehabilitative care
Additionally, the surviving family members of a loved one who was killed in an auto accident can claim damages through a wrongful death lawsuit. There are many legal options on the table in car accident cases, so it's important to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible!
Car Accident FAQs:
How Much Does a Car Accident Attorney Cost?
When you're suffering from injuries and dealing with the costs of repairing your automobile, the last thing you want to worry about is paying attorney fees. In Florida, personal injury attorneys operate on a contingent fee, which means all legal fees associated with your case are taken out of the final recovery amount, so you pay no upfront costs or hourly retainers. A typical contingent fee is about 33% but can be higher or lower depending on the agreement you make with your attorney.
When Should I Talk to an Attorney About My Case?
If you've been injured in a car accident you should call a lawyer as soon as possible because there is a deadline for filing a claim. Florida's statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is four years, which means your case must be filed within that timeframe.
Another important reason to talk to an attorney quickly is the preservation of evidence. Your attorney may need to collect witness statements, obtain medical records, and have your automobile examined in order to win your case. The more time passes, the harder it can be to get reliable evidence to support your case.
Don't Let the Insurance Company Take Advantage of You!
Until clients retain legal representation, the insurance companies know they are dealing with someone who does not know the laws as well as they do. Without legal counsel, a person who is stressed from dealing with the financial, physical, and emotional consequences of an injury is more likely to accept an unfair settlement.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a car crash, call (954) 467-8800 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.