Florida Car Accident Lawyer
Fighting for Full Compensation on Behalf of Car Accident Victims
A car accident can change your life in an instant. Fortunately, you may be entitled to compensation after an accident for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future medical care. Where will that money come from? The job of a Florida car accident lawyer is to shoulder the work of ensuring the victim gets all the financial compensation to which he or she is entitled. At Freidin Brown, P.A., personal injury work is the main focus of our legal practice – and we represent scores of car accident victims in Florida.
Our team of accident lawyers has extensive experience with all types of car accidents, including:
- Bridge & Overpass Accidents
- Car Accident Liability
- Dangerous Roadway Accidents
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Fatal Car Accidents
- Head-On Collisions
- Rear-End Collisions
- Uninsured Motorist Accidents
- Car Accident FAQ
How is Fault Proven in Car Accident Cases?
In a basic sense, every car accident is the same from a legal perspective. The accident victim receives compensation first from his or her own Personal Injury Protection (PIP) policy and then from the insurance policy of the at-fault driver. However, the percentage of financial compensation the accident victim receives will be determined by their own level of fault.
For example, if the cost to the accident victim outside of PIP payments is $10,000, and it is determined that they were 80 percent responsible for causing the accident, then the car accident victim may recover $2,000 from the other driver’s insurance. company. How your Florida personal injury lawyer goes about proving fault will depend greatly on the type of accident.
What Should I Do if I Have Been Injured in a Car Accident?
There is no substitute for consulting a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer after a car accident. Your lawyer can explain your legal rights and start building a strong case on your behalf. Every law firm is different and every car accident victim’s needs are different. We encourage you to learn more about Freidin Brown, P.A. and the successes our Florida car accident lawyers have had on behalf of individuals and families who have suffered a serious personal injury or wrongful death in a car accident.
What Types of Car Accident Compensation Can I Recover?
In legal terms, your financial losses after a car accident are called “damages.” In Florida, personal injury law states that a victim can get compensatory damages with the goal of making them “whole” again, or returning him or her to the financial status enjoyed before the motor vehicle accident. Compensatory damages include both economic and non-economic items.
Economic damages you may be entitled to after an accident include:
- Vehicle repair and car rental expenses
- Lost wages due to time off work
- Medical care not covered by insurance
Non-economic damages are awarded for pain and suffering. In some cases, they may also be entitled to punitive damages. This is a financial award beyond the amount necessary to make the victim “whole” financially. The purpose of punitive damages is to punish the driver who caused the accident. Punitive damages may be available in car crash cases involving drunk driving.
Our Florida Car Accident Lawyers Offer a Complimentary Initial Consultation
At Freidin Brown, P.A., our Florida car accident lawyers have over 100 years of combined courtroom experience, and we are known in the South Florida legal community as aggressive advocates for our clients. We encourage you to learn more about our law firm and lawyers and to contact us if you have questions or need legal help after a serious car accident. We encourage you to schedule a private and free consultation with one of our car accident lawyers. To make an appointment at one of our offices, call 866-716-7292. We have offices in Florida and Fort Myers, and our contingency fee policy guarantees you’ll owe us nothing until we reach a favorable verdict or settlement on your behalf. To put it another way: if we don’t win, you don’t pay.