You may or may not be surprised to learn that injuries caused by car accidents are the #1 cause of injury in the United States. There are millions of car accidents in this country annually, resulting in over 3 million injuries. In fact, 90 people die every single day due to car accidents. If you or a loved one have been injured or even killed in a car accident, read on to learn about legal options that you may have to receive compensation.
When Can I Sue for a Car Accident?
If you or a loved one have been involved in a Florida car accident, you may be wondering how to move forward. In order to have standing to bring a personal injury lawsuit for a car accident, you must be able to show that another party or driver was negligent in causing the crash. Another driver is considered negligent when they break any traffic laws or regulations and harm occurs as a result. Speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and driving erratically are all examples like this. Negligence can also take the form of carelessness, such as driving while distracted or drowsy. If another driver’s negligence caused or contributed to your car accident and subsequent injuries, you can hold them legally accountable for all expenses and suffering that you incurred as a result. It’s important to note though that if their negligence was unrelated to your injuries, then your lawsuit will not have merit. You must be able to establish that their negligence caused your injuries.
What Compensation Can I Receive for a Car Accident?
Depending on the severity and permanence of your injuries, a car accident can result in hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical costs and other expenses, such as lost wages due to an inability to work. While a personal injury lawsuit cannot take away the pain of an accident, it does aim to restore you to the position you would have been in financially had the accident never occurred. This involves economic compensation to reimburse you for all medical expenses and expenses related to the injury that you have incurred, and to cover the expenses you will have to incur in the future if you require ongoing treatments, medical care, or physical therapy. You can also receive non-economic damages for the physical and emotional trauma that you have experienced due to your injuries. In some cases, punitive damages, intended to punish the at-fault party, may also be appropriate.
Talk to Draper Law Office
If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a car accident that was not your fault , the experienced Kissimmee auto accident attorneys at the Draper Law Office are ready to help you get justice and compensation by holding the responsible party legally and financially accountable. Call Draper Law Office today at 407.846.0075. They’ve been serving the community since 1984. Contact the Draper Law Office today to schedule a consultation.