Auto accidents can range from inconvenient to devastating. Fortunately, anyone injured in a car wreck caused by negligence may file a civil claim to recover their accident-related losses.
Our experienced Melbourne car accident lawyers know the extensive damage a motor vehicle collision can cause. Do not face the civil claims process alone. Let our team of personal injury attorneys help you fight for compensation if you were hurt in a car crash.
Car accident injuries are typically severe and can have lasting effects. Some of the most serious injuries resulting from auto collisions include brain damage, spinal cord trauma, broken or fractured bones, loss of limbs, paralysis, and more. Medical treatment for auto accident injuries is often expensive and may even need to be ongoing in severe cases. Covering such treatment costs can be overwhelming for accident victims, but this is something they could receive compensation for in a successful car crash lawsuit.
This is to say nothing of the physical pain or emotional trauma someone suffers in a car crash. Other recoverable expenses include property damage related to the vehicle(s) involved, legal fees, lost wages, and more. Fortunately, losses such as these can also be recovered in a successful auto accident lawsuit with the help of a Melbourne attorney.
Florida is a no-fault state, meaning an auto accident victim’s insurance company is responsible for compensating their policy holder’s damages regardless of whether they are at-fault for causing the accident. All drivers in Melbourne must carry personal injury protection insurance (PIP) as part of their auto insurance policy to cover any accident-related losses in the event of a collision.
While no-fault insurance makes it easier for auto accident victims to recover some costs without filing a lawsuit, someone who amasses medical bills in excess of their PIP coverage limits should let an attorney argue for more compensation in court. PIP insurance also doesn’t cover pain and suffering or other non-monetary damages, making a civil claim a more comprehensive recovery option for anyone injured in a car crash.
One of our well-versed lawyers could help a car accident victim successfully prove another motorist’s fault and negligence in a civil court to recover the maximum amount of compensation available to them.
If a car accident caused the wrongful death of any person involved, different stipulations apply when loved ones wish to pursue damages. Working with an attorney will give surviving loved ones a better chance of making a solid case and receiving higher settlement amounts.
If you were recently injured in an auto collision, or if someone you know was hurt or killed in one, reach out to a Melbourne car accident lawyer for assistance. Our team could advise you on the details of your case, the laws that may apply, and what you can do to effectively pursue compensation. Call our firm today to learn more.