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According to a Florida crash report by the FLHSMV (Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles), there were 403,626 reported crashes in 2018 alone. The FLHSMV reported approximately 167,219 crashes, with nearly 3,000 fatalities. Regardless of advancement in vehicle technology and better roads, accidents still happen. Poor weather conditions, texting while driving, driving under the influence, and failure to obey traffic rules are some of the few factors that lead to car crashes.

Suppose you have recently been involved in a car accident and sustained injuries. In that case, you need an experienced Florida car accident attorney from Shrader Law, PLLC to help you recover damages and hold the negligent party accountable for their actions. Our skilled personal injury attorneys can help increase your chances of recovering fair compensation and achieve the best outcome for your case.

Types of Auto Accident Claims

In Florida, most car crashes occur as a result of driver negligence. For this reason, it is crucial that you get a car accident attorney to conduct a thorough investigation after the accident. Your attorney can help you get compensation by proving the following:

Negligence

You stand to win a personal injury claim if your car accident lawyer can prove that the other party was negligent. Some good examples of negligence include failure to yield, drunk driving, and distracted driving.

Faulty road construction, poor road condition, or design

Although Florida allots large sums of money toward road construction and maintenance every year, some car crashes still occur due to poor road conditions, road design, and construction. In such a situation, the other driver may not always be liable. However, faulty traffic signals, lack of proper signs, or poorly maintained roads can contribute to compensation.

Defective car parts

If your car or the other driver’s car had a defective part before the accident occurred, you can likely file a claim against the vehicle manufacturer. However, your attorney has to prove that the car accident resulted from a defective part due to manufacturing problems. Although such claims are often complicated, your attorney can still help you seek compensation by proving that the manufacturer was at fault, regardless of which party caused the accident.

Types of Compensation After a Car Crash in Florida

If you can prove liability in your auto accident case, you can seek damages from the negligent driver. After your car accident in Florida, our attorneys can help you recover compensation for things like:

  • Lost wages
  • Injuries
  • Property damage
  • Hospital and medical bills
  • Pain and suffering

In case the accident causes the death of a loved one, your attorney can help you seek damages by filing a wrongful death claim. This claim can help you recover your loved one’s medical and burial expenses, loss of companionship, and loss of future earnings.

Steps You Should Take After a Car Accident

After a car accident in Florida, insurance carriers may come up with some reasons to avoid compensating you. Insurance companies often put their own interests before yours, and while you may have the right to a claim after your accident, it is important that you pursue legal advice immediately after the accident. At Shrader Law, PLLC, our car accident attorneys will obtain all the necessary information to file a claim and deal with all the complexities of insurance companies on your behalf. They will do this by:

Conducting investigations

The most important step before filing car accident-related claims is to ensure that a full investigation is conducted. This is why you should involve the police. You can submit a police report online or over the phone so that your account on the events of the accident is considered. Your attorney will also talk to potential witnesses on your behalf.

Filing a personal injury claim

Just like other court-related tasks, filing a personal injury claim can be a confusing process. You need to determine whether you are filing a claim against a negligent driver, car manufacturer, parts manufacturer, or county.

The process of filing a personal injury claim can be intimidating, especially if you are struggling to recuperate. Our car accident lawyers will ease this task by offering sound legal advice and assist you with filing your injury claims. Once your claim has been filed, your attorney will conduct an investigation and communicate with the insurance companies involved.

Negotiating the best offer

Insurance companies can short sell your compensation if you decide to pursue your claim alone. However, when you have an experienced car accident attorney in your corner, they will challenge your insurance carrier to give the best offer.

Defend your claim in court

When a settlement for your claim is not reached, your attorney may take your claim to trial. Our skilled Florida accident lawyers will defend your claim and help you get just compensation, depending on your situation.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

The days, weeks, and months following a car accident are crucial. You may require medical attention and extensive rehabilitation. Additionally, you may need to make major adjustments in your life. Fortunately, the car accident lawyers at Shrader Law, PLLC can help make a powerful claim. If you have been involved in a car accident in Florida and sustained injuries, you should call 813-360-1529 or contact one of our car accident attorneys to schedule a free consultation.

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