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Car Accidents

According to a Florida crash report by the FLHSMV (Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles), there were 403,626 reported crashes in 2018 alone. Regardless of advancements in vehicle technology and better roads, poor weather conditions, texting while driving, driving under the influence, and failure to obey traffic rules continue to make the roads a dangerous place.

If you have recently been involved in a car accident and sustained injuries you need an experienced Florida personal injury attorney from Shrader Law, PLLC to help you recover damages and hold a 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.

Causes of Auto Accident Claims

It is crucial that if you get in a car accident, you hire an attorney to conduct a thorough investigation after an accident. Your attorney can help you get compensation by proving that you did not cause the accident by establishing the following:

Driver negligence

You stand to win a personal injury claim if your personal injury 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, or defective construction.

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. If your attorney can prove that the car accident resulted from a defective part or manufacturing problems you may be able to seek compensation, 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 responsible party. 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

If an accident causes the death of a loved one, your attorney can help the surviving family seek damages by filing a wrongful death claim. This claim can help the surviving family recover for a 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 attempt to avoid compensating you. Insurance companies often put their own interests before yours and it is important that you pursue legal advice immediately after an accident. At Shrader Law, PLLC, our personal injury 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 of the events is considered. Your attorney will also talk to potential witnesses on your behalf.

Sending a pre-suit personal injury claim

Just like court-related tasks, sending a pre-suit personal injury claim can be a confusing process. You need to determine whether you are making a claim against a negligent driver, car manufacturer, parts manufacturer, or governmental entity.

The process of making a personal injury claim can be intimidating, especially if you are struggling to recuperate. Our personal injury lawyers will ease your stress by offering sound legal advice and assisting you with understanding your injury claims. Once hired, your attorney will communicate with the insurance companies involved on your behalf.

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 personal injury attorney in your corner, they will challenge your insurance carrier to get the best offer.

Defend your claim in court

When a settlement for your claim is not reached, your attorney may file a lawsuit and take your claim to trial. Our skilled Florida personal injury lawyers will pursue your claim and help you receive just compensation in court, 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 personal injury lawyers at Shrader Law, PLLC can help you make a successful 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 personal injury attorneys to schedule a free consultation.