Getting into an auto accident is a terrifying and stressful experience. If you sustain an injury, you might experience significant pain and suffering, as well as financial losses relating to the accident. The law provides a way for you to recover damages when another person is at fault for the accident that injured you.
If you suffered injuries in a car crash, you should reach out to a personal injury lawyer who can advocate on your behalf. Call Loshak Leach, LLP today to learn more about how our dedicated automobile accident lawyers can help you.
What Damages Can You Recover in an Auto Accident?
Before you can recover damages, you will have to prove that another driver is at fault for your injuries. Luckily, even if you are partly at fault for your injuries, you can still recover from another driver who bears responsibility for the crash in Florida. Florida is a pure comparative negligence state, which means that even if you are more at fault, you may recover damages from another person who also contributed to the cause of the accident.
If you do succeed in your claim, you will be able to recover damages that will compensate for your:
There might be other damages available depending on the particular facts. In some cases, you may even recover punitive damages, which punish particularly wrongful actors, such as drunk drivers.
Throughout the legal process, your lawyer will work to get the most out of your claim. The damages available will depend on many factors, though, and there are things that you can do to improve your ability to get the compensation you need.
How to Negotiate a Strong Settlement
There are several things that you can do to protect your auto accident claim. There are also things that you should avoid doing because they might hurt your case. Here are a few of the dos and don’ts of auto accident personal injury negotiations.
Things to Do to Get the Most Out of Your Claim:
Things to Avoid When Negotiating a Car Crash Settlement:
Settling a Claim Versus Going to Trial
Most claims will settle before trial. However, your attorney may engage in the litigation process and prepare for trial by gathering evidence, deposing witnesses, and taking all of the necessary steps to ensure that you build a strong case.
Collecting that evidence often leads to the other side coming up with a settlement offer. Your attorney might attend a settlement conference where they will work with the judge and the other side to settle your claim.
If the opposition does not offer a settlement that you and your lawyer believe is reasonable, your lawyer may advise that you take the case to trial.
At trial, a jury will determine liability and will decide whether or not to award damages. Settling will avoid a risk of a jury deciding that the other person is not liable and choosing not to award compensation. However, sometimes, pursuing a trial will be your best move to get the compensation you deserve.
An Attorney Can Help You Following an Auto Accident
If you sustained an injury in a car accident, you might be able to recover damages. The money you might recover can help you and your family during a challenging time in your life.
At Loshak Leach, LLP, our compassionate attorneys understand how important our clients’ personal injury claims are for our clients and their loved ones. Call us today to discuss your claim. Remember, you don’t pay unless you recover!