Why do you need a Florida car accident attorney?
If you have been injured in a car accident anywhere in Florida that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you deserve to get paid for the suffering you have endured.
The cost to treat your injuries could be extremely expensive – you may have to pay thousands, tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills out of pocket. Depending on the extent of your injuries, you could be charged for items like the ambulance ride to the hospital, the cost of emergency room care, any imaging tests performed (like CT scans or X-rays), bloodwork, surgery or multiple surgeries, an overnight hopsital stay or weeks in the hospital, outpatient physical therapy or an inpatient rehabilitation clinic, chiropractic visits, subsequent doctor follow-ups, copays, deductibles, and more. You might have to take weeks off of work without pay until you recover. In some cases, injuries may be permanent, and you may have to pay for the costs of lifelong treatment. If you were not 100% at fault for the accident, you should not have to pay for 100% of the costs alone, and you do have a legal right to seek compensation from the responsible party’s insurance company!
However, insurance companies lose money when they pay damages to accident victims, so they are experts at finding ways to withold the true amount your injuries may be worth. Having a personal injury lawyer on your side gives you credibility and negotiating power – the right representation can significantly impact how much you will receive. Our Florida car accident attorneys understand state laws, the local court system, and insurance companies’ tactics. We know how to relentlessly pursue the financial restitution you deserve! We never charge legal fees unless we are successful. Call today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal rights & options!
Types of damages you can recover in a settlement
How much your accident is worth and the types of damages you can recover depend heavily on the specific circumstances surrounding your case, which is why it is so important to consult with a Florida car accident attorney as soon as possible after an accident. However, in general, there are three types of damages that can be awarded in a personal injury settlement: economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages.
Economic damages refer to calculable amounts, such as the exact costs of the medical bills and the amount of lost wages that an injured accident victim missed out on.
Non-economic damages refer to amounts that may not have an actual, numerical “price” associated with them but still have a negative impact on the victim’s life. These may include the pain and suffering that the victim experienced, scarring and disfigurement, lost earning capacity (if injuries prevent the victim from returning to the same career or working at all), and future medical expenses (if the injuries are permanent).
Punitive damages are awarded by a jury or judge when the defendant (person responsible for causing the accident) exhibited gross negligence or intentional misconduct – a recklessness that the court wants to punish in order to prevent others from exhibiting the same behavior in the future. (These are common in drunk driving cases, for example).
We handle all types of car accident cases
When people say “car accident”, they are usually referring to any sort of vehicular accident. Our Florida car accident attorneys may be able to recover damages for you if you have been injured in any of the following types of crashes:
- Car & SUV accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Ridesharing (Uber & Lyft) accidents
- Uninsured driver accidents
- Bus accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Drowsy driving accidents
- Reckless driving accidents
- Train accidents
- and more!
We are used to recovering million or multi-million dollar settlements for clients
Since 1984, The Florida Law Group has recovered over $1 billion for injured accident victims. It is not uncommon for us to win sizable settlements for those we represent; our ability to get big verdicts for our clients has earned us a spot in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. No matter how challenging your case is, you can trust us to make a solid claim for maximum compensation!
About our elite Florida car accident attorneys
We have over 100 years of combined experience on our top-notch legal team. Our lead attorney, Chris Limberolpoulos, is a board certified civil trial specialist, a rare distinction that belongs to few other personal injury lawyers. Numerous prestigious legal organizations have named us amoung the top firms in the country, including the Trial Lawyer Board of Regents, the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, the Best Lawyers in America, Florida Super Lawyers, Avvo, and others. We have a winning track record! Our goal is for our representation to make a positive impact; we will always go the extra mile to help you during this difficult time in your life.
Because we believe that representation should be available to all, The Florida Law Group proudly offers all of our legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will never pay anything upfront. You only pay us when we recover a settlement! Our fees come out of a percentage of your award amount. We are incentivized to win you the largest settlement possible, and you can get peace of mind that you only have compensation to gain.
Call our Florida car accident attorneys today to schedule your free consultation!