A North Lauderdale car accident lawyer from Ged Lawyers could seek compensation if you suffered severe injuries in a Broward County crash. When another driver causes a collision that leads to serious injuries, victims can pursue a fault-based claim and possibly recover compensation beyond their personal injury protection (PIP) coverage.
You can discuss your case and legal options with an auto accident lawyer from our team for free today. We provide complimentary consultations for crash victims in North Lauderdale and nearby areas.
Recovering Damages Following a North Lauderdale Car Accident
When our lawyers represent a client who suffered severe injuries in a North Lauderdale collision, we must identify and document their economic and noneconomic damages. This task is essential to recovering fair compensation for them through an insurance claim and negotiated settlement or trial and verdict.
Not every case has the same types of recoverable damages, and their value varies widely. Some common types of damages in car accident cases include:
- Current and future medical expenses and related costs
- Lost income and reduced earning ability
- Vehicle repair or replacement costs
- Current and future pain and suffering
Wrongful Death in a North Lauderdale Car Accident
Unfortunately, some North Lauderdale car accidents result in a loved one’s death. When a victim dies from car accident injuries, their family can recover compensation and hold the at-fault driver accountable.
Florida law dictates that only the decedent’s personal representative can file wrongful death lawsuits for immediate family members and other heirs. Thus, we’ll work with the estate executor to navigate this process and recover the available damages.
Ged Lawyers Represent North Lauderdale Crash Victims With Serious Injuries
At Ged Lawyers, our attorneys file fault-based insurance claims and lawsuits on behalf of clients who suffered serious injuries or families who lost a loved one. We know how to navigate the claims process and negotiate a fair payout or take the case to trial for a verdict. In addition, we represent clients in alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation.
As you can see from our case results, we regularly secure fair compensation for our clients. While we cannot guarantee winning your case, our track record shows our ability to secure seven-figure settlements and verdicts. Recent cases include:
- $1,400,000 won in court for a doctor hurt in a collision.
- $1,000,000 settlement for a victim of a T-bone crash.
We Help Broward County Victims Get the Compensation They Need
Our team represents clients throughout Broward County and nearby areas. Because they often suffer severe injuries, many of our clients receive care at one of the area’s trauma centers identified by Florida Health, including the following:
- Broward Health Medical Center, a Level I trauma center
- Broward Health North, a Level II trauma center
- Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, a Level I trauma center
We can meet with you at one of these facilities, at your home, at our office, or over the phone. This initial meeting is free, and should you choose to work with us, we’ll get started with no upfront fees. Finally, we work on contingency, meaning we don’t get paid unless we win your case.
Can Anyone Hurt in a North Lauderdale Crash Sue the At-Fault Driver?
Florida car accident cases are sometimes difficult to understand. State laws limit most crash victims to turning to their insurers to cover medical bills after a collision. However, exceptions exist and are more common than many people realize. Our team can assess your situation and determine if you can hold the at-fault driver accountable.
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), Florida requires all vehicle owners to buy a PIP auto insurance policy. This no-fault policy pays for about 80 percent of accident-related medical care up to the policy limits.
However, if the victim suffers severe injuries or goes beyond those limits, they might have additional options, including pursuing a fault-based insurance claim or lawsuit. This process requires them to show that the other driver caused the accident and injuries through carelessness or recklessness.
What Are My Options After a North Lauderdale, FL, Collision?
When you trust our team with your North Lauderdale car accident case, we will handle all aspects for you. We will take on these tasks for you:
- Investigating the crash
- Building a compelling case against the at-fault driver
- Demanding fair compensation from that driver’s insurance carrier
- Suing the driver if necessary
- Representing you at trial
Most cases produce enough evidence to show that a driver’s careless or reckless actions (in legal terms, negligence) caused a collision and severe injuries. We need evidence to show the four elements of negligence are present:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
We use the evidence we gather to tell the story of what happened and how the at-fault driver’s breach of duty caused the collision and injuries. Often, our presentation leads to a negotiated settlement. If not, we might need to sue and continue attempting to settle. Occasionally, we must take a case to trial or use arbitration to pursue the payout our client needs and deserves.
How Long Do I Have to Act Against an At-Fault Driver?
The statute of limitations for Florida personal injury cases is generally two years. However, exceptions to this statutory deadline exist, and you could have more or less time to sue based on the circumstances of your case. Our team will ensure your claim doesn’t fail because of a missed deadline.
Discuss Your North Lauderdale Car Accident Injuries With Us for Free
You can speak to a team member from Ged Lawyers today for free. We will assess your injuries, options, and next steps. In addition, we can answer your questions and explain how we would approach your case.
Let us review your rights at no cost to you or your family. Contact us now to learn more about how you can seek compensation in your case.