Electronic devices, eating and drinking, changing the radio station, and countless other distractions can lead to a distracted driving accident. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, you might be shocked, angry, and unsure of what to do next.
At GED Lawyers, our Florida distracted driving lawyer helps individuals just like you hold at-fault drivers accountable for their actions. We can file a claim or lawsuit on your behalf and seek financial compensation for your damages. You may be entitled to reimbursement for all your accident-related losses.
Recoverable Damages in a Florida Distracted Driving Case
Whether you were in your vehicle at the time of the crash or traveling as a bicyclist or pedestrian, being hit by a distracted driver is a traumatic experience to go through. It is also an experience that will likely have a substantial financial impact on you. Between vehicle repairs, emergency room bills, and out-of-pocket expenses resulting from the crash, a distracted driving accident can create a major financial burden.
You may be able to recover compensation for the financial losses you incurred due to the crash. Additionally, compensation may be available for non-financial outcomes of the crash, including your pain and suffering. Our Florida personal injury lawyer can help you pursue compensation for the following damages:
- Vehicle damage and other types of property damage
- Medical costs such as hospital care, doctor’s visits, medication, surgery, and rehabilitative care
- Lost income from missed work
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
How Much Compensation Can You Recover After a Florida Distracted Driving Accident?
If you are like many people facing the aftermath of an auto accident, you may wonder how much compensation you are entitled to. The answer to this question depends on the details of your accident, such as the severity of the crash, the injuries you suffered in the crash, and your medical needs.
Per Florida Statutes § 627.7407, Florida is a no-fault insurance state, and personal injury protection (PIP) insurance is required. You may be able to file a claim with your own insurance company to recover some of your losses. However, you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover non-economic damages.
Benefits of Working With a Florida Distracted Driving Lawyer From GED Lawyers
Many people are hesitant to contact a lawyer after a car accident – even if they know the accident was not their fault. They may not know what a lawyer can do for them or worry that hiring a lawyer will be too expensive.
At GED Lawyers, we understand these concerns and offer free, no-obligation case evaluations, so you can learn more about our services before making a decision.
Florida Car Accident Cases Are Taken on a Contingency-Fee Basis
We aim to make our legal services accessible by taking car accident cases on a contingency-fee basis. When you recover compensation, our Florida distracted driving lawyer is paid a percentage of the money you recover. This means you owe us nothing upfront or out-of-pocket.
When you work with GED Lawyers, you never have to worry about unexpected fees, hourly rates, or steep upfront costs.
Our Distracted Driving Lawyer Will Advocate for You
When someone is recovering from a car accident, they need to focus on their health and recovery. Our lawyers are committed to protecting your rights and standing up for you against the insurance company. You will not have to handle the situation on your own because we will be advocating for you and your family every step of the way.
We Know How To Find and Protect Valuable Evidence
For you to recover compensation, our team will need to prove that another party was the cause of the accident and the injuries you sustained. We can prove liability by gathering evidence to support your case.
Evidence our team will collect to build your case includes:
- Police reports
- Medical reports
- The at-fault party’s driving record or criminal record
- Video footage from traffic cameras, security cameras, or dashboard cameras
- Photographs of your injuries or the accident scene
- Eyewitness statements
- Statements from expert witnesses
- Statements from you, your family, and your friends
We will use the legal tools needed to ensure that useful evidence is not lost or ruined before we can access it and use it to strengthen your case.
We Will Handle Settlement Negotiations and Fight for Fair Compensation
Many car accident cases are settled out of court. We could settle your case through negotiations.
Our team of attorneys knows how to negotiate effectively. We will not let you be tricked into an unfair settlement. Our job is to fight for an appropriate case outcome. If the insurance company does not offer adequate compensation, we are prepared to file a lawsuit and take the case to court if needed.
Our Florida Distracted Driving Accident Attorney Understands Your Case’s Filing Deadline
Our Florida car accident lawyers understand the laws that apply to your case, including the statute of limitations. We will ensure that critical deadlines are met and that your case is handled competently. If you are filing a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party, Florida Statutes § 95.11 states that you generally have two years to file.
According to the same statute, you typically have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit if your loved one passed away in an accident. We will start on your case as soon as we can to avoid missing any critical deadlines.
Contact Our Florida Distracted Driving Team for a Free Consultation
Distracted driving accidents often lead to severe injuries, expensive medical treatment, property damage, and other financial losses. They can also lead to great suffering – both physical and psychological.
A Florida distracted driving lawyer from GED Lawyers can help you take the steps toward financial recovery. Call us today for your free initial consultation.