Car accidents can be overwhelming, but if you take the necessary steps, you can obtain the compensation you need to recover. At The Fran Haasch Law Group, we have years of experience helping victims of car accidents get the money they need to rebuild their lives. We know how to fight for our clients, and we will do everything possible to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free case review.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Car Accident Claim?
There are many potential damages that you may be able to recover in a Florida auto accident case. These damages can include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc. If you have any questions about the specific damages in your case, speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.
How Do I Maximize My Compensation After a Car Accident in Florida?
Notify the Police and File a Police Report
If you have been involved in a car accident, the first step you should take is to notify the police and file a police report. This will document the accident and be used as evidence if you decide to file a personal injury claim.
Seek Medical Attention
Even if you don’t think you’ve been injured, it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible after the accident. Some injuries, such as whiplash, may not be immediately apparent. A doctor can assess your injuries and provide you with a treatment plan.
Once you have sought medical attention, you should gather evidence to support your claim. This evidence can include photos of the accident scene, medical records, and witness statements.
Calculate Your Damages
After gathering all of the necessary evidence, you will need to calculate your damages. This includes calculating your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. An experienced legal team can help you through this process.
Notify Your Insurance Company and File an Insurance Claim
Notify your insurance company about the accident. You should do this as soon as possible after the accident. Your insurance company will begin the claims process and will likely contact the other driver’s insurance company.
Follow Your Doctor’s Treatment Plan
It’s important to follow your doctor’s treatment plan. This will help you recover from your injuries, but it will also ensure there is documentation of the severity of your injuries and the extent of medical treatment you require.
Hire an Attorney
If you decide to pursue a personal injury claim, you should hire an experienced car accident attorney. An attorney can help you navigate the legal process and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
How Do Insurance Adjusters Determine the Value of a Car Accident Settlement Offer?
There are a few factors that insurance adjusters consider when determining the value of a car accident settlement offer. These include:
The Severity of Your Injuries
The severity of your injuries is one of the most important factors in determining the value of your car accident claim. If you have been seriously injured, you will likely receive a higher settlement than if you have only sustained minor injuries. Insurance companies will also consider the type of injuries you have suffered. For example, an injury that requires long-term medical treatment will typically result in a higher settlement than an injury that heals quickly.
Loss of Future Wage-Earning Capacity
If you have suffered an injury that has impacted your ability to earn a living, you may be able to recover damages for loss of future wage-earning capacity. This is typically calculated by looking at your current wages and projected earnings.
Amount of Damage to Your Vehicle
The amount of damage to your vehicle is another important factor in determining the value of your car accident claim. If your car has been severely damaged, you will likely receive a higher settlement than if only minor damage was sustained.
If you have been involved in a car accident, contact an experienced attorney to discuss your case.
What If the Accident Was Your Fault?
If the accident was your fault, you may still be entitled to compensation. However, your degree of fault will reduce the amount of compensation you receive. For example, if you are found to be 40% at fault for the accident, you would receive 60% of damages.
What if the At-Fault Driver Is Uninsured or Underinsured?
If the other driver was uninsured or underinsured, you may still be able to obtain compensation. You can file a claim with your own insurance company if you have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. You can also file a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver.
What Type of Damages Can I Recover?
If you have been involved in a car accident, you may be entitled to recover damages. These damages can include medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You may also be able to recover property damage if your vehicle was damaged in the accident.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Filing a Car Accident Claim?
The statute of limitations is the time frame in which you must file a lawsuit. In Florida, the statute of limitations for car accident claims is two years from the date of the accident. If you do not file a lawsuit within this time frame, you may be barred from bringing a claim.
An experienced attorney can help you navigate the car accident claims process and ensure that your rights are protected. If you have been involved in a car accident, contact an experienced attorney today to discuss your case.
What The Fran Haasch Law Group Can Do For You
At The Fran Haasch Law Group, we focus on helping you and your family recover. We pursue personal injury lawsuits, and wrongful death claims to obtain full compensation for damages such as pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost earnings, property damage, and more.
With over 21 years of experience, we draw on constant medical research to help clients recover after being injured in auto accidents in Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas. Founding personal injury attorney, Fran Haasch, is a lifetime member of the Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum and a member of the American Association for Justice, the Florida Justice Association, and the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association.
Our attorneys are skilled and experienced litigators. We are not afraid to take your lawsuit to trial if necessary. No matter how complicated your case, our firm is here to help you navigate the legal process from start to finish.
We Get You the Compensation You Deserve
At The Fran Haasch Law Group, we understand that no amount of financial recovery can undo what you have been through. However, a fair settlement or jury verdict can ease the financial burden of unexpected medical bills, lost income, and other economic and non-economic damages associated with your accident.
We have obtained multi-million-dollar jury verdicts and settlements for personal injury cases involving auto accidents, as well as claims concerning wrongful death and catastrophic injuries.
Here are a few of our car accident case results:
- $1.8 million for our client in Pinellas County who was injured in a car accident
- $1.8 million for a 33-year-old female client in Hillsborough County who was lawfully stopped for a left-turning vehicle ahead when she was rear-ended by the defendant vehicle, which was then rear-ended by the vehicle behind it, causing the client to feel two impacts. This resulted in multiple back surgeries and an infection which caused the client to be hospitalized several times.
- $1.6 million for a 25-year-old female passenger on a motorcycle when the defendant cut across the client’s path. The client was thrown over 200 feet from the motorcycle. The accident resulted in a fractured leg, broken finger, back surgery, and many other injuries.
- $1.55 million for a 46-year old male in Pasco County who was stopped at a red light on U.S. Highway 19 in Pasco County and was rear-ended by the defendant at a high rate of speed.
- $1.35 million for a client in Pasco County. The defendant turned left in front of our client, causing the client’s vehicle to flip and resulting in many injuries.
- $1.34 million for a 69-year-old male client in Orange County who was in the left turn lane when the defendant came across his pathway while attempting to turn and collided with the client. The accident resulted in multiple severe injuries, including a fractured pelvis, broken ribs, punctured lung, a broken arm that required surgery, and several lacerations.
- $1.3 million for a 33-year-old female client in Pinellas County who was rear-ended while stopped at a traffic light with her three children in the car with her. The accident resulted in multiple surgeries and complications.
- $1.025 for our client injured in a car accident in Hillsborough County.
- $1.0 million for a client in Hillsborough County rear-ended in stop-and-go traffic on the interstate.
Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
At The Fran Haasch Law Group, we are committed to fighting for your fair recovery. We strive to help injured individuals and the loved ones of those wrongfully killed, secure the full, fair recovery they are owed. We offer dedicated legal representation for car accident victims and victims of bicycle, rideshare, and semi-truck accidents.
If you feel you have been the victim of a car accident through no fault of your own. Our attorneys are prepared to help you navigate the legal process and work toward securing the maximum compensation you are owed. Call (727) 637-0100 or contact us online to get started on receiving maximum compensation for your personal injury case.