Car accidents are both jarring and, at times, devastating, and if you’ve been wrongfully injured in a car accident, you should speak with a Port St. Lucie car accident lawyer here at the Florida Personal Injury Law Team as soon as you can. Contact us today to learn about car accidents, car accident claims, and how our firm can assist you, every step of the way.
Port St. Lucie Car Accident Lawyer | Helping Car Accident Victims in Florida
Over the years, our firm has fought on behalf of many car accident victims in pursuit of the compensation they need. We understand that, for many, this compensation is far more than a monetary award–it can mean their freedom, as it gives them the financial means to pay for medical care and, ultimately, helps them get their lives back. You can count on a Port St. Lucie auto accident lawyer here at our firm to provide you with the steadfast legal representation you deserve.
We understand that after an accident, it may feel as though your life is in limbo. It’s never easy to face a life-altering injury. This is why, from the moment you walk through our doors, you will realize that you have a team of aggressive legal advocates on your side. We will ensure that you are kept in the loop, from start to finish, and that you never feel alone again.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Like other accidents, car accidents are sometimes unavoidable. For example, when someone is caught in a storm, they may not be able to control their car as well. However, in most cases, when car accidents happen, they could have been avoided, and can, therefore, be attributed to negligence. Some of the most common types of driver negligence that we see include the following:
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving while fatigued
- Texting while driving (or otherwise driving while distracted)
- Failing to look before merging or changing lanes
- Tailing other drivers too closely
- Ignoring traffic lights or signs
As you can imagine, these acts of negligence are among the most frequent causes of auto accidents. When you get behind the wheel of a car, you are responsible for both your safety and that of the drivers around you. Failing to observe this responsibility can result in very serious injuries. If you were hurt because of another driver’s negligent actions, you need an experienced Port St. Lucie car accident lawyer on your side.
After an accident, you should hire a Port St. Lucie personal injury attorney who can listen to your story and present a convincing case as to why you are truly entitled to financial compensation. To win a personal injury claim, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. For this reason, it is helpful to document the accident at the scene, if you can. For example, after a car accident, you should:
- Call the police (who will send an ambulance and write up an accident report)
- Get the other driver’s insurance information (be polite, but don’t say sorry)
- Take pictures of the accident and your injuries
- Ask witnesses for their contact information
- Obtain medical documentation concerning the injuries you sustained in the accident
- Keep a record of any correspondence you have with the other driver and his or her insurance company
Statute of Limitations for Injury Claims in Florida
One of the most common mistakes that those injured in car accidents make is that they wait too long to file their personal injury claims. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is four years, meaning you can’t wait more than four years to sue the party responsible for your injuries. Though four years sounds like a lot of time, the truth is that the sooner you file your claim, the better. Witnesses will be easier to reach and likely more cooperative and your injury will be fresher, potentially making it easier to prove your claim. Additionally, the sooner you bring your claim to our attention, the sooner we can begin fighting for your rightful compensation.
Once a person wins his or her personal injury claim, he or she should receive monetary compensation. This compensation is meant to offset some of the physical, financial, and emotional burdens caused by an accident. If you win your personal injury claim, you may receive compensation for the following economic and non-economic damages:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Medical bills
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
Of course, we understand that financial compensation cannot bring things back to just as they were before your accident happened. However, this compensation can help you find some closure, as justice will have been served and your monetary award should help expedite your healing from the accident.
Contact a Port St. Lucie Car Accident Lawyer
Car accident victims can turn to the Florida Personal Injury Law Team in their time of need. We have handled countless car accident cases over the years, and we have what it takes to effectively handle yours as well. No one should ever have to endure the very serious implications of a car accident on their own. Whether your damages are economic, non-economic, or both, you can depend on us to fight for your rights through every step of the legal process ahead. We are on your side, and always will be. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.