Nobody aims to get into a car accident. In fact, most of us go to great lengths to avoid them by driving carefully and paying attention to the road. Unfortunately, our own actions aren’t the only ones that matter. Other drivers can easily cause accidents through neglect, recklessness, or malice. These actions can directly affect you, even if you were driving legally.
Fortunately, you have options in the aftermath of an Orlando car accident. By taking legal action, you can ensure that the correct parties are held responsible for what happened. What’s more, you can avoid paying for costly bills and repairs after an accident that wasn’t your fault.
When you’re in a car crash, it’s important that you act quickly to find an attorney and seek compensation. If you wait, key evidence could be lost, and you could miss out on important and necessary compensation.
Many people don’t realize how necessary a personal injury settlement can be after a car accident. A collision can cause serious and lasting damages, and without compensation, you will be forced to pay for these damages on your own. Our firm has decades of experience in this field. We understand the sense of urgency and importance present in every one of these cases. There is a lot on the line for you and your family, and we work diligently to make sure that you get the compensation and attention that you need and deserve during this stressful time.
At Badgley Law Group, we work with people injured in a car accident caused by negligence of others. Our experienced Orlando car accident attorney can assist you in pursuing the compensation you deserve in order to cover both medical expenses, pain and suffering, property damage and lost income. These sums add up quickly and represent a significant amount of money that can be key for your family’s survival. Few families can afford lost income, lost earning potential, and ongoing care on top of medical bills. Without compensation, you may face serious financial hardship.
Contact us for a free consultation that includes a discussion on your legal options.
Car accidents are not monolithic. There are many different things that can cause a collision, each of which brings its own set of challenges and damages.
Though there are numerous possible causes of car accidents, some causes are far more frequent than others. Major reasons for an accident include:
It’s always best to adhere to the rules of the road. However, that cannot guarantee you won’t be involved in an accident. Many factors of accidents are not in your control, including other drivers. Negligent drivers should be held accountable in the event of fatality, injury or property damage.
Many people don’t understand the term “negligence” when it is applied to driving habits. In this context, negligence simply refers to any situation in which the driver is not following all laws or fulfilling their responsibilities as a driver. Drivers are required to take a driver’s test before they can legally drive to ensure that they know what their driving responsibilities are. Therefore, failing to follow these rules as a licensed driver is no mistake but rather an act of neglecting one’s responsibilities.
As your attorneys, it’s our job to prove to the court that the other driver acted negligently and caused the collision. When we do this, the court has grounds to require the offending party to pay for the damages that they caused.
Proving negligence can be complicated, depending on the situation. We will develop your case based on the unique situation that you are in. Some common forms of proof include:
We will present these and other applicable proof to the court to show that the other driver’s negligence caused the incident. When we successfully do this, the court can grant you an appropriate settlement from the offending party.
There are certain behaviors and steps you can take after an accident to build your car accident case. Having a plan can also help the aftermath feel less stressful and give you a sense of control.
After an accident, it is understandable that you have a lot of questions. Most people have never been through the legal process of bringing an auto accident claim.
At Badgley Law Group, we have the experience. Our attorneys have been serving Orlando and Central Florida clients for many years. We can answer your questions and help you obtain the maximum compensation available for your case. Please read the questions and answers below and let us know how we can help you.
The most important thing to do is to seek medical attention immediately. Make sure that you’re OK physically. If possible, at the scene of the accident, get all the information you can, including pictures, contact information from witnesses, etc. Then call a lawyer to help you with your case.
Learn more about the seven things you should do after an auto accident.
Without getting too deep into Florida’s comparative negligence law, which you can learn more about in our general FAQ for personal injury, it is important to note that, generally, your compensation will be reduced to the degree to which you were also at fault in the accident.
In terms of determining fault from an accident, our lawyers cover all the possible ground. We look into the accident scene and witness testimony, utilize accident reconstruction experts when needed, look into truck drivers’ log books, subpoena phone records for evidence of distracted driving, and take any other means necessary to prove that the other driver was at fault.
With looking at the specifics of your case, there is no way to give you an accurate guess as to your case’s value. Our attorneys help clients obtain compensation for:
The driver responsible for the accident could be held liable for any financial or personal damages that you suffer as a direct result of the accident itself.
Even if the other driver is not well situated financially, we can make sure you obtain compensation. In most cases, the compensation comes from the other driver’s insurance company. However, depending on the nature of the accident and its causes, we can explore bringing claims against the municipality overseeing the roadway, the auto manufacturer if an automobile defect caused the accident, etc. The best thing to do after an accident is talk with our experienced lawyers who will discuss with you the best strategies for finding compensation in your case.
Every car owner in Florida must have PIP insurance. It covers your injury treatment costs as well as lost wages due to the accident. It is referred to as no-fault insurance because you claim it from your insurer (as opposed to the at-fault party’s insurance company) irrespective of who caused the crash. Florida law requires all drivers to carry a personal injury protection (PIP) cover of at least $10,000.
Once you are in a car accident, get in touch with an experienced Orlando car accident attorney at Badgley Law Group to ensure all your bases are covered from the beginning. Some forms of evidence become harder to obtain the longer a victim waits after the accident to seek legal redress. There are, however, time limits within which a car accident claim should be filed, so contact Jeffrey Badgley at the Badgley Law Group right away for a free consultation today.
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