According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), Lake County had 4,913 accidents. Car accidents do not only cause injuries and fatalities, but they can also cause extensive monetary losses in repairs, medical bills, and lost time from work.
Whether you were injured or have lost a loved one through a car accident that was someone else’s fault, our car accident lawyers can help. We are here to assist you through this difficult time and can advise you on all aspects of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits relating to car accidents.
Car accident Damages
If you have sustained injuries in a car accident with another car or a commercial vehicle, you could be entitled to a wide range of compensation, including:
- Medical bills and medical equipment
- Home help
- Transportation costs
- Loss of income and future earnings
- Loss of use of a limb
- Loss of a sense, for example, eyesight
- Future medical treatments
- Physical pain and anguish
- Emotional pain and anguish
- Material damages
There could be other types of compensation available to you. Our car accident lawyers can advise you after assessing your case. We can make sure to protect your rights and fight to get you the compensation that is due to you.
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Proving Negligence in a Car Accident
Most car accidents are driver-related. One particular negligent driving behavior, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is distracted driving, but accidents caused by the negligence of car drivers can also include cases of drunk driving, drug-impaired driving, speeding, and drowsy driving.
We can gather the evidence to prove another driver’s negligence led to your injuries. We can help demonstrate that they owed you a duty of care and that their breach of this duty caused the accident that resulted in your losses.
Accidents with Commercial Vehicles
Accidents with commercial vehicles can happen due to the negligence of a truck driver, truck company, or third party. These collisions may result in serious injuries, and they can also be more complicated legally. Proving negligence and liability in any crash can be challenging, let alone in an accident with a commercial vehicle. Moreover, a truck company typically has a team of lawyers fighting for their best interests.
A truck company or driver may be held liable for your damages if they:
- Fell asleep at the wheel
- Failed to adjust their speed to road and weather conditions
- Drove distracted
- Drove under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Engaged in negligent hiring practices
- Failed to train drivers adequately
- Did not service and maintain their trucks regularly
- Did not adhere to the rest periods as required by law
There could be other ways in which a truck driver or company could be held liable, and we can advise you on what to do after an accident with a commercial vehicle.
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Filing an Insurance Claim or Lawsuit
When we handle your case, we can conduct our own investigation to counter an adjuster’s determination of fault. Rather than accepting any potential low-ball settlement offers that you might receive from a truck company or their insurer, we can calculate your losses accurately and fight for a fair settlement.
If we cannot reach a fair settlement through negotiations with an insurer, we will not hesitate to take legal action by filing a personal injury lawsuit. We can also file a wrongful death lawsuit if you lost a loved one in a Clermont car accident. We will handle the entire legal process when we take on your case so you can rest and recuperate.
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What You can do after a Car Accident
To give yourself the best chances of getting compensation after a car accident that was not your fault, you can take several actions at the scene of the accident.
Seek Medical Attention
If you have been injured, depending on the extent of your injuries, it might be best to call an ambulance. Even if you think you have not been injured or have only suffered slight injuries, it can be important to seek medical advice promptly after an accident. You may rely on medical records later on.
Call the Police
Having access to a police report can be invaluable later when it comes to claiming damages from insurance companies or when filing a lawsuit.
Record what You can
If you have the opportunity, jot down how the accident happened while your memory is fresh. Make sure you relay the facts of the accident to any police officers as accurately as you can.
Even if you were unable to collect much evidence at the accident, you can still work with our car accident lawyer. We can assess your case based on the evidence we are able to collect. Keep all documents, such as police reports, witnesses’ contact details, and medical records, so you have everything in one place if you decide to pursue legal action.
Take pictures if you can do so without putting yourself in any danger from moving traffic. Make sure you take pictures of all the cars involved, as well as the accident scene.
Exchange Important Information
If possible, collect the contact information of witnesses and all those involved in the accident. It can also be helpful to collect the other drivers’ insurance information.
Consider working with an Attorney on Our Team
A car accident attorney with our firm can protect your interests and offer advice in the event that you later decide to file a lawsuit. We can handle your claim or lawsuit, taking the weight of the legal process off of your shoulders.
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Deadlines for taking Legal Action
If you have been in an accident, it is important that you act before the statute of limitations expires. Under Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a), you have four years to file a lawsuit if negotiations with the insurance company fail to reach an agreeable settlement.
Per Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d), you only have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If you miss these deadlines, you risk losing your right to take legal action against a liable party. We can help you abide by the deadlines as long as you call us as soon as possible.
Lean on Bogin, Munns & Munns after Your Clermont Accident
Being involved in any kind of car accident can be a devastating and expensive experience, but we can help you with all aspects of a car accident lawsuit. The car accident lawyers at Bogin, Munns & Munns can help you discover your legal options.
For a free case review, call us today at 352-243-8981.