If you were injured in a Cocoa car accident, the attorneys from Bogin, Munns & Munns may be able to help you. We represent car accident victims in personal injury and wrongful death cases. We can help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Our firm can manage your case’s legal tasks while you concentrate on recovering from your injuries. We also work on contingency fees, so you don’t pay our attorney’s fees unless we win your case.
Recoverable Damages in Car Accident Cases
If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be able to receive compensation for a number of damages, including, but not limited to:
- Medical bills
- Car repair costs
- The value of your vehicle before it was totaled
- Transportation costs
- In-home health care
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
If your family member passed away due to a car accident caused by a negligent driver, you may be able to recover a different set of damages in a wrongful death case. Compensable losses in that situation include funeral costs, loss of consortium, and loss of the decedent’s income.
To consult with an experienced car accident lawyer serving Cocoa, call 855-686-6752
You Could Have Anywhere From Two to Four Years to File Your Lawsuit
If you are considering filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, we encourage you to initiate the process soon after the accident. That’s because, under Florida law, you generally have:
- Four years from the date of your non-fatal accident to file, per Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a)
- Two years from the date of your loved one’s passing to file, per Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d)
If this time period expires before you take legal action, it could prevent you from recovering compensation. While Florida Statutes § 95.051 outlines some exceptions that may extend your deadline, when the stakes are high, you don’t want to make any assumptions about your situation.
Our team can evaluate your circumstances and determine how long you have to file.
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How Our Attorneys in Cocoa Can Build Your Car Accident Case
Pursuing compensation can feel daunting and overwhelming – especially if you are still suffering from any injuries as a result of the accident. Your car accident lawyer serving Cocoa can:
Gather Evidence of Negligence
When you hire Bogin, Munns & Munns to represent your case, a car accident lawyer can gather evidence to prove various aspects of your situation, including fault, liability, and the cost of your damages. Examples of supporting information may include:
- Photos and videos of the accident scene
- Police reports
- Witness statements
- Medical reports
- Testimony from accident reconstruction experts
- Your damages’ invoices, receipts, and bills
We can take the weight of evidence collection off your shoulders while you focus on healing.
Determine the Cause of Your Car Accident in Cocoa
Most car accidents occur due to driver fault. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that as many as 94% of accidents are caused by human error, while only a small percentage of accidents are caused by mechanical defects or inclement weather conditions.
Evidence in your case might reveal that one or more of the following caused your collision:
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yield
- Failure to obey traffic lights and signs
- Reckless driving
- Drag racing
- Drowsy driving
- Drunk or impaired driving
If the other party in your case was issued a traffic ticket, we can use this information to support your case.
Prove That Negligence Caused Your Accident
No matter how or why your car accident happened, if you can prove that the responsible party’s negligence caused the collision, you may be able to recover compensation via an insurance claim or lawsuit.
Using the evidence we listed above, we can prove that:
- Another party had an obligation to keep road users safe, whether that meant by driving safely or maintaining safe roadways.
- Another party failed to uphold this obligation.
- You were injured in a car accident.
- As a result, you suffered both financial and non-financial losses, like medical bills, missed time from work, and emotional distress.
Explain Your Insurance Coverage Options
As explained by Florida Statutes § 627.7407, Florida is a no-fault state. So, you might be able to resolve your case by filing a claim with your personal injury protection (PIP) policy. Yet, these policies typically have a maximum of $10,000.
This might be a sufficient amount for treating small or superficial injuries. However, if you are suffering from serious injuries requiring hospitalization and ongoing treatment, you could be facing additional costs and losses well above this limit.
Our firm can determine your options and pursue action accordingly. We can file a claim with the other party’s insurer or pursue a civil lawsuit.
File Your Civil Lawsuit
We probably won’t have to file a lawsuit to seek compensation for your damages. However, we’re ready for a courtroom battle, if necessary. To advance your lawsuit, we will:
- Present evidence of your losses
- Cross-examine witnesses
- Object to any unfair proceedings
- Prepare you to give a verbal statement
- Prove negligence
- Call on witnesses to testify on your behalf
- Take depositions
- Build an argument
The insurer might agree to settle once it sees that we’ve filed a lawsuit. We can advise you on whether a prospective offer meets your past, present, and future needs.
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What You Should Know About the Claims Process
When you partner with our team, you will know everything you need to know about the financial recovery process. We will explain your options throughout our partnership and answer all of your questions. Here are some things that we frequently share with our clients:
Seeking Treatment and Negotiating Don’t Extend the Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations in your case is a firm deadline. Talking to the insurer, gathering evidence, and seeking treatment do not give you more time to act. In general, you can only get an extension if you were injured as a minor, suffered a disability that prevented you from filing, or did not discover your injuries until a later date.
Failure to abide by your case’s deadlines could jeopardize your right to legal action.
You Can Seek Damages if You Partially Caused the Accident
Florida is a pure comparative negligence state, so even if you caused 99 percent of the accident, you could still seek one percent of your damages. The insurer or court will adjust your award to reflect your percentage of negligence in the accident. Yet, being partially responsible does not bar you from recovering compensation altogether.
We will Calculate Your Case’s Value
There is no average settlement for car accident cases in Cocoa. Your attorneys will determine the value of your case based on the following:
- The nature of your condition
- The days in your recovery period
- The cost of your medical bills and lost wages
- Your mobility, independence, and quality of life
- Testimony from economists and medical experts
- The details of the accident itself
We have secured millions for our clients since we first opened our doors. We are determined to put the same amount of time, effort, and energy into your case as we do for all of our clients.
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Bogin, Munns & Munns can manage your car accident claim or lawsuit. When you hire us, a car accident attorney in Cocoa can prepare your case, negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, and collect evidence in your defense.
Start your free case review by dialing 321-633-3208.