Being injured in a car accident can be a traumatic and life-changing event. If you have suffered injuries and losses due to someone else’s negligence or careless driving, you may be able to hold them to account.
If you were injured in a Cocoa car accident, Bogin, Munns & Munns may be able to help you. We represent car accident victims in personal injury cases. We may be able to help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
If you hire a Cocoa car accident lawyer to represent you, we can manage the legal tasks of your case while you concentrate on recovering from your injuries. Call Bogin, Munns & Munns today for your free, no-obligation consultation with a member of our team at (321) 633-3208.
Common Types of Car Accidents
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 the driver of a vehicle, while only a small percentage of accidents are caused by a defective car or bad weather conditions.
Some of the most common reasons for driver-related accidents are:
- Speeding: According to the NHTSA, speeding accounts for around one-third of all car accident fatalities. In 2018, speeding killed 9,378 persons on U.S. roads.
- Drunk driving: Drunk driving is another major factor in car crashes with fatalities and injuries. Drunk driving claims more than 10,000 lives each year in the US.
- Distracted driving: This preventable cause of accidents involves a driver taking their eyes or attention off of the road or their hands off of the wheel while driving. Common examples include texting, eating, grooming, or interacting with a pet or child while driving.
Being the victim of a car crash that was caused by someone else’s irresponsible behavior can be infuriating, especially if the accident was completely avoidable.
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Going Beyond PIP in a Car Accident Case
If you have been involved in a car accident, you may have filed a claim with your insurance company. While your personal injury protection insurance (PIP) is supposed to cover treatment for injuries sustained in an accident, it typically has a maximum amount of $10,000.
This might be a sufficient amount for treating small or superficial injuries. However, if you are suffering from more serious injuries requiring hospitalization and ongoing treatment, or are unable to work, you could be facing additional costs and losses well above this limit.
In this case, you may be able to pursue your remaining damages against the responsible party in a personal injury lawsuit.
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Proving Negligence in a Car Accident Case
No matter how or why your car accident happened, if you can prove that the responsible party’s negligence caused your accident, you may be able to recover compensation from them in a personal injury lawsuit.
Frequently, driver liability is established with proof that they violated a traffic law, such as failure to yield, illegal lane change, running a red light, and more.
Not all car accidents have clear, easily proven liability. In order to prove another driver’s negligence in your case, you might be looking at a complex case requiring a range of evidence.
When you hire Bogin, Munns & Munns to represent your case, a Cocoa car accident lawyer can gather evidence in your defense, which may include:
- Photos and video from the scene of the accident
- Police reports
- Witness statements
- Evidence from your damaged vehicle
- Medical reports
- Testimony from accident reconstruction experts
- And more
We can also collect evidence of the extent of your injuries and other losses to demonstrate the value of your case.
To discuss your case with a member of our team for free, call Bogin, Munns & Munns at (321) 633-3208 today.
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Recoverable Damages in Car Accident Case
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
- Repair or replacement of your vehicle
- Transportation costs
- Costs of a home aide
- Lost wages
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- And more
If your family member died 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 lawsuit.
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Florida’s Statute of Limitations
If you are considering filing a personal injury or wrongful death case, we encourage you to initiate the process soon after the accident. Your first priority is, of course, to get better and recover from your injuries. However, do take into account that the Florida statute of limitations has a time limit for personal injury and wrongful death cases.
Generally, under Florida law, you have four years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury case, and two years from the date of death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If this time period expires before you take legal action, it could prevent you from recovering compensation in a lawsuit.
A representative of Bogin, Munns & Munns can discuss what legal deadlines pertain to your case when you call our firm for a free consultation. The sooner you contact us, the sooner a car accident attorney can get started working on your case.
What a Cocoa Car Accident Lawyer From Bogin, Munns & Munns Can Do for You
Holding another car driver to account by filing a lawsuit can feel daunting and overwhelming, especially if you are still suffering from any injuries as a result of the accident.
Bogin, Munns & Munns can take some of this weight off your shoulders. When you hire us, a Cocoa car accident lawyer from our firm can prepare your case, negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, and collect evidence in your defense.
If you were injured in a Cocoa car accident, call Bogin, Munns & Munns today for a free consultation at (321) 633-3208. We can discuss your car accident case and help you weigh your legal options.