Orlando Car Accident Lawyer

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Have you been injured in an Orlando car accident that was someone else’s fault? If so, a car accident lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns may be able to help you recover compensation. This could include the costs of your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Our firm represents Orlando car accident victims in personal injury cases. Our Orlando personal injury lawyers may be able to investigate your case and pursue the liable party for compensation on your behalf while you concentrate on recovering from your injuries. Call Bogin, Munns & Munns today for a free, no-obligation consultation with a member of our team.

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Compensation Available in an Orlando Car Accident Case

If you have been injured in a car accident, the liable party may owe you compensation for your economic and non-economic damages.

These damages may include your:

  • Ambulance ride and emergency medical treatment
  • Medical bills, including costs of treatment, therapy, and medications
  • Medical equipment necessary to recover
  • Estimated costs of future medical care
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning ability
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • And more

Punitive damages are awarded in rare cases to punish excessive misconduct and deter similar future behavior. Unlike compensatory damages that cover loss and injury, punitive damages are applied when the at-fault party’s actions are particularly reckless or malicious.

To consult with an experienced car accident lawyer serving Orlando, call 855-780-9986

You Don’t Have Long to File a Car Accident Lawsuit

In Florida, the statute of limitations sets strict deadlines for filing personal injury and wrongful death claims. Both kinds of lawsuits must be filed within two years from the date of the accident, according to Florida Statutes § 95.11.

These time limits are crucial as they directly impact the ability to seek justice and compensation. Acting quickly is of utmost importance; delays can result in the loss of the right to legal recourse. Immediate action also allows us to gather evidence while it is still available. We encourage victims and their families to consult us as soon as possible to protect their rights and secure the compensation they deserve.

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You Could File a Wrongful Death Claim or Lawsuit

If your loved one passed away in a car accident caused by another person’s negligence in Orlando, you may be able to recover compensation in a wrongful death claim or lawsuit.

The exact types and amounts of compensation the family could receive in a wrongful death claim or lawsuit depend on the specifics of the individual case, including the plaintiff’s relationship to the deceased. In general, some examples of compensation awarded in Florida wrongful death cases include: 

  • Funeral expenses
  • Medical bills prior to your loved one’s passing
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of earnings and future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • And more

One of our car accident lawyers from Bogin, Munns & Munns may be able to represent you in an Orlando wrongful death case. We understand that losing a loved one through a car accident is a shock for the whole family and that your main focus during this difficult time may be on grieving and coming to terms with this major life change.

While a wrongful death lawsuit cannot bring back your loved one, it may be able to help the family with present and future costs after a catastrophic accident.

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Choosing Our Lawyers to Represent Your Orlando Car Accident Case

We have been serving victims of injury in Central Florida for decades. You may want to work with someone from our team because: 

  • We offer contingency-fee-based representation for injury victims. We know you may be in a challenging financial situation at this time, so it won’t cost you anything to get started on your case with us.
  • Our attorneys go the extra mile. During the process of your case, we don’t want you to feel like a number. Our attorneys will be responsive throughout the whole process, keeping you regularly updated and explaining your legal options without the legalese.
  • We understand the local area and local laws. As a Central Florida-based firm, we know the Orlando area well. Our connections in the region allow us to collect detailed evidence for your case. We will also use our understanding of local laws to your benefit.
  • We offer free consultations so you can understand your next steps. The call is free, and there is no obligation.

We work hard to make the process run smoothly for you. Our team is here to help.

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We Will Fight for the Fair Value of Your Car Accident Case

Many accident victims want to understand what their case may be worth. Essentially, your case value could vary depending on the following factors: 

  • The severity of your injuries
  • The cost of your medical care
  • The extent to which the injury has affected your ability to work
  • The extent to which the injury has impacted your life and everyday routine

So, we will work to understand each of these factors in your situation. Then, we will put a value on both your financial and non-financial losses and seek all available compensation through an insurance claim or lawsuit.

When we assess your case value, we will determine a number that reflects your past, present, and future losses. This means that we will seek compensation for any future medical care that you may require in order to treat your injuries, in addition to compensation for past expenses.

Going Beyond PIP After an Orlando Car Accident

When a car accident happens in a no-fault state, such as Florida, the parties involved typically first turn to their own insurance’s personal injury protection (PIP) coverage to reimburse them, per Florida Statutes § 627.736. They typically seek reimbursement for 80% of their medical bills and 60% of their lost wages, regardless of who was at fault.

PIP insurance can be helpful for less serious injuries and accidents, where a claimant can recover and return to work again within a relatively short time frame. However, PIP policies have a maximum amount that will be covered. Many Florida PIP plans are capped at the minimum coverage amount of $10,000, although the exact limit of your PIP can be found in the details of your policy.

If you have been involved in an accident, you may be able to receive compensation from the responsible party for your remaining damages in a personal injury lawsuit.

Proving Negligence in a Car Accident Case

Proving negligence in a car accident case can be challenging.

Our lawyers must show a duty of care, where someone is responsible for the safety of others. We then have to demonstrate a breach of duty, when the other driver failed to meet that responsibility. While every car driver owes other drivers and road users a basic duty of care, the plaintiff must typically prove that the other driver was negligent in a personal injury claim or lawsuit.

Our team must show that the breach caused your accident and that you suffered injuries as a result of the other party’s actions. Proving these elements is essential for a negligence claim.

Driver negligence can include a violation of traffic laws, such as:

  • Speeding
  • Failure to yield
  • Not stopping at a red light or stop sign
  • Making an illegal turn or lane change
  • Not using lights at night
  • Rear-ending the car in front of them
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • And more

Negligence can also occur if a car or car component malfunctions and causes an accident, such as a defective tire that bursts on the road. In this case, a negligent parts manufacturer or mechanic could be liable for the accident.

Bogin, Munns & Munns can investigate your case and identify the liable party responsible for your injuries when we represent you.

Modified Comparative Negligence in an Orlando Car Accident

Florida operates under a modified comparative negligence system, outlined in Florida Statutes § 768.81.  Under this legal framework, a party can recover damages even if they are partially at fault for the accident, provided their degree of fault is less than 50%. The catch, however, is that the compensation awarded is reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to them.

Insurance companies may try attributing blame to you for your own injuries, thereby jeopardizing your chances at fair compensation. By questioning the severity of injuries or suggesting negligence on the part of the victim, these companies aim to reduce their financial liability. To counter this, our lawyers at Bogin, Munns & Munns will gather evidence and construct a solid case to demonstrate the full extent of your injuries and the other party’s liability. 

How We Build Evidence in a Car Accident Case

Another driver’s negligence might be obvious to you, but proving it in court calls for evidence. Evidence in a car accident case may include:

  • Photos or videos from the scene of the accident
  • Police reports
  • Witness statements
  • Security or traffic camera footage, if available
  • Your medical records
  • Testimony from accident reconstruction experts
  • And more

When you work with Bogin, Munns & Munns, one of our car accident lawyers serving Orlando can collect evidence to support your case. We may be able to help you build a case, communicate with insurance companies on your behalf, and even obtain expert witnesses if needed while you can concentrate on getting better and getting your life back.

Our Lawyers Can Help with All Types of Car Accidents in Orlando

The causes of automobile accidents are numerous, and each presents its own challenges. Some of the common ones we see include:

  • Rollover Accidents: When a vehicle rolls, it is common for the windows to break and the roof to crush. When the windows break, it is far more likely that a passenger can be partially or completely ejected during the rollover sequence. Additionally, when the roof crushes, the occupant space inside the vehicle becomes smaller, thus resulting in a higher probability of serious head injuries to the passengers.
  • Drunk Driving Accidents: Drunk driving is illegal in Florida, but did you know these drivers can also face civil consequences? You do not have to worry about criminal proceedings to hold drunk drivers accountable for your losses.
  • Fatal Car Accidents: When a loved one passes away after an accident, you have the right to seek damages. We can help take on some of your legal burdens so you can focus on other tasks and heal
  • Out of State Accidents: Car accidents are already stressful, but they can feel even more challenging when you are visiting Florida from another state. We can handle all communications and help you manage Florida laws.

No matter the cause of your auto accident, we are here to help. We help with these and many other accidents, including those that occur on theme park grounds, or those caused by defective car parts.

We Help You Seek Compensation for All Kinds of Injuries, Too

In the aftermath of a car accident, victims may experience a range of physical injuries, including:

  • Whiplash: A neck injury from the sudden movement of the crash, leading to pain and reduced mobility.
  • Broken Bones: Fractures in the arms, legs, ribs, and skull, often requiring surgery or immobilization.
  • Lacerations and Bruises: Cuts and bruises from contact with shattered glass or the car’s interior, which can lead to significant blood loss or cosmetic issues.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): Injuries range from mild concussions to severe brain damage, affecting cognitive functions and emotional well-being.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Injuries that can result in partial or complete paralysis, dramatically altering the victim’s lifestyle.

These injuries highlight the severe and potentially long-term physical consequences faced by those involved in car accidents.

Call Bogin, Munns & Munns Today for Help From an Orlando Car Accident Lawyer

If you were injured or if your loved one passed away in an Orlando car accident caused by a negligent party, contact Bogin, Munns & Munns.

A member of our team can discuss your case and what legal options may be available to you when you call our firm for a free consultation. You do not have to face your personal injury or wrongful death case alone.

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