Boca Raton Accident Lawyer
No matter what type of accident caused your injuries, you deserve compensation if the accident wasn’t your fault. For help getting that compensation, team up with a Boca Raton accident attorney.
After an accident, you might be suffering in a hospital, wondering if or when you will recover from your injuries and anxious about facing the world and the medical bills that have been piled on you.
If your accident was due to another person’s negligence, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. And an attorney with our firm can assess your claim and determine how much you are owed. We will handle those pesky insurance adjusters so you can concentrate on getting back your life.
When you are hurt, your former life may feel like a distant dream. But a Boca Raton accident lawyer with the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo can help get you back to normal again.
Common Boca Raton Accidents
Almost any type of accident you can imagine could qualify for personal injury compensation. The key is that someone else was responsible, or at least partially responsible, for your injury. Although many types of accidents can hurt you, there are a few very common accident types:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents – When you are hurt in a car accident, motorcycle crash, or truck collision, you should be compensated for your injuries if you were not responsible for the wreck.
- Premises Liability – If you slip and fall, are bitten by a dog, or are otherwise injured on another person’s property, you may have cause for a premises liability claim.
- Medical Malpractice – When you are hurt as a direct result of your doctor or other healthcare provider’s negligence, you deserve compensation for your injuries. This can also include nursing home abuse or neglect.
- Brain, Spinal Cord, and Other Catastrophic Injuries – Serious damage to the brain or spine can cause lifelong debilitating injuries. When those injuries were someone else’s fault, you likely have grounds to file a personal injury claim.
- Defective Products – You can file a product liability claim when a product malfunctions and injures you. Manufacturers are responsible for producing safe products. When they don’t meet that responsibility, they should be held accountable.
Compensation for Your Boca Raton Accident
Many people believe that when they are involved in an accident, they can only recover their monetary losses. These monetary losses could include lost wages from being out of work or expensive medical bills as a result of the accident.
If your accident happens to be a motor vehicle collision, you may believe you can only get paid for your damaged vehicle. This is not the case. You can be compensated for those monetary damages, but you can also be compensated for your non-economic damages. Non-economic damages are those that can’t be tied to financial loss.
For example, if you developed a mental illness like post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of your accident, you could receive compensation for that—not only for the monetary cost of treatment of your disorder, but also for the suffering you experienced.
The following is a list of damages that should be considered when reviewing your claim:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Decreased enjoyment of your life
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Physical and mental therapy
- Property damage
- Lost income and lost future earning potential
- Property damage
Understanding the Statute of Limitations
It’s important to start working on your case quickly because, like all states, Florida places a deadline on when you can file personal injury claims. This deadline, referred to as the statute of limitations, is four years from the date you were harmed for most types of accidents.
However, these deadlines can vary based on when you discovered the injury and the type of injury you suffered. Simply put, it can get complicated quickly, and if you miss the deadline, your case won’t be heard.
That’s why it’s important to have someone in your corner who has an in-depth understanding of Florida personal injury law.
Communicating with Insurance Companies
When you have suffered a serious accident that wasn’t your fault, the last thing you want to do is talk to an insurance adjuster. Insurance companies have a bad reputation for treating people poorly—and rightly so. They aren’t really on your side, after all.
Insurance companies are bound and determined to pay out the least amount of money on your claim as possible. Sometimes, they will make you a quick settlement offer, usually a very low one, to get the whole deal settled quickly before you’ve contacted an attorney.
The reason insurance adjusters do this is because they know an accident attorney will get you the money you deserve—not a lowball offer that will barely cover any of your damages. When you’re lying in a hospital bed worrying about medical bills, it’s very tempting to take that first offer. But that could be a big mistake.
You need someone to investigate your accident, gather information and documents as evidence, and then file your claim for compensation. That way, you will likely get a much higher payout than if you take the first offer that comes your way.
Your Boca Raton accident injury attorney will do all the hard work for you to make sure the value of your claim is maximized.
All you will have to do is relax and focus on your health. Your health really is the most important thing, so let your accident attorney do his or her job and handle all the communications with the insurance adjusters. This way, you won’t accidently admit partial responsibility for your injuries, which could lower the value of your claim.
Reach Out to a Boca Raton Accident Injury Lawyer
When your life is turned on its head after an accident, you may have no idea who to turn to or what to do to get your world upright again. You’re likely feeling overwhelmed with fear, pain, and uncertainty. But there is someone who can help.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo are prepared to handle your case on your behalf. That includes negotiating with the insurance company, navigating the court system, and investigating every detail of your case to make sure you receive maximum compensation.
To schedule a free consultation with a Boca Raton accident lawyer, give us a call at 561-659-6366 or fill out our online contact form at the bottom of this page.