Ft Myers roads are busy, and with more and more people moving here every day they're only getting busier. If you or a loved one has been injured in a crash on Ft Myers roads, our attorneys will fight to get you the compensation you're owed. You shouldn't be left struggling financially following an accident if it was caused through the careless actions of someone else, and by working with experts in numerous fields we're able to fight for your rights and make those who are responsible pay.
When Can You Seek Compensation?
Anyone injured in a car crash that was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another may have the right to seek financial compensation in Florida. You'll need to be able to prove that the other person's actions would be considered reckless or negligent by any reasonable person in order to do so. This can include:
- Texting while driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failure to follow all traffic laws
- Not maintaining a care for safety
- And more
Our legal team will review your case and help you determine what the other party did that led to the accident. If it's found that they acted irresponsibly, we'll fight for your rights and get you what you deserve.
What About PIP?
Florida motorists all carry PIP coverage, and that coverage is intended to offset any potential damages that you might experience in an accident. However, while PIP pays out regardless of who is at fault, the reality is that it only covers part of your financial damages. Specifically, it only covers:
- 60% of lost wages
- 80% of medical bills
That means that you're left shouldering the rest of your costs on your own. And if you have future medical costs or issues that may leave you missing work in the future, PIP may not help at all.
Because of this, those who are injured through the careless actions of someone else might find themselves struggling financially even after a PIP settlement has paid out. In these cases, a Ft Myers auto accident lawsuit may be the only way to fully recover financially, and our team will fight to get you the most.
What Damages Are You Owed?
A Ft Myers auto accident lawsuit could award damages for a variety of different things. These include the following:
- Lost wages
- Future lost wages
- Medical bills
- Future medical costs
- Compensation for pain and suffering
- Property replacement
- Punitive damages
It can be difficult to know exactly what your accident costs. That's why your Ft Myers car crash attorney will work with economic and medical experts to review your case. We'll determine the initial costs of the accident as well as future financial factors that could impact you due to your accident. This way, we can develop a settlement amount that is fair for you.
Standing Up For You To put it bluntly, insurance companies and the legal team of the other side can be bullies. It's common for victims of an accident to accept a settlement that is less than what they deserve simply because they've been bullied and pushed around by the other side so much that they just don't feel like they have any other option.
Our legal team has a reputation for fighting for the little guy. With us on your side, you can rest easy knowing that your rights will be represented and that the bullying will stop.
You're already struggling with a physical recovery - you shouldn't be trying to shoulder a huge financial burden as well. Contact us today to let our team start fighting for you. We'll make them pay and get you what you deserve.
The lawyers of Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh have the firm belief that justice pays.