Lakeland roads can get very busy, and this means that accidents are all too common here. No matter how much care you take out there, it's possible that you may be involved in a car crash. If your accident was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation through a Lakeland auto accident injury lawsuit. We know that the process can be confusing and stressful, which is why our Lakeland auto accident attorney handles everything for you.
You can focus on your recovery while we fight tirelessly to get you what you deserve.
Can You Seek Restitution?
Those injured in a Lakeland car crash can seek compensation through a lawsuit if they can show that their accident was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of the other party. This can include a variety of things including:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Failure to obey traffic signs and signals
- Reckless driving
- Failure to maintain a vehicle properly for safety
Essentially, if the other driver acted in a way that any reasonable person would recognize to be reckless or negligent, you may have the right to seek restitution through a lawsuit.
How Is Fault Proven?
Your Lakeland auto accident attorney will use a wide range of tools and resources to prove that you're owed compensation. These include:
- Security camera footage
- Mobile phone records
- Accident reports
- Witness statements
- Driver histories
- And more
By compiling all the evidence available, we're able to show conclusively that you are owed restitution, and then we fight the insurance companies and legal teams on the other side, getting you the compensation that you deserve.
What About PIP?
PIP coverage is required of every Florida motorist who operates a vehicle, and it pays out to the policy holder in the event of an accident regardless of who is at fault in the accident. However, it's important to note a couple of things about PIP:
- It only covers up to 80% of your medical bills
- It only provides compensation for up to 60% of your lost wages
- Only certain medical professionals can be visited under PIP coverage
- In some cases, getting compensation from your PIP policy can be difficult as well
In short, PIP won't get you back to where you would have been if your accident had never happened. You'll still have financial obstacles as a result of the crash, which can be hard to overcome. Our legal team fights to make sure you overcome those obstacles. And since you don’t pay us until your case is won, you don't have to stress about your finances while we go to work for you.
What Are You Owed?
One thing that is important to remember is that insurance companies and representatives for the other side do all they can to avoid paying you what you deserve. They'll bully around victims in a number of ways including things like:
- Forcing you through unnecessary legal hoops
- Requiring endless paperwork that you don't really need to complete
- Stalling and postponing your payment
- Offering settlements that are less than fair
- Refusing to pay at all
And the other side will do this while still knowing that you're hurt and struggling financially. It's wrong, and our lawyers fight to make them pay and get you the justice you deserve. We consult with economists and medical experts to see what the long term, overall costs of your accident really are. Factors considered include things like:
- Lost wages
- Future estimated lost wages
- Loss of earning capability throughout the future
- Medical bills
- Future medical bills
- Compensation for your pain and suffering
- Compensation for property damage
- Punitive damages
- And more
Don't let the other side push you around and take advantage of you. If you've been hurt because of someone else, you shouldn't be responsible for the heavy financial costs that accident can bring. Our lawyer takes the fight to the people who caused your accident and makes sure that they pay.
The lawyers of Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh have the firm belief that justice pays.