Many people in Florida are involved in car accidents every year. With the number of cars on the road, accidents are bound to happen. It takes only a brief moment for an accident to occur. Also, as most people have smart phones now, it can be even easier for a person to become distracted while driving.
Sometimes, it is almost impossible to avoid an accident. Even if a person is driving perfectly, another driver may become distracted or drive recklessly and the good driver may still end up involved in an accident. Unfortunately, some of these accidents result in injuries and it is the good driver who ends up suffering the worst injuries in the accident.
After an accident caused by another's negligence, most victim's first response is to deal with the injuries and repair the damage to their vehicle. It can be a very emotional and confusing time. The victim may have to deal with medical bills, lost wages and either fixing or replacing their car. Depending on the injury, the medical bills could be very expensive and the lost wages may make it very difficult for the victim to pay their bills each month.
The victims of car accidents caused by another's negligence may be entitled to compensation. This compensation can pay for the damage, medical bills and even lost wages resulting from the accident. Despite the fact that drivers are entitled to the compensation, insurance companies often minimize the true extent of the damages and do not offer what is truly owed by the driver who caused the accident.
For those who have been in a car accident in Florida, it is important to understand the extent of the damages before accepting an offer from an insurance company. It can be a very confusing time for the victim and they may not truly understand their options. At our law firm, we understand this and make sure we understand the extent of damage done and who is at fault. For more information on how we handle car accident cases, please visit our Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Lawyers page on our website.