Car accidents involving elderly drivers may have elements that are not present in other types of cases. An elderly driver may cause an accident because of a health condition, you may be blamed for an accident that is not your fault because of your age, or you may suffer injuries that are worse because of your pre-existing health conditions.
A Bradenton elderly driver lawyer knows how to confront each of these situations, deal with them, and build a case to show fault and liability. Let a seasoned auto collision attorney from Distasio Law Firm review your case for free today. Call now to get started.
Seniors Are at an Increased Risk in Car Accidents
If you are a senior or a senior caused your traffic accident in Bradenton, discussing your accident with a skilled lawyer may be beneficial. In general, these cases proceed in the same way as other traffic accident cases, but that does not mean the insurance companies or legal teams involved will not try to undercut your payout or assign fault to you when you were not to blame.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), senior drivers are at an increased risk of:
- Suffering car accident injuries
- Passing away as a result of their accident injuries
There may be a number of reasons for these increased risks. These include:
- Slower reaction time when there is a hazard
- Difficulty seeing after dark or in other conditions
- Having pre-existing conditions that make it more likely to suffer injuries
- Being less likely to bounce back from broken bones or other serious injuries
However, this does not mean that every accident involving a senior citizen is the fault of that elderly driver. To determine fault and liability, an examination of what happened, how, and why is necessary.
If you believe an elderly driver caused your wreck or have other questions about your legal rights, do not hesitate to reach out to a knowledgeable legal professional at our firm in Bradenton today. We can review your case at no cost to you.
If we decide you were likely the victim in your accident, we can handle your case on a contingency-fee basis. We can commit the financial resources necessary to file your claim and pursue a payout, and we only get paid our attorney fees out of the settlement or court award you receive, if and when you win your case.
Working With Distasio Law Firm on Your Case
Distasio Law Firm sets itself apart by being committed to putting its clients first. A well-practiced elderly driver lawyer from our firm in Bradenton can provide answers to your questions, easy-to-understand explanations of your rights and options, and representation that allows you to focus on your treatment and healing injuries instead of dealing with an insurance company.
We believe it is important to hold the liable party responsible for your damages and recover compensation to pay your bills and cover your other accident-related losses. You can count on us to collect evidence to prove negligence, liability, and a fair value of your damages.
To learn more about how Distasio Law Firm can help with your Bradenton car accident case, call now. A representative of our firm is standing by to give you a free consultation. We may be able to go to work building your claim today.
Damages Available in a Car Accident Case
At Distasio Law Firm, we believe that our clients should not have to pay for treatment for their injuries, vehicle repairs, or other expenses related to an accident they did not cause. No matter your pre-existing conditions, we can pursue damages for the injuries and suffering you endured as a result of the car accident.
Recoverable damages in a traffic accident case may include:
- Current and future medical care costs occurring because of your accident injuries
- Current and future lost income if you are working
- Repair or replacement of your vehicle
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering, mental anguish, and other non-economic losses
If your loved one passed away in an auto collision in Bradenton, our compassionate attorneys may be able to help you pursue wrongful death damages, as described in Florida Statute § 768.21.
Statute of Limitations on Bradenton Traffic Accident Cases
The statute of limitations on car accident lawsuits in Florida, Florida Statute § 95.11, is generally four years. For wrongful death lawsuits, the limit is generally just two years. If you wait too long and allow this statute of limitations to run out in your case, your lawsuit may be dismissed by the court.
When Distasio Law Firm gathers evidence to file an insurance claim in a Bradenton accident, we treat the case as if it is going to trial. We secure the evidence, analyze it, and work with experts when necessary who may be able to testify on your behalf in court. Although our goal will be the get you a fair settlement offer from the insurance company, our team can take your case to trial if necessary.
Speak With A Bradenton Elderly Driver Accident Attorney Today
A Bradenton elderly driver lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to help you hold the at-fault driver accountable for your accident. Distasio Law Firm offers free case reviews and consultations to accident victims in Bradenton, Manatee County, and the greater Tampa Bay area.
Reach out today for a complimentary review of your accident case with a dedicated member of our team.