A seasoned Trinity car accident injury attorney from Distasio Law Firm may be able to help you pursue a claim and recover compensation if a negligent driver caused your car accident and injuries. You may be able to seek a payout through a liability car insurance claim or a Pasco County civil suit. Navigating this process on your own can be difficult and stressful, especially while undergoing treatment, so let us help with your car accident claims.
Distasio Law Firm offers free reviews for car accident victims in Trinity, nearby areas, and the entire greater Tampa Bay region. Connect with a Trinity car accident lawyer from our team today to get started with a discussion with us. We may be able to help you get the money you need to pay your medical bills, lost income, and more.
Distasio Law Firm Makes Client Service a Priority
When you trust your claim to a skilled Trinity car accident attorney from Distasio Law Firm, you will experience our commitment to always put our clients and their needs first. After your free evaluation, if we believe you have a case, we will pay to investigate your motor vehicle collision and build a case to support your insurance claim or lawsuit.
You will also find that we commit more than just financial resources to your case. Our accident attorneys give every client the time and attention their claim requires. We understand how stressful and upsetting it is to be the victim of an accident. When serious injuries occur, you also have to deal with undergoing treatment, experiencing physical and emotional pain, and recovering from your injuries.
We will work on your behalf to hold the at-fault driver who caused your Trinity automobile wreck accountable, recovering compensation when possible. We handle auto accident cases on a contingency basis. You owe us nothing unless we recover a payout in your case.
To enlist the help of a dedicated car crash lawyer in Trinity from Distasio Law Firm, contact us today. We will speak with you about your car accident and injuries at no cost to you.
Most Car Accidents Occur Because of Negligence
If you suffered serious injuries in a traffic accident in Trinity or elsewhere in Pasco County, the accident likely occurred because someone acted negligently. Negligence occurs when a person acts carelessly or recklessly, failing to uphold their duty to follow traffic laws and drive carefully, thus causing an accident.
According to the Insurance Information Institute, the five leading factors involved in fatal car accidents in 2018 included:
- Driving under the influence, including alcohol, drugs, or legal medications
- Failure to stay in their lane or improper lane changes
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Distracted driving, although this is likely much more common than we realize
The one thing all of the accidents caused by these factors have in common is that they are all preventable. Most traffic deaths do not have to happen if all drivers act conscientiously and do not drive carelessly or recklessly.
How to Demonstrate that the Other Party Was Negligent
Negligent drivers should be held accountable and this is where we as your committed Trinity car accident attorney will help. You should not be responsible for the damages you incurred because of someone else’s negligent driving behaviors. Let us help you build a claim to pursue compensation for your losses. To hold a party accountable for a personal injury, including in a car accident, proving the four elements of negligence is necessary. These elements include:
- The party owed a duty of care to the victim and presumably other drivers.
- That party failed to uphold their duty, often violating traffic laws and putting others in danger.
- Their action or inaction related to their duty caused the crash.
- The victim suffered injuries, including physical, financial, and psychological damages.
We can prove these elements and build a solid case against the at-fault driver who hurt you. Then, we can file an insurance claim based on their auto liability coverage or sue them in civil court. This action allows us to seek compensation for your physical and psychological injuries, as well as your economic and non-economic damages.
Recovering Damages in a Trinity Car Accident Case
Distasio Law Firm may be able to build a strong claim and hold the at-fault driver in your Trinity car wreck accountable. This accountability will allow us to recover compensation for the damages you suffered—damages we document during our investigation into your accident and injuries. We may be able to secure a payout by:
- Negotiating a settlement with the insurance carrier representing the at-fault driver based on the expenses and losses you suffered; or
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit in a Pasco County civil court or another applicable jurisdiction nearby and representing your case to the judge and jury.
Damages Available in a Settlement or Pasco County Court Award
Some common damages recoverable in a Florida car accident insurance settlement or lawsuit include:
- Current and future medical care costs and all related expenses
- Current and future lost pay because of time missed at work
- Reduced earning capacity if you cannot go back to your previous job or pay rate
- Repair or replacement of your damaged car
- Other property damages if applicable
- Other expenses related to the accident
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Other intangible losses
Our team of car accident attorneys has more than 30 years of experience handling cases like yours. We can use this experience, along with the documentation of your damages and expert input, to determine the approximate fair settlement range of your case and explain what an appropriate settlement offer from the insurance companies might look like.
We will be here to offer advice and guidance every step of the way, but ultimately, it will be up to you to decide if you want to accept an offer, pursue a larger settlement, or sue. You have the final choice, but we will give you all the information and support you need to make the decision.
Wrongful Death Actions
Under Florida Statute § 768.21, some surviving immediate family members of those who passed away as a result of their car accident injuries can file a lawsuit to hold the at-fault driver responsible. This is known as a wrongful death action. We can help you understand who can take this action and who qualifies to recover damages. Reach out today to learn more.
In many cases, we can help spouses, children, parents, and the personal representative of the estate pursue justice for their loved one who passed away due to another party’s negligence. The recoverable damages could include:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Lost income
- Loss of services
- End-of-life medical care costs
- Other financial impacts
- Intangible losses suffered by surviving family members
The Statute of Limitations Apply to Car Accident Cases in Florida
Florida has a statute of limitations, Florida Statute § 95.11, on personal injury lawsuits, including those that stem from traffic accidents. We can help you understand the deadline to take action in your case, how this affects your case, and how quickly we need to work. Let Distasio Law Firm review your claim and explain everything you need to know about holding the driver who caused your pain and suffering.
It is important to understand that the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit is different in Florida. You have considerably less time to take legal action. While you may have up to four years to begin your injury case, you likely only have two years to file a wrongful death action per Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d).
Missing the applicable deadlines in your case could jeopardize your ability to recover compensation based on your case, regardless of the strength of your evidence against the negligent party. The court will likely bar you from taking legal action if you are even a day late. There are exceptions, but they are not applicable in many cases.
Call a Trinity Car Accident Attorney Today
A Trinity car accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to gather evidence to support your claim, pursue damages, and hold the driver who caused your Pasco County accident accountable. We understand Florida law and how it applies to your accident based on the facts of your Trinity car accident case.
Call Distasio Law Firm today to discuss receiving compensation for your accident and injuries. You may qualify to hold the driver who hit you responsible with help from a diligent attorney at our firm.