If you have suffered injuries in a traffic accident, you may be able to develop a case to hold the other driver liable for their negligent actions. A Valrico car accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may help you gather evidence and prove your case, seeking accountability and compensation on your behalf. We know how to apply Florida law in car accident cases for your best interest, which would allow us to take over your claim while you focus on healing from your injuries.
You can discuss your case with a member of the Distasio Law Firm team today at no cost to you. We are here to get started with your initial car accident consultation based on your Valrico collision. Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys can handle this process on your behalf with no upfront fees.
Navigating the Claims Process Following a Valrico Car Accident
If you were hurt in a car crash in Valrico or elsewhere in Hillsborough County, you may feel confused about how to hold the careless driver who caused your injuries responsible. Even when reviewing the auto insurance requirements from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), you may find that your options for seeking a payout are not clear on how and when you can build a case against the motorist who caused you harm.
Distasio Law Firm is here and able to offer the guidance you need. Our Valrico auto collision attorneys can help you determine if your level of damages qualifies you to seek compensation from the negligent driver, either through another claim or a lawsuit. We handle claims on behalf of our clients, making this stressful and trying time a little easier. You can focus on your treatment and care while we manage your legal case.
From identifying the liable party, building support for your claim, and demanding a fair payout from the insurer, our team of seasoned motor vehicle accident lawyers in Valrico are here to help you get the compensation you need to pay your bills, cover losses, and more.
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When a Car Insurance Claim Is Not Enough
In general, we are often able to secure compensation for our client’s injuries through an out-of-court settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance company. However, there are some situations that may require us to file a personal injury civil suit. For a Valrico car accident, this is usually in a Hillsborough County civil court.
At Distasio Law Firm, our attorneys offer free accident case evaluations to all car accident victims in Valrico and the greater Tampa Bay area. We can use what we learn during this evaluation to explain your rights and determine the best options for pursuing compensation for your accident claims. We know the types of evidence needed to prove serious injuries, negligence, and liability in car accident cases, including the following:
- Rear-end accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Side-impact collisions
- Tractor-trailer accidents
- Commercial vehicle accidents
- Uber and Lyft rideshare accidents
- Taxi accidents
- Drunk driving and impaired driving accidents
- Bus accidents
- Uninsured driver collisions
- Hit and run accidents
If our skilled legal professionals represent you in your Valrico traffic accident case by filing a lawsuit, we will provide the support and legal guidance you need to move forward with your claim, recover compensation, and get on with your life. We put our clients first, and we will work to develop your case and file an insurance claim or take the case to court if needed.
Our Law Firm Operates on Contingency Fees
You will not need to pay us any upfront costs if we take your case. We only take payment following the recovery of a settlement or another payout. This payment structure is known as a contingency fee plan, and it ensures anyone can afford our representation regardless of their current financial status.
Distasio Law Firm Gives Every Client the Time Their Case Deserves
If we believe we can help you hold the negligent party accountable, a lawyer from Distasio Law Firm will dedicate the resources necessary for building a case and taking legal action on your behalf. This includes financial support, time, and legal know-how. Everything we do is to help our clients have the best possible outcome in their case, from the initial consultation to the delivery of their recovered damages.
If we represent you, you can feel confident that we will provide the services and support you need to take action against the driver who hurt you. We will gather the physical evidence, documents, and expert witness testimony to prove negligence, liability, and the value of your losses.
A diligent Valrico car accident attorney from Distasio Law Firm may be able to go to work on their investigation into your case today. You can find out more during a free consultation with our team. We provide these initial meetings so potential clients can learn about their rights and how we can help them. There is no obligation, no pressure to sign on, and everything about the case is confidential.
Holding the At-Fault Motorist Responsible Allows Us to Recover Additional Compensation
When Distasio Law Firm builds a case to prove the driver who caused your Valrico accident acted negligently, we need to show the following:
- They had an obligation to follow certain rules or laws.
- They failed to do so, acting carelessly.
- Their carelessness caused the collision.
- You suffered injuries and have financial expenses as a result.
The first three points are what is required to prove fault. Drivers, because of their driver’s license and the agreement with the state to allow them to drive, have a responsibility to others they share the road with to follow all traffic laws and other rules. Failing to do so is one of the most common reasons why collisions occur.
For example, imagine a driver approaching a traffic light. The light is red. Under Florida law, they are obligated to stop at this red light. However, they are looking at their radio and fail to stop. Their carelessness causes them to enter the intersection while opposing traffic has a green light. They collide with a driver legally passing through the intersection.
Damages You Can Pursue After a Car Accident in Valrico
The last part of this requires us to document your economic expenses and losses, likely future expenses, and intangible losses. These are the damages you suffered as a result of your accident. We will use the value of these damages to prove the value of your case, demanding fair compensation. Some common car accident damages include:
- Treatment and related medical care costs
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Vehicle repairs
- Rental car costs
- Loss of services
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
We may also pursue wrongful death damages in a car accident case if your loved one passed away from their injuries. The state outlines this option under Florida Statutes §768.21. In general, immediate family members affected by the loss have priority and can pursue damages dependent on their relationship with the decedent. The personal representative can seek compensation for the estate, such as lost income.
Florida Statute of Limitations on Car Accident Lawsuits
There is a statute of limitations on filing a personal injury lawsuit under Florida Statutes § 95.11. As such, we will have only two years to name the defendant and take steps toward going to trial in an injury accident, if necessary. Two years may seem like a long time, but these cases often take more time than victims realize. For wrongful death cases, the law limits us to two years under Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d).
It is imperative that you do not miss this deadline to protect your right to seek a jury trial in case that becomes necessary. Some circumstances point to a much better outcome for our clients if we sue and take their case to court. We can discuss your options with you during your initial consultation and later on if it seems necessary.
The sooner you let our team of Valrico car crash attorneys at Distasio Law Firm know about your accident in advance of these deadlines, the longer we will have to prepare your case. There may also be additional deadlines we need to navigate when taking action, based on the facts of your case. It is also important that we are able to gather, analyze, and preserve as much evidence as possible. This process can be difficult if too much time passes.
Speak to a Valrico Car Accident Attorney for FREE Today
A Valrico car accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm can help you build a case and hold the driver who caused your collision accountable if there is evidence to do so. We provide free consultations so you can learn about your rights and how we can help make seeking compensation easier and less stressful.
Discuss your accident and the severity of your injuries with a member of our team today. Contact our law office for your free case review by calling now.