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Helping Injury Victims Pursue Car Accident Claims in Florida

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Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reported that in 2020, there were over 9,100 traffic crashes in Volusia County alone. These crashes resulted in 137 total fatalities and over 6,200 total injuries. Serious car accidents happen every day, often resulting in injuries that takes months if not years to heal. Some victims never fully recover, while others lose their lives as a result of another driver’s negligence. 

If you or a loved one have sustained serious injuries in a car accident caused by someone else’s act of negligence, you may have grounds to pursue compensation to help offset the medical expenses and loss of wages that you are facing as a result. At Politis & Matovina, our team of car accident attorneys in Port Orange have been representing car accident victims since 1993. 

We have recovered hundreds of millions on behalf of our clients!

Injured in a car accident in Port Orange, FL? We can help! Call our car accident lawyers today at (386) 333-6613 for a free initial consultation. We can help you recover the damages you’re owed.

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Car Accident Damages You May Be Eligible For

If your car accident was caused by another driver’s negligence, you may have grounds to pursue compensation for any of the following types of damages:

  • Lost wages if you were forced to miss work while recovering
  • Medical expenses (this includes things like prescription medication, surgeries, physical therapy, etc.)
  • Pain and suffering experienced as a result of your injuries
  • Damage to your personal property

If you have lost a loved one in a car accident caused by someone else, you may have grounds to pursue a wrongful death claim on their behalf. This type of claim allows you to recover compensation for the following:

  • Pain and suffering they may have experienced prior to their death
  • Funeral or burial costs
  • Lost financial support if they contributed financially to their family prior to their death
  • Emotional damages including loss of companionship and guidance

In some cases, you may be able to pursue punitive damages on top of general personal injury or wrongful death damages. However, this is reserved for cases where the at-fault party demonstrated gross negligence or disregard for others safety.

What Are Some Common Car Accident Injuries?

Car accidents, no matter how serious, always have the potential to cause serious injuries.

Some of the most common minor injuries include:

Even if you don’t think your injuries are serious enough to merit a personal injury lawsuit, you should always discuss your situation with a professional car accident lawyer before making a decision. In some cases, injuries from car accidents may not present themselves right away. Sometimes it takes months, or even years in some cases, for the extent of an injury to become known.

What Is the Car Accident Lawsuit Process?

Should you choose to pursue a car accident claim, our team at Politis & Matovina, P.A. can help guide you through the process. Most injury claims follow the same general process:

  1. Our team will cut through all the red tape and file a claim against the at fault driver or owner, to help compensate you for all your damages
  2. We will help you obtain proper medical care with providers who understand how to handle accident claims and insurance
  3. When you have reached maximum medical improvement of your injuries, we will demand monetary reimbursement from the insurance companies
  4. At this point, we will either begin negotiations with the insurance company or we will discuss the filing of a lawsuit
  5. Settlement of your claim is very possible, but if a fair and reasonable offer is not given, we would begin preparation for litigation, which would include mediation and trial
  6. As is sometimes necessary, our team will take your case to trial and argue for your fair compensation before a judge or jury

Our Port Orange car accident lawyers are here to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries after an accident. Don’t wait, call our team today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

What Is the Average Car Accident Lawsuit Settlement?

There is no guaranteed settlement amount for any claim. In general, the more severe your injuries are the more your case may be worth, in terms of settlement or verdict. This is because more serious injuries often require more intensive medical treatment resulting in extremely high medical bills, along with being out of work for longer periods of time, having a much lengthier recovery period and pain and suffering. NO attorney should give you a ‘value’ of your case until they know the full extent of your medical needs and your economic damages. When you speak with our attorneys in a free consultation, we will give you a clear idea of what you should expect from your case.

How Much Do Car Accident Lawyers Charge?

The good news is that hiring a car accident lawyer to represent you is FREE, unless we win your case. When you hire a car accident attorney from Politis & Matovina, P.A. you are able to retain our services through a “contingency fee agreement”. This means that if we’re not able to recover compensation on your behalf, you won’t owe us any legal fees. We deduct our fee as a percentage of the settlement/recovery amount that you are awarded once your case is resolved. You will never have to pay our attorney’s fees out of pocket!

When To Hire A Car Accident Attorney

In general, it’s best to contact a lawyer after a car accident as soon as possible. There are a couple reasons why this is most beneficial for you, the first being the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is a law determined on a state by state basis which allocates a specific timeline when personal injury cases can be filed. According to the Florida Statutes section 95.11(3)(a) the state of Florida has a two-year timeline. This means you have two years to file your claim and if you try to file a claim outside of this two-year period, you will most likely be unable to do so.

Beyond the statute of limitations, car accident injuries are unique in that they are often soft tissue injuries. Soft tissue injuries are injuries that affect the tendons, ligaments and muscles, such as whiplash. These types of injuries typically progressively get worse over a few days or even weeks after the injury occurred.

Because of their nature of progressively getting worse, many injury victims sign a compensation agreement with an insurance company before talking to a lawyer only to discover later that their injuries are worse than they initially believed. Once a compensation agreement is signed, claimants are usually not able to recover any more compensation even if their medical expenses continue to rise. If you have suffered injuries at the hands of a negligent driver, talk to our Daytona Beach car accident attorney for help today!

Get Help from a Trained Car Accident Lawyer in Port Orange, FL

If you were injured because of another driver’s negligence, you may have grounds to file a car accident lawsuit. You deserve justice, and our team is here to get it for you. Put 30+ years of experience on your side today and get started pursuing the compensation you deserve.

No matter what types of injuries you have suffered, you deserve justice. Call (386) 333-6613 today and discuss your legal options in a free case evaluation. We can help you file a car accident lawsuit.

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  • $6,500,000 Wrongful Death
  • $5,500,000 WD/Semitruck, Garbage Truck
  • $4,000,000 Car Accident
  • $3,500,000 Severe head on collision
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