How We Can Help You Following a Car Accident
The insurance and claims process following a car accident is often confusing. Our car accident attorney Carlos M. Amor can help you navigate the complexities to get payment for your injuries. Some of the things he will do when he works on your case are:
- Gathering the evidence to build your case, including the police report, witness statements, and medical records
- Handling paperwork, communications and negotiations with insurers
- Helping you understand what your case may be worth based on the severity of your injuries and your losses
- Pursuing compensation for you through a lawsuit or liability claim, depending upon your circumstances.
A skilled car accident attorney can help in many ways, relieving you of the confusion and anxiety that crashes can cause. When you work with attorney Carlos M. Amor, you can trust that no details will be overlooked when it comes to getting you the full value of compensation to which you are entitled for your situation.
How Much Compensation Can I Get?
Compensation in car accident claims is based on the losses suffered, which are called “damages” in legal terms. Depending upon the circumstances and severity of injuries, damages may include reimbursement for:
- Current and future doctor, hospital and other medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost or reduced earning capacity
- Household services you can no longer perform yourself
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish.
If someone dies in an accident, beneficiaries may be able to get payment for funeral and burial costs, lost support and services, lost companionship and protection, lost instruction and guidance, mental pain and suffering and other losses.
Learn What Your Case May Be Worth
Every personal injury case is unique. To learn how much compensation you may be able to get, reach out to Carlos M. Amor for a case review at (954) 453-7200. Attorney Amor provides free consults, by phone, via video meeting or in person, whichever method is most convenient for you.
Car Accident FAQs
Our Plantation Car Accident Attorney Answers Common Questions
Florida follows a no-fault insurance system that limits the ability to bring lawsuits. Here are answers to common questions about how the system works and when claims for liability can be made. For specific answers to questions about your unique case, contact our Plantation car accident attorney Carlos M. Amor directly.
What is Florida’s no-fault insurance system?
In the no-fault system, your own personal injury protection (PIP) insurance pays for your medical expenses and other economic losses. Pain and suffering and other nonmonetary losses are not covered under no-fault insurance. The only way to get compensation for noneconomic losses is through a lawsuit or liability claim against the driver of the other vehicle or other party that may have been involved in causing the accident. But in order to make a claim against the other driver, your injuries must be considered serious under the law.
What are considered serious injuries for suing outside of the no-fault system?
You may be able to sue outside of the no-fault insurance system if you suffered injuries that resulted in the following as described in Florida Statute 627.737(2):
- Significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function
- Significant and permanent scarring and disfigurement
- Permanent injury other than scarring or disfigurement.
The law also allows wrongful death lawsuits if someone is killed due to the negligence of another in a car accident.
What types of injuries are common in car accidents?
Types of injuries that are common in car accidents include whiplash, neck and back injuries, traumatic brain injuries, concussions, bruising and other soft tissue damage, internal bleeding, organ damage, and broken bones. Traumatic brain injuries, neck and back injuries, organ damage and other severe injuries can be significant and permanent, requiring ongoing and expensive medical care and having life-changing physical and emotional impacts.
How long do I have to file a car accident lawsuit?
As described in the Florida Statute of Limitations, you have four years to file a car accident lawsuit in the state following an injury accident. If you are considering bringing a wrongful death lawsuit, you have only two years to file. If you do not file within these time periods, you may lose your right to sue. However, because every case has its own intricacies, you should always speak to an attorney if you believe you are at or near the deadline. There are exceptions in some situations.