Chances are that the most dangerous activity that any of us do on a daily basis is drive in a car. We like to believe that air bags, seat belts, roll cages, and ever advancing crash prevention technology will save us, but the statistics prove that this thinking is wrong. Despite car designs becoming safer in terms of crash prevention, injuries and fatalities are actually increasing, according to NPR. As an injured car crash victim, you have first hand experience with just how traumatic and life changing a serious crash is. Here at the law Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. our lawyers fight for your financial justice.
Determining the Cause of Fort Pierce Car Collisions
Distraction, drunk driving, aggressive driving, and speeding are the top causes of car crashes. In order to hold the responsible party accountable for your damages, we must be able to pinpoint the cause of the collision. In some cases the cause is obvious and the official traffic accident report by the police accurately outlines what happened. In other instances, the cause is not so clear, or law enforcement may actually get it wrong. Florida’s pure comparative negligence doctrine means that a victim’s compensation is reduced by the percentage of their liability. As such, our attorneys work tirelessly to prove your innocence in the matter and show how the crash really occurred, allowing you to receive the full compensation that you are owed.
Our Attorneys are Skilled Both in And Out of The Courtroom
Most personal injury claims never make it to court. Settling out of court saves time and money for both sides, and is the preferred option. However, taking the lawsuit to trial should always be an option if the other party’s insurance company refuses to settle to your terms. Here at Eighmie Law Firm, P.A, our lawyers have won large awards for our clients in trial, and are prepared to take your case to court if need be. Trial experience and reputation can be used as leverage when settling, as no insurance company wants to take on a tried and trusted attorney in court when they know their client caused the wreck.
Life Changing Compensation
Getting out of the hospital after a serious traffic collision is just the first step. Many patients suffer from long term disability, disfigurement, and chronic pain. In fact, one study found that 10 percent of motor vehicle crash victims suffer from long term pain for a year or longer after a collision. It takes a long time to fully understand what a victim’s damages are in terms of medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost earning capacity. Depending on your injuries, you can expect to recover the following compensation for your damages:
- Medical expenses;
- Lost earning ability;
- Emotional distress;
- Pain and suffering;
- Lost wages;
- Loss of joy of life; and
Contact a Lawyer
Call the Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. today at 772-905-8692 to schedule a free consultation. Our lawyers never let careless, reckless, or aggressive drivers off the hook; we pursue maximum compensation from at-fault parties’ insurance companies to ensure that our clients have the means to pay for their medical bills, lost income, and more.