Crestview Car Accident Lawyers
Fighting to Recover Car Accident Victims Their Maximum Compensation
If you have been injured by a negligent driver in Crestview, you likely have grounds to pursue compensation from the at-fault motorist or party via a civil claim. At Michles & Booth, we know that nothing can make up for the trauma of an injury, but that does not mean the liable party should get away scot-free and leave you with mountains of debt as you try to heal.
Our legal staff is experienced in handling car accident cases and has a firm grasp on how to assert both small and large claims. Regardless of the type of accident — head-on collisions, sideswipe collisions, rear-end collisions, T-bone accidents, and single-vehicle crashes, etc. — our Crestview legal team is prepared to take on whomever is attempting to deny you your rightful compensation. If necessary, we are not afraid to settle the matter in court.
Don’t be a victim twice. Contact Michles & Booth online to consult a Crestview car accident attorney today — free of charge and obligation.
Car Accident Victims Have a Right to Compensation
After being injured in a car accident, you might have a million questions on your mind, such as how car insurance works when you are not at fault, whether you should let the at-fault party pay out of pocket or through insurance, and when to get an attorney. While each case is unique, the fact of the matter is that many of them can be simplified by hiring an attorney as soon after the accident as possible. Many legal advisers work on a contingency fee basis, including Michles & Booth, so you do not have to pay them anything unless they successfully resolve your claim.
A legal professional can prevent you from being taken advantage of by the other party, particularly their insurance agents who will employ different tactics to get you to settle for a lowball payout or drop the claim entirely. Often, hiring an experienced legal representative and having them negotiate with the insurance agent is enough to get them to comply and pay the full amount you are requesting just so they can avoid going to trial.
Who Qualifies for a Car Accident Claim?
Anyone who has been injured by another driver’s negligence is likely to qualify for a car accident claim in Crestview.
Common car accident injuries at the center of claims often include:
- Loss of a limb or limbs
- Cuts and lacerations
- Severe burns
- Spine injuries
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and back injuries
The reason why these injuries provide grounds for legal action is that they significantly disrupt a person’s life and often render them in need of serious medical treatment (which can easily put them into debt), cause them to miss time from work and/or school, and temporarily or permanently reduce their quality of life. All these negative ramifications are considered “damages.” Through a legal claim, accident victims can seek compensation for any damages they have suffered as a result of the accident.
Typically, car accident victims are compensated for one or more of the following damages:
- Medical bills
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Vehicular property damage
- Lost earnings/earning potential
What Is Florida’s Pure Comparative Negligence Rule?
Even if they were partially liable for an accident, the state’s pure comparative negligence rule allows car accident victims the chance to recover compensation from the party with whom the majority of the blame lies. This is because the state recognizes that a minor mistake should not keep someone from obtaining the financial support they need to heal after being harmed by another’s significant negligence.
However, in cases of shared liability, plaintiffs are not entitled to the full jury award; they will only be entitled to the amount of damages left over after their share of liability is taken into account. For example, if the jury determined that $10,000 of damages were incurred by the plaintiff, and this plaintiff was 10% at fault for the accident, then their total payout will be reduced by 10%, or $1,000. In the end, they will be compensated only $9,000 of the $10,000 due to shared liability.
If you were partially responsible for the car crash in which you were injured, it is highly recommended to work with a lawyer, as the other party’s insurance agent or lawyer can be expected to attempt to capitalize on this fact to avoid paying you what they should.
Embark on the Path to Justice. Call (800) 848-6168 Today.
Backed by more than 80 years of collective experience, our car accident attorneys at Michles & Booth are highly respected by our peers and clients alike. Our personalized legal representation tailored to suit each client’s needs and our in-house investigative team and medical doctor allow us to offer comprehensive legal counsel to our clients without requiring them to break the bank. We are so confident in our legal advocacy skills that, as mentioned, we accept cases on a contingency fee basis. As such, you can rest assured that you will not owe us a single dime if we do not win your case.
To get started with a free consultation, contact our Crestview car accident lawyers via an online form or at (800) 848-6168.
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