Victims of car accidents in Miami can receive hundreds of thousands of dollars, even millions, in settlement verdicts, depending on the case. There are many law firms in the Miami area that represent auto accident victims and get them the compensation they deserve to rebuild their lives. The amount you receive in compensation from an auto accident case can depend on a variety of factors, as each case has its unique facts and components that make up the victim’s claim.
An attorney can help ensure you receive full benefits from your insurance company, while also determining whether you can file a claim for additional damages against the party at fault in the car accident. If you have filed a personal injury claim, your lawyer can help you file a lawsuit to claim compensation beyond what the insurance company provides to you.
Types of Car Accident Claims
There are many different car accident claims you can file to receive additional compensation:
- Manufacturer Liability
- Road Design
- Wrongful Death
Car Accident Injuries and Settlements
In many cases, the cost for treatment of injuries caused by a car accident won’t be covered by PIP insurance. Your lawyer will have to negotiate a settlement further and attempt to collect compensation for any serious injury you have sustained. Serious injuries can include:
- Burns and scars
- Loss of limbs
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
- Joint, muscle, back, neck, and bone injuries
- Knee damage
- Permanent disability
- Wrongful death
There are also economic auto accident damages, aka compensatory damages, that work to compensate the injured crash victim for his/her monetary losses. The four most common economic damages awarded in car accident lawsuits include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
You can also be awarded for non-financial losses in what is called non-economic car accident damages. These are often harder to quantify since they are non-financial losses; however, you can still get compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
Not Seeking Prompt Medical Attention may affect compensation
Many injuries after a car accident are not immediately apparent. Failing to go to the emergency room or a delay in seeing a doctor or chiropractor not only puts your health at risk , it may potentially reduce your compensation by making your injuries seem less serious than they are.
We Can Help
At Dr. Keren Gomez, We treat hundreds of auto accident injuries in Miami each year, and work closely with our clients to assess their injuries and provide the right care.
Contact us today at 305-761-6528 to schedule an appointment.