A car accident takes only seconds to happen, but its effects can last indefinitely. While you can repair damage to your vehicle in a relatively brief period of time, it can take years for your body to fully recover after a crash. Victims who suffer severe injuries, such as a brain or spinal injury, may never fully regain their function or independence. Fortunately, you can seek compensation if you suffered injuries in a car accident.
The attorneys at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine can help you fight for a fair settlement to cover the damages you incur after a car crash. We can recover money to pay for your medical bills, vehicle damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
We know what insurance companies and courts are looking for when evaluating accident claims. We will investigate every aspect of your crash to identify appropriate evidence that establishes liability and proves the value of your claim.
How much compensation can I get for my car accident claim?
The value of your case depends on how the accident and your injuries affect you financially, physically, and emotionally. Here are some of the recoverable damages that will affect the value of your case.
Your accident-related injuries may have required you to pay for hospitalization, physical therapy, or rehabilitative services. You can recover the costs for these treatments. When we file your claim, we will include medical bills and records that document the treatments you have undergone.
Your injuries may require you to receive home health care services, psychological support, or other forms of care to help you function on a daily basis. If you are facing long-term, in-home care due to your injuries, contact us. We can help you recover enough to pay for these future care costs.
Loss of Income
Your may have missed a lot of work to recover from your injuries, exhausting your paid-time-off benefits and sick leave. You may be able to recover compensation for your current and future lost income if your injuries limit your ability to work or force you to stop working all together. We can also seek compensation for lost benefits you would have earned in the future, such as bonuses or promotions.
Pain and Suffering
The car accident may have caused you physical and mental pain and suffering that brought on depression, anxiety, and other emotional effects. These can become serious disorders that prevent you from living your life as you did prior to the accident. You deserve compensation for your emotional distress.
Loss of Enjoyment of Life
Your injuries may prevent you from participating in activities you once enjoyed, such as running marathons, traveling, or doing volunteer work. You may even be able to recover compensation to recognize these losses.
How can I prove the value of my damages?
Our lawyers will investigate all aspects of your case to obtain the necessary evidence that proves how much this car accident has cost you. The evidence we gather may include:
- Medical records that show the physical limitations your injuries have caused as well as prescription medications you take for pain, psychological distress, or mental disorders;
- Written statements or oral testimony from your treating physicians on your present health and long-term prognosis of your injuries;
- Written statements or oral testimony from a psychologist or psychiatrist treating you for depression or other mental or emotional conditions arising from your car accident;
- Records from your employer on your inability to perform your job because of your injuries or the accommodations you need to continue working; and
- Testimony from you, your spouse, or others on how your injuries have affected your daily routine.
We will also work to recover damages for your pain and suffering, even though these damages are notoriously difficult to prove to an insurer or a judge. Our lawyers will work closely with you to make sure we fully understand all the effects of the accident, especially those we might not identify on your medical records and other documents. We will take into account everything you lost, including former hobbies, your personal independence, or the way you performed your day-to-day activities. Each of these things can cause a loss of enjoyment of life and you can recover compensation for them.
How do I prove the other driver caused my car accident?
Just as we need evidence to establish the value of your case, we will collect evidence of the cause of your accident and any contributing factors. In these cases, we must establish that the party who caused the accident engaged in negligent behavior that caused the crash and, therefore, is liable for your injuries.
In order to prove negligence, we must establish four elements:
- We must prove the other driver owed a duty to behave responsibly behind the wheel;
- We must show the other driver failed to uphold that responsibility by engaging in reckless or negligent behavior;
- We must provide evidence that their failure directly caused your injuries; and
- We must offer documentation of the monetary damages you suffered as a result.
Eyewitness statements, testimony from accident reconstruction experts, video surveillance, photographs, police reports, citations, and other evidence is vital in car accident cases, though difficult to secure. Let us handle this for you so you can focus on your health and recovery.
Our car accident lawyers will gather evidence, submit your claim, and negotiate a settlement with the at-fault driver’s auto insurance company. If we cannot reach a fair and equitable settlement, we will discuss taking your claim to court.
Our lawyers can help you recover the compensation you need to heal.
At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, we have assisted countless clients in their efforts to seek justice for car accident injuries. We can help you, too. Call us today at 800-747-3733 to schedule your complimentary consultation.