Common Auto Accident Injuries in Florida
Florida auto accident litigation basically boils down to injuries — what are they, how bad are they, how much do they cost you, and what will it take to put you back in the position you were in prior to the crash?
Those might sound like easy questions to answer but they aren’t. Lawsuits develop because one side tries to value the injuries differently than the other.
As experienced Fort Myers car accident lawyers, our job is to seek every penny of compensation that our clients deserve under Florida personal injury law. Negligent drivers and their insurance providers, though, take a very different view — they do everything they can to downplay and devalue your suffering.
At the outset, it is important to clarify that many common auto accident injuries are non-physical in nature. The law is set up to compensate you for any losses you incur in connection with the accident. Those losses are called damages.
Damages certainly include your physical injuries but they also include emotional suffering, psychological injuries, financial losses, adverse changes in lifestyle, and diminished quality of life. In the event of death, they also include the losses and suffering of specific family members.
Ultimately, the whole picture of compensation takes a while to paint. There are many potential avenues for recovery and each must be carefully considered. You can count on the experienced Fort Myers car accident attorneys at Viles & Beckman, LLC to turn over every stone, taking a strategic and aggressive approach to every aspect of your claim.
We’ve been helping Florida auto accident victims since 1995. With more than 40 years of legal experience amongst us, we’ve cultivated valuable insight and developed effective strategies, which we’ll put to use for your best interests. Our team has made a real difference in the lives of many other people throughout Southwest Florida. Now we’d like to do the same for you.
Please don’t hesitate to contact our office and get answers to your questions. We are more than happy to meet with you at no cost and with no obligation. Call us today at (239) 334-3933.
What Are the Most Common Auto Accident Injuries?
Every single car crash has its own story — different people, different circumstances, and different hardships. Some injuries are especially common, though, and knowing what those are can help you determine which symptoms to discuss with your doctor.
- Soft tissue injuries
- Muscle injuries
- Lacerations / cuts / bleeding
- Internal bleeding (often with no obvious signs)
- Internal organ damage (often with no obvious signs)
- Fractured bones
- Broken bones
- Vision impairment
- Other head or brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
In some extreme cases, victims can face amputation, paralysis, permanent disability, heart attack, stroke, or death.
Examples of Non-Physical Auto Accident Damages
Florida personal injury law allows victims to recover for their non-physical damages too. These may include:
- Emotional distress
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Property damage (including vehicle damage)
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to the accident
- Lost income due to time away from work
- Future loss of income due to disability or long-term injury
- Changes in your quality of life
- Any other economic loss reasonably related to your accident
Additionally, in the event of wrongful death, close relatives can recover their damages, which may include:
- Loss of emotional support
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of support services (help around the house, for example)
- Loss of parental guidance and care
- Funeral expenses
- Burial expenses
The deceased’s estate can also recover for the victim’s lost future income and the loss of his or her life.
The experienced Fort Myers car accident lawyers at Viles & Beckman, LLC can help you seek these and any other damages reasonably related to your auto accident.
Seek Immediate Medical Attention.
Please don’t make the mistake of diagnosing yourself. Too many people have developed unforeseen medical complications and/or lost out on compensation because of unnecessary delay.
Your health is your top priority. Don’t make assumptions that you aren’t qualified to make! See a doctor instead.
If it’s an emergency, call 911. Otherwise, call your doctor right away and schedule an appointment for the near future. This is the single most important step you can take.
Be sure to make a record of all your medical visits. Those records, along with other kinds of evidence (eyewitness contact information, for example, and the police report) can prove very useful when filing your accident claim later.
Free Case Evaluation with Our Experienced Fort Myers Injury Lawyers
It’s in your best interest to have an experienced and aggressive legal advocate on your side. Viles & Beckman, LLC can represent you with absolutely no upfront or out-of-pocket costs. We will not charge a fee unless we achieve a successful outcome in your claim.
To get started, please call (239) 334-3933 or contact us online. You can schedule a free case evaluation with our Fort Myers injury lawyers today.