Car Accident Lawyers In Deerfield Beach, Florida (FL)
Broward County Auto Collision Attorneys Fighting For Your Full Compensation!
The Deerfield Car Accident Lawyers Fuentes Berrio Schutt work intimately with every client, and we work very hard to surpass their expectations by recovering full monetary compensation. Our legal professionals help our clients focus on healing. At the same time, we handle their cases, ensure their vehicles are repaired properly, arrange rental cars, find the best medical providers, and work hard to ensure that our clients receive more money in their pockets. Our accident injury attorneys go the extra mile for every client. Fuentes Berrio Schutt has obtained millions of dollars in economic compensation for our clients, and our attorneys are ready to work hard for you.
If you or a loved one have been hurt or if a loved one has been fatally injured, call us 24/7 at 954-752-1110 for your free case review and consultation. Nosotros hablamos español.
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Why Choose Fuentes Berrio Schutt to Handle Your Car Accident Injury or Wrongful Death Case?
Fuentes Berrio Schutt is a Florida auto accident law firm that provides extremely personalized service. Our attorneys work closely with their clients to make sure that they receive legal justice and financial compensation from those who acted negligently, resulting in injuries or the fatal injuries of loved ones. We also offer legal services on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning it costs you nothing our firm, and we are only paid a part of the economic compensation that we recover for you.
Why Choose Fuentes Berrio Schutt to Handle Your Car Accident Injury or Wrongful Death Case?
Florida’s Legislature enacted special “Personal Injury Laws” to protect accident victims who negligent drivers injure. These legal rights provide a legal path for victims to recover compensation and economic losses in accidents caused by others. Defendants and insurance defense attorneys rigorously defend these cases to avoid paying claims filed by the accident victims. We fight to recover all of the monetary compensation our clients are legally owed.
At Fuentes Berrio Schutt, our auto accident injury lawyers have handled 100s of complex accident injury and wrongful death lawsuits throughout Florida. Our Car Accident Lawyers are available to meet with you in the comfort of your home, workplace, hospital, or any place that is comfortable. We also offer virtual consultations to discuss your case and answer your questions.
If you or a family member were injured in an accident, call us 24/7 at 954-752-1110 to receive your free consultation. Nosotros hablamos español.
What to do After a Car Accident in Florida?
The most important step to take after an accident is to have a thorough medical examination. If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, call 911, and then contact our firm at (954) 752-1110. We are available 24/7 to take your call.
When you call our law firm, our legal professionals will process important accident information, obtain witness statements, and take photographs. We make sure your legal rights are protected in the accident report written by law enforcement officers. Our attorneys can also shield you from making statements to the insurance company that could damage your case.
After an accident, avoid discussing the details of the crash with anyone. Anything that you say may be used to deny your injury claim. Refrain from posting on social media platforms.
When talking to law enforcement officers at the accident scene, it is important, to be honest.
How to Prove Your Florida Car Accident Injury Case
In order to win your case, you must prove that the at-fault party acted negligently, and their actions caused the accident, injuries, and damages.
In Florida, the theory of negligence is comprised of three parts:
Duty of Care
Drivers owe other motorists a “Duty of Care” to drive safely and to avoid harming other people. In a car accident case, the question is, “how much care was reasonably expected?”
For example, drivers in Florida are required to possess a valid driver’s license, drive safely, and drive sober. In other words, drivers must exercise reasonable care and avoid a traffic accident. Should the at-fault driver be found to be driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they breached their Duty of Care. Accident victims then need an attorney to prove that the at-fault driver acted unreasonably and caused the accident.
Breach of Duty
Once your car accident injury attorney has established that the other driver had a Duty of Care toward you or your family member, the next step in proving negligence is showing that the at-fault party breached that duty. When the at-fault driver breaches that Duty of Care, they may be shown to have been negligent. Driving under the influence is an example of being “negligent.”
Once your auto accident injury lawyer has proven that the at-fault driver had a Duty of Care and that driver breached the Duty of Care, your lawyer must prove the Breach of Duty caused the accident, injury, and/or death. For example, all drivers have a duty to drive sober. The driver drove drunk, could not operate the vehicle, causing a rear-end collision, resulting in the victim sustaining accident-related injuries.
Proving causation is especially important in car accident cases. However, your accident attorney must prove the negligence caused your injuries. For example, the car accident victim could have pre-existing medical conditions. The accident insurance defense attorneys might try to argue that the accident did not cause the injury, but the injury only “aggravated” a pre-existing injury.
If you or a family member have been hurt or if a loved one has been fatally injured, call us 24/7 at 954-752-1110 for your free case review and consultation. Nosotros hablamos español.
The Types of Damages You Could Receive in a Florida Car Accident Injury Case
Damages are the economic and non-economic costs and losses suffered by one person and caused by another. An example of economic damages includes medical bills. One example of non-economic damages is “pain and suffering.”
Florida car accident cases usually seek the following compensatory damages:
- Medical Expenses: Medical expenses cover diagnostic tests, medical care, therapy, medications, surgical costs, and medical equipment.
- Future Medical Care: Future medical care is an estimation of all future medical costs such as medications, therapy, equipment, and surgeries.
- Property Damage: Property damage usually includes all kinds of property damage such as house repairs, car repairs, electronic repairs, sign repairs and other types of property damaged in an accident.
- Lost Income: Your auto collision attorney will calculate missed work hours and sick days used in connection with the car accident to include as part of the overall settlement or lawsuit demand.
- Emotional Distress: People often sustain emotional and psychological injuries such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, fear, depression, and stress. In some accident injury cases, emotional stress is part of Pain and Suffering.
- Pain and Suffering: Compensation for pain and suffering in an auto accident claim will depend upon the facts and circumstances in the case.
- Loss of Relationships: If the car accident tragically killed a loved one, you could be qualified to seek compensation for the loss of a spouse or child. This type of damage is known as “Loss of Consortium.”
- Punitive Damages: “Punitive Damages” is a separate monetary award designed to punish the negligent party so severely that they will not act similarly in the future. Not all car accident injury cases in Florida can pursue Punitive Damages.
Filing a Car Accident Injury Claim in Florida
In Florida, a car accident injury victim may file their claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company prior to filing a lawsuit. After the accident injury claimant has filed their claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company, the insurance company is put on notice of a possible personal injury lawsuit. After the claim is filed and the claimant has completed all of their medical treatments, the plaintiff’s attorneys will assemble the medical records and bills from the victim’s medical providers. The Florida car accident injury attorney then submits a settlement demand package to the insurance claims adjuster. The letter of introduction will include a monetary demand for settlement.
Negotiating the Car Accident Injury Settlement
Should the at-fault party’s insurance company acknowledge that their policyholder caused the accident, the insurance claim adjuster will review the plaintiff’s settlement demand package. The insurance company representative will offer an initial settlement to start the process. The first settlement offer is usually a low-ball offer that the claimant would not accept.
The claimant’s accident attorney then starts to negotiate on behalf of the claimant.
Filing and Litigating a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Florida
Should the Plaintiff and Defendant not reach a settlement, the plaintiff could file a lawsuit and litigate the claim in the Florida civil court system. Most Florida car accident injury claims are settled out of court.
Florida Car Accident Injury Jury Trials
Florida civil trials include several steps, such as:
- Pretrial motions,
- Witness depositions,
- Jury selection,
- Opening statements,
- The examination of witnesses,
- The cross-examination of witnesses,
- The recitation of jury instructions,
- Closing arguments,
- Jury deliberations, and
- The jury’s verdict.
Contact Our Broward County Car Accident Injury Attorneys for Your Free Consultation
Fuentes Berrio Schutt represents accident victims and families of fatal injury victims all over Florida. Our legal professionals are available to meet you at any other place in Palm Beach County and Broward County and especially the cities of Deerfield Beach, Lake Worth, Pompano, Hillsboro, and Highland Beach.
Fuentes Berrio Schutt is here to help car accident victims receive the financial compensation that they deserve for their claims. Call us 24/7 at 954-752-1110 for your free case review and consultation. Nosotros hablamos español.