If you sustained car accident injuries due to someone else’s negligence while driving, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the full extent of your losses. Our personal injury lawyers fight to recover damages for each type of loss.
You may be eligible for economic damages to cover medical bills and the loss of income in both the past and future. Often, clients will be also eligible for noneconomic damages to cover intangible effects such as physical pain, emotional pain, and suffering. If you suffer any permanent scarring or the loss or impairment of any important bodily function, then you may be entitled to compensation for those losses as well.
Fighting for the Accident Compensation You Deserve
Determining the amount of compensation to which you may be entitled requires an extensive investigation of many different factors. Fortunately, our legal experience provides us with the knowledge and insight to assess any type of auto accident. Time is of the essence when it comes to pursuing accident compensation, so it’s in your best interest to build a case as quickly as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accident Compensation
1. Is it worth getting a lawyer for a car accident?
You should consider consulting a personal injury lawyer after an accident, especially if you or a loved one suffered injuries. Working without an attorney could put your case at risk.
Without legal advice, you could waive certain rights or end up settling for a lot less than you deserve. A car accident attorney from The Leach Firm, P.A. can help you determine your next steps, fight for the maximum amount you deserve for your injuries, and help you achieve your goals.
2. What type of lawyer deals with car accidents?
Lawyers who deal with car accidents usually focus on vehicle collisions and other personal injury cases. The attorneys at the Leach Firm, P.A., have more than 50 years of combined experience serving accident victims in Florida and Georgia and take pride in using their extensive knowledge to fight for clients’ rights.
3. How long do you have to get a lawyer after a car accident?
In Florida and Georgia, you only have a limited amount of time after a car accident to hire a lawyer and pursue your case. Once this time period, called the “statute of limitations,” runs out, you lose all rights to pursue your case in the future.
The statute of limitations for Florida is 4 years after the accident. Car accident cases in Georgia must be filed within 2 years from the date of the accident.
These deadlines leave very little time to gather evidence and build a case after your accident. To take full advantage of opportunities in your case, it is a good idea to work with a lawyer as soon as possible after your car accident and injuries.
4. When should you hire an attorney for a car accident?
We highly recommend that you work with an attorney early on in your case. That way, you’ll ensure you meet your statute of limitations and get your case moving forward before evidence is lost and facts become confused. Your lawyer could promptly pursue your claim and provide advice and representation throughout the legal process.
5. Should I get a lawyer for a car accident that wasn’t my fault?
Even if a car accident wasn’t your fault, it’s important to speak with a lawyer to ensure you are not waiving any rights or making mistakes that could cost you in the long run. It can be easy to say something that is taken as admission of fault and that proves detrimental to your case. The Leach Firm, P.A. could advise you on everything you need to know about accidents that weren’t your fault.
6. How much does it cost to hire a lawyer for a car accident?
Your car accident lawyer will typically receive a contingency fee based on the outcome of your case. For example, if your lawyer’s contingency fee is 33% and your case settles at $10,000, your lawyer will get $3,333. You should speak with your lawyer upfront about their particular contingency fees.
7. How long does it take to settle a car accident case?
Many car accident claims settle within months, but it could take much longer depending on your situation. Because every case is unique, it is important to speak with your attorney about this question.
8. How much can someone sue for a car accident?
The Leach Firm, P.A. fights for your best-case resolution in Florida and Georgia, which means pursuing a fair amount for your injuries and trauma. On average, car accident cases settle in the $10,000-25,000 range, but every situation is unique. By working with one of our attorneys, you can get a sense of how much you could pursue based on the circumstances in your case.
Request a Complimentary Consultation with Our Attorneys
We understand that it may be difficult to know where to turn when you or a loved one have been injured in an accident. That’s why we handle each case with the attention and compassion it deserves. There is never a charge to speak with a car wreck attorney at The Leach Firm, P.A.
Our firm handles all cases on a contingency fee basis, so you won’t have to pay any fees if we are unable to recover compensation for your accident. Please contact us at your earliest convenience to request a free initial consultation, and we’ll be glad to discuss the details of your accident. We can work to put you on the road to recovery in no time.
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