Brevard County Auto Accident Attorneys
Car Accident Lawyers Serving Palm Bay & Melbourne
Alpizar Law, LLC is a highly-recognized personal injury firm that has served Brevard County
and all of central Florida for many years. Our lawyers have built a strong
reputation and relationship with the community and have recovered millions
in damages for injury victims over the years. Contact our firm today to
retain a lawyer who will listen to your concerns and provide you with
comprehensive answers to all your questions. Our goal is to guide you
through your legal process.
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Injured by a negligent driver? Let us recover your damages!
Florida consistently ranks in the top 5 nationally for the total number
of licensed drivers on the road out of all 50 states, and Brevard County
sees several thousand traffic collisions on a yearly basis due to the
high rate of traffic. Car accidents can result in serious injury even
at low speeds. Whether you've been involved in a rear-end collision,
a T-bone, or a head-on accident, the crash can result in serious injuries,
including cuts and bruises, neck and back injuries, broken bones, or even
catastrophic injuries such a traumatic brain injury, severe spinal cord damage or paralysis.
By hiring an auto accident lawyer from our firm, you will have the representation
of an AV® Rated attorney who is not afraid to go to trial. Our firm
will work tirelessly to negotiate a settlement outside of the courtroom
whenever possible, but seeing as how insurance companies are pushing more
and more cases toward trial, we are not afraid to fight for your rights at trial.
How much you can recover after a car accident dependents on the specifics
of your case, however, what you can pursue compensation for is the same
in every claim. As mentioned above you can recover your losses associated
with suffering an injury, these losses are called “damages”
and they are broken up into three main categories: economic, non-economic,
Economic damages, as the name suggests, compensates for the financial losses
an injury victim suffers, such as medical bills, while non-economic damages
compensate for more abstract losses, such as emotional distress and loss
of enjoyment of life. Since non-economic damages compensate for less quantifiable
losses they are also called general damages. Economic and non-economic
damages both fall under the umbrella of “compensatory damages”
which means that the main purpose of them is to compensate the injured
party for a loss.
The last type of damages, punitive, differ from compensatory damages in
that their main purpose is to punish the negligent party for their careless
actions. Punitive damages in Florida are capped, or limited to three times
the amount of compensatory damages or $500,000 whichever amount is greater.
Since punitive damages can be quite severe they are not often awarded.
How to Get Compensation From a Car Accident
Hiring a lawyer is not necessary to get compensation after a car accident,
but without one you may not be fully compensated for every aspect of your
injuries. Our Melbourne auto accident lawyers can help you put together
a strong claim that will help you get the full and fair compensation you
deserve that covers:
- medical costs
- lost income
- vehicle repair or replacements costs
- property damage repairs or replacement costs
- pain and suffering
Additionally, having a lawyer in your corner will relieve you of the stress
of having to deal with the insurance companies. Oftentimes, insurance
companies will offer a much lower settlement offer than you deserve at
first. Don't settle for that - fight for what you truly deserve!
Taking Thorough Notes Will Help Your Injury Claim
After an accident, most people are shaken up, whether they are injured
or not. If you are injured, you should seek medical help immediately.
But if you are physically able to, collecting evidence and notes at the
scene of the accident will increase your chances at having a solid injury
case. It's become common knowledge that you should exchange information
with the other driver in an accident, but there are other things you should
do as well.
- Take pictures of everything from as many different angles as possible.
Pictures of your injuries, vehicle damage, location of the accident, road
signs, and even pictures of the time of the accident can help
- Take notes on what you see, hear, do, and say immediately after the accident
- Take note of the weather conditions
- Speak with witnesses, if they are willing, and note down what they observed
Your Brevard County auto accident attorney can use the evidence you collect
to prove your case and secure the maximum compensation that you deserve.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation!