Orlando Car Accident Lawyer
Car accidents can occur to anyone at any time, often when least expected and with consequences that long surpass expectations—ultimately placing car accident victims and their families in significant financial strain. After being injured in a car accident, it is important to know your rights and obligations under Florida law, as well as understand your automobile insurance coverage and how it applies in your situation. The Orlando car accident lawyers at Israoui Law are here to help you do precisely that and ensure you receive fair compensation for your car accident injuries.
What Compensation Am I Entitled to After a Car Accident?
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, of the 400,000+ motor vehicle crashes that occurred in Florida in 2017 (the most recent data available), approximately 100,000 car drivers and 40,000 car passengers sustained incapacitating, non-incapacitating, and possible injuries. Over 700 drivers and nearly 300 passengers were killed in car accidents. People injured in car accidents incur expenses related to the crash, such as medical treatment, rehabilitation, medication, renting a car, or you may lose income due to an inability to work. If you are a car accident victim, you may be entitled to compensation for these expenses either under your own insurance policy or that of the at-fault driver(s).
What Are Compensatory Damages & How Do They Apply to Car Accident Claims?
Generally, car accident victims seek what are known as “compensatory damages,” or compensation, which is intended to make you whole again and place you back in the same position you were in before the crash. There are two types of compensatory damages—economic and non-economic. Economic damages cover out-of-pocket expenses you’ve incurred, while non-economic damages are awarded for any pain and suffering you have experienced. Both types are available to car accident victims. You may have also heard of “punitive damages,” which are damages meant to punish wrongdoing. While awarded less frequently than compensatory damages, they are available in some car accident cases.
How Can an Orlando Car Accident Lawyer Help Me?
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a car accident, you’re likely feeling cautious about how to proceed through the injury claim process, yet eager to put the incident behind you. At Israoui Law, we partner with clients to ease the stress of having to fill out forms, request information, and speak to insurance adjusters. You’ll be able to focus on what is most important—getting well and recovering from your injuries and losses. Our Orlando car accident lawyers understand your concerns and will do our best to help you shoulder your burdens until they are overcome. If you don’t receive compensation, we don’t get paid, so, truly, we are invested in your claim as much as you are. Contact us today for a free consultation, and feel better knowing your car accident case is in capable hands.