Car accidents caused by reckless or negligent drivers affect thousands of lives every year and can inflict significant injuries that range from scrapes and bruises to the loss of life.
Types of Injuries After Car Accidents
While it is possible to suffer only minor harm after a car accident, injuries can include head trauma, paralysis, and even death. Here are some of the types of injuries frequently associated with car accidents:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Neck injuries caused by whiplash
- Broken bones, either from the impact of airbags being deployed
- Spine injuries that can result in limited mobility or paralysis
- Burns of varying intensity due to fires started by the accident
- Trauma to the spine that can cause long-term pain
- Injuries to softer parts of the body like muscles, tendons, joints, and skin
- Psychological harm, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
These are just some of the injuries you or a loved one could suffer after a car accident. If these or any other injury has impacted your life after a car accident caused by no fault of your own, you may be able to pursue compensation from the liable party.
Compensation for Car Accident Injuries
If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident, our team of Car accident lawyers can help investigate the cause of the accident and hold the liable party accountable for their actions. We will demonstrate the extent of your injuries, which may include gathering medical documents and using surveillance footage to prove the party in question was responsible.
While the exact compensation to which you are entitled will depend on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you may be able to recover damages like:
- Medical bills
- Emergency transportation costs
- The cost of future care, such as prescriptions and rehabilitation
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
If a loved one passed away as a result of a car accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim to pursue compensation for additional costs—such as those associated with a funeral or burial—loss of future income, and more.
We Can Get Started Right Away
In Florida, you generally have four years to file a personal injury claim after you find out about an injury. The Fort Lauderdale Car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato will fight to protect your right to compensation, so you can focus on spending time with your family during your recovery. To find out more and get your free consultation today, call (954) 633-8270.