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A sudden car accident can change your life in an instant. You may have excruciating physical pain. You might have the emotional distress of flashbacks as you relive the events of the accident.
Mental suffering is another way you may be impacted by a car accident if you can no longer do the things that you used to enjoy. In the aftermath of a car accident, you might wonder if a Sarasota car accident attorney can help.
At Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys, it’s our mission to help deserving accident victims just like you. We know that a car accident can be a life-changing event. It’s our goal to be your advocate and your guide as you pick up the pieces. We’ve helped Florida car accident victims in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, North Port and the surrounding areas get fair compensation for their car accident injuries.
Of course, things can never be exactly the same. But the purpose of a Sarasota car accident claim is to provide you the financial compensation that you need and deserve to build a new life. We’ve helped thousands of clients just like you, and we’re ready to help you explore your options for recovery under Florida law.
You may have heard that you can’t work with a car accident lawyer in Sarasota because of Florida’s no-fault laws. That isn’t necessarily true. Florida only uses a no-fault system for small accidents where the injuries are minor. Your case may be an exception.
Anytime you suffer from a permanent, serious or disfiguring injury in a car accident; you can bring a claim for full compensation for your losses. Our team of Sarasota accident attorneys can help you evaluate your claim to see if you qualify. You may be surprised to learn that you’re eligible to bring a claim.
If you qualify to bring a claim outside of Florida’s no-fault system, you may request a full range of damages. If another driver’s negligence or recklessness results in your injuries, you can recover for losses that range from financial losses to emotional losses. The categories of damages that may be available to you include things like lost wages, lost earning capacity, and the cost of extra help around your home. If you need long-term medical treatment like home nursing care, mobility aids or surgical reconstruction, you can include the cost of care in your request. You may be able to recover even if you’re partially to blame for the events that led to your injuries.
Our team of car accident lawyers is happy to meet with you to evaluate your case. We can even visit you at the hospital or your home. We will listen to your story and ask the right questions to determine whether you have a case. If you have a claim, we can explain what the value of your case might be and how we arrived at that amount.
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With outstanding legal training and thousands of cases under our belt, we can give you an informed evaluation about the strength of your claim. We can also help you understand what things you can do to prove your case and make it stronger. At each step of the way, we want you to understand Florida laws and how the legal system works so that you know the why and how behind the value of your claim and the legal process.
You might think that you don’t need a lawyer if you’re working with the insurance company. Unfortunately, the insurance company might try to convince you that your claim is worth much less than it is. Also, if you’re not aware of all of the types of damages that may be available to you in a car accident claim, you might miss out on essential categories of damages that you can include in your request.
When you work with our team of experienced Sarasota car accident lawyers, we handle the negotiations with the insurance company on your behalf. We can use our experience to let you know privately and confidentially if we believe that the insurance company is offering you fair compensation for your claim. Armed with this knowledge, you can decide whether you want to settle your claim or take your case to trial.
Our team sets to work interviewing witnesses and reviewing police reports. We look at photos, and we might take new images. We work with forensic experts to determine how exactly the accident occurred. Our team may also work with medical experts to assess the full extent of your injuries and also to determine how the events of the collision caused your injuries. If we need records from the other side, we know how to use Florida’s legal system to demand those records under a court order.
Building a strong case helps the other side see the strength of your claim and come to the table with a reasonable settlement offer. We can present the strength of your case to the other side and ask for a voluntary settlement based on our expert evaluation of the value of the case. Often, we’re able to reach an acceptable settlement with the other side. If we settle the case, the case ends and you can expect payment for the agreed-upon amount.
In rare cases, you might decide to take your case to trial. We’ll help you look at all of the circumstances in the case to make the right decision. If you take the case to trial, we strategically prepare for your day in court. We speak on your behalf. You walk into court knowing that you have seasoned experts on your side.
Have you been hurt in a car accident? Call Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys today. We can answer all of your questions and help you determine your next steps.
We know that the legal system can be intimidating. But that’s why we’re here. Let us give you the answers you’re looking for and help you explore your options. Our team is eager to meet you, and there’s no cost to talk with our attorneys. Call us today at (942) 822-2222 to discuss your case.