The car crash attorneys in Morgan & Morgan’s Naples office are dedicated to helping clients recover the compensation they need to make a full recovery. If you or a loved one has been injured, our experienced automobile accident lawyers can help you ensure you receive full PIP benefits and can determine whether you can seek further compensation through a lawsuit.
We have established a history of success helping automobile accident victims recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other damages that were only incurred because of another’s negligence.
When Can I File a Lawsuit?
If you sustain an injury that is classified as an “emergency medical condition” and your PIP benefits have been exhausted, your lawyer may be able to help you file a lawsuit. Your attorney will seek to recover compensation for medical expenses, as well as other crash-related costs not covered by PIP insurance.
These are known as “special damages” and can cover costs for automobile repairs, pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and other accident-related damages. Potential defendants can include the negligent driver, their insurance company, or your own insurer.
The insurance company or other driver may try to downgrade your injury from an “emergency medical condition” to one not meeting the requirements necessary to sue.
Investigating the Crash
While investigating a motor vehicle wreck, your lawyer may:
- Review police reports
- Examine photos taken on the scene
- Study witness statements and, if necessary, re-question them
- Inspect the scene for remaining evidence (e.g. skid marks, property damage, etc.)
- Inspect the damage on each vehicle, if possible
Settlements and Jury Trials
Your attorney and the defense may engage in settlement negotiations; the defense will likely suggest low-ball offers and discount the validity of the information in your claim or the severity of your injury. Your lawyer will ensure you are not under-compensated for your damages.
If negotiations are unsuccessful, your claim will be filed with the court. Both parties will have time to prepare a case, which will then be heard before a judge who will determine the compensation, if any, to which you are entitled.
Contact Morgan & Morgan Today
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car crash, your insurance benefits may not be sufficient to cover your losses. To learn how an attorney may be able to help you seek the compensation to which you are lawfully entitled, please complete our free, no obligation consultation form.