What Injuries Can I Claim For After A Car Accident?
When considering the appropriate attorney to handle the details of your car accident claim, it is worth reviewing law firms that have first-hand knowledge of the roads your accident occurred on. Indeed, not all have the experience to handle the complexity of your claim, such as those involving commercial vehicles or motorcycles; however, the award-winning attorneys at the Shiner Law Group have a results-driven approach to ensure your legal and financial interests are protected.
For over 15 years, the Shiner Law Group has served thousands of victims and their families in car accident disputes in because we are committed to obtaining the substantial, favorable results our clients deserve.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact our seasoned attorneys to review your legal rights and options in a free consultation. We provide aggressive legal representation and customize our services on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless we win your case.
Damages Recoverable in a Florida Car Accident
Motor vehicle collisions are unfortunately commonplace in Florida, and victims who have sustained severe and debilitating injuries may no less experience a difficult recovery process.
Florida law requires drivers to maintain a minimum personal injury protection (PIP) insurance policy of $10,000; however, as some accidents may result in victims exceeding this limit due to extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation, an experienced attorney can help you pursue legal action to recover from economic and non-economic losses: pain and suffering, medical expenses, periods of disability, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, and property damage.
In cases of wrongful death, your attorney can help you file a wrongful death claim for damages caused by the economic loss associated with the decedent’s absence, such as lost income, as well as funeral expenses. Additionally, if the decedent’s injuries were not immediately fatal, a surviving family member or beneficiary of the decedent’s estate can pursue a personal injury claim on behalf of the victim.
Common Injuries Associated with Car Accidents
Shoulder injuries and minor impact soft tissue (MIST) injuries are among the most common injuries associated with personal injury claims, and understanding the type, symptoms, and treatments available can better position you to receive the appropriate medical treatment.
Shoulder fractures generally involve the breaking of the collarbone, the humerus bone, or the shoulder blade, with symptoms including swelling, limited motion, or a protrusion caused by the bone pressing against the skin. Tearing, or soft tissue injuries, result from the ligaments, tendons, muscles, or joint capsules tearing. These injuries cause pain and weakness and may require medical examination to determine the extent of damage.
Whiplash is a common delayed injury associated with car accidents that adversely impacts the muscles and ligaments in the neck and shoulders. This injury occurs from the dramatic transfer of force from one vehicle to the other, causing a whipping motion.
Victims of car accidents also frequently sustain injury to the hands, wrists, and arms, particularly if they become entangled with the steering wheel or seatbelt.