Being involved in an automobile accident is a traumatic event. Automobile accidents can result in severe, life-altering permanent injuries that create substantial problems for the victim and the victim’s family. Regardless of the severity of the injuries involved, an automobile accident often results in physical, emotional, and financial damages.
Unfortunately, these accidents are typically the result of another party’s reckless, careless, or negligent acts or behavior. When this is the case, you and your family have the legal right to seek compensation for your damages by filing a car accident lawsuit. An attorney here at Gregory Law Firm is ready to go to work immediately on your automobile accident claim. Contact our Jacksonville, FL, office at 904-722-2222 for a free consultation.
Causes of Automobile Accidents
While some causes of automobile accidents can be attributed to the weather, defective products, or unsafe roads, most automobile accidents are caused by the negligent acts of other drivers. Common causes of motor vehicle accidents include:
- • Speeding
- • Driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol
- • Inattentive or distracted driving
- • Reckless driving
- • Failing to obey traffic laws
- • Fatigued driving
The personal injury attorneys of Gregory Law Firm will perform a thorough investigation of your automobile accident to identify the responsible party or parties, discover and protect crucial evidence, and resolve liability issues.
Compensation You Can Recover for an Automobile Accident
No attorney can promise you will recover a specific amount of money in an automobile accident claim. However, our attorneys do promise they will use all of their knowledge, experience and resources to increase your chances of receiving the maximum amount of compensation available to you based on the facts and circumstances of your case. Skilled, competent, and experienced representation increases your chances of receiving a higher claim amount in an automobile accident case.
Our attorneys promise they will use all of their knowledge, experience, and resources to increase your chances of receiving the maximum amount of compensation available to you.
While each accident is different and each person’s injuries are different, there are several types of damages that are common in most car accident cases. Damages we often see in automobile accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future lost wages
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses in the event of a wrongful death
- Lost earning capacity
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of companionship, support or guidance
- Reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses such as travel expenses to and front doctor’s visits and paying someone to mow the lawn
- Punitive damages (reserved for cases involving gross negligence or intentional acts)
Insurance companies will work to lower the amount of money they must pay for your automobile accident claim. The best defense against insurance companies trying decrease your claim amount is by using medical waivers and recorded statements, among other things.
Our experienced attorneys can discuss what compensation you may receive for your injuries as well as the steps you need to take in order to protect your rights to fair compensation. Obtaining sound legal advice is the most important step that you can take to protect your rights. Acting quickly is also crucial to protecting your rights if you need to file a lawsuit to collect compensation. We are ready and waiting for your call so that we can begin an investigation before the evidence is lost or destroyed and witness memories begin to fade.
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“It All Begins with the Client”
At Gregory Law Firm, our clients are our top priority. We have been representing victims of automobile accidents since 1979. Our trial experience and strong negotiating skills help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We are committed to working diligently to ensure that your rights are protected both inside and outside of the courtroom.
Call our office at 904-722-2222 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with an experienced car accident attorney. If you are unable to come to our office, we will meet you at your home, nursing home, or hospital room. Our commitment to our clients begins from the first meeting and continues beyond the end of the case.