Car Accident Injuries and Compensation

Car Accident Injuries and Compensation

Personal Injury Litigation Attorneys Of Duval, St. Johns, And Clay Counties

The personal injury lawyers of the Law Office of Craig Gibbs fight for the rights of the victims of car and truck accidents. If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle collision in northern Florida, the costs of recovery can be substantial. The attorneys of our personal injury firm do whatever it takes to make sure that our clients are fully compensated for their medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering and other damages. To discuss your car accident, contact our Jacksonville, FL law office immediately.

Calculating Compensation for Florida Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you’ve been in an accident, you’re probably concerned about things like your hospital and medical bills, missing work, how you are feeling physically, and getting your car fixed. As personal injury litigation attorneys, part of our job is to calculate the projected costs of those expenses and factor in other damages to which you may be entitled. Before we ever approach an insurance company adjuster or attorney with a settlement demand amount, we check and re-check our numbers. When our car crash litigation attorneys negotiate, they know exactly how much you need for a full recovery. Some of the factors that can affect compensation amounts include:

  • The amount of time spent in the hospital
  • Surgical procedures and tests
  • Follow up visits to doctors
  • The type and amount of medication prescribed
  • The amount of time that work was missed
  • The degree to which the victim can return to work
  • The amount of pain and suffering experienced by the victim
  • Whether or not the victim contributed to the cause of the accident
  • The amount of property damage involved
  • Whether or not the victim died as a result of his or her injuries

Division of Jury Awards and Insurance Settlements in FL

It’s beneficial for plaintiffs in car crash cases to understand how a jury award or insurance settlement is divided. For instance, if a jury award includes compensation for medical expenses, but the plaintiff’s insurer has already covered the cost of healthcare, then that insurer may be entitled to be repaid from the settlement. Additionally, most personal injury lawyers in northern Florida operate on a contingency basis, which means that they are only paid if they are able to negotiate or win compensation on the plaintiff’s behalf. Therefore, your attorney fees are calculated as a percentage of the total award or recovery.

Professional Car Accident Personal Injury Litigation Lawyers of Jacksonville

At the Law Office of Craig Gibbs, our litigation attorneys have been successful in negotiating large insurance settlements and winning sizable court awards for our clients. Even after expenses are deducted, these amounts are usually significantly larger than the initial settlement offers by insurance companies’ representatives. Our objective is full recovery for our clients, and our lawyers have proven that they are up to the task. To schedule an initial consultation, contact our Jacksonville office at (904)396-4499.