Hollywood Car Accident Attorneys
A Hollywood car accident lawyer from our team can assess your legal options and help you seek compensation based on the facts of your traffic collision. We file insurance claims and lawsuits to secure justice for our clients hurt by another party’s negligence. We may be able to help you following your Broward County crash.
At Phillips | Tadros, P.A., we offer free case assessments where you can learn more about your rights and how we pursue compensation for clients in cases like yours across South Florida. Contact us today at (954) 6428885 to start working with our Hollywood personal injury attorneys.
Hollywood, FL, Collisions Often Cause Significant Injuries and Expenses
Injuries in Hollywood car accidents vary widely. While some victims suffer cuts and bruises, others have more serious injuries, including:
- Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and concussions
- Broken bones
- Neck and back injuries, including spinal cord injuries
- Loss of use injuries and traumatic amputations
- Significant internal injuries
- Burns and other soft tissue injuries
- Joint injuries requiring surgical repair
The expenses and losses incurred because of car accident injuries in Broward County are also significant for many victims. You could have medical bills, lost income, and numerous other expenses to cover after a South Florida crash.
Damages You Can Recover in Your Car Accident Claim
The damages recoverable in a Florida traffic accident depend on the type of insurance claim you file. For minor or moderate injuries, you may be able to recover medical bills and a percentage of your lost income up to policy limits by filing a nofault claim based on your personal injury protection (PIP) policy. A faultbased claim may allow you to recover compensation to repair your car.
When injuries are serious, you can pursue a faultbased claim to cover your injuries, too. The potential damages recoverable in a claim against the atfault driver include:
- Medical bills and future injury care costs
- Lost income
- Reduced earning capacity when your injuries prevent your return to your job
- Car repairs or replacement for a totaled vehicle
- Other related expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death damages, if the victim passes away
Holding the AtFault Driver Responsible for Your Hollywood, FL, Crash
Florida generally only allows crash victims to file an insurance claim based on their nofault (PIP) insurance policy. However, exceptions to this rule may enable victims to hold negligent drivers legally responsible for their actions in one of two ways:
- File an insurance claim based on their auto liability insurance policy
- File a civil lawsuit in a Broward County court
The most important thing to remember is to get medical care as soon as possible. You should recover compensation for your medical care either way. Your PIP policy will pay for most injuries. However, you must get medical care within 14 days of the crash under Florida Statutes § 627.736(a).
Serious Injuries and FaultBased Claims
If the doctor finds your injuries are more serious, our attorneys can determine if you meet the criteria listed in Florida Statutes § 627.737 to file a faultbased insurance claim or lawsuit. You may be able to pursue compensation from the atfault driver if your crash:
- Led to a serious or permanent injury
- Causes you to suffer a lasting loss of body part or bodily function
- Left you with significant scarring and disfigurement
- Caused your loved one’s death
Our attorneys can discuss your legal options with you as soon as your injuries allow. We can review your options based on your injuries, Florida law, and the circumstances of your accident. We may be able to help you show you have a right to step outside the nofault laws and hold the atfault driver legally accountable.
Our Hollywood Crash Lawyer Can Build a Case Against the AtFault Driver
Our Hollywood car accident legal team knows how to hold a negligent driver legally responsible for your injuries and damages. This includes showing they acted negligently and caused the accident and your injuries. We investigate these accidents and gather evidence to show the insurance company representatives or a judge and jury that the driver:
- Had an obligation to act a specific way because of traffic laws
- Failed to do so
- Caused the accident because of their action or inaction
- Led to our client’s injuries and losses
These are the four elements of negligence. They are present in most collisions and allow us to document who caused the crash and how it occurred.
At Phillips | Tadros, P.A., our car accident attorneys know how to show the liable driver acted carelessly and caused your accident. We represent clients in car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, bicycle, and other traffic accidents daily. We may be able to help you with no upfront expenses. We do not charge a retainer; you pay only a portion of the financial recovery as attorney’s fees.
Timeline for Suing the AtFault Driver in a Broward County Civil Court
We encourage you to consider your legal options for compensation as soon as possible. If your injuries are stable and allow you to contact our team, we can discuss your possible options with you. This could allow us to begin our investigation into your crash early enough to preserve evidence that might disappear later.
The deadlines for beginning a lawsuit in these cases include:
- Four years from the date of an accident for personal injury under Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a)
- Two years from the date of death in a wrongful death case under Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d)
Connect With Our Hollywood Car Accident Attorney for Free Today
Discuss your case and legal options with a team member from Phillips | Tadros, P.A. for free today. We can assess your case and explain your next steps to seek the maximum compensation available based on Florida law and the circumstances of your crash and injuries.
Call our firm today at (954) 642-8885 to get started.