Our Vero Beach car accident lawyer helps crash victims seek and recover compensation, holding the at-fault driver accountable. If you suffered injuries in a crash, you might have options for seeking money based on your medical bills, lost income, and other damages.
Lulich & Attorneys assesses Vero Beach traffic accident cases for free. We understand the state’s complex insurance system and often help clients pursue fault-based claims or personal injury lawsuits. Contact us today to discuss your collision, injuries, and next steps with our team. We can answer your questions and explain how we may help you.
- Lulich & Attorneys Represents Crash Victims in Vero Beach
- Damages Our Vero Beach Car Accident Attorneys Recover for Clients
- Past and Future Medical Expenses
- Understanding How Much Your Vero Beach Car Accident Case Might Be Worth
- Options for Pursuing Compensation After a Vero Beach Car Collision
- Our Attorneys Build Strong Car Accident Cases in Vero Beach
- Actions Our Lawyers Take to Hold an At-Fault Driver Legally Responsible
- Discuss Your Vero Beach Car Accident Case With Our Team Today for Free
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Lulich & Attorneys Represents Crash Victims in Vero Beach
At Lulich & Attorneys, our Vero Beach personal injury lawyers fight to recover compensation for victims of Vero Beach car accidents. We help clients navigate the state laws that dictate their options in these cases, pursuing the payout they deserve based on the severity of their injuries and the circumstances of the accident. We can discuss your no-fault claim, who files fault-based claims, and how we seek compensation in similar cases.
Serving clients in Vero Beach, Sebastian, and nearby areas, you can count on our team to manage your legal case from start to finish—whether we need to negotiate with the insurer, file a lawsuit, or take the case to trial. Our law firm handles a wide range of personal injury cases.
We charge a contingency fee. We do not ask our clients to pay upfront fees or other costs. We build the case and pursue compensation without our clients' financial investment. Our attorney's fees are a portion of the payout we recover from our clients, never a payment made from their own pockets.
Damages Our Vero Beach Car Accident Attorneys Recover for Clients
When a crash occurs, the victims suffer a wide range of injuries. Serious injuries require significant medical care. Treatment could include surgery, hospitalization, rehabilitation, and therapies.
Under state law, those with serious injuries can pursue fault-based damages, including:
- Significant or permanent loss of a major body function
- Disfigurement or scarring
- Total or partial disability for 90 days or more
One way to determine if you have this option is to contact our team for a free case assessment. We can often document serious injuries and pursue additional damages for our clients even when they believe their injuries are insignificant.
When you seek compensation in an auto liability claim or personal injury lawsuit against an at-fault driver, the damages available could include:
When you suffer serious injuries, you will likely miss weeks or even months of work, meaning you will not have the income you are accustomed to during this time. In some cases, victims with catastrophic injuries never return to their previous job or to work at all. In these situations, compensation is available for their future income losses and diminished earning capacity.
Suffering serious injuries is expensive. Many victims have out-of-pocket costs they must cover during their treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery. It is possible to recoup these expenses with receipts. They could include parking at the hospital, travel expenses to see a specialist, or home renovations to make it wheelchair accessible. Save all your relevant receipts, and our team can determine what you can recover.
Pain and Suffering Damages
When you pursue a fault-based claim or lawsuit, you seek pain and suffering damages. These non-economic damages are not available through your no-fault insurance coverage. They are only recoverable from an auto liability claim or lawsuit. The compensation you secure should represent the physical and psychological pain you suffered—and continue to suffer—because of the collision and your injuries.
Wrongful Death Damages
When victims die from car accident injuries, our attorneys represent their families and seek wrongful death damages as allowed based on Florida law. Only the deceased's personal representative can represent the family in these cases. The will or estate documents might name the personal representative, or the court may appoint one following the death.
Our team provides free consultations for families with questions about wrongful death actions or this process. We handle these claims and lawsuits and could get started on a case seeking justice for your family and lost loved one today.
Understanding How Much Your Vero Beach Car Accident Case Might Be Worth
There is no way to know how much your case might be worth until your Vero Beach car accident lawyer investigates what happened and gathers documentation of your damages. As a part of this process, we may ask you to provide any bills and receipts related to the accident and your injuries. The best way for us to understand the damages you suffered and what a fair settlement might look like is to know the expenses and losses you experienced.
We need to document these losses, calculate your expenses to date, consider your future costs, and value your non-economic damages. We must have evidence to show the insurer or jury how much your case is worth. This evidence could include:
Bills and Other Paperwork
We calculate a client’s current medical expenses and lost income using copies of their bills, tax forms, and other documents showing their to-date losses. This information allows us to understand what they currently owe. We also seek compensation for their future expenses and losses, although these damages require other documentation.
Some related expenses are recoverable. For this reason, we recommend keeping all your receipts. We often recover travel expenses, everyday costs related to treatment, and other expenditures for our clients. The evidence to support this recovery usually comes from receipts for these expenses. Our team can determine your recoverable expenses during our investigation.
We work with experts on many cases involving severe injuries. Medical experts and economists help us establish our client’s prognosis, future care needs, and how much their treatment and support will likely cost. They use relevant medical records and other documents to determine the likely expenses our client will face for treatment and care in the years to come.
Our Experience and Knowledge of Similar Cases
When establishing a potential settlement value for a case, our team's experience and work on similar cases play a central role. We use the circumstances of your case to establish a value for your pain and suffering damages, guided by our knowledge of insurance companies and the process necessary to negotiate a fair settlement.
Options for Pursuing Compensation After a Vero Beach Car Collision
Motorists in Vero Beach must carry no-fault auto insurance policies as required under state law. Personal injury protection (PIP) policies provide a way to recover compensation for your basic expenses and losses caused by a crash. PIP policies typically provide the quickest and most straightforward payout of any auto insurance coverage.
The damages covered by PIP could include:
- Medical bills to the policy maximum
- A portion of income losses
- Some limited miscellaneous expenses
There are additional damages that victims often endure that are unavailable through a PIP claim. This is one reason it is advantageous to consider a fault-based case when possible. It allows victims to seek pain and suffering damages and compensation beyond the limits of their no-fault policy.
When we handle a fault-based case for our client, we pursue a wide range of damages, including pain and suffering. There are two ways we secure compensation for our clients in these cases. They include:
We can file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company and demand fair compensation based on the expenses and losses our client suffered. This usually leads to negotiations with an insurance representative. Insurance settlements are the most common way we recover compensation for our clients.
Personal Injury Lawsuits
Our clients have the option of suing the drivers responsible for their crashes. Filing this paperwork is the first step in taking the case to trial. We prepare these cases and take them to court if we do not settle before the date arrives.
Often, we pursue these two options at the same time. We prepare every case as if it will go to trial but strive to settle through mediation and negotiations until the trial date arrives.
Our Attorneys Build Strong Car Accident Cases in Vero Beach
We need to build a strong case to support financial recovery. This process requires that we show that the at-fault driver negligently caused the crash. Negligence is the word the legal world uses to describe the careless and reckless behavior that causes crashes.
There are four elements to negligence:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
In most car accidents, the duty of care comes from a traffic law. A driver owes a duty of care to others sharing the roadway because of this law. For example, a driver must yield before turning left on green. When they fail to do so and breach this duty, it could cause an intersection collision. The victims could suffer physical, psychological, and financial harm.
To show these four elements exist, our lawyers can investigate what happened and gather:
- The accident report filed by responding police officers
- Eyewitness interviews
- Photos or videos
- An accident scene survey
- Accident reconstruction
- Relevant medical records
- Physical evidence
- Expert testimony
- Documentation of recoverable damages
With this evidence, they could show what happened, each party's role, why they deserve compensation, and how much the case might be worth. They are essential facts in a personal injury case and support a fair payout through an insurance claim or lawsuit.
Actions Our Lawyers Take to Hold an At-Fault Driver Legally Responsible
We generally have two paths to recover compensation when we gather evidence and develop a compelling case against the at-fault driver.
- File an auto liability insurance claim based on their coverage
- File a personal injury lawsuit and prepare the case for trial
Sometimes, we might pursue both of these options at the same time. Even when we sue, we usually continue negotiating with the insurer until the trial date arrives. Some courts even require us to participate in mediation or another alternative dispute resolution tool before they put our court date on the docket.
We might encourage a client to sue after a Vero Beach crash for several reasons. One of them is because of an approaching deadline. The state's statutes of limitations set these deadlines. Generally, state law gives us up to four years to sue for injuries or two years for wrongful death. Exceptions exist, and you could have more or less time.
Discuss Your Vero Beach Car Accident Case With Our Team Today for Free
At Lulich & Attorneys, our team provides free initial case assessments. We can review your case with you to explain your rights and options to pursue compensation. Contact us at (772) 589-5500 as soon as your injuries allow to learn how our Vero Beach car accident lawyers help crash victims like you recover financially.