Advances in modern crash protection technology have given passengers additional measures that they can count on when they are involved in a side-impact crash, but the fact of the matter still remains that there is virtually no additional frame material to protect or absorb the force of the impact as is with a rear or front crash. Side-impact crashes can take the form of a t-bone accident, a sideswipe, or could even be something like a fender-bender in a parking lot when someone backs into your car. Regardless of how the accident happens, though, it is important that you get the compensation that you need and deserve for every financial impact that you encounter from this crash. Fasig | Brooks is here to help.
Hire an Attorney For Your Side-Impact Accident Claim Today
From the moment you file an insurance claim, a claims adjuster will spring into action in order to find every possible reason to reduce your settlement amount or poke holes in your claim to save the insurance company money. When you are working with an attorney, you can be confident that you have an experienced professional who is taking every step necessary to support your side of the case, and get you the money that you are entitled to.
Read more below to get a general idea about Florida side-impact crashes and the possible effects they may have on your life, and contact our firm as soon as possible for a free initial consultation and case evaluation. During our consultation, we will be able to discuss your situation in detail, answer any questions that you may have about the work we will do together, and get a better idea of the support you will have as a client of Fasig | Brooks.
What Is a Side-Impact Crash?
A side-impact accident may apply to a variety of different specific types of crashes, provided that the impact to your car is on the side instead of the front or back. These types of accidents can be especially dangerous because of the lack of car frame materials between the passenger and the other vehicle, although there have been significant advances to side airbags and other technologies intended to improve the results of these types of accidents.
No two accidents are the same, which means that whether or not your accident is a side-impact, head-on, or any other type of crash, the fact remains that you need a law firm that is willing to take a custom approach to your case in order to get you the money you deserve.
Calculating Damages After a Side-Impact Crash
The key issue to your insurance claim will be determining how much money you deserve as the victim in this situation. The reality is that although you should not be responsible for taking on the burden of a single dollar that this accident may cost you, the insurance company is going to take aggressive steps to pay you as little as possible. This is why it is so important that you have an attorney representing you, especially while you are focusing on recovering from your personal injuries and getting your life back on track.
Economic damages make up the foundation of our claim and apply to every impact that has a clear and measurable financial value attached to it, such as an invoice or a pay stub. They include things like your medical bills and all other treatment and recovery expenses, but they extend to things like your income and any impacts on your earning capacity as a result of your injuries. In addition to these obvious damages, we will go through all other costs and losses in your life and determine whether or not they are a result of the accident, and then determine a fair amount that you deserve to be compensated for these expenses or losses.
Non-economic damages seek compensation for the impacts that do not have financial values associated with them, such as the actual pain and suffering that a car accident victim endures because of their injuries. These damages are obviously more difficult to quantify, but they are just as important as all other damages in the accident. Insurance companies are most likely to push back against these damages because of how abstract they are, especially if they are dealing directly with an inexperienced victim and not an attorney.
One of the most common ways to calculate these damages is to gather all of the non-economic impacts and then determine their severity along a scale. Once we have chosen a number on the scale, we will multiply this number against your economic damages in order to reach a dollar amount. This multiplier is one of many methods that we may employ for your specific case, but you can rest assured that we will be taking your non-economic damages very seriously regardless of how we choose to calculate them.