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Manatee County Auto Accident Lawyers

Sustaining an injury in an auto accident of any kind can be a harrowing experience. Unfortunately, it’s something that most people have to deal with at least once in their lives. That said, if you were injured in an auto accident caused by the negligence of another, please don’t hesitate to retain the services of our seasoned Manatee County, Florida auto accident lawyers. Becker & Lindauer, LLC stands ready to fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled. Contact us today.

Auto Accident Lawyers | Fighting for Injured Clients in Florida

Here at Becker & Lindauer, we believe that auto accident victims deserve to be fully and fairly compensated for the damages they’ve incurred at the hands of others. For years, we’ve effectively fought for our clients’ best interests, and we are here to fight for you. Speak with our dedicated Bradenton personal injury lawyers today to learn more about what we can do for you.

Auto Accident Cases We Handle

Becker & Lindauer, LLC proudly handles a wide range of auto accident cases on behalf of our wrongfully injured clients, including the following:

If you’ve been harmed in any of the aforementioned, or any other auto accident, you can have confidence in your decision to turn to our dedicated Manatee County auto accident lawyers to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Satisfying the Burden of Proof

To win compensation for the injuries you’ve sustained in your auto accident, you and your attorney will have to first satisfy the burden of proof. Simply put, this means that you’ll have to prove that you were injured (at least primarily) due to another party’s negligence. This isn’t always straightforward, so it’s important you hire a competent attorney to represent you. Your attorney will then work to gather and present various forms of evidence to prove your claim. Some of the most useful types of evidence when it comes to auto accident injury claims are as follows:

  • Pictures of damage to vehicles, property, or injuries
  • Surveillance and/or dashcam footage of the auto accident
  • Witness testimony
  • Medical documents pertaining to your injuries
  • Medical bills

Recovering Compensation

Once you and your lawyer successfully satisfy the burden of proof, you should receive compensation for the economic and non-economic damages you’ve incurred as a result of your accident. Economic damages deal with the tangible, financial damages caused by your accident, such as the cost of surgeries, ongoing medical care, and lost wages from being unable to return to work.

Non-economic damages, on the other hand, deal with intangible damages caused by your accident. These can include pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, emotional trauma, and more. That said, these are slightly harder to quantify, so you’ll need a team of competent auto accident lawyers in your corner who can effectively prove the extent to which your accident has affected your life. Fortunately, if you’re reading this, you are in the right place.

If The Driver Is My Friend, Will I Have To Sue Them Directly?

Let’s say you were the passenger in your friend’s car when suddenly, he crashes, and you sustain an injury. It’s a tough situation, as nobody wants to sue their friends, especially for an accident. However, this does not change the fact that you still require financial compensation to help you rehabilitate from your injuries. Fortunately, the truth is, as an injured passenger, you can sue the driver’s insurance company, instead of the driver himself. This means that in most cases, you can win the compensation you need without costing your friend a dime.

What if the Driver Was Uninsured?

People often wonder what to do if an uninsured motorist hits them. Fortunately, this is what uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage is for. Essentially, if an uninsured motorist injured you, you can file a claim against your own insurance policy to receive the financial compensation you need to get back on your feet again. However, before proceeding, you should speak with our legal team to learn more about how we can help maximize your recovery in an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim.

How Long Will My Auto Accident Case Take?

The answer to this question varies, and it depends largely upon whether we can settle your claim before going to trial. Many clients are relieved to know that we settle most of our cases outside of the courtroom setting, winning them the compensation they deserve without ever having to go to court. However, if our firm determines the ultimate payout will most likely be far greater by taking your case to trial, your case can take anywhere from a few months to a few years. No matter your case, you can rest assured that our firm will offer you quality legal advice, have your best interests at heart, and will never proceed without your explicit permission to do so.

How Long Do I Have to File an Auto Accident Injury Claim in Florida?

Generally, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is two years. This means that auto accident victims typically have up to two years to file a personal injury claim. That said, you should understand that the longer you wait, the more challenging it can become to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim. For this reason, the sooner you bring your claim to our firm’s attention, the better. Importantly, if you wait any longer than two years from the date of your accident, you’ll most likely permanently lose your right to sue. Don’t let this happen. Reach out to our auto accident lawyers today.

Contact Our Auto Accident Lawyers Today

The bottom line is that the auto accident lawyers here at Becker & Lindauer, LLC have effectively represented countless auto accident victims in Florida for decades, and we’re here to do the same for you. Contact our Manatee County personal injury law firm today to schedule your free initial consultation.