Can I Be Reimbursed For Lost Wages After a Car Accident?
Are you asking yourself the question: “can I be reimbursed for lost wages after a car accident in Tampa?” You can recover compensation for a lot more than lost income if someone else caused your accident. The Tampa car accident lawyers at Roman & Gaynor can help you recover the money you need to move forward with your life.
Our team has decades of combined experience handling car accident claims in Tampa Bay. We’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients.
How Can Roman & Gaynor Help Me Get Reimbursed for Lost Wages After a Car Accident in Tampa?
Car accident injuries can be extremely costly. To make matters worse, you might lose wages while you recover. So, how are you supposed to pay the bills? A Tampa personal injury lawyer can help you recover damages for your lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
Roman & Gaynor has over 60 years of combined experience helping individuals and families in Tampa recover compensation after an accident. We have recovered over $100 million on behalf of injured clients. We are Board Certified Civil Litigation Specialists, and we have the experience to take your claim the distance.
When you hire our law office, you can count on us to:
- Handle all administrative tasks and communications with other parties
- Investigate the crash to locate evidence and identify liable parties
- Calculate your lost wages and other damages after the accident
- Negotiate with the insurance company for a fair settlement for your losses
- Take your case to trial to vindicate your right to compensation
Insurance companies will try to back you into a corner and get you to accept a low settlement offer. You need someone protecting YOUR best interest. Don’t risk your financial future. Contact us today for your free consultation with a Tampa personal injury attorney.
How Common Are Car Accidents in Tampa, Florida?
If you were hurt in a car accident, you are not alone. According to the CDC, 37,595 people were killed in car accidents in the U.S. in 2019. Nationwide, more than 2 million people are injured in car accidents annually.
There were over 330,000 motor vehicle accidents in Florida in 2020. These accidents caused 205,978 injuries and 3,106 deaths, including 200 fatalities and 16,000 injuries in Hillsborough County.
What Damages Can I Recover After My Car Accident in Florida?
Florida is a “no-fault” state for car insurance. Every driver is required to purchase at least $10,000 worth of Personal Injury Protection insurance. If you were in a car accident, you will first look to your Personal Injury Protection insurance for compensation for your medical bills and lost wages.
However, PIP insurance will only typically cover 80% of your medical costs and 60% of your lost wages. Fortunately, you can file an injury claim against the at-fault driver if your injuries are “serious” or if your damages exceed your PIP coverage limits. In this case, you can recover all of your economic damages and your non-economic damages.
Lost wages are categorized as “economic damages.” In Florida, economic damages include “past lost income and future lost income.” Economic damages also include other things, like medical expenses and property damage. Non-economic damages compensate for your non-financial losses, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and reduced quality of life. These damages are not available through PIP.
Our team will work with you to carefully collect evidence documenting your pay rate and work schedule. Using this evidence, we will calculate how much pay you lost due to your car accident. If your injuries prevent you from working in the future, we will carefully calculate your lost earning potential. We can even employ financial experts to assist us.
Can I Recover Compensation if I’m Being Blamed for My Car Accident?
The insurance company may try to blame you for the accident to avoid paying your full damages. Florida is a comparative fault state. If you share blame for the accident, you can still recover damages. Your damages award is just reduced according to your share of fault for the accident.
If you suffered $20,000 in damages but are 50% at fault, you can only recover $10,000 (50%).
Don’t let insurance companies deflect blame. Get Roman & Gaynor on your side to fight back and get you the full damages you deserve.
How Do I Prove Liability After My Car Accident?
Most car accident cases are negligence suits. Negligence has four elements:
- The at-fault party owed you a duty to use reasonable care
- They breached that duty
- They caused your accident
- You suffered damages
We will gather video surveillance, eyewitness testimony, cell phone records of the at-fault driver, and more to prove your case. Let us use our proven methods to help you recover your lost pay. Contact us right away for your free consultation.
How Long Do I Have to Sue for Lost Wages After a Car Accident in Tampa?
If you have been injured in a car accident in Tampa, you will typically have four years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you have a wrongful death claim, you have just two years to sue.
Contact Our Tampa Car Accident Lawyers For Help
Are you wondering, “can I be reimbursed for lost wages after a car accident in Tampa?” Don’t. Roman & Gaynor can help you recover lost wages and other damages after your crash. Our Tampa car accident lawyers have been doing this for over three decades. Contact us today for a free consultation about your case.