How Much Will It Cost to Make an Auto Accident Claim?
Are you wondering how much it will cost to make an auto accident claim? Individuals who suffer injuries in car accidents typically face medical costs associated with their injuries. When they need to take legal action to pursue compensation, they can also face legal costs. The attorneys at the law firm of Salter, Healy, Bassett & Rivera understand you need the funds to pay for treatment of your injuries. We carefully weigh the legal costs of your case against the projected compensation for your claim before recommending the type of legal action that will be right for you.
Damages Can Extend Well Beyond Immediate Medical Costs
Naturally, when the negligence of another party causes injury to you or a loved one in a car accident, you have the right to expect compensation for the medical treatment you receive after the incident. In many cases, you can turn to your own no-fault insurance policy for reimbursement at no additional legal cost. However, serious injuries can cause you to incur numerous other expenses related to your injuries, such as the following:
- Additional future anticipated medical treatment and assistive medical devices such as a wheelchair, crutches, bandages and pain relief medication
- Lost time from work
- The costs of hiring someone to care for your home and family during your recovery period
- Losses associated with permanent disability or scarring, which can affect your ability to earn the same income — or render you unable to earn any income
- Pain and suffering and psychological costs associated with post-traumatic stress disorder or other conditions caused by the accident
At Salter, Healy, Bassett & Rivera, we work with medical professionals to determine the long-term expenses you can expect and develop a detailed plan that helps identify the full costs of your injuries. Additionally, when the acts of the negligent parties can be construed as intentional misconduct or gross negligence, we may help you recover punitive damages in accordance with Florida negligence law.
Legal Costs Can Be Justified When Pursuing Compensation for Serious Injuries
Bringing a personal injury claim to Salter, Healy, Bassett & Rivera carries no immediate up-front costs. You begin with a free initial consultation to discuss your case and learn your legal options, including projections of the likely outcome and the anticipated legal costs, which can include any of the following:
- Investigators or medical professionals to develop evidence
- Expert witnesses
- Court costs
- Administrative expenses such as printing and filing costs
Legal fees are not a concern because Salter, Healy, Bassett & Rivera operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not charge for our services unless we win a settlement or award for your case. At that time, our charges are based on a percentage of the damages, and we make sure you know the percentage so you can make an informed decision before your case begins.
Schedule a Free Consultation to Discuss Your Legal Claim
You can best learn the costs associated with your specific injuries and your legal claim during a free initial consultation with the dedicated St. Petersburg auto accident attorneys at Salter, Healy, Bassett & Rivera. We understand the stress of suffering injuries and want to ensure you receive compensation for all medical and legal expenses you can expect for your case. Call our office or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and find out how much it will cost to make an auto accident claim. We will come to you if you cannot make it to our offices.