Ligament Tears in Florida Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
Florida car accidents may result in a range of injuries for drivers and their passengers. Some individuals may recover from their injuries rather quickly, whereas others may cause permanent damage. In any case, accident victims who are injured by the negligence of another driver are entitled to compensation under Florida’s personal injury laws.
Types of ligament injuries
The human body contains more than 900 ligaments. Ligaments are pieces of tissue that connect one bone to another bone. Ligaments are located in the shoulders, elbows, ankles, knees, and a variety of other joints. Ligaments are susceptible to injury in a motor vehicle accident.
Though some ligament injuries may heal with an extended period of rest, others may require surgery or physical therapy. A torn or damaged ligament can quickly become an expensive injury to recover from—but with the help of a Florida personal injury attorney, an accident victim’s expenses will be accounted for in a personal injury claim.
Proving an injury claim
Personal injury attorneys use accident reports, medical records, photographs, and other types of evidence to support an injury claim. This evidence is generally presented to the at-fault driver’s insurance company in what is called a demand package. If the insurance company refuses to pay the amount requested in the demand, it may be necessary to pursue a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver and his insurance company.
Most accident victims never have to go to court in their personal cases. In the majority of cases, the claim settles long before a trial becomes necessary. However, if a trial must be scheduled, it is best to have a Florida personal injury attorney by your side to navigate the complex legal system and to ensure your legal rights are thoroughly protected.