Personal Injury

Car Accidents

If you were injured in a car accident, you may have a claim against the driver of any other vehicles involved and any other negligent party involved in the collision. Get immediately medical treatment within the first 14 days of the accident occurs.

Contact our office so that we may help you navigate the process, and help guide you through the steps to take following the occurrence of an accident. We can help in many ways including:

  • Determine all the insurance coverage, and any and all potential defendants
  • Help to coordinate the property damage claims process
  • Secure police reports, medical records, and other documentation to help strengthen your case
  • Communicate and negotiate with the insurance company
  • Closely work with doctors regarding your medical treatment and diagnoses
  • File a lawsuit if necessary. Many cases can and do get settled outside of court. We will determine whether filing a lawsuit is necessary
  • Advocate on your behalf to protect your interests and pursue the maximum legal compensation for your case

Accidents can happen at any time or place. No one can ever be prepared for an accident, or the aftermath that ensues. Serious injuries, doctor visits, mounting medical bills, and crucial days of missed work are overwhelming enough. Let us deal with the big and powerful insurance companies, that routinely seek to deny or undervalue your injuries. We have the knowledge, experience, and skills to stand up to the insurance companies.

Coverage

When you are injured in an automobile accident in Florida, you may pursue coverage of the first $10,000.00 of medical bills through your PIP insurance, regardless of who caused the accident. After that, an injured party may be compensated by the “at fault” party’s bodily injury coverage. Bodily injury coverage can range from $10,000.00 to millions of dollars in coverage. Additionally, many drivers in the State of Florida do not maintain bodily injury coverage for the damages they may cause others while operating their vehicle.

Uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage provides coverage to an individual injured in an automobile accident where bodily injury coverage does not provide enough coverage, or in cases where there is no bodily injury coverage at all. If you do not have underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage, you still may be able to pursue compensation through the negligent party’s homeowners insurance, your personal insurance carrier, or your health insurance.

Liability

We handle all types of car accident cases. Common factors to consider when assessing whether another driver was negligent include:

  • Speed of the other driver
  • Texting and driving
  • Rear-ending another driver, or side-swiping another driver
  • Reckless driving, such as a failure to obey traffic signs or signals
  • Drunk driving or driving while under the influence of other drugs
  • Driving while impaired due to lack of sleep
  • Driving with prior knowledge of serious medical conditions

Damages

Common injuries that may occur in a car accident may include:

  • Wrongful death
  • Paralysis
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Knee injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Severe scarring and burning

Auto accident victims in Florida may pursue a variety of damages for their injuries including:

  • Past medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Damages for their vehicle
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages

Having handled many car accident cases, we know how to stand up to big insurance companies. Let us help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Call us today for a free consultation.