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Victims of automobile accidents often suffer serious injuries and pain, in addition to significant financial concerns. If you have been involved in an automobile accident, you need an experienced car accident attorney on your side.

About Automobile Accidents

Automobile accidents may occur for a variety of different reasons. In some cases, a driver is distracted and makes a mistake, which leads to a crash. In other cases, a driver may simply ignore traffic laws altogether. Regardless of the circumstances, these accidents always have the potential to be serious, causing injury or death to innocent victims. Fortunately, if you are the victim of an auto accident caused by someone else, you may be entitled to compensation.

Liability Laws After a Car Accident in Florida

Florida follows a “no-fault” rule to determine who is liable for damages after a car accident occurs. This means that regardless of who was at fault for an accident, both drivers will file a claim with their own insurance through Personal Injury Protection coverage. Personal Injury Protection, or PIP, is a required type of insurance that covers the cost of medical expenses and more in the event of an accident. PIP typically covers:

  • 80 percent of medical expenses related to your injuries
  • 60 percent of lost income that was a direct result of your injuries
  • $5,000 in death benefits

It’s important to note that Florida law requires injury victims receive initial medical treatment within the first 14 days the injury occurred in order to recover benefits. For some people, PIP benefits are not enough to properly cover the depths of their expenses. Florida law takes these situations into account and allows those who have suffered serious injuries the right to file a personal injury claim against the negligent party. According to Florida statutes, a “serious” injury means:

  • Loss of an important bodily function
  • Permanent injury
  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Death

Personal injury claims allow the claimant to not only pursue more compensation for their injuries but also allows them to pursue damages, such as pain and suffering, that are not available in PIP claims. If you have suffered injuries in a car accident, contact our Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyers today for a free consultation and discuss your case.

How Can I Maximize My Automobile Accident Recovery?

You will typically receive compensation for an auto accident if you can show that another driver was responsible for the crash. If your auto accident claim is successful, you may receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, damage to property and any pain or suffering you experienced.

To maximize the amount of compensation you receive after an auto accident, follow these tips:

  1. File the claim as soon as possible. – After an automobile accident, you have a limited amount of time to file a claim for compensation. This is known as the “statute of limitations.” File your claim before the statute of limitations expires.
  2. Collect evidence. – Collect as much evidence as you can to support your case. Take pictures of the damage at the scene, keep copies of all your medical bills and make sure that any witnesses present give statements about what they saw.
  3. Hire an experienced auto accident attorney. – Being the victim in an auto accident is difficult enough on its own. If you decide to file a claim for compensation, the best thing you can do to ensure that you get the best possible settlement with the least amount of stress is to hire a car accident attorney who has experience with these cases.

How Our Firm Can Help

If you have been involved in an auto accident and you think you may be entitled to compensation, please contact our office today to learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation. We look forward to working with you.

For information regarding your personal situation, call our firm at (954) 800-2745 or complete our online form.

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