According to the Florida department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles there are almost 700 automobile accidents every day in Florida (if you have just been in an accident and require towing, please see our Daytona Beach Tow Truck Guide). With more and more drivers distracted by mobile devices, this number may even increase. Car wrecks can be devastating and even minor accidents can be difficult to sort out. If death or serious injury results, life is never the same for survivors.
In these instances an attorney may be needed to file claims and help you recover as much as possible. An auto accident attorney can assist in two ways. First, an attorney can make sure you get the full benefits you are entitled to from an insurance company. Second, an attorney can file claims to recover for losses that are not covered by your own insurance company, such as pain and suffering or lost wages.
Need Help Getting Compensated For Your Injuries?
All drivers in Florida are required to carry $10,000 in property damage liability (PDL) and $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP). PIP, also called Florida No Fault Insurance, insures that medical care will be provided for injured parties regardless of whose fault the accident was. There are specific criteria that must be met in order to receive full coverage so make sure you act accordingly.
For instance, you must receive initial medical treatment for your injuries within fourteen days after the wreck or your accident-related medical expenses may not be covered. A lawyer can explain other important, time-sensitive requirements of the statute so be sure to contact one immediately after an accident.
$10,000 will likely not be enough to cover expenses from serious injuries. A lawyer may be able to help you recover additional amounts. If the negligence of another driver, or perhaps the negligence of an auto manufacturer caused an accident, and you suffered financially and emotionally, then an attorney can file a lawsuit seeking compensatory damages and responsible parties will be required to pay you for your loss.
These losses might include:
A bad car accident can be very stressful physically, emotionally, and financially. You should certainly be able to get treatment for your injuries without having to worry about going into debt or wasting countless days getting the run around from insurance companies.
If you have been involved in a minor accident then you may be able to handle the aftermath without the assistance of a lawyer. But where witnesses must be questioned, accidents reconstructed, reports reviewed, and facts debated and determined, having experienced auto accident lawyers working for you can help you focus on your recovery and living your life.
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