Is It Worth Hiring a South Florida Car Accident Lawyer?
A car accident attorney can help you exercise and protect your rights during your accident case. The insurance and legal process necessary to get compensation for your damages can be overwhelming, especially for somebody who was recently involved in an accident.
Our Fort Lauderdale car accident attorneys not only provide responsive legal care but also go the extra mile for every client. When we take your case, we will:
Gather evidence to prove negligence and liability
Document all accident-related losses and expenses
Manage all communications with the insurance companies
Work with experts who can help prove liability and establish the value of your damages
Represent you to the at-fault driver, insurance companies, attorneys, and others
You worry about getting better. Let us take care of the rest.
Our case reviews and initial consultations are always free, and we handle these cases on a contingency fee basis. We don’t get paid unless you do.
Getting Compensation After a South Florida Car Accident
Victims of accidents in Florida have options to pursue compensation for all of their losses and expenses.
While FL § 627.7407 establishes Florida as a no-fault state for car accidents, insurance laws in the state allow accident victims to pursue compensation from at-fault drivers in addition to filing a claim with their own insurance policy.
PIP Does Not Cover All Your Losses
Your own PIP insurance provides some coverage regardless of who caused your accident. PIP covers your related medical care and only a portion of your lost wages. Your PIP coverage does not cover pain and suffering. Further, PIP only provides coverage up to the policy limits and as allowed under the state’s no-fault laws. State law requires you carry at least $10,000 in PIP coverage.
That $10,000 coverage may be enough to cover a trip to the emergency department, a few x-rays, and some of your initial treatment. What many people find, however, is that it is not sufficient to cover all their medical bills, let alone their wage losses, pain and suffering, and other damages.
You May Qualify to File a Liability Claim Too
If another driver caused your accident, you may qualify to file a bodily injury liability claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance. A liability claim allows you to pursue the full scope of your damages. This includes medical expenses, full wage losses, pain and suffering, and other losses or expenses associated with your accident.
To qualify to file a third-party liability claim, though, you must meet a certain threshold:
A significant impairment affecting an important body part;
Significant scarring or disfigurement; or
Other accident-related expenses.Get help from a personal injury lawyer. South Florida accident victims are entitled pursue compensation for all their damages, not just a portion of their losses, if another driver caused their wreck.
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