Almost inevitably, most of us will find ourselves involved in a car accident at some point in our lives due to the very nature of modern transportation. We spend so much of our time in cars, whether we are traveling for fun or for work, that it is highly likely to be involved in an accident at some point We try to be careful and hope that other drivers are being responsible, but that is about as far as our control extends. If you have been seriously injured in a Florida car accident, it is important that you consider your legal options, as you may be entitled to compensation. For compassionate and knowledgeable legal advocacy, contact Cressman Law Firm, P.A. today.
Driver negligence is one of the primary reasons that car accidents occur today. It seems that car accidents are only becoming more common as more people are distracted by in-car stimulants and entertainment, such as cell phones, audiobooks, podcasts, and even video players. This is on top of all the normal distractions present, like eating, smoking, wrangling children, navigating directions, and more. That is to say, you cannot account for what’s going on inside someone else’s vehicle and may very well be involved in an accident.
Florida is one of the many states that require drivers to obtain no-fault insurance, also commonly referred to as Personal Injury Protection (PIP). Drivers in Florida must carry at least $10,000 in PIP insurance. This policy is beneficial for those who have been injured in an accident because regardless of who was at fault, 80 percent of your medical bills and 60 percent of your lost wages will be covered. It is important to note that if you are injured and wish to utilize PIP coverage, you are required to obtain medical treatment within 14 days of the accident. If your PIP coverage does not meet the expenses caused by your injuries, you may need to consider your legal options and take action against the negligent party.
The physical, emotional, and financial burdens of a car accident can have a lasting impact on your life. With the help of an experienced car accident attorney, you may be able to recover damages to compensate you for these hardships. You may be able to recover both economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages can include medical bills, lost wages, the need to hire in-home care, and more. Noneconomic damages can include loss of independence, emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, among others.
If you have been involved in a car accident and were injured as a result of another driver’s negligence, they should pay for your subsequent expenses. These include medical bills, lost wages, and damaged property. In severe cases, it may also be appropriate to seek additional compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced during and after the accident. Cressman Law Firm, P.A. can help you build a strong and convincing case to ensure that you receive the compensation you need. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.