Florida: The No-Fault State
Florida drivers have heard the phrase “no-fault” mentioned in regard to auto accidents, but what exactly does it mean? The no-fault element to Florida law means that both drivers turn to their respective insurance companies to make claims regardless of who was at fault for the accident. Florida drivers must carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance as a result.
These laws are designed to help car accident victims seek treatment and compensation for injuries sustained. As with most laws, there are some restrictions. For example, victims sustaining more severe injuries may be limited in the compensation they receive, especially since those types of injuries often require longer and costlier treatment plans.
Since Florida is a no-fault state, you can immediately seek medical attention without having to wait for the insurance companies to determine who is responsible. That being said, there are some things you should note in case you file a lawsuit against the driver at fault.
What Should You Record At An Accident?
It can be a confusing scene depending on the severity of your car accident. If you are able to or have someone there to do so for you, it is important to capture multiple elements of the scene that will go a long way in shoring up your personal injury claim. You should record the following at the scene of an accident:
- The other driver’s information, including their name, driver’s license number, insurance information, etc.
- The license plate number of other vehicles involved
- Pictures of the damage to both cars and pictures of the scene (tire tread marks, damaged property (if any), etc.)
- Pictures of any injuries, including cuts, scrapes, or bruises
- The names of any responding police officers
- Notes of any communications you have with the other party or first responders
When police are called to the scene of an accident, they will make their report based on the evidence. You should ensure that you receive a copy of the police report. You may be able to obtain the report at the scene once the officer is finished with their investigation or you may obtain a copy of the report at a later point. In either case, make sure to obtain a copy of any official documents related to your accident. Our Bradenton car accident lawyers will be able to use this information to build your case.
How Our Process Works
Step 1: Contact RHINO Lawyers After An Accident
You need a car accident injury lawyer that knows how to best handle your claim. RHINO Lawyers is made up of a competent, experienced staff that has helped many Bradenton residents after an accident. You should contact our offices at 844.RHINO.77 to speak with one of our representatives about your case. Set up a call with a Bradenton attorney to get your Free Case Analysis.
Step 2: We Will Get To Work For You
If you decide to sign on with us after your free consultation, we will get to work building your case and collecting evidence on your behalf. We can handle all communications with the other party’s insurance company. Our primary objective is to solve your case quickly and settle out of court so you can get on the path to recovery. However, we are fully prepared to take your case to trial on your behalf should it be necessary.
Step 3: Recover From Your Accident
Our top priority is to take the burden of solving your personal injury lawsuit off your shoulders so you can focus on recovery. Once we resolve your case, you can have peace of mind knowing that you receive your full entitled compensation. We aim to obtain justice for our clients and preserve your rights as a victim.
You Don’t Pay Anything Unless We Win Your Case
At RHINO Lawyers, we operate on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay nothing to our firm unless we win your case. Don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance with your case because you think you may owe something. We are here to help you and want you to not stress about the financial aspect of your case.
Contact Us Today For Assistance With Your Personal Injury Case
If you are in a car accident in Bradenton, FL, and need legal assistance, contact the RHINO Lawyer team today! We are standing by today to help you obtain justice with your personal injury claim. Don’t let insurance companies give you the runaround. RHINO Lawyers is in your corner and ready to fight for your entitled coverage benefits.
Contact our experienced and friendly team today for YOUR Free Case Analysis now by texting us, chatting with us online, completing the form below, or by calling 844.RHINO.77.