Do you have questions regarding a car, truck, or motorcycle collision? We can help.
Even if you received a traffic citation after your accident occurred, this does not mean you are guilty. Nor does it mean you’re at fault or ineligible for certain benefits under the law. In fact, Florida’s unique laws allow us to help almost anyone recently injured as a result of a traffic crash.
If you have recently been in an auto accident, you may not feel the full extent of your injuries until weeks later. Therefore, if you even think you have injuries, we’ll immediately begin to help you preserve your benefits under Florida law.
First, stay calm and collect as much information from the other driver involved in the accident as possible. Otherwise, you may not be able to hold him or her responsible if they’re at fault. There is a process for determining fault, and it is best not to prematurely take responsibility for your accident.
Next, allow the process for determining fault to play out through official channels. Because, even though you may think you were at fault for your accident, our investigation of the facts may reveal something different than you initially expected.
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Having fear or rage immediately after an accident, you may feel the urge to discuss it. Try not to talk about your involvement in the accident, except with our office or your attorney.
We strongly suggest allowing official channels to be utilized in the process of determining fault. Even though you may think you were at fault for your accident, our investigation of the facts may reveal something different than you initially expected. It is best not to prematurely take responsibility for your accident.
If possible, you should report your accident to your insurance provider within 24 hours of your accident. However, keep in mind that there is a process for determining fault, and it is best not to prematurely take responsibility for your accident.
Even though you may think you were at fault for your accident, our investigation of the facts may reveal something different than you initially expected. Allow the process for determining fault to play out through official channels.
While it may not matter in your particular case, it’s never a good idea to drive without valid insurance in Florida. If you get into an accident that is your fault, you could even face criminal charges and DMV administration fees.
Since Florida is a “no-fault” state, the other driver will likely have his or her bills that result from the crash covered by his or her own insurance company, but only up to a maximum of $10,000. Since medical costs may quickly exceed that amount, the other driver(s) may try and sue you.
Since Florida is a “no-fault” state, the bills that result from your crash will likely be covered by your own insurance company, but only up to a maximum of $10,000. If your medical bills exceed $10,000, your underinsured or uninsured (UM insurance) motorist section of your policy will come into important play if you elected this option on your automobile policy.
If not, it is likely your only recourse against the at-fault driver is a civil lawsuit brought for the amount of personal injury and other damages you incurred as a result of their negligence.
After exhausting your $10,000 in PIP coverage benefits, if the at-fault driver has an amount of liability coverage that is insufficient to cover the damages related to your accident, your underinsured motorist policy may cover the difference between your losses and the amount you received from the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
If the negligent driver did not have liability coverage whatsoever, your uninsured motorist insurance may cover you. Many drivers in Florida do not carry UM coverage but should, so call your insurance carrier today.
Our former Insurance Defense Attorney, Brandon F. Jones, knows how the insurance companies place a value on traffic crash injuries and vehicle damage. If you were involved in a Tampa auto accident, we’ll leverage our full understanding of Personal Injury Law to help you establish that the other driver involved in the traffic crash was at fault, or at least responsible for a portion of your damages or injuries.
Get the answers YOU need by speaking or meeting with one of our former insurance defense attorneys who have inside knowledge of how big insurance companies value personal injury and damage claims. No fees unless we WIN.
Then, decide what is best after getting free advice from a RHINO Lawyer who wants to help YOU.