How Does It Work?
Here, we will take you through the process of filing a claim against the at-fault driver.
First, we need to talk about no-fault insurance coverage, as Florida is one of the US states that require drivers to have no-fault insurance. In effect, it means that should you be involved in an accident in the state, you may be able to file a claim against your Personal Injury Protection insurance.
Through this insurance, you could receive up to 60% of lost wages and up to 80% of medical bills. It is important to note that you seek medical treatment within 14 days of the accident in order to utilize this insurance. If you do not receive medical care within the 14-day timeframe, you may not be eligible to file a Personal Injury Protection claim.
Pursuing a Claim Against the At-Fault Party
In the case where you wish to pursue a claim against the at-fault driver, most injured victims have four years to do so under Florida’s statute of limitations. Should you sustain serious injury as a result of the car accident, you are able to seek compensation from the at-fault driver. Florida law recognizes serious injuries as those which result in:
- Significant and permanent loss of important body function
- Permanent disability or impairment
- Permanent and significant scarring or disfigurement
In the case of the latter, you may bring a claim of wrongful death against the at-fault driver.
Examples of the kind of compensation that you are able to seek in Florida include both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include:
- Medical expenses
- Personal care costs
- Lost wages (past and future)
- Related travel expenses
Non-economic damages include:
- Emotional stress
- Physical pain
- Decreased quality of life
- Debilitating and permanent injuries
Our team of Gainesville car accident lawyers will work with you and on your behalf to ensure that you obtain the compensation that you deserve. Give us a call at 844.RHINO.77 today to schedule a Free Case Analysis.
Why Should You Choose RHINO Lawyers?
When you are dealing with a car accident injury claim in Florida, it is essential that you have an experienced team in your corner. The legal process can be complex and without the professional support of a law firm, it can be difficult to navigate this. Here is what RHINO Lawyers can help you with:
- Obtain evidence pertaining to fault for the accident
- Organize all medical bills and records
- Communicate with the insurer of the at-fault party
- Organize and present evidence
- Prove liability and damages
- Communicate with health care providers
- Negotiate a satisfactory settlement
We understand that the aftermath of a car accident can be a difficult, scary, and confusing time. It is a time when you should be focusing on recovering from your injuries.
We will work with you to obtain all of the necessary information and evidence to strengthen your claim. Furthermore, we negotiate with providers to ensure that you are not being overbilled. We typically help our clients to reduce medical bills by as much as half.
While every case is different, RHINO Lawyers typically settle cases within 9 to 12 months. This is considerably faster than other law firms. What’s best is that there are absolutely no upfront fees to pay; we are a no-win, no-fee law firm. If you don’t win your case, you pay us nothing. So, give us a call at 844.RHINO.77 today to schedule a Free Case Analysis.
Steps to Take After a Car Accident
In the immediate aftermath of the accident, focus on moving yourself and others away from the scene of the accident as a safety precaution. Even if you feel fine, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. If you are in a position to do so, document the crash scene by taking photographs and speaking to witnesses.
It is also important to report the accident to the police so that a police report is filed, as this may strengthen your claim against the at-fault party. To start building your case, contact your Gainsville attorney at RHINO Lawyers. We’ll work to obtain the necessary information to prove liability in your claim.
Injured In An Accident? Call Your Gainsville Car Accident Lawyers at RHINO Lawyers
RHINO Lawyers in Gainsville is ready to fight for your rights if you have been involved in a car accident. We understand the impact a wrongful injury can have on your quality of life and future prospects. That is why we are determined to ensure you receive justice.
What are you waiting for? 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.