Florida’s 14-Day Rule
The state of Florida requires all licensed drivers to carry no-fault insurance coverage. This provides you with coverage in the event of a car crash where the other driver was negligent. You can file a claim with your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance policy. It will pay up to 60% of lost wages and up to 80% of medical bills.
However, you have to seek medical treatment within two weeks after your accident. If you don’t, you can’t file a claim.
Some of the items you can receive compensation for include:
- Medical bills
- Surgical services
- Ambulance transportation
- Rehabilitative services
- Dental care
Additionally, you have to ensure that the healthcare provider you see is within the PIP-approved network. This includes primary care, emergency room, or urgent care doctor. This increases your chance of receiving compensation from your insurance policy.
Like we mentioned before, you won’t receive compensation for the entirety of your medical bills from your PIP policy. You’ll still be left with some bills to pay. That’s where RHINO Lawyers comes in.
You Can Trust the Car Accident Attorneys At RHINO Lawyers
Our team at RHINO Lawyers has recovered over $200,000,000 for our clients that have been involved in auto accidents. When you work with us, you’re partnered with an experienced legal team that you can reach anytime to ask for information regarding your case. We’ll be with you through the entire process from start to finish.
We understand that dealing with the aftermath of a car accident can be traumatic, especially when you’re dealing with injuries. We’re available to ease your concerns and make your life as stress-free as possible.
Additionally, we negotiate with medical companies to guarantee that you’re not being overcharged and they’re billing you properly. We typically reduce medical balances by up to 40 to 50%. That’s higher than the industry standard.
The fee you pay us never changes, so the more we’re able to reduce your medical bills, the more money you’ll have in your pocket. This can amount to thousands of dollars that you get to keep.
Our team typically settles our cases in 9 to 12 months. Other law firms take longer because they don’t utilize the same paperless and modern technologies that we do. That means you’ll get your money much faster than you would anywhere else.
You Don’t Pay Us Until We Win
You don’t have to pay any upfront fees when you work with RHINO Lawyers. We won’t take a fee until we win your case. If we’re not successful, then we don’t get paid. We’ll work tirelessly to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation possible.
What Should I Do After a Car Accident?
Protecting yourself and your rights is vital after a car accident. Most people don’t know what they should do after a car accident, even if they’ve been in one before.
Keep in mind that you shouldn’t leave the scene of your accident. If you can drive your car, move it to the side of the road, staying out of traffic. Put your hazard lights on, even if you can’t move your car.
Next, check yourself and anyone else in your car for injuries. If you can check the other driver as well. While it’s acceptable to speak to the other party and inquire after their injuries and ask for their contact information, you should never assign or accept any blame.
Once you’ve assessed the scene, notify the police. The police report is an essential component in the claims process. It’ll include pertinent information about your crash, including who the at-fault party was.
You should next document all the details of the car crash. Right down the information of the other driver’s vehicle. Note down if you see any traffic lights or security cameras around. Take pictures and videos of the crash site as well.
If there are any witnesses on the scene, get their contact information. You should also write down the responding officer’s badge number and name.
Even if you aren’t in pain or showing any visible injuries, you should always seek medical attention. Whiplash, and other car accident-related injuries, sometimes take several days to appear. Additionally, your medical records will be essential when we start building a case for compensation.
Your final step should be to contact RHINO Lawyers. We’ll get started on your case immediately, being your advocate and spokesperson so you can focus on healing.
Contact the Leading Miami Car Accident Lawyers
Our team at RHINO Lawyers is ready to help you and fight on your behalf. We can get to work immediately on your case, offering you free advice and advocating for your rights.
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.