Have you been injured in a car accident in Florida? Call attorney Jason Turchin today for a free consultation at (800) 337-7755. As a Florida car accident attorney, Jason Turchin has represented thousands of car accident victims. Call us for a free consultation with your Florida auto accident claim at 800-337-7755 or submit your case online.
Representing Car Accident Victims Throughout Florida
Car accidents often happen when you least expect them to, and when they do happen, they can be a confusing and scary time for all involved. After an accident, you may find yourself suddenly hit with a large amount of medical bills and a number of other expenses you weren’t expecting to be hit with in the midst of your recovery.
When another driver causes an accident and you are injured, it is expected that the at fault driver’s insurance company will compensate you for your medical losses and damages. However, dealing directly with insurance companies who find reasons not to pay you can be tricky. Hiring an experienced car accident lawyer in Florida can help put your mind at ease and allow you to focus on healing while, we focus on your financial recovery. Jason Turchin and his team of car accident attorneys have experience negotiating with and dealing with insurance companies who don’t want to pay. If you’ve been injured, don’t hesitate and call us today at (800) 337-7755.
Common Causes of Car Accidents in Florida
Florida has some of the most dangerous highways and roadways in the world, so car accidents due to driver negligence are common. Some of the most common include:
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol / Drunk driving
- Distracted Driving
- Texting or talking on the phone while driving
- Road rage and aggression
- Illegal lane changing
Financial Loss After a Car Accident
When you are involved in a car accident, you may expect to incur a number of expenses. The following losses are most commonly reported after an injury results from a car accident:
Medical Expenses - Even if your injuries aren’t serious, accidents may result in an ambulance ride to the nearest hospital, where medical personnel will examine you for common injuries such as broken bones, sprains, contusions, and neck and back trauma. A hospital bill plus an ambulance ride may be anything but cheap. A victim of a car accident may experience continual pain with follow up at specialists and rehabilitation facilities for further treatment, which racks up the medical bills even higher and often beyond what health insurance or your own car insurance may cover.
Property Damage - It is often no easy financial feat to repair a vehicle that has been damaged in a car accident. You could be entitled to compensation for the damages and diminished value caused by an accident.
Loss of Wages - Between doctors appointments and physical therapy sessions after you are injured in a car accident, you could have to take a few hours to the entire day off of work, possibly more than once a week. Through no fault of your own, you could be losing income that you could have been earning if you didn’t have to miss work in order to heal.
Pain and Suffering - In addition to other damages you may be entitled to recover, you could also get money for your pain and suffering.
Car Accidents and Florida Law
Florida law provides that your auto insurance company must have personal injury protection, or PIP. This law enables your auto insurance company to provide up to $10,000 in personal injury protection benefits to help you pay for expenses, such as medical bills and other damages that result from a car accident.
Typically, the driver who is responsible for the accident and his or her insurance company is responsible for covering any remaining damages and expenses that PIP didn’t cover. However, responsibility in under Florida law can be tricky. If your case goes to trial, the judge or jury may decide that you shared responsibility in causing the crash.
Florida uses what is called “pure” comparative fault rule for car accidents. What this means is that the judge or jury decides the damages you are awarded basis on your percentage of fault. For example, say you were going through a green light and another vehicle strikes you from the side, believing that they had a green light. If a jury cannot tell who was responsible, they could assess 50/50 liability. This means that if the jury awards you $100,000 in damages, you may collect $50,000.00 due to your percentage of blame.
Contact an Experienced Florida Car Accident Lawyer
Our team of Florida car accident lawyers are committed to getting the financial compensation you deserve. We know that this can be a frustrating time dealing with what feels like a never ending stream of expenses, phone calls and stress, and we’re here to help so that you can focus on healing and move on from your car accident.
If you were injured in a car accident, call the Law Offices of Jason Turchin for a free consultation today at (800) 337-7755 to get the financial compensation you deserve.
We work on a contingency fee, which means you don't pay us any money for fees or costs unless your case is settled or won at trial. We waive all fees and costs if there is no recovery.What insurance companies do you handle car accident claims against in Florida?
We can handle claims against every insurance company which does business in Florida. In fact, over the years, we've fought claims against many of the major insurance companies, like GEICO, Allstate, USAA, MetLife, Progressive, Zurich, Gainsco, 21st Century, Liberty Mutual, Lincoln General, and many others. We can handle both bodily injury claims and uninsured/underinsured motorist claims throughout all of Florida.Miami Car Accident Lawyer - Weston Auto Accident Attorney - Ft Lauderdale Car Crash Lawyers
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