Florida is one of the most dangerous states for drivers. It is a combination of older drivers, new teen drivers, lax driving laws, an increase in distracted driving and driving under the influence that leads to so many crashes. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported 2,866 crashes, with 1,778 injuries and 23 fatalities, in Martin County, Florida during 2018. The statistics don’t account for the true experience of being involved in a car collision. Victims often suffer emotional distress in addition to the physical injuries and are faced with the hard task of trying to return their life back to normal. If you or a loved one has been harmed in a car crash, it is time to speak with a car accident lawyer at Sholtes Law, PLLC who can help you seek justice for the damages you have sustained.
Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law
Florida Statute 627.7407, also known as the Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law, states that each driver must have their own personal injury protection (PIP) insurance coverage. This insurance will cover the medical expenses for the driver, any passengers, and any relatives living in the same household. While this is great protection, especially if you are hit by an uninsured motorist, it does not mean the insurance company will pay out the full value of your claim without a fight. A car collision attorney can advocate on your behalf for the insurance company to pay out the full value of your claim while you focus your attention on recovering.
What if (PIP) Insurance Will Not Cover My Injuries?
Severe injuries sustained in a car crash can be life-threatening and require expensive medical treatment. If this is the case, the (PIP) insurance that is required by Florida’s Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law will probably not be enough to cover your losses and you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party. An attorney will help you collect evidence for the personal injury claim. It should take into account medical expenses, anticipated future medical costs, lost wages, permanent disabilities, property damage, and emotional distress caused by the vehicle collision.
At What Point Do I Need a Car Crash Attorney?
If you have been injured during a collision, it is best to seek legal help as soon as possible. An experienced Stuart attorney can guide you through what steps to take initially and answer any questions you may have about personal injury claims. If the other driver initially denies fault, we will help you go through evidence such as police records, witness statements, and traffic camera footage to prove otherwise. We advocate on your behalf so that you don’t have to constantly revisit the stress of the collision. Let the Stuart car crash attorneys at Sholtes Law, PLLC work to get you the best compensation possible for your case. Call our offices at 855-534-2509 to schedule a free consultation. We can meet you at a location that is convenient for you.