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Nothing interrupts your life like being in a car wreck. Accident victims face injuries, time off work and compounding medical bills. Worse, it can be difficult to get fair treatment from the insurance company. Insurance adjusters working on your case only have one thing in mind: to pay you as little as possible. When people try to handle their own claims, they can unknowingly make mistakes that will reduce the amount of compensation that they receive. No matter how straightforward your claim seems, you should never face the insurance company alone. An experienced Tallahassee car accident lawyer can fight for the compensation you deserve.
At Milles Law, we passionately and aggressively represent car accident victims and their families. When you hire our law firm, you spend less time dealing with the consequences of your accident and more time focusing on recovering. Our lawyers have extensive experience and possess the legal knowledge necessary to handle all types of car accident cases. Whatever the circumstances of the accident, from a simple fender bender to a catastrophic multi-vehicle collision, our accident attorney can help.
What Is the 14 Day Rule in Florida?
Florida’s “14 Day Rule” involves failing to seek medical treatment after 14 days. If you are in a car accident in Florida and do not seek medical treatment, you may result in forfeiture of your PIP (personal injury protection) coverage. PIP coverage is “no fault” coverage that is mandatory for every Florida driver. There are many nuances to Florida’s PIP law. Depending on whether you have been diagnosed with an emergency medical condition, you may be entitled to either $2,500.00 or $10,000.00 in PIP coverage. It is wise to consult an attorney immediately so that you can be fully advised of your legal rights concerning “no fault” insurance coverage.
The 14-day time limitation only applies to your own no fault PIP coverage. It does not apply to the other driver’s bodily injury coverage. If you have been injured by another driver’s negligence, you have four years to file a lawsuit against the at fault driver to recover damages. Due to the complex nature of insurance law, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney who is familiar with its nuances. Auto accident claims often involve multiple vehicles and affect different aspects of insurance coverage.
Common Causes of Car Accidents in Florida
Car accidents injured more than 236,000 Florida residents in 2018. Statistics compiled by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles show that alcohol caused a confirmed 5,106 crashes that year, although the actual number may be much higher. Additional causes of car accidents include:
- Distracted Driving
- Speeding or aggressive driving
- Poor weather conditions
- Inexperienced drivers
- Drowsy/fatigued driving
- Road hazards (roadkill, animals, damaged roads, poor lighting)
Motorcycles, pedestrians and cyclists also suffer injuries or death during accidents caused by the scenarios above.
It depends. Each case is different. Many factors influence the outcome of a settlement. Your damages, for instance, play a major role in how much money you might be able to recover from a settlement or a verdict. For more serious injuries, the settlement or verdict amount could be higher. This is because the plaintiff would need more compensation to pay for their damages, such as medical bills, lost income, loss of future earnings, pain and suffering, and home modifications.
Catastrophic injuries, such as brain or spinal cord injuries, can result in lifelong disabilities as well as pain and suffering. As a result, it may be possible to secure a larger settlement.
Additional factors could come into play when assessing the value of a settlement. The other driver’s fault, the defendant or defendants involved in the case, and your insurance coverage may also factor into a settlement.
Many car accident claims settle. However, there are cases where it might be necessary to seek a trial. If an insurance carrier refuses to negotiate a fair settlement or the parties cannot agree who is at fault for the wreck, then it may be necessary to seek a trial.
When to Hire a Tallahassee Car Accident Attorney After a Car Accident
You should call an experienced car accident injury lawyer immediately after any vehicle accident. If you do not, you may say things to the insurance company that can hurt your case. Furthermore, while it can be tempting to take an initial offer from an insurance company, it is rarely in your best interest. If you have been involved in an accident on I 10, I 61 or anywhere else in Florida, our Tallahassee car accident lawyer can help with cases that involve but are not limited to:
- Rollovers: Negligent drivers, poorly maintained roadways, split lanes, weather conditions and other factors may result in a rollover accident.
- Fatal Crashes: The loss of a loved one is devastating. If someone close to you has suffered a wrongful death in a negligent car accident, we have the skills and experience to help you receive what you deserve in order to recover.
- Drunk Driving: Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not only 100% preventable, but also against the law. Unfortunately, many people do not follow this rule and get behind the wheel when their judgment is impaired. As a result, intoxicated driving is the cause of some of the worst accidents.
- Distracted Driving: Distractions such as texting, eating or fiddling with music options can cause motorists to misjudge distance between a car, fail to yield or fail to signal between lanes. Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of car accidents.
Have You Been Injured in a Car Accident? Call Our Tallahassee Car Accident Lawyer Today
Were you the victim of a careless truck driver or a distracted teen? Have insurance adjusters made you an unfair offer? Let our firm investigate your accident. We have the resources to contact witnesses, call upon experts and preserve evidence that will bolster your claim.
Our Tallahassee car accident attorney handles car accidents on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not pay us unless you win. If you have been involved in a car accident in Tallahassee or in Valdosta or Moultrie Georgia, we can help. Call us at (855) 553-3310 or contact us online now to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Tallahassee car accident lawyer.
Truck Accident $750,000.00 750,000.00
Car Accident $450,000.00
Pedestrian Accident $250,000.00
Car Accident $205,000.00
Bus Accident $170,000.00
Motorcycle Accident $150,000.00
Car Accident $125,000.00
Car Accident $60,000.00 $60,000
Commercial Truck Accident $27,500.00
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Hiring the right firm can make all the difference. At Milles Law, we have the experience successfully handling thousands of personal injury cases. When you hire our firm you can expect to work closely with Attorney Milles from start to finish, and you will have access to him and his team any time you have questions.
WHY HIRE OUR FIRM?
Over 23 Years of Experience
Tens of Millions Won for Clients
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