Coconut Creek Car Accident Attorney
With more and more vehicles on the road, it’s not surprising that the number of car accidents is on the rise, and not just in Florida. Thousands of people are killed, and even more are injured, every year. While everyone calls them car “accidents,” the truth is that nearly every single one is preventable. It’s not an accident when there is someone who caused the collision through negligence, recklessness, or even intentional acts. A driver who is negligent can be held accountable and be made to reimburse medical expenses and legal damages for those people who were harmed.
Florida is a no-fault state, which means you have to meet a certain threshold for your damages before you can pursue the at-fault party. This is why you need the assistance of a Coconut Creek car accident attorney who understands the laws and can help you recover the full amount of your damages.
At the Law Offices of Barry S. Mittelberg, P.A., we have years of experience helping Florida clients recover the full amount of their damages when they have been injured in a car accident that was not their fault. Some of the more common causes of accidents we represent clients for can include:
- Distracted driving, including text messaging while driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Aggressive or reckless driving
- Disobeying traffic signals and signs
How Florida’s No-Fault System Works
With the no-fault insurance system, Florida residents are able to get some compensation quickly and easily without the hassle of trying to prove liability and file a lawsuit. Unfortunately, the amount you might receive in a no-fault insurance claim is usually not enough to cover your injuries. For example, Personal Injury Protection (PIP), only will pay for 80% of medical expenses and 60% of your lost income, with a total aggregate amount of $10,000. If the injury does not qualify as an “emergency medical condition,” it may even be capped at only $2,500.
In order to file a lawsuit against the other party to recover your full medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, you have to have sustained a “serious injury” as defined by Florida statutes. Under Florida law, a serious injury is one that includes:
- Permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability
- Significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function
- Significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement
If you’re pursuing a Florida auto accident claim, you want an attorney who has extensive litigation experience. Barry S. Mittelberg is a very seasoned trial lawyer who has experience litigating countless car accident injury cases in Coconut Creek and the surrounding areas.
Contact a Skilled Coconut Creek Car Accident Attorney Today
If you need assistance with pursuing a car accident claim against the at-fault party, contact the Law Offices of Barry S. Mittelberg, P.A. today to schedule a free initial consultation.