Coral Springs Car Accident Attorney
The rate of car accidents is rising across the country. In Florida alone, upwards of 350,000 crashes occur in a given year, where thousands are killed and thousands more are injured. Nearly all of these accidents are preventable; they happen because of negligent and careless driving behaviors. Negligent drivers can be held accountable for their negligence and forced to pay the medical costs and other legal damages of their injury victims. However, Florida’s no-fault insurance system makes it difficult for accident victims to recover the full amount of their damages. The Law Offices of Barry S. Mittelberg helps people in Coral Springs and Orlando recover the full amount of compensation available when they have been injured in a car accident due to another driver’s negligence, including:
- Aggressive or reckless driving
- Drunk driving
- Texting while driving and other distracted driving
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident in Orlando or Coral Springs, call the Law Offices of Barry S. Mittelberg for a free consultation on your claims with an experienced and dedicated Coral Springs car accident attorney.
Getting Full Compensation after a Florida Car Accident is an Uphill Climb
Florida has a system of no-fault insurance in place to ensure that persons injured in a car accident can get compensation quickly and easily without having to file a lawsuit and without regard to who was at fault in the causing the crash. The amounts recoverable in a no-fault claim, however, do not come close to fully compensating a crash victim, compared to what is recoverable in another type of personal injury such as a slip and fall. For instance, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) only pays for 80% of medical expenses and 60% of lost income, up to a total amount of $10,000. Benefits can even be capped at only $2,500 if the injury doesn’t qualify as an “emergency medical condition” under the law and treatment is not sought within 14 days of the accident.
In order to be able to bring a lawsuit and recover the full amount of personal injury damages, including all medical costs, lost wages and pain and suffering, you must have suffered a “serious injury” as defined in Florida car accident law. A serious injury under the law means:
- Significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function
- Permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability
- Significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement
Florida car accident attorney Barry S. Mittelberg is an experienced trial lawyer who has litigated numerous car accident injury cases in Coral Springs and Orlando. At the Law Offices of Barry S. Mittelberg, we conduct a complete investigation of the accident and thoroughly document your injury to overcome the serious injury threshold and prove the other driver’s negligence is to blame. We commit ourselves totally to seeing that you get the medical care and compensation you need. Our fees are based on the size of the recovery we obtain, and if we don’t get money for you, we don’t charge any fee.
Help from a Caring and Dedicated Attorney after a Car Accident in Orlando or Coral Springs
If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Coral Springs or Orlando, call the Law Offices of Barry S. Mittelberg at 954-752-1213 for a free consultation with an experienced and dedicated Florida car accident attorney.