Tamarac Car Accident Attorney
If you’re a driver in Tamarac, chances are high that at least once in your lifetime, you will be involved in a car accident. Hopefully, though, the car accident is minor and doesn’t leave you with any injuries or significant out-of-pocket expenses. If you are involved in a serious car accident, though, or if a loved one is harmed in a crash, you need an experienced Tamarac car accident attorney on your side.
Filing a Claim After a Tamarac Car Accident
If you’ve been in a car accident in Florida, there are a few important things that you need to know about recovering damages, including that Florida is a no-fault state. This means that after an accident, regardless of which driver caused the accident, you will need to file a claim against your owninsurance Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. A minimum of $10,000 in PIP coverage is required in the state.
What If the Other Driver Was At Fault?
Even if the other driver was to blame for the crash, the no-fault law prevents you from filing a claim against that driver. There is, however, an exception to this rule.
If you have suffered serious injuries, you can file a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance, or file a suit against the driver (typically, lawsuits are only pursued if settlements cannot be reached through negotiations). Per Florida Statutes Section 627.737, a serious injury is one which results in significant and permanent loss of a bodily function, death, permanent injury, or permanent scarring and disfigurement.
How Can a Tamarac Car Accident Attorney Help Me?
Being involved in an accident can be traumatic, and making sense of the law, dealing with insurance adjusters, and knowing your rights after a crash can be exhausting and overwhelming. When you work with our Tamarac car accident attorney, we can help. Our lawyers will serve you by:
- Investigating your case to determine fault;
- Helping you to understand Florida’s fault laws, including comparative negligence in Florida;
- Determining whether you can bring a claim against the other driver;
- Calculating your damages;
- Negotiating your settlement; and
We want you to feel as though you can relax and focus on building a high quality of life after the accident while we handle the details of your car accident claim.
If you are in a car accident, it’s important that you start the claims process immediately – acting quickly helps to ensure that evidence isn’t destroyed and that the statute of limitations, which is four years in Florida, isn’t breached.
To learn more about what to do following a Tamarac car accident and how our lawyer can serve you, please call us today or send us a message telling us more about your car accident, your injuries, and how we can serve you. We offer free consultations and always work on a contingency fee basis.