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Car Accidents in Florida

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Carolina Nunez, Esq. is a Florida accident attorney at The Law Offices of Carolina Nunez, P.A.

With our personalized service, we have helped clients feel heard and understood after an accident.

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How Can Florida Car Accident Lawyers Help Me After a Crash?

You might be wondering -- how can a car accident lawyer help. a lawyer is there to represent your rights, not the interest of the insurance company.

 

If you or your loved one has been seriously injured in an accident through no fault of your own, you might be overwhelmed by mounting expenses and unexpected losses. It is possible to recover damages from a car accident to compensate you for your economic and noneconomic losses.

The Florida car accident and injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Carolina Nunez, P.A. may identify all potential sources of recovery and aggressively work on your behalf to maximize the financial compensation after a car crash.

Understanding Florida

Personal Injury Protection

and the Right to Sue

Florida is a no-fault insurance state, leading some people to believe that they cannot file a car accident lawsuit against the driver who caused their car accident. When an injury accident in Florida causes minor injuries, people file claims with their own personal injury protection (PIP) policies through their insurers.

  • This car insurance coverage may, depending on the policy, pay 60 percent of the wages that you lost and 80 percent of your medical expenses up to a total of $10,000.

  • Typically, to receive up to $10,000 in coverage from your PIP policy, you must have sought medical care within 14 days of your accident.

  • If you fail to meet this deadline, your recovery will be limited to $2,500 of coverage.

  • This makes it very important for you to seek medical treatment after a car accident as soon as possible.

Even if you do not initially think that you have been injured, you should still seek a medical examination because some car accident injuries may take hours or days to show symptoms. If your car accident injuries are serious, however, you may file a lawsuit against the negligent driver.

How Much Time Do I Have

to File a Lawsuit After an

Accident in Florida?

In Florida, you must file a car accident lawsuit against the negligent driver who caused your auto crash injury and property damage no later than two years from the date it occurs. It is best to file your lawsuit as soon after the car accident as possible, however. If you wait to file, evidence may be lost, and it may be difficult to locate witnesses to the car accident. If you miss the two-year Florida statute of limitations, you may be permanently barred from trying to recover damages through a lawsuit against the driver who caused the accident and your injuries.

In order to file a personal injury lawsuit in Florida, you must have suffered a serious injury in a car accident, which might include the following:

  • Permanent loss of body functions;

  • Permanent injuries or disabilities;

  • Permanent disfigurement and scarring.

Generally, plaintiffs in Florida car accident lawsuits against the at-fault driver file negligence claims against the drivers. To prevail, plaintiffs must be able to prove each of the elements of auto negligence laws in Florida:

  1. The defendant owed the victim a duty of care to exercise reasonable care and caution.

  2. The defendant driver violated the duty of care.

  3. The breach of the duty of care caused the accident and the plaintiff’s injuries.

  4. The plaintiff suffered financial harm as a result.

Proving that a defendant driver owed a duty of care is fairly straightforward because all drivers have a duty to exercise reasonable care and caution while driving. Any driving behavior that fails to meet this duty may be a breach, including speeding, impaired driving, distracted driving, running red lights, and others. The dedicated Florida personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Carolina Nunez, P.A. may thoroughly investigate your case in order to build a strong case on your behalf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Potential Damages and

Florida Negligence in

Car Accident Cases

The damages that might be available to you in a personal injury lawsuit in Florida will vary depending on what happened, the severity of your injuries, and the losses that you have suffered. Typically, damages may include such things as your lost capacity to earn an income, past and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, plus property damage.

The car accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Carolina Nunez, P.A. may analyze your losses and provide you with an estimated range of values within which any settlement offer should fall. This can help you to evaluate any offers that are extended to you so that you can make a better-informed decision. While your Florida accident attorney may work hard to help you to secure a fair settlement, it is sometimes difficult to reach an agreement through negotiations. If that happens, the personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Carolina Nunez, P.A. may litigate aggressively on your behalf against the negligent driver up to and through a jury trial. If you prevail at a trial, the jury will determine the amount of damages to award in each category of your economic and noneconomic losses.

Potential Death as a

Consequence of an Accident

 

When people are killed in automobile accidents because of the negligent actions of the drivers, their families may file wrongful death lawsuits against the drivers. By doing this, families may recover damages to compensate them for the losses that they have suffered as a result of their loved ones’ deaths. The statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit must be filed no later than two years following the accident or death. This makes it very important for families to seek legal guidance as soon as they can in order to preserve their rights.

Don't Settle for Less Than You Deserve — Call and Speak with a Florida Car Accident Lawyer Today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting help from a knowledgeable Florida personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an injury or death after a car accident is important. A car accident attorney at The Law Offices of Carolina Nunez, P.A. will guide you throughout the process and work to help you to build the strongest case possible.

Our Florida Car AccidentUber AccidentLyft AccidentTuro AccidentRide Share AccidentBicycle AccidentPedestrian AccidentTruck AccidentSlip and Fall attorneys in Stuart, Orlando, Winter Park, Gainesville, and Daytona Beach are dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured victims and the families of those who are not at fault and injured in Winter Park, Orlando, Daytona Beach, Stuart, Gainesville, plus surrounding areas.

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My Commitment

As Your Personal Injury Attorney

     I am Attorney Carolina Nunez and I strive to make sure that our offices offer legal representation in accident cases in finding all avenues to justice and appropriate compensation for our clients. ​ If you have not been at fault after an accident, or if fault is split, we may be able to look at your case for free. Our office litigates cases. Not all law firms have that ability and may cause you to not recover as much as you can for your injuries by pressuring you to settle for an amount less than what is available through the policy limits.

 

      With our team of lawyers having received awards from Lawyers of Distinction, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Elite Lawyers - Civil Litigation, Top 40 Lawyers Under 40, and more -- you can be assured that our team is ready to fight for your rights after an accident. ​

 

     During the case, I make it a point to personally connect with my clients so they know that their case is important to me. You deserve to know the how and why from your lawyer.

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