Car Accidents - Apopka
Florida Car Accident Lawyers
Representing Victims in Apopka,
Orlando, Daytona Beach, Winter Park,
and the surrounding areas.
through no fault of your own, you might be overwhelmed by mounting
expenses and unexpected losses. It is possible to recover damages as a result of a car accident in
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 policies through their insurers. This car insurance coverage is mandatory in Florida and the insurance will, 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.
You may also have to pay deductibles, depending on your insurance company and the policy limits in place. In order to receive up to $10,000 in coverage from your PIP policy, you must seek 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.
Seeking Compensation from Negligent Drivers
Hundreds of thousands of car crashes happen every year in Florida with a large number resulting in injuries. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, 374,372 vehicle crashes happened in 2015 alone, resulting in 243,316 nonfatal injuries. While these car accidents may be caused by many different things, many are a result of negligent driving behaviors.
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
Permanent losses of body functions
Permanent injuries or disabilities
Permanent disfigurement and scarring
negligence claims against the drivers. To prevail, plaintiffs must be able to prove each of the elements of auto negligence laws in Florida:
The defendant owed the victim a duty of care to exercise reasonable care and caution; and
The defendant driver violated the duty of care; and
The breach of the duty of care caused the accident and the plaintiff’s injuries; and
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 Office 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 Office of Carolina Nunez, P.A. Law 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.
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 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
injury or death after a car accident is important.
accident lawyers may help you to recover more financial
compensation for your car accident than you might be able to recover on your own.
Our Florida Car Accident, Uber Accident, Lyft Accident, Turo Accident, Ride Share Accident, Bicycle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Truck Accident, Slip 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.
Call us today at 407-376-2229
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