Tallahassee Car Accident Lawyers
Seeking Relief in the Wake of Your Collision
Motor vehicles still prove to be the most common cause of personal injury and death in the United States. Whether you are driving your vehicle, riding your bicycle, or walking down the street, you can be injured by a motor vehicle. Our personal Tallahassee injury attorneys are experienced in representing victims of motor vehicle accidents. If you’ve been in an auto accident YOU HAVE TOO MUCH AT STAKE not to protect your legal rights.
At Brooks, LeBoeuf, Bennett, Foster & Gwartney, P.A., we've been fighting for accident victims for more than 30 years. Call us at (850) 426-4477 today.
Navigating Auto Insurance
Every Florida resident and certain non-residents that own a motor vehicle are required to purchase no-fault automobile insurance. Included in the required insurance is Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance. Regardless of who was at fault for your accident, your PIP insurance will usually pay most of your medical bills. The benefits payable will depend on the amount and type of coverage that you have purchased.
For example, under a basic no-fault PIP policy in Florida, your insurance company will pay:
- 80% of your reasonable and necessary medical expenses
- 60% of your lost wages
- up to $10,000 depending on the severity of the injury and subsequent treatment
In addition to medical expenses and lost wages, your PIP benefits may also pay for prescriptions or household help, plus travel expenses associated with your medical treatments. You may also be entitled to benefits from the party at fault for your accident.
However, if you have purchased an insurance policy with a deductible, your insurance company will not pay for any of your medical bills, prescriptions or lost wages until you have met your deductible amount.
Holding Responsible Drivers Accountable
If you receive serious injuries from an accident that results in some form of permanent injury, such as scarring, or permanent physical impairment, Florida law entitles you, or your personal representative, to bring a claim against the at-fault party. This allows you to recover the full extent of your damages above and beyond the benefits provided by your No-Fault coverage.
These additional damages include items such as:
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Damage to your wage earning capacity
- Future medical expenses
If you are married at the time of the accident, and you have permanent injuries, your spouse may be entitled to damages as a result of your injury as well. In addition, if you purchased uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage on your own policy, you may be able to recover additional funds for your damages if they exceed the policy limits of the at-fault party, or if the other driver was uninsured.
Because the law can be very complicated and confusing, it is essential that you seek the advice of an attorney if you have any questions. A Tallahassee car accident attorney can assist you in obtaining all of the benefits that you are entitled to under Florida law.
We're ready to help you pursue the relief you deserve. Call our team today to request a free case evaluation.