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Tallahassee Car Accident Attorneys
HELPING ACCIDENT VICTIMS PROTECT THEIR RIGHTS FOR 30+ YEARS
Motor vehicle accidents still prove to be the most common cause of personal injury and death in the United States. Whether you are driving a vehicle, riding a bicycle or walking down the street, you can be injured. Our Tallahassee car accident lawyers are experienced in representing victims of motor vehicle accidents. If you’ve been hurt, YOU HAVE TOO MUCH AT STAKE not to protect your 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) 222-2000 today.
WHO WILL PAY MY MEDICAL BILLS AFTER AN ACCIDENT?
Every Florida resident and certain non-residents that own a motor vehicle are required to purchase no-fault auto insurance. Included in the required insurance is Personal Injury Protection (PIP). 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 you have.
Under a basic no-fault PIP policy in Florida, your insurance 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
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 at-fault party. However, if you have an insurance policy with a deductible, your medical bills, prescriptions or lost wages will not be paid until your deductible has been met.
HOLDING RESPONSIBLE DRIVERS ACCOUNTABLE IN TALLAHASSEE, FL
If you receive serious injuries from a motor vehicle 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 insurance coverage.
These additional damages include items such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Damage to your 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 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 at the time of the accident.
CALL BROOKS, LEBOEUF, BENNETT, FOSTER & GWARTNEY, P.A.
Because the law surrounding insurance claims can be very complicated and confusing, it is essential that you seek the advice of a Tallahassee car accident attorney if you have any questions. Our legal team can assist you in obtaining all of the benefits you are entitled to under Florida law.
Brooks, LeBoeuf, Bennett, Foster & Gwartney, P.A. is ready to help you pursue the relief you deserve. Call us today to request a free case evaluation.