Motor vehicle accidents still prove to be the most common cause of personal injury and death in the United States. We know injuries can occur at any time, right here in our hometown. Whether you are driving a vehicle, riding a bicycle or walking down the street, you can be injured.
Our experienced legal team of Tallahassee car accident lawyers know how to represent you and your loved ones if you are a victim of a motor vehicle accident.do not wait to contact us. You can call us any time of day or night and speak to an attorney. Remember, you have too much at stake not to find an advocate who will protect your rights.
At Brooks, LeBoeuf, Bennett, Foster & Gwartney, P.A., we’ve been fighting for accident victims for over thirty years right here in Tallahassee. Our experienced legal team is on-call 24 hours a day for you! You may contact our office at 850-222-2000 and schedule a free consultation right now.
WHO WILL PAY MY MEDICAL BILLS AFTER AN ACCIDENT?
Every Florida resident who owns a motor vehicle is required to purchase no-fault auto insurance. This is also true for certain non-Florida residents. Personal Injury Protection (PIP) is included in this required insurance coverage. Regardless of who was at fault for your accident, your PIP insurance may be able to pay most of your medical bills. The benefits payable, however, depend on the amount and type of coverage.
Let us share more information with you from our team of Tallahassee attorneys. Under a basic no-fault PIP policy in Florida, your insurance may 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 medical prescriptions or help in your household. Further, travel expenses associated with your medical treatments may be covered.
You may also be entitled to benefits from the at-fault party. Bear in mind that 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.
HOW DO WE HOLD DRIVERS ACCOUNTABLE RIGHT HERE IN TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA?
If you receive serious injuries from a motor vehicle accident that result in some form of permanent injury, Florida law entitles you, or your personal representative, to bring a claim against the at-fault party. Permanent injuries from a motor vehicle accident can include scarring, or permanent physical impairment.
Florida Law 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 your 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 if your damages exceed the policy limits of the at-fault party. This may also be possible if the other driver was uninsured at the time of the accident.
Our combined 100 years of experience has taught us that the law surrounding insurance claims can be very complicated and confusing. When you are injured, it is essential that you seek the advice of a local Tallahassee car accident attorney. Our legal team of local attorneys is here to help you obtain all of the benefits you are entitled to under Florida law.
You have too much at stake not to protect your legal rights. You may contact our office at 850-222-2000 and schedule a free consultation right now. As your local team, Brooks, LeBoeuf, Bennett, Foster & Gwartney, P.A. is ready to help you!
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