Car Accident Lawyer Davie, Florida | Auto Accident Car Wreck Crash Attorney
Have you or a loved one been involved recently in an automobile accident? If so, we can help. We’ve investigated hundreds of car and truck crashes over the years and recovered several millions of dollars in settlement claims for injured people and families of wrongful death accident victims.
We understand and empathize with you in your time of need, assurance, and recovery. No, it’s *not* “just about the money”. It’s the principle. Fact of the matter is money will help pave the road to a speedier recovery and peace of mind for you and your family. Whereas a lack of money can often be 10x more stressful than the accident itself. We can’t fix every problem, but what we *can* do is solve YOUR problem. Contact our Legacy Car Accident Law Offices today.
‘No Fault’ and ‘Pure Comparative Negligence’ Rules for Car Accident Injuries and Lawsuits
Florida is one of only a few states in the entire country with “no-fault” car insurance and accident compensation laws. What does this mean to you? In a nutshell, you’ll have to file a claim against your own insurance under “personal injury protection (P.I.P)” coverage for injuries sustained from the accident regardless of ‘who’ is at-fault.
If, however, injuries are severe and permanent, only then can you file a claim against the negligent driver, and if need be, a lawsuit to further recoup damages. Also, if your filing a claim for your damaged vehicle, “no fault” does NOT apply (only for “personal injuries”), and you can file a claim against the negligent driver’s insurance policy.
Additionally, Florida jurisdiction is a “pure comparative negligence” state, meaning if your case goes to trial, the judge or jury will measure fault across both parties – determine the fault of each driver based on calculating percentages – and reduce damage awards appropriately.
Case in point. If a driver suffers $1000 in damages after a side-swipe, but was found to be 20 percent at fault, his or her settlement will be limited to 80 percent of his or her damages – or $800 total.
Limits on Damages and Car Accident Insurance Claims and Lawsuits
Florida is fairly ‘laxed’ on auto accident compensation, once “no-fault” insurance rules are considered, other than a time limit deadline for filing cases.
If you’ve suffered personal permanent injuries or property (including vehicle) damage, you have a time limit known as the statute of limitations of up to four years from the accident to file a lawsuit. Remember, you must go through your own state-mandated insurance if you suffer damages of a much lesser degree.
Receive Your Complimentary Claim Review from The Best Davie, FL Local Car Accident Settlement Lawyer Attorney
As you can imagine, “no-fault” insurance laws make Davie, Florida claims a touch nut to crack, as they demand you go to your own insurance for claims against non-serious injuries, plus pursue ‘separate’ claims for permanent personal injury or property damage. It’s hard to ‘judge’ what claim are serious enough to go to your insurance company or the responsible party’s insurance company.
It’s for this reason we offer our ‘no-fee’ services to help get you back on your feet, on the road, back at work (if possible) and living your life again. Our goal at Legacy Law Firm, LLP, is to restore a sense of normalcy back into your routine. Contact us today for more information on how we can serve you.