Frequently Asked Questions

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The terms, rules, concepts, statutes (and more) within the Personal Injury world can be overwhelming. Here, we want to address the most common questions on personal injury law. Our goal is to provide clear and concise answers, empowering you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions.  

If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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When should I contact a lawyer after I have been involved in an accident?

The sooner, the better. While you have many rights under an insurance contract, you also have certain obligations with strict time constraints. Calling an attorney can ensure that you are fully protected and able to receive the best and most appropriate compensation.

Can my insurance company raise my premium after an accident?

Pursuant to §626.9541, your insurance company should not raise your premium unless you were substantially at fault for the automobile accident.

Why do I have to use my insurance if I was not at fault for the accident?

Florida is a no-fault state, meaning that anyone who owns an automobile in the state must have at least $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection coverage. When you are involved in an automobile accident, your first source of insurance coverage available for medical expenses is through PIP coverage, regardless of who is at fault.  

How do I get my vehicle repaired after an accident?

The answer to this question depends mainly on two main factors – what coverages you have under your insurance policy and whether or not you were at fault. Obtaining a rental and repairing your vehicle is often very stressful and costly. We will assist you every step of the way, from determining whether your insurance will cover the rental cost to ensuring your vehicle gets repaired quickly.  

How much is my personal injury case worth?

The value of a personal injury case depends on various factors, including the extent of your injuries, the impact on your daily life, the costs of medical treatment, lost wages, and any other damages you may have suffered. Every case is unique, and it is crucial to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can evaluate the specifics of your situation. 

What if I was partially at fault for the accident? Can I still pursue a personal injury claim?

Even if you were partially at fault for the accident, you may still be able to pursue a personal injury claim depending on the laws of your jurisdiction. In some states, comparative negligence rules allow you to seek compensation proportionate to the other party’s fault. It’s best to consult with a personal injury attorney who can assess the specific circumstances of your case and guide you on how the laws in your jurisdiction may affect your claim.

Will I have to go to court for my personal injury case?

Many personal injury cases are settled out of court through negotiation and settlement agreements. However, if a fair settlement cannot be reached, taking the case to court may be necessary. The decision to go to court or settle will depend on various factors, including the strength of your case, the willingness of the opposing party to negotiate, and your attorney’s recommendation. Rest assured that our experienced team will guide you and vigorously represent your interests in settlement negotiations or litigation.

How can a personal injury attorney help me?

A personal injury attorney can provide invaluable assistance throughout your case. They will handle the legal aspects, such as gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, dealing with insurance companies, and navigating complex legal procedures. An attorney will also assess the value of your claim, negotiate with the opposing party, and advocate for your rights and best interests. Having a skilled attorney by your side can significantly increase your chances of obtaining a fair and favorable outcome in your personal injury case.

How long does a personal injury case take to resolve?

The duration of a personal injury case can vary significantly depending on several factors, such as the case’s complexity, the severity of the injuries, the willingness of the parties to negotiate, and the court’s schedule. While some cases can be resolved through settlement negotiations relatively quickly, others may require litigation and can take months or even years to resolve. Your attorney can provide you with a better understanding of the timeline based on the specific circumstances of your case.