Victims of auto accidents in Florida often find that they are injured, confused and worried about how to handle the situation.
Accidents are almost always the result of the negligence of at least one person. In most Tampa Bay accidents there is at least one insurance company that gets involved by assigning an adjuster to the case. These adjusters may seem friendly and eager to help, but make no mistake about it, their loyalty is to the insurance company. That is why it is important to get an experienced Tampa Auto Accident Lawyer involved in your case. This will allow you to “level the playing field” with the insurance company and insure that your rights and interests are protected.
If you are injured in an auto accident in Florida you need to act immediately to address your injury, protect your rights, and preserve your evidence.
Florida state law requires drivers, exchange personal and insurance information at the scene. While it is not required, the police should be called to investigate. This Police investigation will often preserve key evidence including time, location, participants, weather conditions, damage information, a ticket for the at-fault driver and most of all, eye witness accounts.
Injuries in auto accident cases often don’t manifest themselves until the day after the accident. This is due to the adrenaline rush that one receives during a traumatic moment. If you believe you are injured, you should seek medical attention at once. You can use your Florida no-fault or PIP insurance to pay up to 80% of your initial medical bills. Accident injuries can include :
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Torn or Ruptured Ligaments
- Injuries in result of an air bag
- Shoulder Injuries
- Permanent Scarring
These injuries all require medical attention which can include : physical therapy, pain medicines, antibiotics, pain management injections and even surgery. The cost of your medical treatment can rise very quickly. Before you can even begin the healing process you will find yourself under assault from medical bill collections agencies, insurance injury adjusters who want you to accept pennies on the dollar and property damage adjusters who don’t want to give you fair value for the damage to your vehicle. We can and will represent you in every aspect of your accident case. We will help you recover a sum that will cover your property damage, past, present and future medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and any other damages you may have suffered.