Florida Automobile Accidents

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Florida Automobile Accident Help

Russell Law and Patrick Russell, Esq. , a Florida Personal Injury Lawyer, are available to assist you with your Florida Personal Injury case. If you are injured as a result of a Florida automobile accident, you have a right to be compensated for your injuries and medical expenses. When you are injured in a car accident, you should immediately seek the assistance and help of a Florida Personal Injury Lawyer .  More importantly, you should seek medical assistance for your injuries and keep all appointments with your doctors and therapists.

Florida Automobile Accident Tips

To assist in the recovery of your case, you should pick up a copy of the car accident report as you will need this document to make your claim. It is also suggested that you photograph the scene of the accident, your injuries and the damages to your automobile. You will also find it helpful to keep a journal for the accident so you can list all details of the accident, the witnesses you have, and the times and dates for your medical appointments. A journal can be incredibly helpful over time as you may find yourself forgetting the details of the accident. Finally, to preserve your insurance claim rights, you should promptly notify your insurance company of the accident.

Florida Automobile Accident Insurance Claim

The State of Florida is a “no-fault” State, which means that regardless of who caused the accident, there are State insurance requirements in effect to ensure that your minimum medical costs and expenses are paid. These insurance requirements are known as Personal Injury Protection (PIP) which every licensed driver is required to carry and is used to pay for up to $10,000.00 of your own medical expenses.

With the rising cost of medical treatment, it is not hard to imagine that this minimum insurance requirement is hardly adequate to compensate you for all of your medical expenses. More troubling is the fact that many drivers still refuse to care this minimum requirement even though it is required by law. Additionally, Personal Injury Protection is intended to be used only for medical expenses and costs, and not the effects of your injuries, namely pain, suffering, disfigurement, scarring, or lost wages and earning capacity.

Florida Automobile Accident Damages Recovery

To recover damages for your personal injuries, a medical doctor must conclude that your injuries are permanent and have impaired you in whole or in part. Thereafter, you must seek relief against the negligent party to pay you for your personal injuries in addition to all other costs including any excess medical expenses beyond those paid by your Personal Injury Protection insurance as well as any property damage that you may have suffered to your vehicle. In order to prevail, you must be able to prove that the other party was the proximate cause of your injuries and the accident in question. To maximize your recovery, all contributing sources for the accident must be examined as well as all applicable insurance coverage available to you.

Florida Automobile Accident Lawsuits

Russell Law and Patrick Russell, Esq., a Florida Personal Injury Attorney can assist you with recovering  your damages and seeking the compensation that you are owed by law.  To maximize your recovery, you will need to obtain a settlement or judgment that pays all of your medical expenses, including those amounts that your insurance company paid on your behalf, as well as any outstanding bills for doctors that remain unpaid.  The settlement or judgment must also include funds for any property damages and out of pocket expenses.  Finally, the settlement or judgment must make a provision to pay for your pain and suffering, future medical expenses, lost income, and for any disability or injury that was caused.

If a settlement is not possible, Russell Law will file a lawsuit on your behalf to recover your damages.  Once a final judgment is entered, you will have a lien right against the person that caused the damages.  The lien right extends to the person's real property, personal property, wages and bank accounts.  If there is no agreement to make payments on that judgment, you would have a right to suspend the person's driver's license and registration in the State of Florida until such time that a payment arrangement is made.

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