Do I Have a Case if I Was Injured in a Car Accident in Florida?

Dec 31, 2020 - Car Accidents

Car accidents are both jarring and potentially devastating. If you have been injured in a car accident, you may need compensation to reimburse you for your losses. Please continue reading and speak with our Florida personal injury attorneys to learn more about the different types of car accidents and how our firm can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the different types of car accidents?

There are several different types of car accidents, and depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The most common types of car accidents that our firm sees are as follows:

  • Low-Speed Collisions: Generally, these occur in parking lots or on city streets, and they often involve drivers colliding with cyclists or pedestrians. Rather obviously, even striking a pedestrian at a speed of 5 mph can result in a serious injury, and if you were injured as a pedestrian or cyclist in a low-speed collision you are most likely entitled to compensation.
  • Rear-End Crashes: These often occur where there is a high volume of traffic and motorists are tailing one another too closely. These also frequently happen when one motorist is distracted, either by texting or otherwise, and fails to notice the driver in front stopped short, preventing them from braking on time and causing an accident. The rear-ending driver is almost always legally responsible for these accidents.
  • Collisions At Intersections: Generally referred to as T-bone crashes; they often happen when one motorist is driving straight through a yellow light while another motorist who is moving in the opposite direction makes a left turn, causing an accident.
  • Head-On Collisions: These happen when one driver is driving the wrong way or on the wrong side of the road. These are among the most fatal car accidents, and if you have been injured in a head-on collision, you will most likely be entitled to compensation.

What is PIP?

PIP, also known as Personal Injury Protection insurance, is a form of no-fault insurance. In Florida, all motorists must carry at least $10,000 in PIP. If you are injured in an accident, regardless of who caused the accident, PIP should cover 80 percent of your medical bills, 60 percent of your lost wages, and $5,000 in death benefits. However, you should understand that there are times where PIP insurance does not cover the extent of an individual’s injuries, and if you were injured in an accident due to another driver’s negligence, you should strongly consider filing a personal injury claim. Our Jacksonville personal injury attorneys can work to uncover all evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof and win you the full compensation to which you are entitled. 

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Ansbacher Law is composed of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.

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