Who Pays My Medical Bills After a Car Accident in Florida? | St. Augustine Car Accident Lawyer

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Few things are more jarring than being involved in a car accident or auto accident of any kind. As you may know, these accidents can happen in a split second, but the damage they leave can impact a person for weeks, months, or even years down the road. That said, a car accident can be a major event in a person’s life, and often, when someone is hurt in such an accident, many questions will naturally arise. One of the most common questions car accident victims ask is “who will pay my medical bills?” Please continue reading and reach out to a dedicated St. Augustine personal injury lawyer from Ansbacher Law to learn more about who will pay your medical bills after a car crash. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Who is responsible for my medical bills after a car accident?

In the state of Florida, motorists are required, by law, to carry $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection insurance, also known as PIP. PIP is a type of no-fault auto insurance designed to compensate a driver for up to 80% of their medical bills and 60% of their lost wages if they are injured in a car accident (regardless of who is at fault for the accident). That said, to receive this coverage, your case must meet the technical standard of an “emergency.” If it doesn’t, you may only see up to $2,500 worth of compensation.

If you are injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, however, you may qualify for compensation in a personal injury claim. There is no cap on the amount of damages a person may receive for winning such a claim in Florida, meaning that if you win a personal injury claim, you should receive full compensation for the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.

How can I win a personal injury claim?

To win a personal injury claim, you and your attorney will have to gather and present sufficient evidence to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another driver’s negligence. Valuable types of evidence can include, but are not limited to:

  • Police reports
  • Medical documents
  • Medical bills
  • Surveillance footage
  • Pictures of property damage
  • Pictures of injuries
  • Witness testimony

Our legal team has extensive experience in collecting and uncovering evidence on behalf of our clients. If you’ve been hurt, you can have peace of mind when turning to Ansbacher Law to represent you.

How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit in Florida?

In the state of Florida, accident victims will have to sue the party responsible for their injuries within four years of the date of their accident (in most cases). However, this does not mean you should put off filing. The sooner you file your claim, the sooner we can get started fighting for the compensation you need. Contact us today.