Car Accident Lawyer in Polk County, FL
If you’ve been seriously injured in a car accident in Polk County, recovering just compensation could be critical for moving on with your life. Your costs will add up quickly; and, if you don’t recover just compensation, you could find yourself facing costs you can’t afford. To protect yourself, you should speak with a Polk County car accident lawyer right away.
At Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, we rely on decades of experience to help our clients recover just compensation for car accidents in Davenport, Lakeland, Winter Haven, and other areas. Here are some more reasons why individuals and families have trusted our Polk County car accident attorneys for more than 30 years:
- Our Results Speak for Themselves. Our Polk County car accident lawyers have secured numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts, and we have helped thousands of clients recover just compensation for serious accident-related injuries.
- We Have a Strong Reputation in the Legal Community. We frequently receive referrals from lawyers at other Polk County law firms, and we have an and an “AV” Rating with Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest peer-review rating available.
- We Focus on Handling Serious Accident Cases. While many law firms represent clients in a broad range of legal matters, we focus exclusively on helping individuals and families recover just compensation for serious accidents.
- Our Clients Always Come First. As a client of Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, you can expect to receive attentive and personalized service from all members of our team. Our Lakeland car accident lawyers will guide you step-by-step through the recovery process, and we will answer the phone when you call.
- We Only Collect a Fee or Costs if We Win. It costs nothing out-of-pocket to hire our Polk County car accident lawyers. We only collect a fee or costs if we win your case, this will be calculated as a percentage of the amount we recover on your behalf.
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We Handle All Types of Car Accident and Insurance Claims
Car accidents can happen in a broad range of scenarios and involve a variety of different circumstances. The circumstances involved in your (or your loved one’s) accident will determine how much we can seek to recover on your behalf. Contact us today to learn how we help drivers, passengers and families Polk County recover just compensation for:
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Claims
Personal injury protection (PIP) is mandatory auto insurance in Florida. It provides “no fault” coverage, which means your insurance company is supposed to pay without regard to who caused the accident. PIP insurance covers not only the driver, but passengers as well.
Yet, many drivers and passengers struggle to secure PIP coverage. Insurance companies use various tactics to try to deny PIP claims; and, if you cannot prove your covered losses (i.e. your accident-related medical bills and lost wages), the insurance company isn’t going to pay. A Polk County car accident lawyer at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk can work to secure maximum PIP coverage on your behalf.
Liability Auto Insurance Claims
While Florida is a “no fault” auto insurance state, it is still possible to file a fault-based auto insurance claim in some cases. Specifically, you can file a fault-based auto insurance claim if you suffered a “significant” or “permanent” injury in your crash.
Along with property damage liability (PDL) insurance (which is mandatory and covers damage to your vehicle), there are two main types of liability insurance that cover accident-related injuries. Both of these are optional under Florida law. If the at-fault driver has bodily injury liability (BIL) insurance and/or you or a member of your household has uninsured/underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage, we can file a claim (or claims) to secure additional compensation on your behalf. While PIP insurance only covers medical bills and lost wages, BIL and UIM insurance cover:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Other financial costs (i.e. transportation, cleaning and landscaping services, and home modifications)
- Emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of companionship, consortium, support, and enjoyment of life
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Rideshare and delivery drivers have become ubiquitous in Lakeland, Davenport, and other cities across Polk County. With the rise of rideshare and delivery services, we have seen a rise in accidents involving Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Grubhub, and Postmates vehicles as well.
Florida law requires rideshare drivers to carry additional auto insurance coverage, and rideshare and delivery companies typically have insurance that covers accidents as well. If you were involved in an accident caused by a rideshare or delivery driver, we can file all available claims in order to seek the full financial compensation you deserve.
Rental Car Accidents
Rental cars are also ubiquitous in Polk County due to its location in Central Florida. While rental car companies such as Budget, Enterprise, and Hertz generally are not liable for accidents involving their vehicles, drivers’ insurance policies will typically apply. Additionally, if the accident happened because the rental car was not properly maintained, then the rental car company could be liable. Just like all other types of car accidents cases, in cases involving rental cars, our Polk County car accident lawyers examine all possible sources of financial recovery to make sure our clients have the opportunity to recover as much money as possible.
Business Vehicle Accidents
From luxury cars provided to company executives to vans and sedans provided to salespeople and other employees, many cars on Polk County’s roads are owned or leased by businesses. If you or a loved one was injured in an accident involving a business vehicle, then you may have a claim under the business’s commercial liability insurance policy. Crucially, these types of policies usually have much higher policy limits than individuals’ auto insurance policies. Our lawyers have significant experience pursuing car accident claims (and other accident claims) against businesses of all sizes.
Government Vehicle Accidents
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident involving a vehicle operated by a Polk County office or any other local, state, or federal government entity, that government entity could be liable for the crash. There are special rules and deadlines for filing claims against government entities, so it is especially important that you speak with a Polk County car accident lawyer as soon as possible. We have significant experience in these cases as well, and our team can get to work on your case right away.
Accidents Involving Road and Vehicle Defects, Maintenance Issues, and Faulty Repairs
Driver negligence isn’t the only factor that can lead to serious and fatal car accidents. Issues with the road and issues with drivers’ vehicles can lead to crashes as well. If a road or vehicle defect, maintenance issue, or faulty repair is to blame for your (or your loved one’s) car accident in Polk County, we can use our experience to prove liability, negotiate for a fair settlement, and take your case to court if necessary.
What Can You Expect from Our Polk County Car Accident Attorneys?
When you need help recovering just compensation after a car accident, you need to know that you can trust your law firm without reservation. So, what can you expect from our Polk County car accident attorneys?
1. We Will Provide an Honest and Straightforward Assessment of Your Legal Rights
Can you pursue a claim outside of PIP? How much might you be able to recover? What are your chances of success? We know the questions you want answered, and we will answer them as soon as we have enough information to do so.
2. We Will Explain the Recovery Process to You In Detail
We will explain everything you need to know about seeking medical treatment, avoiding mistakes with the insurance companies, getting your car repaired or replaced, and planning for the future. We are passionate about helping our clients, and will make sure you are as comfortable and confident as possible.
3. We Will Work With Experts to Prove Liability and Calculate Your Losses
We will engage investigators, medical experts, financial planners, and other experts as necessary to prove your right to just compensation. We have long-standing working relationships with all types of professionals throughout Polk County.
4. We Will Not Stop Fighting Until You are Satisfied
If you are not satisfied with a settlement offer, we will not pressure you to settle. We will keep fighting for more, and we will not hesitate to go to court if this is what it takes to win the financial compensation you deserve.
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Are you ready to talk to a Polk County car accident lawyer about your legal rights? If so, we encourage you to contact us promptly for a free, no-obligation consultation. To find out how much you may be entitled to recover, call (800) 538-4878 or tell us how we can get in touch online now.