“Car accident injuries comprise nearly 80% percent of our injury practice…..driving is the largest risk many of us encounter on a day to day basis…” Erik G. Abrahamson, Representing Car Accident Victims for over 30 years.
Injured in a Car Accident in Clearwater, FL?
Our Clearwater car accident lawyers can help protect you against the insurance companies and seek just compensation for your injuries and losses. Get started with a free, no-obligation consultation.
If you were injured in a car accident, do you know what to do next? Do you know the steps you need to take (and mistakes you need to avoid) in order to recover your losses and get your car back as quickly as possible?
Most people don’t. While the insurance companies advertise that they make the claims process easy and your adjuster may seem helpful on the phone, the reality is that most accident victims struggle to receive fair treatment and just compensation. The insurance companies want to settle quickly, but not because they want to help you recover. The goal of every insurance company is to minimize their liability, and this means getting you to walk away with less than you deserve.
Clearwater car accident lawyers fighting for the rights of car accident victims
At Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, we help car accident victims in Clearwater seek to maximize their financial recoveries. With a team of more than 10 attorneys and 40 professional staff members, we provide full-service representation focused on seeking to recover the compensation to which our clients are legally entitled. We will be with you every step of the way; and, whether your case settles or goes to trial, you can rest assured knowing that you have decades of experience on your side.
So, what should you do next? The first step is simply to get in touch. We have offices in Clearwater, and we are available 24/7. Your initial consultation is free and confidential, and if you choose to hire us for your claim you will not pay any fees or costs unless we help you win just compensation.
Car Accident Cases We Handle
We represent individuals and families who have suffered injuries and losses in all types of car accidents in Clearwater, FL. We routinely handle cases involving:
- Car Accidents at Intersections
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Drowsy Driving Accidents
- Head-On Car Collisions
- Hit-and-Run Accidents
- Mechanical Failures Resulting in Accidents
- Parking Lot Accidents
- Rear-End Collisions
- Rollover Car Accidents
- Speeding Accidents
Clearwater Car Accident FAQs
Q: Can I seek compensation if I was injured by a driver who was texting?
Yes. Texting behind the wheel is a form of distracted driving, and it has quickly become one of the leading causes of vehicle collisions. If you believe that the driver who hit you was texting at the time of the accident, we can use this to help you seek proper financial compensation.
Q: What other types of driving mistakes can support claims for compensation?
Some additional common forms of driver negligence include:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driving while fatigued (and falling asleep behind the wheel)
- Merging without looking
- Running red lights and stop signs
- Other forms of inattentive and reckless driving
Q: Can non-driver-related issues support claims for compensation?
Yes. While driver error is the most common cause of car accidents, there are a variety of other factors that can cause and contribute to dangerous accidents as well. Defective parts, faulty maintenance jobs, improper cargo loading, and numerous other issues can all lead to accidents that entitle victims to just compensation.
Q: What are my options if the driver who hit me was uninsured?
If the driver who hit you does not have insurance (or if their insurance is inadequate to cover your losses), you potentially have a few options available. These include:
- Filing a claim under your personal injury protection (PIP) policy (PIP coverage is a requirement under Florida law);
- Filing an uninsured/underinsured (UIM) claim with your insurer (if you purchased UIM coverage); and,
- Pursuing alternate sources of financial compensation (such as a claim for a mechanical failure).
- Potentially pursuing the employer of the other driver if they were working at the time of the accident.
- Pursuing the owner of the vehicle if different than the driver.
Abrahamson & Uiterwyk | Your Clearwater Car Accident Lawyers
At Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, we have been representing Clearwater, FL residents, and visitors in car accident claims for more than 30 years. We are passionate about what we do, and we are committed to pursuing maximum compensation for our clients’ losses. This commitment shows in our case results (results are not guaranteed), and in the fact that more than 20,000 clients have trusted our attorneys to fight for them in their time of need.
If you have been injured in a Clearwater, FL car accident, we encourage you to get in touch. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an attorney, call (800) 753-5203 or request an appointment online today.