Florida Car Accident Lawyer

There is a lot to unpack when you find yourself in need of a Florida Car Accident Lawyer. Among the immediate logistics of medical care, getting your car fixed or replaced, and dealing with time off work for recovery or other appointments – finding a lawyer to assist with negotiations between you and the insurance companies involved is a key factor in a favorable outcome.

The team at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk has attorneys across the Tampa Bay area ready to review your case and offer advice. Find a highly experienced local Florida car accident attorney at one of our offices across the bay area:

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Florida drivers experience around 400,000 auto accidents a year.

With all those crashes, one or more drivers are at fault. Florida is a no-fault state, meaning a driver’s insurance must pay for their injuries regardless of fault. However, even in a no-fault state, the driver who caused the accident can still face a lawsuit.

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Should I Get an Attorney After a Car Accident?

It’s a common question: You just had a car accident and you’re wondering “Do I need a lawyer after a car accident?”

The simple answer is, it depends. There are many types of car accidents where a lawyer will not be needed as they are pretty straightforward, minor, and without any significant injuries or property damage. In these cases our team of expert Florida car accident lawyers would likely suggest that legal counsel is not necessary, however, there are always extenuating circumstances so what works for one case may not work for another. The best thing to do after you’ve been in a car accident in Florida and you’re unsure if hiring a lawyer would be the right call is to contact us. We are more than happy to discuss your case with you and to give you the best advice for your situation, even if that advice is not to pursue legal action, and the consultation is completely free so there’s really nothing to lose

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Do I Need a Lawyer for a Car Accident Settlement?

If you have been involved in a car accident in Florida where you or a loved one has been injured and there is going to be some sort of settlement involved from an insurance company you need to understand that a Florida driver’s legally mandated personal injury insurance only covers 80% of their medical costs and 60% of lost wages. The personal injury insurance caps benefits at $10,000 for medical and disability benefits and up to $5,000 for wrongful death.

Because medical bills and lost wages from a car accident usually exceed those limits, the injured party is likely to sue. The driver responsible for the accident (or their insurance company) should pay for the injuries they caused. By hiring an auto wreck lawyer when seeking a car accident settlement or a multiple injury settlement, you greatly increases your chances that the compensation payout will be more, thus being an amount that will actually cover your medical bills.

This is just a small portion of the complicated amount of information you need to know, understand, and utilize to ensure your car accident settlement is adequate to your present and future needs. If you have experienced a car accident, we absolutely think you should get a Florida car insurance lawyer to help with your case. Even if you have been injured while a passenger in a rideshare accident, such as an Uber or Lyft, contact one of our Uber accident settlement lawyers. Over the past 30 years, our car accident attorneys have represented over 20,000 injured victims and won millions of dollars of compensation. Learn more about our recent car accident passenger settlements, recent settlements for fractured ribs, or recent spine injury settlement amounts.

Example of a Florida Car Accident Settlement

Here is a case settlement example. Settlement amounts vary significantly based on the individual circumstances of each case.

$165,000/ Auto Accident/2023

We represented a 31-year-old client in this car crash case. Our client was traveling south on Broad Street in Brooksville, FL approaching the intersection with Whitman Road. The defendant, traveling the opposite direction on Broad St. failed to see our client and attempted to turn left onto Whitman Rd. directly in front of our client causing a serious crash.

Our client was transported to the hospital with head, neck, and back pain immediately after the accident. There he was examined and underwent CT scans and was told to seek follow-up treatment. Our client began treatment with a sport medicine physician, who initially recommended MRI scans for the neck and back. These scans revealed herniated spinal discs in both the neck and lower back. Our client was thereafter referred to an orthopedic surgeon who performed nerve blocks and epidural steroid injections to help relieve the pain.

In March of 2023, the Florida Legislature passed a tort reform bill that disadvantaged injured people in numerous ways. The new law applied to any case filed in court after it was passed. Therefore, we proactively filed a complaint on behalf of our client in circuit court before the new law took effect so that the previous law would apply to his case. The defendant’s insurance company hired an attorney, and we agree to hold off serving the complaint on the defendant while we attempted to negotiate a settlement for our client. Initially, the defense offered only $75,000.00. We pushed them hard to negotiate in good faith, letting them know that we were ready and willing to litigate the case for our client if they were unwilling to make a fair offer. Ultimately, we were able to convince them to more than double their offer, and the case settled for $165,000.00. Our client was thrilled with the result in the case.

When to Get an Attorney for a Car Accident in Florida

You’ve just been in a car accident, do you need a lawyer? As we mentioned before a car accident attorney is not always needed when you’ve been involved in an accident, so when is it needed? There are many reasons why you would want to contact a car accident lawyer near you about retaining their services and pursuing a personal injury claim. After your accident, you should ask yourself these six questions to help you decide if contacting a lawyer is the right decision:

  1. Am I or a loved one injured? It is very important to seek medical attention after you’ve been involved in a car accident, even a minor one, since injuries like whiplashsciatica, or back injuries can sometimes take days or even weeks to show up. Neglecting to seek medical attention could lead to more serious injuries such as herniated discs.
  2. Did I lose time at my job as a result of this accident? Loss of wages is a very real part of being involved in a car accident. If you are injured an unable to work your employment prospects could be negatively impacted.
  3. Was there significant property damage? Even if you don’t end up seriously injured after a car accident your vehicle and the belongings inside of it could be completely destroyed and insurance is not always able to provide the amount necessary to replace these items.  There may be some discussion around road hazards and damage to your car after a wreck, we can help with that, too!
  4. Has your car accident insurance claim been denied? Insurance companies thrive on loopholes, if they can find a way to keep from paying they will and this includes car accidents. If your attorney cannot negotiate a settlement, they may recommend filing an insurance lawsuit. Learn more about Farmers insurance lawsuits as well as other insurance disputes.
  5. Was the insurance settlement to small to cover all expenses? As mentioned above, there are cap amounts on how much an insurance company is required to pay after a car accident. Very often those amounts don’t cover the full cost of expenses incurred after the accident especially if you are dealing with serious injuries such as if you are seeking compensation a fractured sternum.
  6. Was it a hit-and-run accident? Hit-and-run car accidents can make it feel like there is no one to hold accountable. You need a hit-and-run accident lawyer to help you get the compensation you deserve.

If you answered yes to any of these questions it’s time to contact an experienced car accident attorney in your area. They will be able to advise you on the best way to proceed and help prepare a strong case for why you deserve more significant compensation after your accident. And since we work on a contingency fee basis you don’t need to worry about paying upfront. We only get paid if you win.

It is important to note as far as a timeframe for when to get an attorney after a car accident in Florida goes, the sooner the better. There is a statute of limitations for personal injury claims in the state of Florida and once that has run out it isn’t possible to pursue legal action. You typically have 2 years to submit a claim which is why it is important to reach out to a qualified car wreck as soon as you can after your accident to get things moving. Our team of aggressive personal injury lawyers in Florida are here to fight for you. Gain insight into the average compensation for hip injury by taking a closer look at some of our cases.

If you have been injured in Florida and are concerned about how a car accident settlement might affect your SSDI benefits, learn more in this article.

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Learn the Common Reasons Why a Florida Car Accident Lawyer Might Not Be Able to Take Your Case.

Car accident lawyers can’t take every client. Here are the most common reasons why a Florida car accident attorney may not be able to take your case:

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Contact Us to Discuss Your Florida Car Accident Injury

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you owe it to yourself to find excellent legal representation. We’ve helped thousands of clients recover hundreds of millions of dollars over the past 30 years. Read some of Abrahamson & Uiterwyk reviews from dozens of our satisfied clients.

We can’t represent everyone, but we help everyone we can. Contact us for a free consultation. We’ll review your case and let you know if we can give you the legal representation you deserve. If you’ve experienced an injury in an Uber accident, contact one of our Florida Uber accident lawyers today. Or if you have suffered injuries due to a left-turn accident, do not hesitate to contact a Florida left-turn accident lawyer near you at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk.

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"I am grateful for choosing this firm to represent my daughter and I. They made this horrible experience of our auto accident not only bearable, they really went the extra mile to ensure we were taken care of. All questions I had were answered in a timely matter. I was given multiple ways if communicating so that at any time, I could get a hold of someone either through cell phone or email. The entire process was thoroughly explained to me, every step of the way. I would recommend this firm to my family and friends and will definitely hire them once again if ever needed. "
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