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While vehicles are made safer every year, human behavior is becoming more reckless. Distracted driving causes more crashes per year than drunk driving. Recent changes to the law make recovering compensation for your injuries in a car wreck difficult, if not impossible if you don’t strictly comply with the new requirements. When someone’s lack of attention wrecks your life, call us and let us walk you through the difficult legal process and get you back on the road to recovery.
That’s what we do for our clients at Fasig | Brooks. With many years of experience litigating auto accident cases in Florida, our lawyers listen to our clients’ needs, evaluate the facts of their cases, and get them the just and swift compensation they deserve.
How Can We Help?
Based in Tallahassee, our car accident lawyers have handled thousands of accident cases in Orlando, Jacksonville and across Florida, recovering millions of dollars for clients. We pride ourselves on our client-centered approach:
- We know what matters. Many things happen in the moments leading to and following a motor vehicle accident. We know what’s most important and can sift through all the facts to assemble a clear and compelling timeline of events.
- We focus on your specific needs. We know that an accident dramatically can impact a client’s life. We listen to clients and get to know exactly how they’ve been affected. It’s a natural part of getting clients the compensation they’ll need to be able to move past the damage they’ve suffered.
- We have the experience that counts. We know that having a case and making that case is not the same thing. We’ve been making the case for thousands of clients throughout Florida and getting them what they need to rebuild their lives.
Driving is an integral part of life for most residents of Florida. Unfortunately, while many trips both in and out of the city may be devoid of problems, encountering a negligent motorist can lead to a car crash resulting in devastating property damage and serious personal injury.
Of course, if an auto accident, whether with a car, truck, or motorcycle was the result of another driver’s negligence, you may have legal recourse to recover compensation for the damage caused to you or your property. Make sure to consider involving our Tallahassee auto accident attorneys before you submit a claim.
Florida Is A No-fault Insurance State
It is important to understand that Florida is a “no-fault” state when it comes to car accidents and the question of liability. This ultimately means that those injured in a car wreck may pursue a claim with their own insurance provider via their personal injury protection (PIP) to recover compensation for medical bills.
IMPORTANT: In early 2013, Florida enacted a set of strict PIP laws, which force injured parties to seek medical treatment soon after being involved in a motor vehicle accident — 14 days from the date of the event to be exact. Any delays in seeking emergency or non-emergency medical care from insurance-specified licensed medical physicians can reduce an injured party’s PIP benefits to zero.
Those who suffer property damage may file a liability claim against an at-fault driver, though, and those who suffer serious and permanent injury may pursue a bodily injury liability claim against the other driver.
We Will Fight The Insurance Companies
Think of it this way: after a car accident in Tallahassee, your vehicle may be damaged. Normally, you wouldn’t try repairing it yourself, so you take it to the repair shop. If you need medical treatment, you go to the doctor. So when it comes to dealing with the insurance companies, what should you do?
Contact an experienced car accident attorney in Tallahassee who will deal with the insurance companies for you and seek the justice and compensation you deserve.
But what do many people do? They try to negotiate settlements on their own, thinking that the insurance company will understand their pain and mounting bills and help them out. That, unfortunately, is seldom the case.
Insurance companies want to protect their bottom line and make a profit, like other businesses. So, when there is a car accident in Tallahassee, they aren’t thinking how to best compensate the injured person. They are thinking about how to limit the amount of money to be paid out.
There are numerous ways they will attempt to do this. One way may be to offer a low amount of money to settle the case early on. If the injured person is feeling the pressure of mounting bills, and not having access to a car, they may be tempted to take the money. However, they may have future medical treatment that is now solely on them to pay. Thinking of the long-term is important in car accident cases in Tallahassee and elsewhere in Florida.
Long Term Results Of A Car Accident
The long-term results of a car accident in Tallahassee may mean ongoing medical treatment. It may mean some form of permanent impairment. It may mean chronic pain. It all depends on the facts of the individual case. But the point is, the compensation required may be much more in the long-term than in the short-term. Insurance companies know this.
An experienced auto accident attorney can help you navigate through this difficult process. They understand what you’re going through and can help you avoid costly mistakes. They have lots of knowledge with handling these types of cases and seeking the compensation you deserve.
Get Started With A Free Case Evaluation
Filing a car accident claim may seem like a daunting process, and some may choose to avoid the process altogether. If you have sustained property damage or serious injury in a wreck in Tallahassee, Orlando, Jacksonville, or anywhere in Florida, speak an auto accident attorney at Fasig | Brooks today.
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We can help walk you through the necessary steps and gather all of the necessary information you need in order to present a claim. Or, if a settlement offered isn’t adequate, we can continue negotiations and/or begin the process of filing a personal injury lawsuit.