We understand, being a victim in the case of a car accident is upsetting, to say the least. Oftentimes, you walk away injured, out of work, with spendy medical bills.
If the accident wasn’t your fault, you should be able to sue – right? Well, there’s a lot that goes into a lawsuit and it may not be necessary.
There’s a lot to know about how to handle a car accident case, in terms of lawsuit and compensation, read on for more information.
Car Accident Lawsuits In Florida
The reason you’re looking into car accident lawsuits is likely because you believe that the other driver involved in the car accident was at fault and you’re looking to be compensated for this.
However, Florida is a no-fault state. With this being the case, each and every driver in the state of Florida is responsible for carrying no-fault insurance, also known as Personal Injury Protection (PIP).
PIP insurance is held by individuals to cover their own injuries in an accident. This means that, while the other driver could have been at-fault for causing the accident, they won’t be held responsible to cover your personal injury expenses, in most cases.
So, How Do I Get Compensation?
Since all drivers are required to carry Personal Injury Protection insurance, each individual should be seeking compensation from their own insurance company.
This is where things can get tricky. It’s common to believe that, since this is your own insurance company, they will have your best interest in mind, this is not the case. Oftentimes, insurance companies will do everything in their power to lower compensation.
You do always have the option, if you believe the other driver was at-fault, to sue them. This is typically not advised.
If you’re finding yourself in this situation, you do have options. It’s important to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible, as each case is different. Call our office today if you need to speak with an attorney.
What about the other driver’s insurance?
Can you seek compensation from the other driver’s insurance?
There are certain circumstances that make this a possibility. To truly receive the compensation you deserve, it is best to work with a skilled attorney from the get-go. Don’t postpone seeking legal counsel until after you’ve already begun the insurance claims process.
As we discussed above, insurance companies do not want to pay out money. If you’re curious about this, check out our previous blog post: 7 SECRETS YOUR INSURANCE ADJUSTER DOES NOT WANT YOU TO KNOW
If you’ve found yourself feeling under compensated after an accident, it’s important to know that you do have options.
We will always recommend that victims get in contact with an attorney as soon as they can after an accident. If you’re curious about beginning the process of a lawsuit, be sure to discuss your other options with your attorney.
Give us a call today to discuss your case with an attorney.