Orlando Auto Accident Attorney
Representing Auto Accident Victims in Orange County and throughout Central Florida
When you get into a car accident, everything changes. In addition to potentially sustaining serious injuries, you will suddenly need to deal with damage to your vehicle, medical bills, and lost wages due to missed work.
You deserve to be fairly compensated for these disruptions if the crash was not your fault. If your insurance coverage does not adequately cover your losses, a personal injury lawsuit may be able to help you get the financial relief you need to move forward.
Understanding how to recover damages after a car crash is not always easy, but our team at The Gray Law Firm, LLC is ready to help. Our Orlando auto accident lawyer has over a decade of experience and has helped hundreds of clients obtain millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts. We care about your case and will offer personalized, results-driven guidance every step of the way.
What to Do after a Florida Car Crash
In the immediate aftermath of an auto accident, securing just compensation is probably the last thing you are thinking about. Unfortunately, the recovery process is often extremely long, and many complications can prevent you from getting what you deserve. Taking certain proactive actions at the crash scene can help you protect your rights and avoid potential problems down the road.
After experiencing a Florida car accident, you should:
- Make sure everyone is safe. Check to see if your passengers, the other motorist, or anyone else involved in the crash needs emergency medical attention. Do not hesitate to go to the hospital if you are seriously injured.
- Call the police. In Florida, you are required to submit a report to law enforcement when an accident injures or kills someone. It is typically easier to just call the police and have them come to the scene. They will speak to the drivers, gather information, and generate an official report. This report may be crucial in your personal injury lawsuit.
- Stay quiet. You may be tempted to apologize out of impulse or get into an argument about who is responsible for what happened. Anything you say could be distorted and used against you. Say as little as possible and wait for the police to arrive. When they do, answer their questions and stick to the facts.
- Gather evidence. Though the police will create their own report, you should also document as much as possible. Take photographs of your injuries, damage to your vehicle, damages to the other party's vehicle, the entire scene of the accident, and anything that might have caused the accident.
- Collect contact information. You will need to get the other driver’s name, address, phone number, license information, and insurance information. If there were any witnesses, be sure to also get their contact information, if you can.
- See a doctor. Once you have left the accident scene, schedule an appointment to see a medical professional as soon as possible. Your doctor can evaluate your injuries and may be able to find issues that are not immediately obvious. Keep a copy of their report. Under Florida law, you must seek medical care within the first 14 days after a traffic accident if you want to claim personal injury protection benefits.
- File a claim with your insurance company. Most policies require you to file a claim right away. Again, stick to the facts, but include as much information and evidence as possible. Do not sign any release or contract given to you by your insurance company without first consulting a lawyer.
- Call our Orlando auto accident attorney. Your insurance company may try and get you to sign a release that prevents you from pursuing additional claims related to the accident. Do not sign anything without first talking to a lawyer. You should also not speak to representatives of the other driver if they reach out. Explain you are in the process of hiring an attorney, who will get back to them soon.
Recovering Compensation through a Florida Auto Accident Lawsuit
Florida drivers must carry at least $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) insurance and $10,000 in property damage liability (PDL) insurance. Because Florida is a no-fault state, you will rely on your own coverage to pay your expenses, no matter who caused the crash.
In many cases, however, your damages will be greater than what your policy covers. In these instances, you can sue the negligent driver to get additional compensation. You will have up to two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. If a car crash kills someone, you will have two years from the date of the victim’s death to pursue a wrongful death claim.
A Florida auto accident lawsuit can help you recover compensation for many types of losses, including:
- Past, current, and future medical expenses
- Lost wages, including reductions in earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
Though many personal injury lawsuits are settled out of court, our Orlando auto accident lawyer is fully prepared to litigate these cases. We may be able to help you get compensation even if you were partially responsible for the crash. Florida operates under “pure comparative negligence rules,” which means your level of fault determines how much you can recover. If the court found you were 25% to blame for an accident, for example, you could still recover 75% of your damages. Our team at The Gray Law Firm, LLC understands what is at stake and will fight for the best possible result.
Car Accident Involving a Head Injury $450,000
Car Accident Involving a Head Injury $100,000
Car Accident Involving a Back Injury $105,000
Truck Accident Involving a Back Injury $53,000
Car Accident Involving a Back Injury $50,000
Bicycle Accident $50,000
Car Accident Involving a Herniated Disc $45,000
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