A serious auto accident can be physically and financially devastating. A severe injury means hospital bills, missed work, a long convalescence, and very possibly the permanent alteration of your life. At Faught & Faught, P.A., we know that your economic losses can quickly add up and your pain and suffering can linger. Our compassionate attorneys are determined to help you recover the full compensation you need and deserve. With more than 50 years of combined experience managing auto accident cases, we know how to build a compelling case that gets optimum results.
Florida is a state notorious for traffic congestion and vehicle accidents, especially on major arteries such as I-4, I-75, I-275, US 19 and US 92. In our practice, we have dealt with a wide range of car crash scenarios where we’ve had to prove causation. The most common causes of car accidents in our area include:
We team with highly professional accident reconstruction experts to determine the precise cause of each accident, so we can strive to hold the responsible parties accountable.
Everyone who gets behind the wheel of a car has a duty to drive with care. This means exercising reasonable caution and skill at every moment. When a person drives carelessly or recklessly and causes an accident, they are liable for any property damage and bodily injuries that result and must pay damages to the victims. In Florida, you can recover damages even if you are partially to blame for the accident, but your recovery will be reduced in proportion to your degree of fault. You can strengthen your case for damages by gathering evidence, such as police accident reports, photos of the accident scene and witness contact information. You should also get immediate medical attention, not only to receive treatment but to document your injuries.
Drivers in Florida are required to carry at least $10,000 worth of personal injury protection (PIP) and $10,000 in property damage liability (PDL) coverage. Florida drivers are not required to carry bodily injury liability insurance unless they have already been in an accident or have been convicted of certain offenses, such as a DUI.
Florida is also a no-fault insurance state. This means that for minor injuries, you must file a claim with your own insurance company, even if another driver was responsible for the crash. You cannot sue the other driver unless the injury is serious, which is defined to include significant scarring or disfigurement, significant and permanent loss of a bodily function and other types of permanent injury, such as traumatic brain injury, spinal injury or paralysis. Even if your injuries are minor, no-fault insurance places you in an adversarial relationship with your own insurance company. Without the aid of an experienced attorney, you may be in for a long, frustrating fight to collect on the insurance you’ve faithfully paid for. The law gives you a limited time to act. Your first step should be a call to Faught & Faught.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, you may be entitled to full compensation for your monetary losses and your pain and suffering. The determined personal injury lawyers at Faught & Faught, P.A. in Brandon, FL are ready to fight for your rights. Call 813-681-4246 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.