Were you deemed at fault for an accident in Fort Lauderdale, FL? If so, our team can serve as your advocate. Accidents happen––that’s why they’re called “accidents.” We can review the evidence in your case to determine your true portion of fault and defend you against any unfounded allegations. During our investigation, we might even find that you did not cause the accident and that instead, you are the victim.
Our team of bodily injury lawyers serving Fort Lauderdale is ready to help you. Connect with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today.
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How Can Our Team in Fort Lauderdale Help You?
Right now, your primary concern is likely your financial resources. Being involved in an accident can quickly become expensive; in addition to your own damages, you might be responsible for paying for someone else’s.
To protect you from getting taken advantage of by the insurance company, we can:
Investigate Your Situation
Whether the other party in your case was hurt in a car accident, slip and fall, or another situation, we are equipped to conduct an investigation. To determine what really happened in your case, we can:
- Interview witnesses, including bystanders and accident reconstruction specialists
- Review security camera or traffic camera footage
- Review the injured parties’ medical records
- Evaluate the police report
- Communicate with the insurer
- Re-create your accident using 3D imaging software
Insurance companies and law enforcement officials are not infallible. Just because they said you were at fault for what happened doesn’t mean that it’s true. You have the right to seek legal representation and have a lawyer in Fort Lauderdale listen to your story.
Establish the at-Fault Party in Your Case
After our team concludes our investigation, we may find that other parties share fault for what happened. For instance, if you were involved in a car accident, you might find that a government department, parts manufacturer, or another motorist caused the collision.
In this case, you may not be responsible for the other party’s losses.
Determine the Value of Your Owed Expenses
The other party might say, for example, that you owe them $20,000 in damages. However, we will make sure these numbers are based on evidence. We can review the other party’s receipts, invoices, and bills to determine what they are owed.
If you did cause an accident and are deemed financially responsible, we do not want you to pay more than you have to.
Communicate with the Involved Parties
The other party might contract an aggressive lawyer who plans on intimidating you throughout your case’s progression. We will handle all communications with the insurer, the injured party, and their legal team.
Keep You Updated on Your Case’s Progression
We pride ourselves on delivering communicative, compassionate legal service. When you call our office, someone will answer. When you send an email to your bodily injury lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, they will respond.
You do not need to keep guessing how your case is progressing. That is because we will do everything in our power to keep you updated throughout the process.
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We Can Explain How the Financial Recovery Process Works
During your research, you may have read that Florida is a no-fault state. This means that when an accident happens, you file a claim with your insurer to recover compensation. This is typical in motor vehicle accident cases.
However, if the injured party’s injuries are “serious” or their damages exceed the cost of their coverage, then they can pursue compensation from your insurer. If your insurer refuses to settle, then the injured party could file a lawsuit against you––as long as it is done before Florida Statutes §95.11 expires.
They could even have more time to act, depending on the details of your situation and the information provided by Florida Statutes §95.051.
Bodily Injury Liability Coverage Pays for the Other Party’s Damages
Bodily injury liability does not cover your own bodily injuries or those of the people named in your policy. Rather, it pays for the other party’s serious injury or death when you or a named insured causes an accident.
Your insurance company will pay for the other party’s injuries up to the limits of your policy and provide legal representation to defend you if the injured party sues. Even if you do not think you are at fault for an accident, you may still be responsible for costs related to the other party’s injuries.
These can include damages for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. They may also include compensation for permanent injuries, loss of consortium, and out-of-pocket expenses, such as travel costs for medical care.
If your insurance policy includes bodily injury coverage, you will not have to pay for these costs by yourself.
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You Must Carry Insurance Minimums
Florida does not require bodily injury liability coverage, but most other states do. At a minimum, Florida law requires that any person at fault in a crash resulting in bodily injury to others have “full liability insurance coverage.” This includes a minimum limit of $10,000 for bodily injury liability per person or $20,000 per crash.
But because the costs associated with bodily injury are so high, this is seldom enough. Bodily injury coverage ensures that your insurance company pays the maximum amount up to the policy limit, so you will not be personally stuck with the costs. Depending on your coverage, the policy could cover up to $50,000 per person and $100,000 per accident.
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If you were involved in an accident causing bodily injury to another person, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help. We are dedicated to helping Florida residents get back on their feet after a crash.
Our attorneys have experience dealing with claims adjusters and providing legal defense for people who get sued. We will defend your rights and advocate for your interests at every step. Our firm can even review your insurance policy for free and recommend any important coverage you should consider adding.
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At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we know that being involved in an accident is traumatic and are dedicated to helping you achieve the best outcome possible in your case. Call our office today.