The property team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is committed to protecting drivers from liability for property damage in the event of an accident. We provide quality legal representation to Fort Lauderdale property damage victims throughout Florida.
Our Fort Lauderdale property damage lawyers are familiar with the claims and personal injury legal processes. You do not have to fight alone for justice and fair compensation.
You Could Collect a Property Damage Award
Car accidents happen every day in Fort Lauderdale and other cities of Florida. In fact, motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of accidental death and injury in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Florida and other states impose laws requiring drivers to carry some form of auto insurance. This protects the driver from liability for property damage and bodily injury in case of an accident. Florida’s Financial Responsibility Law ensures drivers take responsibility for accidents involving their vehicles. This means carrying sufficient insurance to pay for any damages the drivers cause.
Property Damage Liability Coverage Exists for Accident Victims to Benefit From
Under Florida law, all motor vehicle owners who cause a crash must carry a minimum of $10,000 of personal injury protection and $10,000 of property damage liability (PDL). PDL insurance applies when you cause a crash involving property damage.
Rather than paying for repairs to the other car, the insurance company must pay a minimum of $10,000 in property damage liability per crash. This coverage pays for damages caused by you or your family members in the event of an accident.
If You Caused a Fort Lauderdale Property Damage Vehicle Accident
Your PDL policy covers damage you caused in an accident. Even if you feel you were not at fault, you can be held liable for damages to other people’s property. PDL saves you out-of-pocket expenses you would otherwise have to pay following an accident.
In a crash involving property damage and bodily injury, you will be asked to provide proof of property damage liability coverage. If you purchased bodily injury liability coverage, you must also provide that.
Covering Your Own Property Damage If You Caused an Accident
If you caused the accident, you can use your collision coverage to pay for your property damage. You can also use your collision coverage to repair your vehicle while waiting for the insurance companies to determine fault for the accident. If the other driver is deemed at fault, your insurance company may be able to get your deductible back.
PDL Insurance Covers Many Different Kinds of Vehicle Accident Losses
At-fault drivers are liable for various damages arising from a car accident.
These may include damage to another person’s:
- Telephone poles
- Lamp posts
- Traffic signs
- Other personal property
Our lawyers taking cases in Fort Lauderdale are ready to get to work for you.
Gap Coverage Can Help You Pay Off Your Car Lease or Loan
Guaranteed asset protection, or gap, coverage will pay the difference between your loan or lease amount and the value of your totaled car.
For example a driver ran a stop sign and T-boned your vehicle as you were driving through an intersection. Your insurer declared your vehicle a total loss. The current value of your vehicle is $15,000, but you still owe $20,000 on your loan. Your gap coverage would pay that difference.
This coverage can apply regardless of whether you are at fault or not.
How Our Lawyers Serving Fort Lauderdale Could Help You Secure Compensation
Because property damage can be extensive, insurance is important. If you were denied coverage or your claim was denied in bad faith, your lawyer could help. Our firm can help you get the protection or compensation you need.
Our property damage liability lawyers in Fort Lauderdale are dedicated to helping Floridians get back on their feet. We will:
- Review your policy
- Make recommendations on how to supplement your insurance with coverage you need
- Deal with claims adjusters
- Advocate for your best interests
- File paperwork
- Make your case in court, if necessary
- Investigate your accident to determine fault
- Help you file your claim
- Negotiate with the insurance company
- Take your case to court, if necessary
- Inform you of your options
- Protect your legal rights
- Tell you about updates you should be aware of
- Make ourselves available to you for questions
- Gather and organize evidence
- Valuate your losses
Our Fort Lauderdale team can accomplish other tasks for your property damage case as well.
We want you to feel as comfortable as possible with us. You will receive your attorney’s personal number to contact whenever you need, so you’re never in the dark.
Our Team Treats Our Clients Like Family; Your Interests Are Our Priority
Our team goes the extra mile for all of our clients. Many past clients have spoken about how we have handled their cases and treated them and their families:
“… The whole team were professional, courteous and as helpful as I could ever hope for. I wouldn’t dream of using any other law firm!” – Fabio A.
“They really care about the client… They worked real hard in the office on all the paperwork and explained everything to us… I definitely recommend Anidjar and Levine.” – Caren M.
“… Their attention to detail and keeping me informed along the way is top notch, ‘A rated’ and greatly appreciated. Thank you for all your help and hard work.” – Michael P.
Our Team Members Can Guide You Through the Property Damage Claims Process
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we know that being involved in a car accident is traumatic. Your lawyer will be committed to helping you achieve the best outcome possible in your case. We do not charge attorney’s fees unless you recover, so you face no financial risk when you enlist our help. Our injury lawyers can also help you if you or a loved one was injured in an accident.
If you need legal assistance in any area of Florida, please call our team for a free consultation.
We Can Help.