Motorists must abide by traffic laws, which reduces the risk of collisions and injuries. When drivers speed, tailgate, or improperly pass, it can lead to fatal and severe accidents. Experiencing an accident can cause:
- Property damage
- Chronic pain
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
If injuries cause financial losses or severe injuries, a Jacksonville aggressive driving accident lawyer can ensure that your legal rights are protected, as you can pursue a personal injury claim against the other driver. A lawyer can also:
- Negotiate a settlement with the other driver
- Communicate with involved insurance companies
- Collect evidence, such as accident reports and medical records
- Argue your case at trial
- Interview witnesses
Documenting your expenses is an important way to prove your economic losses, which makes it important to retain copies of bills and receipts. Your insurance company can ask for an itemized list of your losses and any invoices you have related to your accident.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation.
What to Do After an Accident
Reporting your accident to law enforcement ensures that you receive proper assistance following an accident. Officers can document the scene and interview witnesses. Witnesses can confirm whether the other motorist was speeding or driving aggressively, while officers will file an accident report. It is important to promptly notify your insurance company of your accident.
What You Need to Know About Florida Insurance Benefits
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles affirms that Florida requires all drivers to carry at least $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage and $10,000 in Property Damage Liability (PDL). PIP will reimburse you for 80% of your medical expenses and 60% of the lost wages you incur following an accident. Since Florida is a no-fault insurance state, you will receive these benefits regardless of which motorist caused the accident.
When your expenses exceed your PIP and PDL benefits, you can recover damages from the other driver. Drivers can choose to increase their insurance coverage and carry additional benefits, such as bodily injury coverage.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 to learn more about what your insurance policy covers in the event of an accident. A Jacksonville aggressive driving accident lawyer could be able to help you.
We Can Help You Determine Fault
While fault does not matter when you claim PIP or PDL benefits from your insurance company, the responsibility of each party in the accident does when you pursue a personal injury claim. § 768.81 of the Florida Statutes dictates that your judgment can be reduced by the percentage you are responsible for the accident.
Since aggressive driving is negligent, a lawyer can use evidence (such as witness statements) to prove the other party is responsible for the crash. A lawyer can help you pursue economic and non-economic damages.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today
When you sustain injuries in an accident caused by an aggressive driver, a Jacksonville aggressive driving accident lawyer can help. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 so we can start working on your case today. We cannot help you until we know all the details of your experience.
We Can Help.