When you get into an accident with an uninsured motorist, you still have legal options for seeking compensation. Florida has complex regulations that apply to automobile accident liability, but our legal team can file a lawsuit to recover your damages.
Our West Palm Beach car accident lawyers can explore your legal options. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine do not collect any attorney fees unless you receive a payout from your case.
Recoverable Damages From an Accident in Florida
If we determine that your damages are related to bodily injury or death, we could seek compensation for many losses. Along with compensation for your medical bills, you may also stand to collect money for:
- Prescription drug expenses
- Physical therapy appointments
- Wheelchairs and other necessary equipment
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Mental and emotional pain, suffering, and anguish
- Pain and suffering
For some of these damages, you will need proof of your expenses. Keep track of your receipts, invoices, and medical bills related to your accident. Your personal injury lawyer in West Palm Beach can also help assign a dollar value to non-economic losses.
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An Uninsured Motorists Accident Attorney Can Handle the Details of Your Claim
We handle cases involving uninsured motorists differently than other accidents. Florida law could restrict your legal options depending on what type of insurance coverage you have and the severity of your injuries.
Florida Insurance Laws and Uninsured Drivers
Florida’s no-fault laws apply to most minor car accidents. Drivers must carry a personal injury protection (PIP) policy that covers medical expenses and other damages, regardless of who is at fault for an accident. You will usually claim through your own provider.
Florida also requires drivers to carry liability insurance. Liability policies may apply when a driver negligently harms another person. If your injuries are serious and require costs beyond what your PIP policy will cover, you may need to file a claim against the other driver’s liability insurance company.
Unfortunately, some drivers break the law and drive without liability insurance. If you carry uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage, you may be able to file a claim with your own insurance company.
Exceptions to No-Fault Laws in West Palm Beach, FL
PIP plans are effective at covering minor injuries without regard for the at-fault party. But for serious injuries, Florida law permits drivers to seek damages from a negligent party. The exception to the no-fault rule applies to damages related to any of the following injuries:
- Significant and permanent loss of an essential bodily function
- Permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability
- Significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement
- Death of a loved one
If you have severe injuries and significant damages after your uninsured motorist accident, our West Palm Beach lawyers will consider bringing a lawsuit against the other driver.
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The Other Party’s Financial Standing and Its Effects on Your Claim
Sometimes, your best option is to file a personal injury lawsuit directly against the uninsured motorist. The outcome will depend on the financial solvency of the other driver.
If the other driver does not have the financial resources to satisfy a potential judgment, pursuing litigation may not be worth it. You have to consider the costs of litigating a case versus the potential benefits of winning or negotiating a settlement.
Your West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer will discuss the financial standing of the other party before deciding whether litigation is your best option.
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Our Lawyers Will Walk You Through the Personal Injury Lawsuit Process
During an initial consultation, we will listen to your story and gather the facts surrounding the accident. Our team will need to research and investigate thoroughly before we decide to take your case and pursue litigation.
If you have severe injuries and significant damages, our firm will look into the possibility of bringing a lawsuit against the other driver. Once we determine that litigation is a viable option, your lawyer will file a legal complaint and wait for a response from the other party.
Sometimes these cases involve a settlement before we get deep into the lawsuit. In other cases, we go to trial to seek fair recovery.
You Have a Deadline to Meet If You Want to File a Lawsuit
Generally, you have four years from the accident date to take legal action, according to Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a). Few exceptions apply to this deadline, so we recommend starting your case as soon as possible.
If you do not meet the deadline, you may lose your chance to take an uninsured motorist to trial and seek a court-awarded offer. Remember that your options for pursuing compensation when an uninsured motorist is involved are already limited.
You will want to give yourself enough time to file an uninsured motorist accident lawsuit. The time it takes to build a case does not stall the deadline, either. When you retain our firm serving West Palm Beach, we can get started right away.
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We Can Handle Your Case on a No-Win, No-Fee Basis
Our attorneys represent personal injury victims on a contingency basis. This means you will not have to risk further financial loss to hire a lawyer from our firm.
You will not have to pay any out-of-pocket fees to get started on your case, and we only collect our payment if we secure compensation for you. You have a right to legal representation; take advantage of our affordable legal services.
See What a West Palm Beach Attorney from Our Firm Can Do for You
If you were the victim of an accident, we could help you seek compensation for your injuries. You deserve to rest and focus on your health, and a legal case with an uninsured driver can be a headache. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine handles personal injury cases in several locations throughout Florida.
Call our law firm at (561) 721-0080 for your free consultation. You may have a limited time to file a lawsuit. So, get started on your case as soon as possible after your accident.
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