In some cases, it may be necessary to go to court for a car accident. However, in most cases, you will not have to go to court. You can usually recover compensation to the extent allowed by law by filing insurance claims and negotiating a fair settlement offer. We can handle this process for you. You worry about getting better. We take care of everything else.
To learn more about how we can help you pursue damages after a car accident in West Palm Beach, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine now at 1-800-747-3733. We offer free case reviews, and you pay nothing out of pocket for our services.
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Florida Law Limits Your Right to Take an At-Fault Driver to Court
Under FL § 627.737, all motorists who live, work, or have children who go to school in the state are required to carry personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. The state’s no-fault automobile accident law limits your ability to hold the at-fault driver liable for relatively minor injuries. Instead, you must rely on the compensation for medical bills and limited lost wages from your PIP policy.
Only if you meet the state’s serious injury threshold can you pursue a fault-based claim. Even when we go after damages from the negligent driver, most cases do not go to court. We are often able to file an insurance claim based on their liability automobile insurance coverage and negotiate a just settlement without taking your case to court.
Litigation Is Necessary in Some West Palm Beach Car Accident Cases
The only time this type of case goes to court is if we file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver. A few reasons this may be necessary include:
- The negligent motorist’s insurance company refuses to agree to a fair settlement.
- The at-fault driver does not carry liability automobile insurance.
- There are other circumstances that make it impossible to reach a fair out-of-court agreement.
If we do need to litigate your West Palm Beach car accident case, we will not hesitate to do so. Our trial lawyers know how to navigate this process and will be by your side every step of the way. We will ensure you know what to expect and have the support and guidance you need to reduce your stress about taking your case to trial.
Our team will take legal action on your behalf, filing a personal injury lawsuit in civil court. Sometimes, even after we file suit, we can reach a settlement agreement and avoid trial. In other cases, we have to present the evidence we gathered and the case we built to the judge and jury and ask them to award you the damages you deserve.
We Have a Limited Time to Take Your Case to Court
Like other states, FL § 95.11 puts a time limit on how long we can wait to take legal action against a negligent motorist. Known as the statute of limitations, this law generally gives you four years from the date of the West Palm Beach accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. There are many factors that can affect how long we have to take action, though, so it is important to get started early.
Reach out to us as soon as possible after your injuries stabilize so we can evaluate your case and begin gathering evidence. We need to build a strong case to present to the insurance company even if your case does not go to court, and we need to ensure there is sufficient time to do so.
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Talk to a Car Accident Lawyer in West Palm Beach About Your Case
If you sustained injuries in a car accident in West Palm Beach, an attorney from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine may be able to recover compensation on your behalf. They may be able to do this without ever having to go to court for a car accident. In some cases, though, filing a lawsuit and taking your case to trial may be necessary.
Call 1-800-747-3733 now for your complimentary consultation with a member of our car accident team.