Florida’s no-fault auto insurance laws can make it more difficult to hold the driver who caused your crash and injuries responsible for the damages you suffered. However, our team may be able to help you file an auto insurance liability claim or personal injury lawsuit if you suffered serious car injuries caused by a reckless, careless, or otherwise negligent driver in Orlando.
A car accident lawyer in Orlando, FL from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will explain how Florida’s car accident laws apply to your case, review your circumstances to determine if you qualify to file a fault-based claim, and help you navigate the process to try to recover the compensation you deserve.
Call us today at 1-800-747-3733 for your free case review and let us handle the insurance company so you do not have to.
Types of Compensation Available After an Orlando Car Crash
In general, you have two options for getting the money you need to pay your medical bills, cover lost wages, and make up for other accident-related losses and expenses after an Orlando car accident. This includes:
- Filing a claim with your insurance company to collect a payout from your personal injury protection (PIP) policy; or
- Meeting the serious injury threshold and trying to hold the at-fault driver liable
In general, most car accidents are relatively minor, and all parties involved can pay for medical treatment using their PIP coverage. This is your only option unless you meet an exception to the no-fault law such as suffering a serious injury. Your PIP coverage should include at least $10,000 to cover:
- A percentage of your medical care
- A percentage of your lost wages for time off work because of your injuries
If we can collect evidence and show you suffered certain serious injuries because of another person’s negligent actions behind the wheel, you may be eligible to hold them liable by filing an insurance claim or injury lawsuit. If you win a settlement or verdict in your case, you may be able to recover damages including:
- Medical care and related expenses
- Prescription drugs
- Necessary adaptive and mobility equipment
- Ongoing care costs
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Vehicle repair or replacement costs, including taxes and fees
- Rental car costs
- Other accident-related out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Mental anguish
- Other emotional damages
Let Our Orlando Car Accident Lawyer Help You
Our Orlando car accident team can help you understand your options after a crash. We can handle your PIP claim if you do not believe your insurance company is providing the coverage you deserve, or we can help you pursue a case against the at-fault driver if you suffered serious injuries. By letting us manage your case, we can protect your rights, reduce your stress, and allow you to focus on what is important — recovering from your injuries.
We offer free case evaluations and consultations. During this meeting, a member of our team will review your situation and discuss your injuries and medical status. This will give us a good idea if we need to request your medical records to determine if your injuries meet the “serious injury” threshold.
If we can provide evidence from your medical records and medical expert testimony to show you suffered a “serious injury,” you will be eligible to file a claim or lawsuit against the at-fault driver. This may allow us to collect additional types of damages on your behalf and a much larger payout than is available from the typical PIP claim.
The Relationship Between Negligence and Fault-Based Auto Insurance Claims
All fault-based auto insurance claims hinge on proving the other driver acted negligently. Negligence includes careless and reckless actions, as well as drunk or distracted driving. Some of the most common ways drivers behave negligently and cause an accident include:
- Driving drunk or drugged
- Failure to consider road conditions, such as failing to slow down during rain
- Unsafe lane changes, often without signaling
- Failure to yield right of way
- Excessive speed
- Drag racing or other reckless behavior
- Drowsy or fatigued drivers
- Texting while driving or other distractions
- Violating other traffic laws
We know these negligent actions cause Orlando traffic accidents because we investigate every accident case we handle. We work closely with accident reconstruction specialists who can get to the bottom of why a crash occurred. We also collect and analyze all other available evidence and build a strong case to prove negligence and file an insurance claim or pursue a personal injury lawsuit.
Florida law only gives us four years from the date of your crash to take the at-fault driver to court, so we recommend you giving us a call as soon as possible after your accident.
Talk to a Car Accident Lawyer in Orlando, FL
The injury lawyers at Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you understand your options after an Orlando car accident. We offer free case reviews and may be able to help you hold the negligent motorist accountable. Let us try to win a settlement or verdict on your behalf.
Call us today at 1-800-747-3733 for your free consultation with a member of our team.