If you have been the victim of a negligent driver in Jupiter, Florida, the seasoned and successful Jupiter car accident attorney at Fetterman & Associates, PA can help ensure that you receive every benefit of the law.
If your injuries are covered under Florida’s no-fault insurance laws, then the expenses associated with your accident will be paid by your auto insurance, or by the person at fault if you do not have insurance.
That is, you will be covered as long as you seek medical attention within 14 days of the accident. Failure to do so can result in loss of your insurance benefits.
But what if you believe your injuries warrant a civil wreck lawsuit? How can you determine if you have the right to file a civil lawsuit against a negligent driver in Florida, and, if you can do such, how can you give yourself the best possible chance of winning your suit?
After you have sought medical attention and been evaluated, you’ll begin to understand the extent of your injuries. If they appear to be serious enough, you may start to believe that you should pursue a civil lawsuit.
How do you know if that is the right course? The best thing for you to do is to set up a free, no obligation consultation with an experienced and knowledgeable car accident lawyer Jupiter, such as one of those at Fetterman & Associates, PA, who have been successfully serving personal injury clients in the Jupiter, Florida, area for years.
A lawyer from our offices, who understands every aspect of Florida’s no-fault insurance system, will be able to answer your questions and determine whether you have a case or not. If your attorney does believe that you have grounds for a lawsuit, he/she will be able to facilitate and implement the next steps in the legal process.
There are a few factors that your lawyer will utilize to determine if you do have grounds for a lawsuit. In the state, personal injury protection (PIP) insurance is supposed to be carried by every driver. The minimum amount of insurance is $10,000, as this is the limit that Florida has put on benefits for those who are injured in a car accident.
Also, unless its been determined that the accident , crash resulted in the victim being in an emergency medical situation, the limit for compensation is $2,500. These limitations were put into place in order to negate people’s tendencies to file what would often be, in essence, frivolous suits.
One question that needs to be answered for and by anyone considering a personal injury suit is do their injuries necessitate legal action or are they adequately covered by one’s insurance? Under Florida’s personal injury law,a victim must sustain serious injury in order to sue in civil court.
Although what constitutes a serious injury is open to interpretation, and the best way to determine if you do have grounds for a lawsuit is to meet with an attorney who knows and understands Florida’s no-fault system, the basic guidelines for such define these injuries as being permanent and inhibiting ones mobility and/or ability to perform job duties or daily functions.
Injuries that cause paralysis, loss of a limb, or other similar serious problems or conditions would be worthy of a lawsuit. Also, those who suffer permanent disfigurement or scarring would be candidates for such a suit. Finally, a car accident that results in the death of a victim might lead to a wrongful death claim by the victim’s relatives.
Fetterman & Associates, PA will first meet with you for an initial, free consultation. At that time, a Jupiter auto accident attorney will review all evidence and information that you have to share concerning your case. After careful analysis of the facts regarding your situation, the attorney may recommend that you begin the process of filing a civil lawsuit.
If that is agreed to, then your Jupiter car accident attorney will begin the process of further investigating the accident by engaging in a through analysis of the accident scene, interviewing witnesses, emergency workers, and medical personnel familiar with your case, and developing a plan and strategy for your suit.
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Also, throughout the process, your lawyer will engage in discussions with the defendant’s lawyers in order to attempt to secure a fair and just out-of-court settlement that can save you time, money, and stress.
If your case does go to court, the legal professionals at Fetterman & Associates, PA will work tirelessly and aggressively to make sure that you receive every benefit of the law to which you are entitled.
The Jupiter car accident attorney at Fetterman & Associates, PA are dedicated to offering each of those for whom we work personalized service, skilled and informed legal representation, and a passionate commitment to ensuring that they do receive justice.
For more information on personal injury law and the rights of car accident victims, contact Fetterman & Associates, PA at 561-845-2510 as soon as possible. Or, if you’d prefer, simply click on the tab to your right and fill out the easy to use form. Once we receive your request, you will be contacted quickly by one of our legal professionals to set up an appointment.