What should I do if I am in a automobile accident in Florida?
Following a car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident in Florida, it is important to call the police and seek medical treatment. Keep in mind that the shock of being in an automobile collision may hide personal injury until hours or even days after the accident. Before you speak to the at-fault driver's insurance company about your personal injury, contact the automobile accident attorneys at Celler Law Offices by calling 885-CELLERLAW or 855-235-5375.
How much is my Florida automobile accident case worth?
This question is difficult to answer as it depends on many factors:
If someone else's negligence caused the auto accident and resulted in personal injuries, one of our auto accident lawyers can help you obtain any payment you are entitled to for your medical bills plus compensation for pain and suffering from injuries. This would include past and future medical bills.
If you were seriously injured and missed any work, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages or loss of earning capacity in the future due to your personal injury. Our skilled Florida auto accident lawyers can help you retain such compensation.
There is no proven formula to determine exactly how much an automobile accident case is worth. It will depend on how the evidence and testimony dictate the case. Because of our record of trying these types of automobile accident cases in Florida, our personal injury firm is able to determine a general value for your car accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident claim. Our Office will evaluate the circumstances surrounding the auto accident, obtain medical records and bills, and analyze the client's personal injury in order to provide an estimated value.
How long will it take to bring my Florida auto accident case to a conclusion?
The complexity of the automobile accident as well as the particular personal injuries sustained will determine the time frame of the cases outcome. We resolve our client's cases based on an understanding of their current and future medical conditions. Once our automobile accident law firm becomes involved, the average car accident or auto accident case in Florida is resolved within eight to 12 months.
I have full coverage, why am I not covered?
Full coverage, while it can mean a variety of things, does not automatically imply that bodily injury or personal injury is covered. Contact your automobile insurance company for clarification on your insurance coverage in Florida.
Does my auto insurance cover my motorcycle accident?
Many Florida motorcycle owners believe that they will be covered by their automobile insurance if they are involved in a motorcycle crash. Unfortunately, this is not the case. In Florida, insurance is not required for the owner and rider of a motorcycle. Furthermore, the PIP coverage a motorcycle owner may have on his car will not cover the owner if injured on a motorcycle.
What are the MMI and permanent impairment rating?
At the conclusion of your treatment with a doctor, our automobile accident attorneys will request a final narrative of your condition. Once a physician has decided you are at Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI), some doctor's assign, and insurance company's request, a permanent impairment rating. It does not mean that you are back to the physical or mental condition you were at prior to the accident. It simply means your condition has stabilized and you have a loss. This is generally done pursuant to American Medical Association (AMA) guidelines for rating impairments . A permanent impairment rating technically is not called for as a basis at trial in an automobile accident case.