Being involved in a car accident is a frightening experience, and even more so when you have been injured. If the accident was caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to significant compensation. The best decision you can make after a car accident is to seek medical attention. Once you begin to recover, the next best thing to do is contact an experienced personal injury attorney.
My.Attorney represents car accident victims throughout the state of Florida. Our legal team is highly regarded for providing clients with first-rate legal representation and superior personal service. We have a proven track record of holding negligent drivers accountable and making sure our clients receive just compensation. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact My.Attorney where we know how to fight — and win.
Common Causes of a Car Accident
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the majority of car accidents are the result of driver errors, such as:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Disobeying traffic signals
- Driver fatigue
- Improper turns/failing to signal
- Following too closely (tailgating)
- Reckless driving
At the same time, road defects, faulty guardrails, malfunctioning traffic signals, and other road hazards can also cause or contribute to car accidents. In this situation, it may be possible to file a personal injury lawsuit against the public authority responsible for road and highway maintenance. Moreover, if a vehicle defect (e.g. faulty brakes, mechanical parts) causes a car accident, the automaker or dealer can be held liable through a product liability lawsuit.
Regardless of the cause of the car accident that resulted in your injuries, My.Attorney can help you obtain meaningful compensation. Download our app today to set up a free consultation.
How does automobile insurance work if I am injured in a car accident?
Florida is a No-Fault state for insurance purposes. This means that you must file a claim with your own insurance company to recover compensation for your losses, regardless of which driver is at fault. Before you speak to anyone from the insurance company, contact an experienced car accident attorney. Insurance claims adjusters represent the insurer and will look for ways to minimize the value of your claim.
Can I file a lawsuit after a Florida car accident?
Despite Florida’s no-fault insurance rule, it is possible to file a lawsuit against the other drive if you have sustained a serious injury as a result of a car accident. A serious injury is defined as (i) a permanent injury, (ii) significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement, (iii) significant and permanent loss of bodily function, and (iv) loss of a fetus.
In any event, the best way to protect your legal rights after a car accident in Florida is to consult My.Attorney. Well-versed in the applicable negligence and insurance laws, our car accident attorneys will fight tirelessly for your rights — inside or outside of the courtroom.
What to Do After a Car Accident
After a car accident, you should immediately call the police and seek medical attention, even if you don’t feel as if you have been injured. Some car accident injuries may not surface until days or even weeks after the accident, and any delay can make your injuries worse. In addition, the police report and any medical reports will be important evidence in your claim. If possible, you should also take pictures of the accident scene, the damage to the vehicles, and your injuries.
Once the dust has settled and you’re in recovery mode, contact My.Attorney as soon as possible — download our app today. We will work to show how the extent of the other driver’s liability and make sure you receive the full value of your claim. If the insurer fails to make a fair and reasonable offer, our experienced trial attorneys will take the insurer or the other party to court.
Contact Our Florida Car Accident Attorney
The legal team at My.Attorney has been successfully handling car accident cases for over 25 years. We have a proven history of achieving successful outcomes against all the major insurers and will see to it that you are fairly compensated for the harm you have endured. Our tenacious litigators also know their way around the courtroom, having won substantial jury verdicts on behalf of our clients. When you consult us, we will offer you knowledge, compassion and stand by you every step of the way.
My.Attorney was founded on two basic principles: always put the best interest of our client first; no one should be forced to suffer because of a negligent motorist. We will handle every aspect of your case with the diligence it deserves and makes sure that any award considers all of your future financial and medical needs. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact My.Attorney. Download our app for a free case evaluation or contact us.