“What should I do after I’m involved in an accident?” “Should I bother calling the police? The accident seems minor.” “I feel fine. Do I need to visit the emergency room?”
These are all questions you might have if you have been in a car accident. Car accidents can be a frightening experience, but we are here to help. As a result of a car accident, you may be injured, experiencing pain, or out of work. The Simpson-Cannon Law Firm will work to alleviate your stress by removing the weight of your legal issues and fight for a verdict in your favor.
Here are some things you should know about car accidents in Florida:
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) is Florida's motor vehicle insurance that provides compensation regardless of who caused the accident. Florida requires $10,000 in coverage and this may not cover your total damages.
The state of limitations to file a car accident claim in Florida varies depending on the type of accident and insurance coverages involved.
Never sign documents from the other party's insurance company without speaking to a car accident lawyer first.
As a result of your car accident, you may be entitled to damages for:
Past, current, and future medical costs
Lost wages and loss of earning capacity
Pain and suffering
Loss of capacity for enjoyment of life
Out of pocket expenses
Aggravation of existing condition (worsening of an injury you already have)
Activation of latent condition (bringing to life an affliction you were unaware of)
Can I afford an attorney?
If you are wondering “can I afford an attorney,” it is important to know that most car accident cases are on a contingency fee basis.
With a pure contingency fee agreement, the attorney does not get paid until you receive a settlement or a verdict in your favor.
The attorney pays in advance for your medical records, expert testimony, and other costs associated with your accident case which they are later reimbursed for from your recovery.
Contact Us Call the Simpson-Cannon Law Firm at 561-721-6255 if you are involved in a car accident. We have the expertise and knowledge to handle your case. We put our clients first through dedicated and passionate representation.
About Cynthia Simpson-Cannon Cynthia has more than 20 years experience as a trial attorney and focuses in the areas of personal injury including car accidents, pedestrian accidents and trucking accidents.
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