Wellington Car Accident Lawyer
The modern motor vehicle is pretty incredible, and has certainly transformed our communities, where we live and work, and our lifestyles. But as miraculous and convenient as cars are, the average car weighs at least 4,000 pounds. This means that when two cars collide, especially when traveling at high speeds, there is a significant amount of force involved. Car accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in Florida and throughout the United States.
At the offices of Smith & Ball Injury Law, our Wellington car accident lawyers are here to support you if you’ve been in a serious car accident. Call our law firm today to learn more about how we can help.
Liability for a Car Accident in Wellington
In most states in the nation, drivers who cause accidents are responsible for paying for them. This is not always the case in Florida, though, which maintains mandatory no-fault car insurance laws. Under the state’s no-fault policy, all drivers are required to carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage, which pays for injuries to themselves and others in their vehicle in a crash regardless of fault. This means that even if you cause a crash, you can turn to your PIP coverage for compensation.
That being said, PIP coverage isn’t always enough to pay for the full value of a victim’s losses. When the “serious injury threshold” is met in Florida, a claimant can step outside of the no-fault system and bring a claim for damages against the responsible driver. Liability for damages is typically based on negligence – the failure to exercise the required degree of care.
Damages Recoverable in a Wellington Car Accident Claim
If you are filing a claim against your own policy’s PIP coverage, you can seek compensation for the value of your medical wages, lost wages, death benefits up to your policy limit. If you are filing a claim against the other driver for compensation, you can seek compensation for your:
- Medical expenses, including future medical expenses;
- Lost wages; including future lost wages;
- Property damage costs;
- Pain, suffering, emotional distress, and other noneconomic losses.
Why You Should Work with a Wellington Car Accident Lawyer
After a serious car accident, recovering your full settlement amount is incredibly important. While you may want to believe that your insurance adjuster is on your side–and while the insurance adjuster will likely pretend to be your friend–the reality is that the insurance company wants to reduce the value of your claim as much as possible. To do this, your injuries might be disputed, the insurance company may blame you for the accident, or you may be told that your policy doesn’t cover certain losses. When you work with a Wellington car accident lawyer, you’ll have someone on your side who’s able to defend you and fight back against unfair or unscrupulous claims.
Call Our Wellington Car Accident Lawyers Today
Our Wellington car accident lawyers offer free consultations and always work on a contingency fee basis. You can reach us by phone or online for a free consultation by calling us directly or sending us a message at your convenience. We are here to help you.