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Personal Injury

Car Accidents

Car accidents are distressingly common occurrences that can have far-reaching physical, emotional, and financial consequences. Whether it’s a minor fender-bender or a severe collision involving another vehicle, car accidents can result in substantial medical expenses, persistent discomfort, and a reduction in income.

COMMON CAUSES OF CAR ACCIDENTS IN FLORIDA

Car accidents can be caused by a wide range of factors, including:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Weather conditions

STEPS TO TAKE AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT

Accidents happen, but knowing what to do next can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. Here are some steps to promptly take following an accident:

  • Ensure Safety: First and foremost, ensure your safety and the safety of others involved. Move to a safe location if possible and check for injuries.
  • Contact Authorities: Dial 911 to report the accident. Law enforcement will arrive at the scene to document the incident and create an official report.
  • Gather Information: Exchange contact, insurance, and vehicle information with the other parties involved. Collect witness information. Take photos of the accident scene, vehicle damage, and any injuries.
  • Seek Medical Attention: Even if your injuries seem minor, it’s crucial to seek medical attention promptly. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent.
  • Notify Your Insurance: Report the accident to your insurance company.
  • Consult an Attorney: Navigating the complexities of the legal process with professional guidance can aid your recovery and provide the financial support necessary for moving forward.

FLORIDA IS A NO-FAULT CAR INSURANCE STATE

Florida is a no-fault state. This means injuries or loss of work caused by a car accident are submitted to the injured person’s own car insurance, regardless of fault. This is known as Personal Injury Protection (PIP).

TYPES OF DAMAGES YOU CAN RECOVER IN A CAR ACCIDENT CLAIM

If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for various damages, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages and future income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Long-term healthcare
  • Property damage

Since 1991, the law firm of Frank P. Bianco has successfully recovered millions of dollars in damages for individuals who have been injured in car accidents.

If you or someone you love has suffered injuries in a car accident, contact the law firm of Frank P. Bianco, P.A. for a free initial consultation.

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