Been in an Accident?
Get Answers From an Auto Accident Lawyer
Many things might go through your mind after being injured in a car accident, and Bokor Law‘s experienced auto accident lawyer Richard A. Bokor can help you answer them.
WHAT STEPS SHOULD I TAKE IF I HAVE BEEN INJURED IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT?
The first step you should take if you have been injured in an auto accident is to report the accident to your insurance company. In Florida you have no-fault coverage known as personal injury protection, or PIP. Most of the time, PIP pays up to $10,000 in medical bills, so you can see a doctor without having to pay out of pocket or using your own medical insurance company. Even if your injuries are minor now, they may become a chronic pain source later. So, it is essential to have a medical professional document your injuries, as they may be crucial in recovering damages owed to you. Once you have attended to your medical needs, the next thing you should do is contact an auto accident lawyer for legal advice on how to proceed.
DO I HAVE A CASE IF I WAS AT FAULT?
In Florida, you have a case even if you were personally at fault or partially at fault for an auto crash. Florida is a comparative fault state. It does not matter who received the ticket. If the citing police officer did not witness the crash, assigning fault is up to the jury if you try the case, or fault and damages can be decided by your auto accident lawyer, the insurance adjuster or the opposing counsel if the case is being settled out of court. If it is determined you are entirely at fault, it usually does not pay to go further. If you are unsure who is at fault, your lawyer can help you decide the best options for you.
Tell Us About Your Auto Accident
For legal advice about your auto accident case, call Bokor Law at (813) 251-1000 to schedule a free consultation. You can also submit the contact form on this page and a member of our team will get in touch with you as soon as possible.