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Answers To Common Questions About Motor Vehicle Accidents In Florida

Welcome to Dumas & Sanclemente, PLLC, where our dedication to justice is matched only by our compassion for the injured. As accomplished personal injury lawyers, we have a proven track record of taking cases to trial and securing substantial recoveries for our clients. Our aggressive approach against legal opponents, combined with our attentive and personable demeanor toward those we represent, has allowed us to recover millions of dollars for individuals just like you.

At our firm, which serves the Greater Tampa Bay area from our office in Lutz, we understand the complexities and the emotional toll of motor vehicle accidents. We will guide you through these turbulent times with skill and empathy.

FAQs: Motor Vehicle Accident Guidance From Dumas & Sanclemente, PLLC

Below, we address some frequently asked questions that may be on your mind after you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident.

What steps should I take to protect myself legally after a car accident?

If you’re involved in a car accident, your priority should be to seek medical attention. After ensuring your well-being, it’s crucial to document the scene with photos, gather witness contact information and file a police report. Refrain from admitting fault or signing any documents from insurance companies before consulting with an attorney. Contact us to ensure your rights are protected and to navigate the legal process effectively.

Why should I hire an attorney to manage my claims after a motor vehicle accident?

Managing claims can be complex and overwhelming. Our attorneys can handle the legalities while you focus on recovery. We’ll work to ensure you receive full compensation for your injuries, negotiate with insurance companies, and take your case to trial if necessary. Our experience in personal injury law means we can anticipate and counter the tactics insurers may use to minimize payouts.

I was injured in a motorcycle accident. Will the claims process be similar to an auto accident claim?

While the foundation of the claims process is similar—determining fault, documenting injuries, and dealing with insurance companies—motorcycle accidents often result in more severe injuries and may involve different laws and biases. Our attorneys are knowledgeable about these nuances and will advocate for your best interests.

What should I do if I think my car had a defective part that led to my accident?

If you suspect a defective part caused your accident, it’s vital to preserve the vehicle in its post-accident state and gather any evidence of the defect. This can be a complex case that involves product liability law. Our attorneys have the expertise to investigate your claim, consult with experts and pursue compensation from the responsible parties.

How does Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage in Florida impact my personal injury lawsuit?

In Florida, PIP coverage is required and provides immediate medical coverage up to a limit, regardless of fault. However, it may not cover all expenses or damages, especially in cases of serious injury. Our attorneys can help you understand your PIP coverage and work to secure additional compensation through a personal injury lawsuit if your injuries exceed PIP limits.

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in Florida after a motor vehicle accident?

In Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally four years from the date of the accident. However, it’s best to act quickly to ensure evidence is preserved and to allow us to build a strong case on your behalf.

Is it possible to obtain compensation if I share some blame for a car accident?

Indeed, in Florida, the law acknowledges a system known as comparative fault. This allows you to receive compensation for damages even if you bear some responsibility for the incident. However, the amount you can recover will be adjusted based on the degree of fault attributed to you.

Our legal team is equipped to demonstrate the other party’s negligence and ensure you receive the full extent of damages you are entitled to.

Let’s Chart A Course To Your Recovery

When you’re injured, navigating the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident can feel like an insurmountable challenge. But you don’t have to face it alone. At , we’re more than just your legal advocates—we’re your steadfast allies, committed to guiding you toward the compensation and peace of mind you deserve.

Don’t let uncertainty dictate your future. Reach out to us, and together, we’ll steer your case in a determined pursuit of a favorable outcome. Contact our team of experienced personal injury lawyers today, and let’s take the first step on the road to your recovery.

Email us or call us at 844-400-2667 to schedule a free consultation. At Dumas & Sanclemente, PLLC, we’re ready to fight for you.