Auto accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injury, with over 10 million crashes occurring annually in the U.S. and over 275,000 occurring in Florida alone (Florida Integrated Report Exchange System). In fact, thousands of people are seriously injured each year, often leading to hardship and crises for the accident victims and their families.
If you or a family member has been seriously injured in a car accident, you don’t have to face financial challenges alone. The compassionate, knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at Malik Law can help you get the compensation you need to get on with your lives.
Florida Car Accident Claims
If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Florida, your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance will typically pay $2,500 for medical treatment if you are treated within 14 days of the accident. If you have what’s considered an “emergency medical condition,” your PIP insurance will pay 80% of your medical expenses up to $10,000, as long as you are initially treated within 14 days of the accident, and 60% of any wages lost due to the accident up to $10,000.
In instances where your medical treatment ends up costing more than $2,500 for a non-emergency medical condition or more than $10,000 for an emergency medical condition, your health insurance is supposed to kick in and help you pay for the rest of your healthcare needs.
But what happens if you need long-term medical treatment that your health plan doesn’t cover? What if you later develop problems stemming from the injury and require more and/or different treatment than originally thought? Can you sue the driver who caused the accident?
For answers to these and other questions about your insurance coverage and personal injury lawsuits, contact the experienced car accident attorneys at Malik Law. We’ve helped numerous Orlando area accident victims file car accident claims and obtain fair compensation from their insurance companies and the individuals or entities responsible for the accident.
Suing for Damages
Although Florida is a no-fault insurance state, it is possible to sue another driver if you or a family member has been seriously injured in a car accident and the other driver caused the accident. Under state law, claims can be made against at fault drivers if the accident caused you to have significant or permanent loss of a major bodily function, disfigurement or significant scarring, some types of permanent injury, or a family member has died as a result of the car crash.
Sometimes, the extent or long-term effects of a car accident injury cannot be easily or quickly determined. If this is your situation, you could still be able to sue for damages. Talking with an experienced car accident attorney can help you understand your options and decide on the best steps to take to recover damages and get compensated for your injuries, pain and suffering.
Help from Experienced Orlando Car Accident Attorneys
When you’re injured in a car accident, you and your family are primarily concerned with getting you the medical treatment you need. Dealing with the stress of insurance forms and mounting medical bills can be extremely stressful.
We think your pain and suffering from the accident should not be compounded by financial problems and stress. We want to help you get the financial compensation you need.
Our personal injury attorneys will work diligently to help you get compensated fairly and fully for your losses. Please call us at 407-500-1000 or submit our FREE CASE EVALUATION form online to talk with an experienced Orlando automobile accident/personal injury attorney. We’re available 24/7 to help you however we can.
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