Winter Park Auto Accident Attorneys
Every year, over 200,000 people are injured and more than 2,000 are killed in traffic accidents on Florida roads. The sad fact is that most of these accidents could be prevented but occur because of the carelessness, recklessness or negligence of one of the drivers. At Hornsby Law Group in Winter Park, we help people in Orlando and throughout central Florida who have been injured in a car crash caused by the negligence or wrongful conduct of another. Our Winter Park auto accident attorneys know your rights and are experienced in getting results for people like you who have been injured in a Florida car accident.
Recovering Compensation Under Florida Car Accident Law
It is important in Florida to act very quickly when you have been injured in a car accident. In fact, you must generally seek treatment within fourteen days of the accident to secure your rights to the full amount of PIP benefits for your lost wages and medical expenses. It is also important to contact an attorney if your expenses exceed what PIP covers. You may be able to sue the negligent driver for pain and suffering and other damages if you were seriously injured, and your lawyer will be able to tell you whether your injury qualifies you for additional compensation to meet those additional damages and expenses.
Whether seeking PIP benefits or proving negligence against an at-fault driver, you must still be able to prove all of your damages in order to receive the maximum allowable compensation, and this usually requires legal assistance. We can help you if you were injured in a Winter Park car accident by another driver who exhibited any of the following types of behaviors:
- Reckless Driving
- Texting While Driving
- Distracted Driving
- Failure to Obey Traffic Signals
- Drunk Driving
- Aggressive Driving/Road Rage
Recovery for Auto Accidents Caused by Uninsured Motorists
At any given moment, about one in every five drivers on Florida roads may be driving without insurance. If you are seriously injured by a driver who doesn’t have liability insurance, you may wonder how you can recover compensation for your damages which exceed the PIP limits. One option may be to make a claim against the Uninsured Motorist/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) coverage on your own liability policy. This coverage is included in your policy unless you specifically reject it. Contact our Winter Park auto accident attorneys for more information.
While this coverage can help you when the other driver is uninsured or underinsured, you may still have to fight the insurance company to get the full value of your claim. If your claim is denied, or if you are being offered an unreasonably low settlement amount, we can help make sure you get the compensation you deserve, through effective negotiations or litigation if necessary.
Get Help Now with Your Winter Park Auto Accident Claim
In Florida auto accident claims, time is of the essence. If you have been injured in a collision with another car, truck, or motorcycle seek medical attention right away, and contact an experienced Winter Park car accident attorney as soon as possible. In Winter Park, Orlando and central Florida, contact the Hornsby Law Group for immediate assistance.