In the state of Florida, there are no laws stating that you must get an attorney after a car crash. However, hiring a personal injury attorney is the best way to ensure that your case is handled properly and that you receive compensation for your damages and injuries.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
The statute of limitations for filing a claim for your car crash case in the state of Florida is four years. If someone was killed in a car crash, the statute of limitations lessens to two years. However, you will want to act much sooner.
If you have been the victim of a car crash in the state of Florida, you only have fourteen days (or two weeks) to seek medical attention for any injuries suffered in order to ensure your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits are available to pay for your initial medical expenses. Even if you do not think you were injured in your car crash, it is still important to seek medical attention. You may have injuries that are not apparent to you or that do not present themselves right away. Additionally, if you do not seek medical attention in your fourteen-day window, your own insurance company is likely to deny you the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits. Your personal injury attorney will guide you through the process to make sure you are compensated for any injuries that were the result of your car crash.
How Much Is a Typical Car Crash Settlement?
Each car accident case is unique. That is why the amount of compensation you will get following your car crash case is determined by many factors. Some of the factors that go into determining your car crash compensation include:
- Future medical costs for anticipated injuries
- Lost wages from time off work
- Pain and suffering
- Damages to your property
- Reduced earnings if you are prevented from performing your job
- Amount of insurance coverage available
Anyone Can Be the Victim of a Car Crash
No one thinks that they will be the victim of a car crash. However, there are nearly five million car crashes in the United States every single year. When you are involved in a car crash, it can be easy to become caught up in the chaos that follows. Hiring a personal injury attorney to represent you in your case is the best decision you can make when you are injured. Your personal injury attorney will help you navigate the entire process and make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to. If you have been injured in a car crash, it is important to take the following steps:
- Hire a car crash attorney
- Take photos of the damage
- Take photos of any injuries
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible
Hire a Car Crash Attorney
If you have been the victim of a car crash in the state of Florida, contact the personal injury attorneys at Beltz & Beltz. Our team of personal injury attorneys has over sixty (60) years of combined experience representing the victims of car crashes in the state of Florida and knows what it takes to get results for our clients. If you have been injured in a car crash in Florida, contact our office today.