Wesley Chapel Car Accident Attorney
According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Pasco County continues to see very high levels of auto accidents. In 2020, there were 7,327 reported crashes, very close to the 7,773 we saw in 2019. Some of these accidents resulted in tragic fatalities, whereas others left survivors in considerable pain and with serious physical impairments. All told, these accidents cost Wesley Chapel and surrounding areas millions of dollars.
At Moore Law, our team has assisted men, women, and children obtain compensation following an accident. Our clients suffer a range of injuries—broken bones, burns, organ damage, and traumatic brain injuries, among others. These injuries are serious—and expensive to treat. If you are struggling to cover your bills, call our Wesley Chapel car accident attorney today for a free consultation.
Negligent Drivers Are a Danger on Our Roads
Most accidents are caused by a motorist who disobeys the law or drives carelessly. Consequently, they crash into other motorists or force them off the road.
Common causes of these accidents are:
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yield
- Running a red light
- Drunk driving
- Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
- Passing illegally
- Driving into a crowd
- Illegal turns
- Failure to use a turn signal
- Failure to check a blind spot
Car accidents can happen anywhere, including the highway, side streets, parking lots, and driveways. And some victims end up at the hospital requiring emergency medical care.
Florida Makes it Hard to Obtain Compensation Following a Wreck
To fight the rising cost of insurance, Florida instituted a no-fault insurance scheme in 1972. All motorists who register a vehicle must carry no-fault, personal injury protection insurance, called PIP. The minimum policy allowed by law is $10,000.
On the one hand, no-fault insurance makes it easier to obtain benefits following a crash. Under Florida law, an accident victim can use PIP benefits to cover 80% of medical care and 60% of lost wages, up to the policy limit, so long as they receive medical care within 14 days of the accident. There is no need to show who is responsible for the wreck.
On the other hand, $10,000 doesn’t go very far—especially today, with the cost of medical care continuing to skyrocket. What’s more, you won’t receive the full $10,000 unless your injuries qualify as an emergency medical condition. With a more minor injury, the maximum payout is a measly $2,500.
Even worse, you cannot receive compensation for pain and suffering, which could be considerable. Only if you suffer a “serious injury” under Florida Statute can you sue for these damages, provided you were not at fault for the collision.
How a Wesley Chapel Car Accident Attorney Can Help
Moore Law understands Florida’s car insurance rules. We are well situated to help our clients maximize their financial recovery following a wreck. We can investigate an accident, analyze fault, and negotiate a favorable settlement with an insurer. If your case cannot settle, we also can file a lawsuit for compensation in court.
Contact us today. Moore Law has helped many people just like you following an accident, and we offer free consultations to those who call.