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According to state law, a person injured in a car accident may seek legal action against an at-fault driver, to recover losses from:
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Loss of body function
- Permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability
To be able to fully understand whether or not your injury qualifies as one of these categories, it is important to consult our attorneys for your free case review. As a no-fault state, Florida allows individuals to sue another driver only if your injuries meet a certain criteria (above). If your injuries do not meet these criteria, you won’t be able to recover damages for any non-economic reasons (such as pain and suffering). Property damages on the other hand, can be filed against the at-fault driver without limitations. If you are going to file a lawsuit against an at-fault driver in the state of Florida, you are given four years to do so.
WHAT TO DO AFTER AN AUTO ACCIDENT IN TALLAHASSEE
One of the first things you’ll want to do immediately after your auto accident is to make sure everyone is okay. In some cases, adrenaline levels will increase, making you feel fine even while you’re injured. For this reason, it is always a good idea to go to the hospital after an accident, even if you don’t see/feel any injuries.
At the scene of the accident, you should:
- Contact the police immediately for a police report
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident (damage to vehicles, skid marks, etc.)
- Get contact information from those involved, and from witnesses
- Never admit fault at the scene of the accident
- Get in touch with our attorneys (here)
The officer(s) who respond to the call will more than likely ask if you are injured. It is best to inform them that you are not sure. Remember, your adrenaline levels may be heightened, and can cause you to not be able to feel a sustained injury. You should go to the hospital or an urgent care clinic to seek treatment.
After your accident, you may also be contacted by an insurance adjuster. Keep in mind, when dealing with the insurance companies, their main goal is to pay as little as possible for your settlement. In some cases, they will try to get you to settle your claim right away. While this may seem tempting, hiring your own lawyer in Tallahassee ensures you have someone to protect your interests and recover as much as possible for your injuries.
NO FEE UNLESS WE WIN
Here at the Law Offices of Craig J. Brown, we do not charge for your initial consultation. If you hire our firm, you will never receive a bill unless we recovery money from the at-fault driver, or their insurance company.
Contact our firm today at (850) 580-1LAW (1529) to schedule your FREE initial consultation.