Car Accidents

Orlando Car Accident Attorneys

Helping You Recover Damages and Get Your Life Back on Track

Statistics released in 2015 showed that an average of 6 million car accidents occur in the United States every year, with around 2 million of those involved experiencing permanent injuries. Many of these accidents are caused by the negligence of other drivers. Even if you are doing everything possible to operate your vehicle safely, a less considerate motorist can potentially cause a crash that leaves you with catastrophic injuries.

In the aftermath of an accident, you may be worried about how you will physically and financially recover. If you are hospitalized, you may worry about expensive medical bills, and if your injuries force you to miss work, you will likely be concerned about lost income. Our Orlando car accident lawyers at Angel Law Firm, PL can help you explore your damage recovery options.

We can assist you with filing personal injury claims for automobile accidents involving:

We offer free initial consultations for personal injury cases. Do not hesitate to call (407) 337-8799 or contact us online to learn more about how we can help you recover damages.

What To Do Immediately After a Car Accident in Florida

When you are involved in any type of automobile accident, the first thing you should do is ensure the physical safety of everyone involved. No matter what happens, do not leave. Prematurely leaving the scene of an accident in the state of Florida is a crime and can imperil any future effort to recover damages.

Once you have determined everyone is physically safe and have contacted any necessary medical assistance, it is generally a good idea to summon law enforcement. You are required to do so if the crash caused significant property damage or any serious injuries. An official police report will also be extremely useful in an ensuing personal injury claim. You should take pictures of the incident site, your injuries, and any property damage to supplement this report.

Be sure to exchange names, telephone numbers, addresses, and insurance information with all drivers involved in the accident. You should also obtain contact information from any witnesses who saw what happened, as their testimony may prove pivotal to your case.

After an accident, it is critical that you seek medical treatment as soon as you have an onset of symptoms. This may be necessary immediately after a crash, but you could also discover possible in the hours or even days following the incident. No matter when you begin to notice symptoms, your health is paramount and you should make every effort to get the medical attention that you need.

It is important that you speak with qualified legal representation before giving any recorded statements to any insurance company involved in the case. This includes your own insurance company.

Our team will do everything possible to ensure you are taken care of immediately following a car accident. We can assist in communications with your insurance company, guide you through the personal injury claims process, and pursue the relief that you need.

How Auto Accident Personal Injury Cases Work in Florida

You have 4 years from the date of an accident to file a personal injury claim. If a loved one died as a result of the crash, you have 2 years from the date of their passing to file a wrongful death claim. Florida courts will almost always refuse to hear claims for cases filed after the 4- or 2-year statute of limitations.

In adjudicating an auto accident personal injury claim, the jury will be responsible for determining the total value of the damages and each driver’s contributions to the crash. Florida operates under “pure comparative fault” rules, which means your role (if any) in causing the accident will be assigned a percentage of the overall blame.

The court will assess how the behavior of each party may have contributed to the accident when deciding shares of blame. A jury will be asked to consider witness testimony, any footage or photographs of the accident, and any official reports from the incident site. Motorists who failed to adhere to the rules of the road or obviously neglected to exercise reasonable care while driving are generally more likely to be considered responsible for an accident.

The extent of your responsibility for causing the accident decides the total quantity of recoverable damages. If you are assigned 30% of the blame for an accident that resulted in $100,000 in total damages, for example, you can be awarded up to $70,000, or 70%, of that total.

Unlike some states that operate under comparative negligence rules, you can still theoretically recover damages if you were more than 50% at-fault, but you will consequently need to compensate the defendant for the majority of their damages. Our Orlando car accident attorneys can assess the facts of your case and advise on the most advantageous course of action.

Recover Damages in Florida with Our Help

Pursuing an auto accident personal injury claim is important if you have been seriously harmed due to someone else’s negligence. You can be left with temporary or permanent injuries that may not be completely covered by your insurance company.

A successful auto accident personal injury claim can recover damages for:

  • Property damage
  • Hospital and medical bills
  • Lost or missed income
  • Permanent or long-term disabilities
  • Physical and emotional suffering

Our Orlando auto accident lawyers at Angel Law Firm, PL can help you hold negligent drivers accountable. We understand how these cases are adjudicated in Florida and can determine if you have a case.

If you have been injured in a Florida auto accident, do not wait to call (407) 337-8799 or contact us online to get the legal support that you deserve.

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