Palm Harbor Car Accident Lawyers
As the population in and around Palm Harbor has grown, so too has the number of cars and other vehicles on the roads. Unfortunately, this increase in traffic means more car crashes and more people getting hurt or killed in car accidents. In 2018 alone, there were 17,875 accidents on Pinellas County roads, according to data released by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. One hundred thirty people lost their lives in those accidents, and 10,751 were injured.
Many car crash injuries are very serious, causing long-lasting pain and suffering and requiring long-term medical treatment. Families already under stress because of the injury itself and the changes it has made in their lives may also have to deal with the additional pressure of having problems paying their bills.
We want you to know that you don’t have to face these problems on your own. Dennis Hernandez Expert Car Crash Attorney has been helping Florida accident victims and families like yours for many years. We can help you hold the at-fault driver responsible for the harm you have suffered and help you get the financial compensation you need and deserve.
Get the Compensation You Deserve with a Florida Car Accident Lawsuit
If you were seriously injured in a car accident, your injury may affect many areas of your life. You may have expenses for medical treatment, and you may have less income because you have to take time off work. You may be in physical pain, may have less capacity to enjoy life. You and your family may experience emotional distress, and your family may be suffering from the loss of your companionship and household contributions.
If you file a car accident lawsuit, you may receive compensation for any of these expenses and losses and others that Florida law allows. To ensure that you get full and fair compensation, you need the help of an experienced Palm Harbor car accident lawyer. Dennis Hernandez Expert Car Crash Attorney will:
- Gather evidence to show that the other driver was negligent and responsible for the harm you suffered.
- Negotiate aggressively and skillfully with the other driver’s insurance company to get you a substantial financial settlement.
- Prepare a powerful case, and if necessary, fight in court to win the financial award you deserve.
Can I Sue If a Family Member Died from a Car Crash Injury?
If a family member was killed in a car accident in Florida or was injured and then passed away later from their injuries, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Florida Statutes Section 768.19 gives you the right to sue the at-fault driver on your loved one’s behalf and receive compensation for the losses and expenses that you have suffered because of your family member’s death. An experienced wrongful death attorney can answer your questions and work to get you the compensation you deserve.
Are My Injuries Serious Enough to File a Florida Car Accident Lawsuit?
Many people mistakenly thing Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law means they can’t file a lawsuit. This is not the case. You can sue the at-fault driver if you were seriously injured and have medical and other expenses that total more than $10,000. You should always talk to an experienced car accident attorney to find out if you are eligible to sue.
Florida Statutes Section 627.736 provides that your Florida Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance will pay only up to $10,000 to treat your injuries. If you were seriously injured, this will not give you the compensation you need. Broken bones, burns, injuries to your neck, back, or spinal cord, traumatic brain injuries, and loss of limbs are all serious injuries that may entitle you to sue for compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of income, and more. If you suffered any of these injuries in a car accident or any other injury that has affected your life, talk to an attorney about your legal rights.
After an accident, the insurance company will give you a settlement offer. This offer is almost always way too low, since the insurance company’s goal is to pay you as little as possible. Often people who are injured accept the offer because they feel pressured, but then they regret it later because they have given away their right to sue for all the compensation they need. Always talk to a car accident lawyer before making any decisions about an insurance company’s offer.
Where to Get Help with Your Car Accident Claim in Palm Harbor
Dennis Hernandez Expert Car Crash Attorney is dedicated to helping you achieve justice and get fair compensation. We will represent you and aggressively pursue your case by:
- Gathering evidence to prove negligence.
- Building a compelling case for your need for full compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial harm done to you.
- Using our experience and skills to negotiate a substantial settlement.
- Preparing a powerful case for trial and taking your case to trial, if necessary to get the financial award you deserve.
Call us in Palm Harbor at 813.250.0000, or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on our website to get started on your claim.