Car accidents are commonplace and in Florida, there are roughly over 600,000 car accidents every year according to Florida’s Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website. While car accidents happen every day, not all drivers successfully recover the financial compensation necessary to address their physical and emotional loss. Every victim is different, and the facts and circumstances of each collision are different. If you are the victim of careless or reckless driving, you may be unsure about how to proceed. Bryan W. Crews, your Kissimmee Fl personal injury attorney, will evaluate the unique circumstances of your claim and advocate on your behalf. Car accidents and injuries are on the rise. Do not hesitate to contact the competent staff at the law offices of Bryan W. Crews.
If you have been contacted by an insurance company, proceed with caution. Insurance companies often look out for their own best interest and their offer may not fully compensate for your medical needs or the emotional toll of your accident. A life-changing event such as a car accident in Kissimmee can be traumatic, and perhaps overwhelming.
The impact of a car accident can be far-reaching. Aside from your immediate medical needs, you may require ongoing physical therapy or other long terms medical treatment. Some injuries require multiple procedures. Not all drivers carry policy limits that will fully compensate you for your injuries. This may require recovering directly from the driver in their personal capacity. If you are not able to reach a settlement that reflects the full extent of your damages, pursuing justice through the courts may be your only avenue to compensation. An experienced Kissimmee attorney can help you work through the legal complexities of litigation.
Remember that the insurance adjuster works for the insurance company. Resist giving a recorded statement to the at-fault party’s insurance company, no matter how much pressure they apply. Contact your Kissimmee attorneys at the law offices of Bryan W. Crews. All communication should take place in writing. Do not sign any authorizations that allow the insurance company to seek your medical records. And most importantly, do not sign any settlement agreements until the competent Kissimmee attorneys have had a chance to revise them accordingly. Insurance adjusters are not your friends, and they do not work on your behalf. Some insurance adjusters are compensated through bonuses or have other incentives to settle your case for the lowest possible amount.
Car accidents can result in any number of injuries including catastrophic injuries, loss of mobility, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injury, and whiplash. Common causes of car accidents include distracted driving, intoxicated drivers, head-on collisions, fender benders, speeding, pulling out in front of your vehicle, or stopping too abruptly. Some accidents may be caused by negligent construction vehicles on the highway. Whatever the cause, the Kissimmee lawyers at Bryan W. Crews have experience handling car accident cases.
Florida is a no-fault state. This means that injured drivers utilize their own policy first up to $10,000. Recovery beyond that is obtained through the at-fault driver’s insurance. In order to hold the at-fault driver liable, you must prove that they were driving negligently. Negligence is a legal standard. To prove negligence, you must show that the driver owed you a duty of care that he breached, the breach of this duty caused your accident, and you have suffered damages as a consequence. This legal formula is used to assign fault in car accident case in Kissimmee, and all jurisdictions.