Orlando Car Accident Lawyers Fighting For Compensation For Victims
Car accidents happen every day. If you reside in the Orlando area, you can be almost guaranteed that you or somebody you love will be hurt in a car accident – sooner or later. When that happens, you must consult an experienced Orlando car accident attorney at Page & Eichenblatt.
Car accident victims are entitled to compensation for their medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. But recovering this compensation is not easy, which is why you should turn to a trusted auto accident attorney for help.
For more than a quarter of a century, the attorneys at Page & Eichenblatt have defended the rights of car accident victims. Page & Eichenblatt will not settle for anything less than every dollar of compensation that you are entitled to by law. If you are injured by a negligent driver, call 407-386-1900 to speak with an experienced Orlando car accident attorney. Let us work tirelessly to reach the best possible outcome in your personal injury claim.
What Should You Do After A Car Accident in Orlando?
Do not admit fault or sign any documents after a car accident without speaking to a personal injury attorney first. In fact, it’s best to avoid talking about the accident altogether until you have consulted an attorney. Instead, focus on seeking medical attention for your injuries immediately after the crash.
You should also call 9-1-1 right away after an accident–even if no one was seriously injured. Why? The police officer who responds to the scene will create an accident report, which can play an important role in your personal injury claim.
Obtain personal contact and insurance details from the other motorist. If you can, get the names and contact details of any witnesses. Your attorney may want to speak with those witnesses. Keep copies of all of the documents and paperwork generated by the accident and the injury.
Will Your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Insurance Cover Your Damages?
Florida law requires every motorist to have a minimum of $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) insurance coverage. This coverage will compensate car accident victims regardless of who was to blame for the accident.
However, while you are required to pay for $10,000 of personal injury protection coverage, you are actually limited by Florida law to only $2,500 of that $10,000 – unless you suffer what the law calls an “emergency medical condition,” or EMC.
The law states that an EMC is an injury or condition that requires immediate medical attention and could seriously jeopardize the victim’s health if left untreated. Car accident victims with a diagnosed EMC are eligible for the full $10,000 of PIP coverage; victims with less severe injuries qualify for coverage of only $2,500. Many conditions do not qualify as emergency medical conditions, which means many car accident victims are limited to only $2,500 through PIP insurance. This is typically not enough to cover medical bills after an accident, even for those injuries that aren’t considered emergency medical conditions.
Fortunately, it is possible to seek additional compensation even if you are limited to the $2,500 through your PIP insurance. To learn about your legal options, speak to the skilled auto accident attorneys at Page & Eichenblatt as soon as possible.
What Is the “14-day Rule” in Florida?
Every car accident victim should understand the 14-day rule in the state of Florida. Anyone who is hurt in a car accident in Florida has only 14 days to seek medical treatment for their injuries. Do not miss this deadline–it is imperative to be examined within that first 14 days. If you are injured in a car accident and you do not seek medical attention within 14 days, your PIP insurance may not cover your damages.
You can be seen by your own physician, another medical provider, or make a visit to the emergency room. Some accident victims receive medical treatment at the accident scene – from an EMT or from a paramedic – that will satisfy the 14-day rule.
How Will A Car Accident Attorney in Orlando Help?
Confused? You’re not alone. The laws regarding traffic crashes, insurance, and compensation are quite complicated in this state. That is why car accident victims must be advised and represented by an experienced personal injury lawyer at Page & Eichenblatt.
Even with the obstacles posed by Florida law, a good personal injury attorney will be able to aggressively negotiate with the insurance company in order to secure the compensation you deserve. If the insurance company won’t cooperate, your attorney can file a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages on your behalf.
Your initial consultation with Page & Eichenblatt is provided at no charge and you will be under no obligation to sign a contract. During this meeting, you will learn more about your legal options, the steps involved in a personal injury claim, and the value of your claim.
You lose nothing by consulting with an experienced personal injury lawyer at Page & Eichenblatt. If you and your attorney agree to move forward with a personal injury claim, no legal fees will be charged until and unless we are able to recover compensation on your behalf.
Schedule A Free Consultation With Our Car Accident Attorneys
If you have been injured in a central Florida car accident, call Page & Eichenblatt now at 407-386-1900 or submit your information using the contact form on this website. We have aggressively advocated for the injured victims of negligence in central Florida for more than 25 years. We know what it takes to win your personal injury claim and recover the compensation that you deserve.