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If you have been injured in a car accident, then you need a team of professionals to help you with your medical, legal, and financial needs. At Florida Trial MD, we specialize in helping people in Orlando and throughout Florida navigate accident claims. After your accident, you need proper medical evaluation and care, car repairs and alternate transportation, and financial compensation for health issues and time away from work. Throughout this process, you will have to deal with insurance adjusters and other lawyers, none of whom have your best interests in mind. If we accept your case, you can be assured that your needs are our number one priority.
Our firm has over twenty years experience representing people involved in car, motorcycle, and truck accidents throughout Florida. These claims have ranged from hit and run accidents to drunk drivers to uninsured or underinsured drivers. Our team of professionals includes traffic engineers, construction managers, and experts in lighting and signage. We assemble the resources and expertise to create a winning claim. Since we specialize in these claims, we also have expertise in the medical issues involved. Partnering with Dr. Walter Ward, an attorney and medical doctor, Dr. Walter Ward, and a trial specialist, Tony Caggiano, develops the evidence to maximize your settlement or jury award. If you have been in a car accident, we would be happy to talk to you about your situation.
Helpful information and an online library with links to frequently asked questions and more follow. Many clients have found our car accident library a great resource. We trust you will too. Remember, we are only a click or phone call away.
Auto Collision – Who Is At Fault?
If you are driving your car and have a green light, then are struck by another vehicle, which driver is to blame? Under Florida law, any driver who runs a red light is responsible for certain injuries and damages. Every driver has a responsibility to drive with caution. The failure to follow the law and not stop at the red light was the direct cause of your injuries. Therefore, you may have a claim for you medical care and time missed from work. Similarly, imagine if you were stopped at a red light and looked up in your rear view mirror just in time to see another car, with the driver texting, approaching quickly. You brace yourself, but the collision happens and your car is damaged. You refuse hospital care at the scene, but the next day you begin to experience increased back and neck pain. The fact that you did not go to a doctor right away does not prevent you from claiming the injuries you suffered. Every driver has a duty to keep a safe distance and to stop for traffic ahead. Therefore, the driver who rear-ended you is responsible and liable for certain injuries and damages.
What You Have to Prove to Win Your Car Accident Case
Personal injury cases place the burden of proof on the injured party to prove the other party was at fault. In order to win a personal injury case, you must prove that your injuries were caused by the negligence or carelessness of another. Ward & Caggiano understands this and works for you in developing a claim that maximizes your settlement or jury award. Motor vehicle accident cases also require certain additional proof in order for you to be eligible to recover money for your pain and suffering, inconvenience, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and other “non-economic” damages.
In Florida there is “No-Fault Law” which requires car owners to minimum levels of auto insurance, including Personal Injury Protection Insurance. Personal Injury Protection Insurance requires your auto insurance company to pay for 80% of your medical bills and 60% of lost wages, up to certain limits, no matter who was at fault in the accident. While this is a great benefit for many, it also means you will receive no more than this amount unless you satisfy other requirements. For example, to recover additional damages, you must suffer (1) a permanent injury, (2) significant scarring, (3) loss of a bodily function, or (4) death.
As you can see, car accident claims can quickly become complex in nature. We understand this and recommend consulting with our legal team soon after your accident. We limit the number of clients we help at any one time so that we can properly prepare and handle each case, with the goal to maximize each client’s recovery. Please feel free to contact us via the telephone or use the easy Get Help Now form to initiate a consultation.
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