Rear-end collisions can create physical and emotional injuries as well as financial losses if you are unable to work or pay your medical bills. You should not have to continue to suffer for another person’s negligence.
An Orlando rear-end collisions lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and options, including filing a personal injury lawsuit. An attorney with our firm can also file and manage a claim and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf.
Please call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today for a free case review to learn how we may help you recover compensation and justice. Call (800) 598-7557 to speak with a team member now.
What to Do After a Rear-End Collision
We understand when clients are frustrated and confused after a rear-end collision. A rear-end collisions lawyer is a reliable, confidential source of information who may be able to help you recover damages from the at-fault party.
Our team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC suggests the following actions if you were injured in a rear-end collision:
- Get medical care and follow your healthcare provider’s instructions.
- Keep all receipts, bills, and charges related to the accident.
- Get a copy of your auto insurance policy if you do not have one available.
- Politely decline to speak to an insurance adjuster (even from your own insurance) about specific details regarding the accident until you have the chance to talk to a member of our firm.
- Avoid posting photos and making comments about the at-fault driver on Twitter, Instagram, and other social media accounts.
You also have the option of contacting a law firm to hire a personal injury attorney to help you with any type of personal injury case, including rear-end crashes. Florida has complex statutes that can affect how you pursue recovery for injuries and damages.
For a free legal consultation with a rear-end collisions lawyer serving Orlando, call (800) 598-7557
How an Orlando Rear-End Collisions Lawyer May Help
Florida’s insurance statutes require all drivers to carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance, according to Florida Statutes § 627.736. The first $10,000 for medical care, lost pay, and other related expenses are paid from your PIP no matter who caused the accident. This type of system is called “no-fault,” but that does not excuse or dismiss negligence by the other party.
In fact, you may still be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party. However, in many car accident cases, you will likely pursue awards for damages from the insurance company.
A rear-end collisions lawyer with Ben Crump Law, PLLC can help you in either situation by providing such services as:
- Review police reports, witness statements, photos and videos of the accident and damaged vehicles, and any other evidence or documentation related to liability.
- Secure testimony or statement from your healthcare provider about the nature and extent of your injuries, and your anticipated prognosis.
- Collect expenses and bills for special damages.
- Evaluate all damages, both economic and noneconomic.
- File, track, and manage your insurance claim.
You did not ask to be taken on this path of injury and financial loss, but you can choose a legal advocate to protect your rights. Please contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC today for a free case review.
Our Lawyers Help on a Contingency Basis
You pay nothing out of pocket and nothing upfront when you hire a rear-end collisions lawyer. Our law firm collects no fees unless and until we are successful in helping you recover damages.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC is dedicated to helping people who are hurt by another person’s reckless act, failure to act, or intentional act. We take on tough cases and powerful defendants and have recovered more than $30 million in damages for our clients.
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What You May Be Awarded
While we cannot take away the trauma of an accident, an Orlando rear-end collisions lawyer can help you recover compensation for such damages as:
- Emergency and urgent care
- Physical rehabilitation and therapy
- Lost wages
- Prescription medicine, medical equipment, and devices
- Mileage for transportation to and from medical appointments
Depending on the extent and severity of your injuries, you may exhaust your PIP benefits and seek compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance, the at-fault party themself, or both. There may also be other liable parties who contributed to your injuries and may be held accountable.
Additional Compensation for Extensive or Severe Injuries
We may also be able to obtain compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of companionship and consortium
- Loss of a limb
- Organ damage, loss, or the loss of a bodily function
Under Florida Statutes § 95.11, you have four years to take legal action for personal injury cases, and two years for the wrongful death of a loved one. It takes time to prepare for court, and you must also consider that it takes time to negotiate with the insurance company. A lawyer with Ben Crump Law, PLLC will help you make an informed decision for you and your loved ones based upon your injuries and damages.
How Often Rear-End Accidents Occur
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end crashes are the most frequently occurring type of motor vehicle collision. Rear-end collisions account for 29 percent of all car accidents. Every year, about 500,000 Americans are injured in nearly 2 million rear-end collisions. These crashes result in a substantial number of emergency room visits, hospital stays, and lost workdays.
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If you or a loved one were injured in a rear-end auto accident, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. An Orlando rear-end collisions lawyer can protect your rights and may be able to help you recover compensation. Please call Ben Crump Law, PLLC to speak with a member of our team for a free, no-obligation case review. Call (800) 598-7557 today.