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Car Accident FAQs

FAQs Overview

What is considered a low-impact car accident?

A low-impact car accident is one in which there is minimal damage to both vehicles involved.

These accidents are usually less serious than high-impact accidents, but you should still seek medical attention if you are injured.

How is fault determined in a multi-vehicle car accident?

In a multi-vehicle accident, the police will investigate and determine who is at fault. This may be based on evidence such as skid marks or witness testimony.

What happens if I am at fault for a car accident?

If you are at fault for a car accident, you may be liable for the injuries and property damage that resulted from the crash. This includes ambulance fees, hospital bills, doctor’s visits, and medication costs. Plus, if you are unable to work due to your injuries, you can recover compensation for the lost wages.

Can I sue after a car accident if I wasn't hurt?

Yes, you can sue after a car accident even if you weren’t hurt. If the other driver was at fault for the accident and caused damage to your vehicle or personal belongings, you may be able to file a lawsuit.

Additionally, if there is a dispute about who is at fault for the accident, a car accident lawyer may be able to help. They can review the evidence and get your case ready for court.

Working with the insurance adjuster after a car accident:

If you are involved in a car accident, the insurance adjuster will ask for your cooperation. They will request you provide them with your contact information, insurance information, and photographs of the scene and vehicles involved.

The adjuster will work on behalf of the insurance company to settle your claim. You should not speak to any insurance company without talking to your own car accident lawyer.

How Can a Florida Car Accident Attorney Help You?

A Florida car accident lawyer will help you after your collision to ensure that you are treated fairly by insurance companies and others involved in the case. In instances where you are the relative or spouse of someone that has been killed in a car accident, contact an attorney right away.

Is It Worth it To Sue After a Car Accident?

There is no easy answer to this question. It depends on a variety of factors, including the severity of your injuries, whether or not you were at fault for the accident, and how much insurance coverage the other driver has.

Is it Worth Getting a Car Accident Lawyer?

If you have been injured in a car accident, speaking with an experienced lawyer is important. Car accident lawyers can help you understand your legal rights and options after a collision. They will also work to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

How Long Will it Take to Settle My Claim?

How long it takes to settle your claim depends on a variety of factors, and the process can be lengthy. Some claims are resolved within a few months, while others may take years. You should expect at least six months before your case is settled or goes to trial.

Do you always get a settlement from a car accident?

No, not always. It depends on the severity of the accident and who is at fault. If you are partially at fault for the accident, you may not receive a settlement.

If I Am Partially At Fault For My Accident Can I Sue?

Yes, you can sue if you are partially at fault for your accident. However, it will be more difficult to recover compensation from the other driver if you are partially at fault.

Do you have to go to court for a car accident?

No, you do not have to go to court for a car accident. Most cases are settled out of court.

Can car accident injuries be delayed?

Yes, car accident injuries can be delayed. In some cases, the symptoms of an injury may not appear until days or weeks after the accident occurs.

Can you sue someone for a minor car accident?

Yes, you can sue someone for a minor car accident. In many cases, if you are injured in an accident that was not your fault, it is easier to get compensation from the other driver’s insurance company than it would be to file a lawsuit against them.

What is a fair settlement for a car accident?

A fair settlement for a car accident covers all of your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. This will vary based on the severity of your injuries, but it should be enough to live comfortably after the accident.

How long does the pain last after a car accident?

The pain from a car accident can last for months or even years after the accident. Pain that is not treated properly may never go away completely, so it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible after an accident.

An insurance company offered me a settlement. Should I take it?

No, you should not take it. An insurance company will often offer a settlement that is significantly less than what you deserve.

What happens if the other driver doesn't have car insurance?

If the other driver does not have car insurance and is at fault for your accident, you may be able to file a lawsuit.

How Much Time Do I Have To File A Claim?

In Florida, you have four years from the accident date to file a car accident claim. However, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible so they can begin investigating your case.

How Long Does it Take to File an Auto Accident Claim?

It typically takes several months to file a car accident claim. This is because the insurer needs time to investigate the accident and determine who was at fault.

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