Pompano Beach Car Accident Lawyer
A car accident can be traumatic and overwhelming, both in the event itself and in dealing with the aftermath. A physical or emotional injury may result in a lengthy recovery, putting you out of work for a while. Loss of income can place an undue financial burden on you and your family while the medical costs from the accident build up.
Phillips | Tadros, P.A. is a Pompano Beach car accident law firm that can guide you through the post-accident process. Our legal team is here to help you with all aspects of filing a personal injury claim and recovering damages following an accident. We provide free and confidential consultations to get you started on the road to recovery.
You Don’t Have to Navigate the Aftermath of a Car Accident Alone
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), there were over 41,000 motor vehicle crashes in Broward County in 2021, which resulted in 271 deaths. The roads and highways of Florida are becoming more congested, and the chances of car accidents are more likely than ever.
Even with private or employer-provided insurance, the medical costs for car accident victims can be substantial. Medical issues from an accident can have long-lasting effects far beyond the event itself. From the pain of your injuries to the new financial strain to suddenly living without a car, the full force of a collision often comes after the crash.
A law practice that handles car accident injury claims in Pompano Beach can help if you were hurt in an automobile accident. Being injured in a collision is already overwhelming enough. Our attorneys can help you navigate the often-confusing world of insurance and medical claims, handling all of the stressful negotiations so you can simply rest and recover.
Common Questions To Ask a Pompano Beach Car Accident Lawyer
How Much Is My Case Worth?
When determining the value of a vehicle that has been in an accident in Florida, there are a few factors to consider: the mileage, the condition, and the prices of similar cars in your local area. Insurance companies will sometimes use specific software to provide the appraised value. However, cars aren’t the only casualties in an accident, and we look at all of the damages you’ve had to endure when calculating a potential settlement.
What Types of Damages Can I Claim After a Car Accident?
Being injured in a car accident is expensive. According to a 2020 report by CBS News, the average cost of a visit to a hospital emergency room in 2021 ranged from $623 to $3,102, depending on the state. The most expensive state was Florida. Future medical expenses could include ambulance services, imaging tests (X-rays, MRI), and chiropractic treatment. Other hardships could include:
- Lost income
- A reduction in quality of life
- Short or long-term disability
- Funeral expenses (should loss of life occur)
- Any property damage sustained in the accident
How Can a Pompano Beach Car Accident Lawyer Help?
The partners at Phillips | Tadros, P.A. have extensive experience representing clients who have suffered personal injuries in the workplace, motor vehicle accidents, and other situations. Many personal injury cases can be settled out of court, but many cannot. If you or a loved one suffered a personal injury, we can fight for you and your family, pursuing the best possible outcome.
If The Accident Was Your Fault
Florida is a “no-fault” state. This means that medical expenses and lost wages from a car accident may be compensated by your personal injury protection (PIP) policy, regardless of who caused the accident. Every driver in Florida is required to have a minimum of $10,000 to cover medical costs and $10,000 to cover property damage.
You must receive medical treatment as soon as possible after the accident. If not, you could lose your right to recover damages, and the insurance company may claim your injuries did not result from the accident. In fact, if you don’t receive treatment within 14 days you will not be entitled to any your personal injury protection (PIP) benefits.
If Another Party Is Liable for the Car Accident
A payment of $10,000 for damages from a car accident may seem sufficient. In reality, most people only receive around $2,500 unless a medical provider documents proof of an emergency medical condition (EMC) after the accident. Unfortunately, with today’s high medical costs, even the entire $10,000 may not be enough to cover the expenses from a severe injury.
How Our Attorneys Can Protect You
As part of our free initial consultation, we can begin gathering the details regarding your accident and any potential injuries. We can then investigate further, digging deeper into those details. This could include:
- Reviewing the police report and any supporting documentation from the officer on the scene
- Contacting any witnesses present at the scene to gather their statements on your behalf
- Thorough research of Florida state traffic laws and statutes
- Collecting physical evidence such as photographs and video
- Working with accident reconstruction experts and medical professionals
In some cases, multiple parties may be involved in a car accident and bear responsibility for vehicle damage and personal injuries. These may include:
- The other party or parties involved in the accident
- The manufacturer of your vehicle and its parts
- Any applicable local government agencies responsible for maintaining the roadways where the accident took place
No stone will be left unturned, and we can examine every specific detail involved in your case.
Call a Pompano Beach Car Accident Lawyer Today
If you or someone you know has sustained an injury in a car accident, Phillips | Tadros, P.A. attorneys can help.
Our attorneys are ready to represent you and can fight for your rights after being in a car accident. You don’t have to do this alone.