Florida Car Accident Lawyer

Florida Car Accident Lawyer

Were you hurt in a car crash in Florida? Did a bad driver cause the accident? If so, a Florida car accident lawyer can help you recover damages. You may be entitled to money for medical bills, lost wages, and emotional harm.

Allen Law Accident & Injury Lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience handling car accident cases. Since 2007, we have won hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. We will pursue every opportunity to get you the money that you need to heal in Florida. 

Contact our office at (877) 255-3652 to speak with a Florida car accident attorney about your legal options today. Your consultation is completely free.

How Allen Law Accident & Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Car Accident In Florida

How Allen Law Accident & Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Car Accident In Florida

Allen Law Accident & Injury Lawyers help people get paid after minor and severe car crashes. We pursue insurance claims and fight for clients in court so that they get the money they deserve after a crash.

Our Florida car accident lawyers are among the best personal injury lawyers in Florida. 

We have won several accolades and recognitions, including:

  • Membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Perfect-10 Avvo Rating
  • AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell rating 
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers

We will do everything possible to put money back in your pocket fast. 

Our work includes:

  • Explaining the law
  • Calculating your damages
  • Filing insurance claims
  • Negotiating with insurance adjusters
  • Investigating the crash
  • Collecting evidence 
  • Consulting with experts
  • Reviewing your medical records 
  • Filing a personal injury lawsuit
  • Representing you in court

Our goal is to get full payment outside of court. However, sometimes that isn’t possible. We are always prepared to go to trial to get the best outcome possible. 

Call our office to schedule a free consultation with a Florida personal injury lawyer today.

How Common Are Car Accidents In Florida

Florida is one of the most populous states in the country. Generally more densely populated areas tend to have more car accidents.

In 2023, there were 394,826 car accidents in Florida. 3,197 car crashes caused fatalities, and 164,371 caused injuries. Florida is one of the states with the most car crashes in the United States. 

What Is My Car Accident Case Worth?

Every car accident case is worth a different amount of money. Generally, people who have life-altering and permanent injuries will recover more money than people who heal quickly.

The value of your case depends on many different factors, including: 

  • The severity of your injuries
  • The cost of your medical treatment and ongoing treatment
  • Whether you are expected to heal or are permanently injured 
  • Your need for future rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • The effect of your injury on your quality and enjoyment of life 
  • The level of your physical and mental pain and suffering 
  • If you have emotional scarring from the car accident
  • The cost of property damage to your car 
  • The insurance policy limits 
  • Whether you are partially responsible for the car accident 
  • If your injury prevents you from working and your pay rate 
  • If you are unable to return to work in the future 

We will discuss these factors and more. This will help us estimate your case worth so we can request full payment. Ultimately, you may receive more or less money depending on how the insurance claim or lawsuit progresses.

What Kind Of Damages Are Available To Car Accident Victims?

Car accident victims in Florida can always recover compensatory damages. Compensatory damages are money paid to a plaintiff to compensate them for their actual losses. This may include economic losses and non-economic losses.

Economic damages are financial losses and include:

  • Medical bills
  • Transportation to the doctor 
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future earnings
  • Property damage
  • Cost of medicine or medical device
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy 
  • Out-of-pocket expenses 

Non-economic damages are intangible and emotional losses and include:

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Mental illness 
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of companionship 
  • Permanent disfigurement or scarring 

In some car accident cases, you can recover punitive damages if the defendant was grossly negligent. These cases are hard to prove. However, we will pursue every avenue for damages to maximize your recovery.

How Much Does It Cost To Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?

You don’t need to worry about your car accident lawyer being unaffordable. Unlike other types of lawyers, car accident attorneys charge a contingency fee. This means that their payment depends on the outcome of the case.

If they win the case then you pay them a percentage of the damages. If they lose the case then you don’t pay them anything. Generally, the percentage is between 33% – 40% of the damages. It may vary depending on how the case progresses and the type of work involved. For example, your lawyer may charge a higher percentage if the case goes to trial.

Can I Recover Compensation if I’m Being Blamed for a Car Accident In Florida?

Florida is a no-fault car insurance state. After an accident, each party files a claim with their insurance company. The insurance company will pay the claim regardless of who is at fault. 

However, many insurance policy limits are inadequate. If your insurance policy limit is less than your total damages, you may need to file a lawsuit. If that’s the case, then fault matters.

Florida applies modified comparative fault law. This means that you can recover compensation as long as you are 50% or less responsible for the car crash. If you are 51% or more at fault, then you cannot recover anything. 

We’ll Fight To Recover Compensation for All of Your Car Accident Injuries

Our team has represented people with injuries ranging from minor to catastrophic and life-altering. 

Some of the most common types of injuries in car accident cases are:

  • Whiplash
  • Airbag injuries
  • Neck and back pain
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis 
  • Brain injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Burns 
  • Amputations
  • Broken bones 
  • Facial injuries 

We will request and review your medical records. In many cases, we will speak with your doctor. This information will help us understand your injury and accurately calculate your damages. 

What Causes Most Car Accidents In Florida?

Driver negligence causes most car accidents in Florida. 

Driver negligence may include:

  • Speeding
  • Running red lights and stop signs
  • Failure to yield to the right of way
  • Unsafe lane changes and merging
  • Unsafe left-hand turns
  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving 
  • Fatigued driving 

In some cases, other factors can cause a car accident, including:

  • Obstructions in the road
  • Bad visibility
  • Improper signage 
  • Vehicle malfunction
  • Improper vehicle maintenance 

If you aren’t sure how the accident happened, we can investigate it for you. This investigation will be the foundation of your insurance claim and lawsuit. It will produce evidence that can prove the other driver was responsible. 

How Do I Prove Negligence After a Car Accident In Florida?

There are four elements to any negligence claim. You must prove each element beyond a reasonable doubt to win your car accident case. This is called the burden of proof. It means that each element is more likely than not true. 

The elements are: 

The key to negligence is that no one is expected to be perfect. Sometimes accidents happen. That doesn’t mean that the person who caused it is legally responsible. Someone is negligent only when they cause an accident because they acted in a way that foreseeably puts others at an unreasonable risk of harm. 

We can explain how negligence law may apply in your case. Call us to learn more during a no-pressure consultation.

What Should I Do After A Car Accident?

If you drive in Florida, you should always be prepared for a car accident. It may happen at the most unexpected time. 

Immediately after a car crash, you should pull over. Make sure to stop as soon as it is safe. This could be on the shoulder or in a nearby parking lot. 

If anyone is injured, you should immediately call 911 for medical help. Even if you aren’t sure if anyone is hurt, it is always smart to call the police to the scene. 

If you aren’t hurt, you can also take photographs of the accident scene, the cars and their positioning, and any other evidence that may be helpful for your case. You can also see if there are any cameras or witnesses who observed the accident. 

In the first few days after the accident, you should go to the doctor. A doctor will conduct a full physical to document your injuries and ensure you don’t have any injuries you are unaware of. 

The doctor will treat your injuries so that they don’t get worse. This will create a medical record that you can use to prove your damages if needed.

You should also talk to a Florida car accident lawyer to help you with the insurance claim. Your attorney will handle every part of your claim. Furthermore, they will help you calculate your damages so that you can ask for everything from insurance.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Car Accident? 

In Florida, you typically only have two years to bring a personal injury lawsuit after a car accident. If you fail to bring your case before the statute of limitations expires, you will lose your right to compensation. 

Contact Our Florida Car Accident Lawyers for a Free Consultation

The sooner that you talk with a Florida car accident lawyer, the sooner you will get paid. Call Allen Law Accident & Injury Lawyers in Florida to schedule a free case evaluation. We can explain your rights without any pressure or strings attached.