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Many questions can run through your mind when you’ve been injured in an accident. We’ve taken some of the top questions that we are frequently asked by our clients and answered them in a series of videos below. If you have other questions not listed here, please visit our YouTube channel or contact our office directly.

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What if the driver who hit me in Florida was drinking?

This will probably strengthen your case. The other driver may face criminal charges as well as the civil case. You also may be awarded punitive damages.

Will I need expert witnesses for my Florida wrongful death case?

This depends on the details of your case. An experienced attorney will be able to explain what evidence you need and what type of expert witnesses could help with your case.

Will I need expert witnesses for my Florida product liability case?

You will likely need expert witnesses to show the product that hurt you was negligently designed or manufactured. An attorney can help you find the right experts to support your case.

Will I have to go to court because of my car accident?

Although many cases can be resolved out of court with a settlement, some do end up going to trial. Whether you have to go to court will depend on the specifics of your case.

Why do I need an attorney when it is clear that the car driver is liable for my Florida motorcycle accident?

Even if it’s clear who is at fault, the value of the claim is still contested. A lawyer will work to negotiate the full compensation you deserve.

Why are truck accidents more serious than car accidents?

Trucks are bigger, heavier, and more difficult to maneuver. When they collide with smaller vehicles, the sheer force can cause more serious injuries.

Who will pay for my medical bills after I am injured in a Florida pedestrian accident?

Your own personal injury protection coverage will pay for a portion of your medical bills. You may also be able to claim compensation from the driver who hit you.

Who pays if my motorcycle is damaged?

If the other driver is at fault, his or her insurance company should pay.

Who pays for my neck injuries if I am injured in a Florida car accident?

The negligent driver’s insurance company should pay for any permanent neck injuries. Your insurance’s personal injury protection (PIP) can also cover medical treatment.

Who pays for my injuries if I am injured in a Florida car accident?

Under Florida’s no-fault law, your auto insurance covers a portion of your medical bills and lost wages up to $10,000. Once you hit that limit, your health insurance or the at-fault driver’s insurance could be tapped to pay for medical expenses.

Who pays for my back injuries if I am injured in a Florida car accident?

Your medical bills will be paid through your personal injury protection coverage. If your back injury is permanent, you can also pursue payment from the at-fault driver’s insurance.

Who pays for damages to my car following my Florida car accident?

If the accident was caused by someone else, you can demand payment through the at-fault driver’s insurance. Or if you have collision coverage, you can make a claim through your own coverage, but there will be a deductible to pay.

Who can file a Florida wrongful death claim?

The personal representative of the deceased person’s estate can bring a wrongful death claim on behalf of surviving family members.

When should I settle with the insurance company in my Florida auto accident case?

This depends on the circumstances of your case. An attorney can help you understand the value of your case and the risk of going to trial.

When are punitive damages available in a Florida wrongful death claim?

Punitive damages are available when the conduct of the at-fault party is at a level that is considered reprehensible. These damages are intended to punish the at-fault party.

What type of evidence will I need to prove my Florida wrongful death case?

The type of evidence will depend on the details of your case. You need an attorney who has experience in cases like yours and knows what type of evidence is needed.