Auto Accidents can have a devastating impact on you and your family. Car accidents cause a loss of time, property, health, and even life. Many elements can contribute to a car accident, including driver error and negligence, manufacturing defects and dangerous weather. No matter what the specific cause or result, a crash can turn a normal day into a prolonged struggle. If you or a loved one has been injured, please contact Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. today. Our attorneys have the skills, experience and resources to effectively advocate on your behalf. We are dedicated to representing the rights of individuals and families who have been injured in car or truck accidents anywhere in Florida or Georgia. Call Us Now at 1-904-399-1609 or Toll Free at 1-800-366-1609.
- In 2013, there were 316,943 crashes in the State of Florida. More than half of them (210,887) involved injuries; 2,402 involved fatalities
- In 2013, there were approximately 868 crashes a day
- In 2013, there were 9,682 motorcycle accidents in the state of Florida. 7,905 were injured, 444 killed(Source: Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Traffic Crash Statistics Report 2013)
Motor Vehicle Accidents- An Overview
14 Days to See a Doctor:
If you or a loved one is involved in an automobile accident, you must seek medical treatment within fourteen (14) days or you get NONE of the car accident insurance you paid for.
Florida’s No-Fault law’s changes became effective on January 1st. The law now states that if a person injured in a car accident waits to see if his or her injuries will improve and fails to seek medical care within two weeks of the accident, the person’s insurance carrier does not have to pay for any medical treatment or lost wages even though the person paid for this coverage.
Many states, including Florida, have adopted a no fault liability policy for car accidents. When a driver has been in an accident in Florida, No Fault Auto Insurance allows the driver to collect from his or her insurance company no matter who is at fault. When the damages or injuries exceed a certain monetary threshold or injury level, the injured parties are free to pursue full compensation against the responsible or negligent driver.
Full recovery can only be made by proving that the car accident was the fault of the other driver. Proof is essential. A good car accident attorney knows the importance of identifying witnesses, interviewing police officers, and if necessary, obtaining accident reconstruction experts. Edwards and Ragatz, P.A., utilizes all of our resources to obtain all the pertinent information to your case.
Once liability is established in a car accident case, the next step is to prove, explain and quantify the seriousness of the injuries. A good Florida car accident attorney will have the extensive contacts and method of communication to assist their clients in documenting the seriousness of the injury.
Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists:
Drivers who refuses or are unable to carry proper motor vehicle insurance are placing themselves at risk. If a driver injures another person, the insurance will be inadequate to cover the damages. Injured parties, however, may be covered by their own insurance policies; uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage protects accident victims in these cases.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, call us today to set up an appointment for a free consultation to discuss your potential case.