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There is nothing quite like a car accident. Not only can it can be loud and frightening, but a crash often ends in injury. You may be swamped with unexpected medical bills, missing time and wages from work, and perhaps unable to enjoy your life like you used to before you were injured.

As you consider your legal options for recovering compensation, you may be overwhelmed by the number of attorneys who claim to handle auto accident injury cases successfully. If you have been injured in a serious crash, we would love to offer you a free consultation and explain why our Jacksonville car accident lawyers are well-equipped to provide you with the results-oriented representation you deserve. With over 150+ years of combined legal experience and an exceptional track record of delivering favorable outcomes, our team at Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. has what it takes to secure the just compensation you need and deserve.

Your path to healing from a car accident injury starts here. You owe us nothing unless we win, so call (904) 295-1050 or contact us online today!

Common Motor Vehicle Accidents

Even seemingly minor vehicular collisions can result in severe injuries. These crashes often stem from negligent behavior, including speeding, distracted driving, driving while intoxicated, or failing to obey traffic laws. When a driver’s negligence causes an accident, they generally become liable for any resulting damages. 

Types of car accidents include:

  • Rear-end collisions: The majority of car crashes are caused by rear-end collisions. While they vary in severity, victims of rear-end collisions should never brush off their injuries.
  • Head-on collisions: Few things are more serious than a head-on collision. Victims of head-on collisions often suffer critical injuries that have lasting impacts on their lives.
  • T-bone collisions: As one of the most dangerous types of auto accidents, T-bone collisions can turn your life upside down if you are seriously injured. Not only that, but you may be out of a vehicle if it’s totaled in the collision.
  • Hit-and-run collisions: Nothing is more frustrating than when the party responsible for a collision flees the scene. In Florida, hit-and-runs account for over 25% of collisions alone.

How Our Experienced Car Accident Attorneys Can Help

Car accident cases have the potential to be complicated, so it is essential to hire a competent attorney to help you. Our accident attorneys have handled many cases just like yours and are ready to set you up for success.

Our team understands the ins and outs of the legal process, the intricacies of Florida’s personal injury laws, and how to navigate the insurance claim process. We are prepared to handle these matters on your behalf so that you can focus on your recovery.

We can also accurately estimate the fair value of your claim. Our legal professionals know how to calculate and document all of your losses, including medical expenses, lost income, property damage, and pain and suffering. This ensures that no aspect of your losses is overlooked or undervalued.

Our lawyers will aggressively advocate for you in negotiations with the insurance company. We will fight to protect your rights and ensure that you are not pressured into accepting a settlement that is less than what you deserve.

Finally, if your case needs to go to trial, having a skilled attorney on your side is crucial. We will build a strong case and aggressively fight for you every step of the way. 

Our goal is to get you just compensation for all losses stemming from your car accident injuries, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Property damage
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering

How Uninsured Motorist Coverage Can Impact a Florida Car Accident Injury Case

In the state of Florida, uninsured motorist coverage can play a crucial role when you are injured in a car accident due to someone else's negligence. Uninsured motorist coverage is a specific part of a car insurance policy that provides coverage if you are injured in an accident caused by a driver who does not have sufficient insurance to cover your medical bills and other damages. This type of coverage is not just for situations where the at-fault driver lacks insurance entirely but is also for situations where their liability insurance cannot adequately cover your losses. 

When you suffer injuries in an accident and the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured, you can make a claim under your own uninsured motorist coverage. This claim can cover both economic and non-economic damages. Though Florida law does not mandate uninsured motorist coverage, it is highly recommended for protection against drivers who lack sufficient coverage. After all, you have no control over whether the negligent driver who strikes your vehicle has enough insurance to cover the damages they cause. 

The process of navigating an uninsured motorist claim can be complex, even if your case seems straightforward. Your insurance company may challenge the severity of your injuries or dispute the negligence of the uninsured motorist. That is where our Jacksonville car accident lawyers come in. We understand how to successfully approach uninsured motorist claims and will work to get you fair compensation. 

Can I Still Recover Compensation If I Am Partially At-Fault for a Florida Car Accident?

Not all car accidents are necessarily caused by the actions of one driver. You may know that you contributed to your accident by not signaling before changing lanes, for example. In these scenarios, you may be understandably concerned that you have no way to recover compensation. In Florida, you can still seek and secure damages so long as you were no more than 50% at fault for the accident. 

Recent legislation changed Florida from a pure comparative negligence state to a modified comparative negligence state effective March 24, 2023. Under these new modified comparative negligence rules, you cannot recover compensation for damages if you bear 51% or more of the fault. 

In instances of shared fault, the jury in your case will evaluate the role of each driver and assign a percentage of fault. If you are found to be 50% or less at fault, your compensation will be reduced by this assigned percentage. For example, if your damages total $100,000 and the jury decides you were 25% to blame for an accident, you would receive $75,000. 

Our Jacksonville car accident attorneys are not afraid of complex cases and understand how to successfully approach collisions involving shared fault. We will always work to maximize what you recover.

Healing can happen with our help. When you suffer serious injuries in a car accident, call (904) 295-1050 or contact us online to start discussing your legal options.

Important Steps to Take After a Car Accident

The most important step you can take after a car accident is to see a doctor, even if you do not think your injuries are especially serious. You must seek immediate and continuous medical care after your accident so that we can prove to the insurance company that the other driver caused you harm. If the insurance company sees that you waited to seek medical care, they may claim your injuries were caused by something else.

Do not speak to the liable party’s insurance company! You should instead hire our Jacksonville car accident attorneys at Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. We can immediately take over all communications to prevent the liable party’s insurance company from cornering you into saying something damaging to your case. This unfortunately happens all too often, as anything you say can and likely will be used against you.

Finally, make every effort to collect evidence if you are able to stay at the scene of the accident. This includes taking photos of your injuries, damage to your vehicle, and any conditions that may have contributed to the collision. If you are swept off in an ambulance, have a friend, family member, or an attorney go to the scene and collect evidence for you.

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    Edwards & Ragatz obtained a $5 Million verdict in Duval County, FL on behalf of a client injured in a truck accident.

  • $4.1 Million Truck Accident

    Edwards & Ragatz obtained a $4.1 Million verdict in Duval County, FL on behalf of a client who was injured in a truck accident.

  • $1 Million Truck Accident

    Edwards & Ragatz obtained a $1 Million truck accident verdict in Brevard County, FL.

  • $950 Thousand Truck Accident

    Edwards & Ragatz obtained a $950 Thousand truck accident verdict in Clay County, FL.

  • $776 Thousand Auto Collision

    Edwards & Ragatz obtained a $776 Thousand auto accident verdict in Clay County, FL.

We Are Edwards & Ragatz

Explore What Sets Us Apart
  • Innovative & Strategic Legal Strategies
    At Edwards & Ragatz, we offer custom legal strategies tailored to your situation. Our approach ensures that we collect higher settlements than what an insurance adjuster might offer.
  • Committed to Quality Legal Counsel
    Our commitment to a compassionate legal process means we speak with you on-site at the accident location, offer flexible meeting times, manage paperwork on your behalf, and provide consistent updates.
  • Proven Legal Experience & Advocacy

    With more than 150+ years of combined legal experience, we have taken on multiple million-dollar corporations and received recoveries through the relentless pursuit of justice.