The Legal Advocate You Deserve After A Serious Car Accident
Motor vehicle accidents are often devastating to those involved. A crash can change your life in an instant, resulting in serious injury or disability, property damage, lost wages and other expenses. Florida’s no-fault insurance system makes it more likely that you will receive compensation for your car accident claim, but in many cases, the available benefits are not enough to fully cover your losses.
If your injuries were sufficiently serious, you can seek additional damages in a personal injury claim. When doing so, it is important to work with a skilled attorney like me, Jennifer Felipe. At Felipe Law, we help car accident victims seek maximum compensation and hold insurance companies accountable for honoring their obligations to policyholders.
Investigating Your Crash And Determining Liability
The vast majority of car accidents can be attributed to “human error,” which includes negligent actions on the part of other drivers. Your crash may have been the result of:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving (texting and cellphone use)
- Speeding, tailgating or aggressive driving
- Careless or reckless driving (such as running a stop sign, failure to yield, etc.)
- Inexperienced driving, especially among drivers of large commercial vehicles
You do not need to prove fault for the crash in order to obtain no-fault benefits. But these benefits typically only provide partial compensation for things like medical bills and lost wages. In order to file a legal claim outside of the no-fault system, you must show that your injuries are serious and that the other driver was primarily at fault for the crash.
Were You Seriously Injured In A Ridesharing Accident?
Ridesharing platforms and apps like Uber and Lyft are all very popular. But these ridesharing companies have very lenient driver acceptance policies that can allow virtually anyone to be accepted as a driver. Nonetheless, after a car accident, it can become a very difficult problem to discern who is liable for the fault – whether it’s the driver themselves or the ridesharing platform. Several variables come into play since ridesharing car accidents can involve an at-fault driver on either end of the accident. Common factors we consider, among others, are:
- Is the independent contractor of the ridesharing platform commercially insured or do they have a personal auto insurance policy?
- Was the ridesharing driver at fault?
- Do you have grounds to file a lawsuit against the ridesharing platforms to hold them liable?
This is a complex and evolving area of personal injury law, so it is especially important to work with a reputable and experienced attorney when seeking compensation.
Not Afraid To Stand Up To Insurance Companies
Even though another driver caused your injuries and other losses, the legal opponent in your case is almost always going to be that driver’s insurer. At Felipe Law, we are fully aware of the tactics that insurance companies use to limit or deny claims and aren’t fooled or intimidated by them. I will fight to get you full and fair compensation for your injuries, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, and all other damages in your case.
If the driver who caused your accident was uninsured, it can be very difficult to secure compensation. Nonetheless, we will take the time to explore all legal options that may be available to you, including uninsured motorist coverage.
Take Advantage Of A Free Initial Consultation – Contact Us Today
With offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Felipe Law serves clients throughout South Florida. To tell us your story and learn how we can help, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney who listens and cares. Just call 305-564-9879 or fill out our online contact form. Hablamos español.