Even those who exercise extreme caution on the road fall victim to car accidents. In some cases, these are caused by negligent drivers who speed, tailgate, or drive distractedly and endanger the lives of others. Accidents can not only result in extensive property damage but injuries that require long-term care. The consequences of an accident can affect you and your family financially and emotionally. If you have been injured in a crash in Port Orange, FL, a skilled car accident lawyer at Chanfrau & Chanfrau can fight to protect your interests and secure compensation for your losses. Our law firm pairs a compassionate approach with personalized legal representation for the best possible outcome. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
Why Do I Need a Car Accident Lawyer?
While auto insurance may cover property damage and medical bills immediately incurred after an accident, coverage often does not amount to the full extent of your losses. Your injuries may require ongoing care and affect your ability to work. Lost wages and diminished earning capacity can impact your and your family's financial future.
If you have been injured in a crash in Port Orange a skilled car accident lawyer at Chanfrau & Chanfrau can fight to protect your interests and secure compensation for your losses.
Florida is a 'no-fault' auto insurance state, which means that a driver's auto insurance includes personal injury protection (PIP). No matter which driver causes the accident, the insurance companies will settle the claim according to the policy limits. The upper limit for PIP is $10,000 per occurrence in a Florida auto insurance policy, provided the victim undergoes medical treatment within 14 days of the accident.
If your injuries and property damage amount to more than the set $10,000 upper limit, you may have to pay the bills out-of-pocket. This can pose a significant challenge if you have sustained a serious injury which affects your daily function, including permanent scarring or disfigurement. However, when you seek the counsel of a skilled Chanfrau & Chanfrau attorney, you can feel confident knowing we will pursue all legal avenues to secure maximum restitution above and beyond the PIP limit.
Establishing Third-Party Negligence
During your initial consultation, your attorney will review the details of your accident to determine whether you have a viable case. The most important consideration for securing just compensation is establishing third-party negligence. The circumstances will dictate whether we pursue a party for carelessness or recklessness, in which an individual exhibits wanton disregard for the safety of others.
Among the first steps of pursuing your case is gathering evidence. We can examine the accident report and medical records, talk to medical experts and eyewitnesses, reconstruct the scene of the accident, and document expenses. It is our goal to help you secure compensation for both economic and non-economic losses, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
The Chanfrau & Chanfrau Difference
We are a family-run law firm dedicated to our clients and have defended the rights of Floridians for over four decades. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact us as soon as possible at our most convenient location to schedule a consultation with an attorney.