Car accidents are very common in Florida and mainly in the Miami area. When a person is involved in a car accident they are overwhelmed by stress and do not know what decision to make so that it does not affect them. An experienced attorney is the most feasible way to solve your problem. We offer you the 5 most common questions and answers that people ask us about car accidents and their legal implications.
1- Is there a time limit for filing my Florida car accident lawsuit?
This is a very important thing, one has four years after having an accident to be able to file an action on what is involved in an accident case. If you don’t settle that action within four years and you haven’t been paid your damages, you lose all your rights and you can’t bring an action ever again.
2- Can I still receive money if the car accident in Florida was my fault?
When the accident was your fault, it is difficult to receive money for the accident. What you can recover in many cases are the damages you have based on what is called PIP. Basically, it will cover all your medical expenses, and it can even cover the time that you lost from work. To recover and find the person who had the accident, the other person has to have at least a portion of negligence, 5%, 10% to be able to collect a little bit.
But it is difficult in accident cases when you are at fault to get a lot of money for your accident.
3- What is the statute of limitations for bringing an auto accident case in Florida?
The statute of limitations are laws in the state of Florida that let you know how much time you have to bring an action. In Florida accident cases, the statute of limitation is four years. This means that if in four years you do not bring your action, you cannot pursue your case.
4- If I cannot go to work as a result of an auto accident in Florida, can my wages be recovered?
Based on the required insurance in Florida known as PIP, Personal Injury Protection, that covers you when you have an accident. And that insurance pays you if you lose time from work when you have an accident in Florida. Also, if the accident was someone else’s fault, that person’s insurance can also cover you and pay you for the time you have lost at work.
5- Will I have to go to court for my Florida car accident case?
No. Most accident cases are resolved without litigation, meaning that you do not have to go to court. Many times the attorney you have will agree with the insurance company of the person who was at fault, and based on that, a settlement will be reached to make and pay you damages. They are usually, I would say at least 80% of the time, not going to trial and not going to court.