Pensacola Car Accident Attorneys
Who is really making the decision about how much you can recover
Florida law on damages (what your insurance company and the at-fault driver's insurance company will and will not pay)
Florida's "no fault" rule (which allows your insurance company to pay a portion of your medical bills even if you were not at fault)
Were you recently in a car accident? Your car may be wrecked. You're injured. It can be confusing and disorienting to know what to do and what rights you have. Coming to Taylor, Warren & Weidner to have an attorney help you with your auto accident claim is one of the first important steps toward protecting your rights and ensuring the best recovery of your health and the bills you have and will continue to incur because of the accident. We know what to do and will explain your rights and guide you. The actions you take immediately after an accident have a tremendous impact on the amount of money you can recover.
Do You Have Full Coverage?
TWW attorney, Phil Hall, discusses here the different types of coverage that can be triggered in an accident and why you should talk to a car accident lawyer if you have been in an accident to learn what your options are. At TWW, we never charge any fee or cost for an initial consultation to talk about your case and explain your legal rights. Contact us.
Just because your policy says you have “full coverage” may not mean you and your family will be fully covered if you are in an accident. If you do not have “uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage,” you may not be able to recover if the other driver does not have any, or does not have enough, insurance to cover your medical bills and other damages. Determining whether you have enough coverage in place to protect you and your family before an accident happens is key. We are always happy to meet with clients to review their policies and explain to them the types and extent of coverage they have and the additional types of coverage they should consider getting in addition.
Should You File a Claim for an Accident That is Not Your Fault?
This is one of the primary questions we receive from car accident clients. You can view other frequently-asked questions and our answers here: Frequently-Asked Questions About Car Accident Claims. The answer is yes. You should always put your auto insurance provider on notice if you have been in an accident, whether or not you feel you were at-fault in the accident. Portions of your medical bills may be covered by your own insurance provide even though you were not at fault depending on the types and amounts of coverage you have in place. TWW attorney, Phillip Warren, explains here how failing to notify your auto insurance carrier of an accident, even though you were not at-fault, could have a negative impact on your claim. If you've been in an accident or have questions about a car insurance claim, contact us. We never charge an initial fee or cost to meet with you and explain your legal rights.
Helpful Links and Resources
The National Safety Council's top safe driving tips.
Auto insurance is mandatory under Florida law.
Learn more about Safety on the Road from the National Safety Council here.
Passengers can have a huge impact on driver focus and distraction. Read more about how to reduce passenger distraction from the National Safety Council here.
2016 motor vehicle deaths were estimated to be the highest in nine years.
Every eight seconds someone is hurt in a car crash.
Read the National Safety Council's 2017 Driver Safety Public Opinion Poll.
Learn more about the “Road to Zero,” a new partnership aiming to end traffic fatalities within the next thirty years.
Some additional tips on what to do after an automobile accident.
Some additional guidance on documenting damages at the scene of an auto accident.
Helpful “Post-Accident Checklist” from the Department of Motor Vehicles.
First steps following a personal injury auto accident from the Department of Motor Vehicles.
The Department of Motor Vehicle's guide on “When to Seek Medical Attention for Personal Injury.”
Article from the Department of Motor Vehicles on the value of police reports and how to file an auto accident report with the police.
The Department of Motor Vehicles discussing when another driver has an accident in your car.
Learn more about car insurance in Florida and auto insurance requirements from the Department of Motor Vehicles here.
Learn more about car insurance coverages that meet your needs in Florida Chief Financial Officer, Jimmy Patronis's, Personal Automobile Insurance Overview.
Read Florida CFO's Automobile Insurance Toolkit for Consumers.
At Taylor, Warren & Weidner, we deal with car accident cases every day, and we know how to make sure the insurance companies fulfill their duty to treat you fairly and pay for your damages.
Give us a call at (850) 438-4899 or contact us at [email protected] before you provide any information to an insurance company. We never charge any initial cost or fee to sit down with you after a car accident to explain your legal rights.