Have you suffered devastating injuries in a motor vehicle wreck? Are you interested in learning more about what your legal options are? If so, consult with a car accident lawyer in Hillsborough County.
Car crashes occur with alarming frequency in Florida, and when you’ve been injured in an accident, your entire life can be affected. In addition to the physical trauma you’ve experienced, you could also be struggling emotionally and be burdened by mounting medical bills and unpaid household expenses that are disrupting your life.
Fortunately, a seasoned Hillsborough car accident lawyer at Anderson & Anderson may be able to help. If we take on your case, we will be committed to achieving maximum compensation for your losses so you can get the most from your Hillsborough civil claim. This could give you the opportunity to take charge of your life following your collision while holding the liable party to account.
Shared fault laws, also known in the legal field as comparative negligence, have their biggest impact when it comes to car accidents and other types of motor vehicle wrecks, like motorcycle crashes and semi-truck crashes. With shared fault, individuals who may have played a part in some way to the cause of the accident they were involved in can still file a civil claim against the party that holds more fault than the injury victim.
However, the injury victim does have to take responsibility for their portion of fault by having any award they receive reduced by their percentage of fault. For example, if you were to be found 10 percent at fault for causing a car accident and you were awarded $100,000, your awarded would be reduced to $90,000 after the 10 percent deduction.
Whether you are partially to blame for the vehicle accident or not, you’ll more than likely have to deal with the insurance company as part of the Hillsborough County auto claims process. As a resident of a no-fault state for auto insurance, you’ll certainly need to file a claim with your own insurance company to recoup medical expenses and lost wages, as covered under your PIP coverage.
Expect some pushback from the insurance company, as they’ll be losing money by settling your claim. It shouldn’t come as a surprise if, for example, the insurer attempts to make you appear at fault for causing the accident in some way so that they can reduce the amount they’ll be required to settle for.
Unfortunately, in many cases, the extent of your damage far exceeds that of the limits of your auto insurance policy, which means you’ll have to pursue a claim against the liable party to recover not just the excess medical bills and lost income but damage for things like your pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.
When you are ready to regain control of your life following a serious auto wreck, an experienced Hillsborough car accident lawyer at Anderson & Anderson could help you obtain maximum compensation for your suffering.
If you are interested in discussing the details of your case with one of our highly trained attorneys, you can fill out the quick contact form we have included below or give our firm a call at 813-251-0072.