Car Accident Attorneys In Orlando
Have you been injured in a car accident in Orlando or in any other place in Central Florida, including the cities of Kissimmee and Winter Park, because of other's negligence? If so you need to contact an Orlando car accident lawyer from NeJame Law as soon as possible.
Our personal injury attorneys frequently represent those injured in multi-car collisions, rollover accidents, hit and run accidents, rear-ending collisions and more. Call us today at 407.500.0000 for a free case evaluation.
Negligence In Car Accidents
The following factors may be considered negligence:
- Driving Speed: A person driving either too fast or too slow may cause an accident.
- Drunk Driving (DUI)
- Failure to observe traffic ordinances such as stop signs, red traffic lights and other traffic signs
- Reckless or careless driving
- Failure to use headlights
- Text messaging or talking on a cell phone
Hit And Run Accidents
A hit and run accident occurs when one or more drivers involved in an car accident flee the scene.
If you are a victim of a hit and run accident, DO NOT PURSUE THE FLEEING DRIVER – it is illegal and unsafe to flee the scene of an accident that you were involved in.
If you can do so safely, pull over. If you, your passengers, or anyone involved is injured, call 911 and seek medical attention immediately. Although it might be difficult due to the circumstances, try to gather as much information as possible, including:
- License plate number of the vehicle
- Make, model, and color of the vehicle
- Damage to the other vehicle
- Description of the driver
- Description and number of any passengers in the vehicle
- Location and direction in which the fleeing vehicle was traveling
- It is really important to get names and contact information of witnesses
- Call our attorneys as soon as possible
Once law enforcement arrives at the scene, share all the information with the officer to help authorities investigate and locate the at fault party and ask for a copy of the crash report. The contact information on the crash report can be used later on to ask the investigating law enforcement agency if the at fault party has been located.
What Damages May Be Recovered In A Car Accident Claim?
Those injured in car accidents due to another person’s negligence may be entitled to compensation, including for:
- Medical bills (present and future)
- Pain and suffering (physical and emotional)
- Psychological and psychiatric bills (present and future)
- Lost wages (present and future)
- Loss of life’s enjoyment
- Property damage
What Evidence Do You Need In A Car Accident Case?
Collected evidence is key to proving your car accident case, and may include:
- Witness statements. This includes the statement from anyone present at the accident site as well as any driver / passengers involved.
- Photos and videos of the accident scene. Surveillance videos from nearby businesses can be very helpful.
- Medical records.
- Police and crash reports.
- Accident reconstruction experts testimony.
What Should You Do If You Are Involved In An Auto Accident in Orlando?
Whether you are a driver, passenger or a pedestrian, being involved in an auto accident is a traumatic, life altering event. In a split-second, victims are faced with injury, mounting medical bills, questions concerning liability, insurance and property damage and the prospect of legal action against those who caused the car accident. Accidents may be so severe that drivers may face vehicular manslaughter charges. Knowing what to do ahead of time can make the legal process run much more smoothly.
Collect Information and evidence of the accident
- Try to get the contact information from anyone that was involved or witnessed the accident.
- Collect the insurance information from all parties involved. This includes insurance companies and insurance policy numbers.
- Collect the vehicle information of all the vehicles involved.
- Collect anything that can be used as evidence in your case (see above)
- Draw a diagram of the accident scene and write a detailed description of the auto accident. This can be helpful when proving your accident claim.
- Call the Police, and make sure to get a copy of the police report.
See a doctor
In order to be able to receive your full Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits after being injured in a car accident in Florida, you must seek your initial medical treatment within 14 days of the day of the accident. This is called the "14-Day Rule".
Keep track of your damages
if you are unable to attend work, make note of how many days you have missed, keep a log of all extra expenses incurred due to any injuries and save all of your medical bills.
Contact our car accident lawyer at NeJame Law
Our car accident attorneys in Orlando are well versed in the complicated procedures surrounding auto accident claims. Do not call just any attorney! Help is Here! We can be reached at our offices 7 days a week at 407-500-0000. You may also fill out the online form located on this page or email us at PersonalInjury@NeJameLaw.com
Florida’s “No-Fault” Law
All Florida drivers are required to carry car insurance, but what do these insurance plans actually cover? Florida Statute § 627.730, commonly referred to as the “No-Fault” Law, controls auto accidents in the State of Florida. This law provides that if you are involved in an car accident your insurance company will cover your medical bills and lost wages up to a certain amount, regardless of who was at fault. If the other party was at fault and caused the accident, you may only sue them if you meet certain threshold requirements including, but not limited to, significant or permanent loss of a major bodily function, disfigurement or significant scarring, some forms of permanent injury or death. (Florida Statute § 627.737(2)).
Bodily injury coverage is optional in Florida. If you or a loved one are injured in an car accident and the at-fault driver does not carry any automobile insurance or has insufficient coverage, uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury coverage can protect you. Uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM) bodily injury coverage can cover different expenses including, but not limited to medical bills and lost wages. UM coverage is highly recommended and drivers should be sure that each car in their household is covered.
What Is The Statue Of Limitation On A Car Accident Under Florida Law?
The statute of limitations under Florida Law for filing a car accident claim is four years from the date of the accident. Some exceptions apply.
Contact Our Orlando Car Accident Lawyer
Help is Here! Many personal injury law firms only take cases in which liability is clear and there is a catastrophic injury due to a car accident. This is not the case with NeJame Law. Whether your case is a terrible one involving a traumatic head injury, other horrible injuries or even death, or whether it is a relatively minor fender bender which is causing you some relatively minor pain, an auto injury lawyer in Orlando from our law firm is available and able to assist you. Our Law Firm's philosophy is that no case is too small or too complex and that every client deserves the very best representation. Our personal injury attorney team has handled thousands of auto accident cases involving injuries and have the experience to help you and to work towards seeking the maximum recovery for your damages.
If you or anyone you know has suffered an injury in a car accident or someone was killed due to the negligence of another driver in Orlando or Central Florida including the cities of Kissimmee, Winter Park and Windermere, we can help you obtain the financial compensation you need to cover your medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering, car repairs and other damages. Our office is conveniently located in downtown Orlando, minutes away from Winter Park and Longwood. Please contact our Orlando car accident lawyers for a no-cost evaluation of your case. We can be reached at our offices 7 days a week at 407 500-0000. You may also fill out our online form located on this page or email us at PersonalInjury@NeJameLaw.com. One of our personal injury attorneys will contact you back shortly. We value your privacy are will keep any information strictly confidential.
We treat our customers with care, respect and confidentiality. We will do anything we can do to get the best result on their behalf.
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I am very happy that I chose NeJame Law to handle my car accident case. I have a very busy work schedule & she worked with me to accommodate. Someone met me at my office to go over the paperwork & fill it out, set up appointments for me with a recommended chiropractor, handled everything with my insurance company/medical bills in the background, & kept me updated regularly via email as I requested. The process was extremely seamless & didn't add any additional stress to my life. It basically felt like I had a personal assistant helping me through every single part of the process. Once treatment was over, they negotiated a settlement much higher than the initial expectation & also helped get my medical costs reduced. The end result is me very happy. Thank you for making this stressful event in my life easier to manage.