Getting involved in a car accident can be overwhelming. Bailey & Glasser, LLP is here to help you rebuild your life after a devastating collision. We can take over the insurance claims process for you to negotiate the settlement that you deserve. Our Clearwater car accident attorneys have years of experience and do not back down from a fight. Receive personalized legal advice during a free case consultation when you contact us.
When to Contact a Clearwater Car Accident Attorney
If you suffered serious injuries, a loved one died or a car insurance company is denying liability for the collision, you may need to contact an attorney for assistance. A car accident attorney can help you with the complicated aspects of your claim, including taking over settlement negotiations with a car insurance company on your behalf. An insurer may try to take advantage of you, but your lawyer will protect your rights every step of the way.
A car accident lawyer can revisit the scene of your accident, collect evidence against another driver, gather your medical records and other proof of losses, hire accident reconstruction experts and medical professionals, and navigate Florida’s car insurance system to pursue the best possible outcome for your case. While most car accident cases in Florida reach settlements, we have the ability to go to trial when necessary.
Types of Car Accident Cases We Handle
Our lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience handling personal injury cases of all kinds. We can handle the following types of car accident cases, and more:
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Drowsy driving accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Intersection accidents
- Large truck and bus accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Passenger car and SUV accidents
- Rear-end collisions
- Reckless driving or road rage accidents
- T-bone collisions
- Uninsured/underinsured driver accidents
No matter what type of motor vehicle accident injured you or took a loved one’s life, contact us to discuss your legal rights.
How Does a Car Insurance Claim Work in Florida?
Florida is unique in that it uses a no-fault car insurance law. It is currently one of only 12 states to do so. Under this rule, motorists involved in collisions pay for their own losses with personal injury protection (PIP) coverage, regardless of fault. If the crash causes serious injuries or death, however, it may be possible to file a claim against the other driver outside of the no-fault system.
Damages Available in a Car Accident Settlement
PIP insurance will generally pay the policyholder compensation for approximately 80 percent of reasonable medical expenses, 60 percent of lost income for the inability to work, and $5,000 in death benefits if the crash is fatal (paid to the deceased person’s surviving relatives or estate). If the victim’s injuries are serious enough to qualify for a claim against another driver, however, the victim can pursue compensation for 100 percent of medical costs and lost wages, as well as pain and suffering and emotional distress. Discuss your legal options in more detail with an attorney before accepting an insurance settlement.
How Long Do You Have to File a Car Accident Claim in Clearwater?
If you have been injured in a car accident in Clearwater and wish to file a personal injury claim, you must act quickly. Florida has a statute of limitations, or a legal filing deadline, of four years from the date of the car accident, in most cases. Failing to take action within this timeframe may result in the courts barring you from filing.
Contact Our Car Accident Lawyers Today
Collecting the financial compensation that you deserve after a serious car accident in Clearwater can be difficult without assistance from an experienced attorney. Bailey & Glasser, LLP is committed to helping crash victims seek justice. We can review your case with you for free and offer honest legal guidance about your specific situation. Call our Florida law office location at (727) 894-6745 or contact us online as soon as possible after a car accident to schedule a consultation.
In addition to our comprehensive personal injury services, we also cater to the unique legal needs of those affected by birth injuries, truck accidents, and dog bites. Our team is equipped with specialized knowledge to handle these complex cases and offer comprehensive legal help. Whether you’re dealing with the aftermath of a truck collision, a birth injury, or an animal attack, our dedicated attorneys at Bailey & Glasser, LLP are ready to fight for your rights.