Every single year tourists flock to the sunshine state. With the amazing weather and multitude of attractions and gorgeous beaches, Florida is an extremely popular destination.
Unfortunately, Florida is also one of the most dangerous places in the country to be a pedestrian and has some of the highest car accident rates in the United States. The Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FHSMV) confirms that in 2019 alone, there were over 400,000 car accidents across the state. 254,305 injuries occurred as a result of those accidents, 105,341 hit and runs, and 3218 fatalities. The worst thing? Most of these accidents are unavoidable, and in many cases, the fault lies with one individual involved. In these cases, the life of an unsuspecting individual can be changed forever.
If you have been involved in a car accident, and you weren’t to blame, you should speak to a personal injury law firm like The Law Place straight away. Here at The Law Place, our skilled and knowledgeable personal injury car accident lawyers have been dealing with accident cases like yours for over 75 years collectively. Call us today for a free consultation on (941) 444-4444.
The Duty of Care
In North Port FL, and across the rest of the state, you have an implied duty of care to other motorists and pedestrians while driving your vehicle. What does that mean exactly? Well, the duty of care means that by law, you are expected to drive sensibly and reasonably in a safe manner in order to protect other motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists. If you violate this duty of care, you will usually be found negligent and liable for all damages caused and any compensation owed due to that negligence. Not only is this the rule in North Port FL, but it is the law across the entire of Florida.
The most common form of compensation you might have to pay due to negligence in North Port are:
- Pain and Suffering.
- Medical Bills.
- Loss of Earnings.
- Property damage.
- Long term injuries.
- Future Medical Bills.
As you can guess, this can add up to a monumental sum rather quickly, which you could be liable by law to pay.
To seek compensation for a car accident that isn’t your fault in North Port, you are going to need to seek it from the other parties’ insurance, which can be a tough task.
Insurance companies are notorious for throwing their weight around. They have teams of vicious lawyers who have the sole purpose of making sure they pay you less then you deserve. They will try and devalue your claim or even try to reject it entirely. To level the playing field, you should speak to a personal injury lawyer.
Having a personal injury car accident lawyer behind you will give you a fighting chance at a larger, more reasonable compensation figure. While you do not need to hire a car accident lawyer to seek compensation, research has shown that over 90% of cases involving personal accident lawyers end up in a pay-out, and on average, the pay-out was 60% more than those without a lawyer.
At The Law Place, our team of North Port accident attorneys is skilled and knowledgeable when it comes to dealing with auto accidents that end in injury or the wrongful death of a loved one. Contact us today for a free consultation.
What Will a Lawyer Do for Me?
After calling one of our North Port accident attorneys for a free consultation, our first priority will be to find out what happened. We will ask some simple questions and decide whether we believe you have a valid case. We will then give you some free no-strings-attached unbiased advice. After hearing us out, you are free to leave. If you do decide to follow through with your claim, we will arrange a more in-depth meeting. In this meeting, we can discuss fees and our game plan more thoroughly, and you can sign up for representation.
The second that you decide you want representation; we will take over everything for you. You can sit back and focus on your mental and physical recovery while we investigate and compile a case on your behalf. We will speak to all of the parties involved, find witnesses, and look for evidence.
Often, when the other parties’ insurance company hears that you have an auto accident attorney on your side, they will try some sneaky, underhanded tactics. Most likely, they will contact you directly and offer a low ball offer in the hopes that you accept without consulting with your lawyer. If you do accept this offer, you will not be able to claim anything more. We always advise our clients to refuse this offer point-blank and to inform them that you want all correspondence to be through your lawyer.
We will fight as hard as we can to negotiate a settlement that is reasonable and that you are happy with it. If they do not offer such a settlement, we will use the strong case that we have been building for you to start proceedings for a lawsuit. Sometimes the threat of a lawsuit is enough to make the insurance company raise their settlement offer, especially if they believe you have a good case and a good law firm behind you.
If it does go to court, we will have built as strong a case as we can, and we will aggressively seek to prove you deserve fair and reasonable compensation for your injury and damages.
Contact The Law Place Today!
If you have been in a North Port car accident that wasn’t your fault, and you want to seek the maximum compensation that you deserve, your best bet is to hire a reputable law firm with skilled, knowledgeable lawyers. With over 75 years of collective experience in dealing with North Port car accident cases and other accident cases across Florida, don’t give in to insurance company pressure. Instead, seek the full compensation you deserve,
When the insurance legal teams come for a fight, we are the ones you want in your corner. Contact us today for a free consultation on (941) 444-4444.