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Can I Sue the Driver Who Caused My Car Accident?

Attorney David I. Fuchs

Author

Attorney David I. Fuchs

Date

Feb. 21, 2021

Category

Car Accidents

Were you hurt in an accident? It’s best to talk with an experienced car accident injury lawyer about your options. You may be able to file an insurance claim or sue the other driver to get compensation.

David I. Fuchs, Accident & Injury Lawyer, P.A., will guide you through the insurance claim process. He’ll make sure you know when you can and should file a personal injury lawsuit. Reach out online or call (954) 568-3636 to set up a free initial consultation.

Florida Is a No-Fault State

When it comes to auto accident liability, Florida is called a “no-fault state.” After being in a crash, it doesn’t matter who was at fault. All the drivers turn to their auto insurance policies for help. That’s why Florida requires you to carry Personal Injury Protection. Your attorney will file a first-person claim against your PIP insurance to cover some of your medical bills and lost wages.

PIP doesn’t cover all of your losses, and your attorney can reach out to the other driver’s insurance company.

What Your PIP Insurance Covers

Florida requires you to carry a minimum of $10,000 PIP coverage. After the crash, it’ll cover a portion of your:

  • Hospitalization costs
  • Medication
  • Surgeries
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Other medical bills
  • Lost wages

But there are limitations. PIP insurance only pays for up to 80% of your medical expenses and 60% of your lost wages. You can’t rely on it to cover everything. Because of that, you’re probably wondering if you can go after the rest from the other driver. Sometimes you can; it just depends on how severe your injuries are.

How Much Did Your Injuries Cost?

You might have the right to sue the at-fault driver. If you suffered injuries that cost more than your $10,000 PIP coverage – or more than your policy limit – talk with a lawyer about suing.

When it comes to medical care, $10,000 isn’t much. With severe injuries, you can easily blow past that amount, and the additional costs shouldn’t rest on your shoulders. Let David Fuchs guide you through demanding fair compensation.

Car Accident Compensation

If you sustained a severe and permanent injury and decide to sue, you can demand compensation for your:

How Can a Lawyer Help?

A car accident attorney can help you after any crash, whether or not you file a lawsuit. David I. Fuchs, Accident & Injury Lawyer, P.A., will carefully review your circumstances, including your medical records and bills. He’ll explain whether you meet the requirement to file an auto accident lawsuit and if so, he’ll guide you each step of the way.

Start with a free consultation. You can use the online form or call (954) 568-3636.