Fort Myers Auto Accident Attorney
If you operate a motor vehicle in Fort Myers on a routine basis, then your risk of being involved in an auto accident at least once in your life is high. Indeed, statistically speaking, auto accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in Florida and the United States, despite the fact that these accidents are completely preventable and would not occur but for the negligence of those involved.
At the office of HD Law Partners, our Fort Myers auto accident attorneys have decades of combined legal experience assisting clients in the navigation of the car accident claims process and advocating for our clients’ rights to their full settlement amounts. If you or a loved one has recently been injured in a crash, our lawyers can help. Reach out to us for a free consultation about your options.
Car Accidents Are Caused By Negligence
The sad truth about car accidents in Florida is that the majority of them would never occur but for the negligence of one of the parties involved. To be sure, some of the top causes of auto accidents include:
- Distracted driving;
- Drunk driving;
- Aggressive driving;
- Performing illegal maneuvers; and
- Falling asleep at the wheel.
When the negligence of another driver causes an accident that results in economic and noneconomic losses and life-changing harm, you deserve to be compensated.
Your Rights After a Fort Myers Auto Accident
Our lawyers believe that you deserve to be compensated for the full extent of losses that you have suffered after an auto accident, and we are here to lend you support and guidance in doing that.
Because Florida is a no-fault insurance state, the first thing that you should know is that after a crash, you are required to file a claim under your own insurance policy’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage regardless of fault. You cannot pursue a claim outside of the no-fault recovery system–which means that you are barred from holding the negligent party liable for your injuries–unless you have suffered serious injuries, including injuries that result in permanent injury, scarring or disfigurement, or loss of a bodily function. If your injuries meet the serious injury threshold, then you can file a claim directly against the at-fault driver or their insurer for damages.
How Our Lawyers Help You
Our lawyers will handle 100 percent of your claim so that you can focus on your recovery. We help you by:
- Determining whether or not you maintain the right to step outside of the no-fault system;
- Identifying liable parties;
- Investigating your case and gathering evidence of negligence and causation;
- Filing the claim on your behalf;
- Working with experts to determine the value of your claim;
- Demanding a settlement from an insurer;
- Negotiating your settlement offer; and
- Filing a lawsuit and litigating your case if a settlement cannot be reached.
Call Our Fort Myers Auto Accident Attorneys Today
A car accident can change your life, leaving you with serious injuries and expenses that you would not have suffered but for another’s fault. After a crash, our Fort Myers auto accident lawyers will provide you with the quality of legal representation that you would expect from a seasoned law firm. Reach out to us today for your free consultation and to learn more about how we can help you.