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frequently asked questions

Accident victim with serious injury requiring surgery

What should I do first after an Accident?

Seek medical treatment at an emergency room, urgent care, or your medical doctor for emergency medical treatment.  Explain that you were involved in an accident.  Certain types of injuries are difficult to detect without specialized medical equipment and testing.  Especially with an injured child or infant. There are time limits to seek emergency treatment.  Call us for further assistance afterwards.

What if I don't really know if I'm injured?

According to Florida Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Rules, you have 14 days to seek medical attention in order to claim your insurance benefits for auto accidents.  While some types of injuries do not necessarily show immediate symptoms and may take hours or days to feel their effects, it is important to see a doctor right away after an accident. 

What is PIP?

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) is an auto Insurance required by law in the State of Florida for all motor vehicles.

What is Wrongful Death?

In general, a wrongful death claim is one in which it is alleged that a person died as a result of  negligence. The deceased person's surviving relatives, dependents, or beneficiaries may bring suit against the responsible party or parties, seeking monetary damages for their losses.  attorney at our firm can advise you on whether you have a valid wrongful death claim and can help you pursue that claim against the responsible party or parties.  In general, a wrongful death claim is one in which it is alleged that a person died as a result of another's negligence. The deceased person's surviving relatives, dependents, or beneficiaries may bring suit against the responsible party or parties, seeking monetary damages for their losses. Each state has its own wrongful death law and not every state follows the same guidelines, principles, or rules. A personal injury attorney at our firm can advise you on whether you have a valid wrongful death claim and can help you pursue that claim against the responsible party or parties.

What is Premises Liability?

  

Premises liability law involves the legal responsibilities of property owners and occupiers to prevent injuries to persons on their property. One of the most common causes of such injuries is a trip or slip and fall, such as on an icy sidewalk, a loose or uneven stair tread, or a piece of debris or spilled liquid on the floor. Property owner liability varies depending on the rules and principles adopted in the jurisdiction where the injury occurred. An experienced personal injury lawyer at our firm can evaluate the strength of your premises liability claim and help you recover damages for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.