Millions of Americans are forced to deal with the painful effects of serious auto accidents each year. Victims of auto accidents often are forced to suffer through excruciating pain as a result of their injuries. Such injuries also could be detrimental to a victim's ability to earn income – in addition to having to deal with vehicle damage from the accident that often leaves the car inoperable. Many injuries are debilitating and prevent victims from returning to work after an accident, leaving already vulnerable victims and their loved ones in a bind during a time in which they already are facing challenging and painful experiences.
In West Palm Beach and around the County, there are (on average) more than 15,000 traffic accidents reported each year. These accidents leave thousands of victims and their loved ones desperate and searching for ways to deal with the ensuing trauma.
For injuries that result from an auto accident, the person responsible for the accident often is not personally liable to pay for those injuries or damages. Florida regulations restrict the plaintiff's ability to file a personal injury claim against the other party's insurance company, regardless of who is to blame for an accident. As a no-fault insurance state, Florida requires injured parties to pursue a claim with their own insurance company. In most instances, no matter who caused the accident, the insurance company takes care of the medical expenses and lost income of the injured party covered under its policy. A personal injury claim can be made against the at-fault driver if the accident resulted in permanent injury, significant and permanent scarring, or disfigurement.
An injury attorney in West Palm Beach can help you better understand the nuances of Florida's no-fault laws. Call today to set up a free consultation and case review.