Vehicular Accidents in Florida

Our Florida Vehicular Accident Lawyers have successfully represented over 10,000 people and their families, since 1979, who have been injured in Vehicular Accidents as a result of the negligent acts of another or others, and/or from defective vehicle products including, but not limited to, tires, seat belts, and other parts of vehicles. We are compassionate and sincere in our work and understand the frustrations of dealing with unresponsive insurance companies and the hardships that are financial, physical, and emotional in nature due to these tragic incidents.

Vehicular Accidents are tragic events in and of themselves. Then, when a person is attempting to deal with the many issues of these accidents such as past, present and future medical bills, medical treatment, pain and suffering, permanent and/or temporary disability, lost wages, loss of consortium, and the ins and outs of the insurance companies this can become overwhelming and interfere with the most important aspect of your case and that is to get well again and go back to leading the life that you were accustomed to prior to this horrible event.

It is, therefore, the job of our Florida Accident Attorneys to do what it takes to produce a winning result for you in your case which includes not only you receiving the best medical care possible, but also the most amount of compensation that is possible under the circumstances. One way that we can help at the very beginning, for example, is that in the first 24 hours of your accident it is more likely than not that the insurance company has tried to get in touch with you. It is in your best interest not to talk to an insurance company until you have legal counsel to assist you and who is on your side to work tirelessly on your case. We understand the insurance companies and their tactics and we can handle the insurance companies so that you are not trapped into a losing settlement in your case.

At Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates, our Florida Accident Lawyers are experts at representing people and their loved ones who have been injured or killed in a vehicular accident so please Contact Us as soon as possible after your accident for your free legal consultation. Our Florida Personal Injury Affiliates have offices all over the State of Florida area including the Tampa, Florida area and beyond and can speak with you on the phone immediately and then meet you at a time and place that is most convenient for you.

After we are retained to represent you, then we will do everything for you so that you may focus on getting well, and we also help you focus on getting the best medical treatment and care available in a manner that is expeditious so that you have the best chance of getting well and going back to the life that you knew before your tragic accident. Furthermore, we will start investigating the accident, dealing with the insurance companies, determining liability for the accident, assessing all insurance that may be applied to your ultimate compensation, and we work on showing that you were not the cause of this crash.

It is important to note that there are no costs or fees for you or your loved ones to retain us to represent you, and that we get paid only, and only, if we make a recovery that is financial for you or your loved one as our client.

It is also important to note that in most every vehicular accident case in Florida that it is the insurance company, not the individual or individuals that caused the crash, that will be making the payment for the damages you have incurred as described above. Insurance companies have billions of dollars and will find ways to pay you the least amount possible for your claim, and will challenge you every step of the way. This is why it is imperative that you have an Attorney that with fight for you every step of the way against the powerful insurance companies. Rest assured, you are in the best hands with us as we have been fighting the insurance companies for over 30 years and we know the tactics that insurance companies use to devalue your claim. Furthermore, 90% of our cases, or more, are settled without the need for a lawsuit or going to court, and that our success rate is 99%; recovering over $ 300 million dollars in winning settlement for our clients.

The insurance companies know that we have the resources, both financial and professional, and the skills to go to court in the event that they do not pay your claim in an amount that we determine is a winning recovery amount under the circumstances. To show you our track record and proven success rate, you may review some of the cases in Florida listed below as well that we have resolved or gone to court for winning verdicts for our clients.

Please also feel free to review our Florida Vehicular Accident Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Do You Know Your Rights Following A Florida Auto Accident?

Pursuant to the law in Florida, if you own a vehicle, then you are required to have automobile insurance. These insurance laws are very complicated and, therefore, it is imperative that you have an experienced lawyer on your side who has regular dealings with the automobile insurance companies to insure a winning result in your case. As an example, since Florida is a “no fault” state, your automobile insurance must pay the initial $ 10,000 of your lost wages and medical bills. In addition, the person who owns the vehicle is also jointly responsible for damages that are caused by her or his car whether or not the owner of the car was actually driving the car at the time of the accident. Furthermore, if you do not pursue your claim in a timely fashion, then, even if you are not at fault and another person or entity is responsible for the accident, your case could be time barred forever and you will lose all of your rights under Florida Law for recovery.

Don’t fall victim to the tactics of the insurance companies. Contact Us as soon as possible after your accident, or the accident of a loved one, and we will immediately put you in touch with our Florida Personal Injury Affiliates for your free legal consultation so that you have the best legal counsel in your corner to produce a winning recovery in your case.

Our Florida Car Accident Cases

  • $ 600,000 Settlement Despite Lose Debris Involved in the Incident
  • $ 235,000 Recovery for a Woman hit in a Parking Lot by a Truck
  • $ 100,000 Resolution of a Vehicular Accident Case
  • $ 250,000 Resolution in a Wellington Vehicular Accident
  • $  90,000 Settlement in an Automobile Accident Case
  • $  60,000 Settlement for Melbourne, FL Victim in Accident
  • $ 135,000 Settlement for Fort Lauderdale, FL Vehicular Accident
  • $ 100,000 Settlement for Miami, FL Accident
  • $ 110,000 Recovery for Aventura, FL Accident
  • $ 500,000 Policy Limit Payment from State Farm Insurance Company for Automobile Accident
  • $ 275,000 Recovery for 82 Year Old Man after Many Law Firms Rejected the Case Prior to our Representation
  • $  85,000 Recovery for Kendall Automobile Victim of Accident
  • $ 735,000 Settlement for a 27 year old Naples, FL Woman
  • $  85,000 Settlement that started at $ 10,000 due to Punta Gorda Automobile Accident Lawyer
  • $ 250.000 Recovery for Wellington Automobile Accident Victim
  • $ 100,000 Settlement for Sunrise Automobile Accident Victim
  • $ 110,000 Recovery by Hollywood, FL Automobile Accident Lawyer
  • $  95,000 Settlement for Miami Beach Automobile Accident
  • $ 100,000 Settlement for Key West Automobile Accident
  • $ 250,000 Recovery for West Palm Beach Woman
  • $ 100,000 Recovery from State Farm for Weston Vehicular Accident Victim
  • $ 325,000 Settlement for Miami Beach Automobile Accident
  • $ 134,500 Settlement for Key West Automobile Accident
  • $ 700,000 Recovery for Port St. Lucie Automobile Victim
  • $ 125.000 Recovery for North Miami Automobile Accident
  • $ 100,000 Settlement for Ft. Pierce Automobile Accident
  • $ 100,000 Recovery for Pembroke Pines Automobile Accident
  • $ 200,000 Recovery for Cape Coral Automobile Accident Victim
  • $ 175,000 Settlement from GEICO for Man with Cervical Injury

It is important to note that the Settlements and Recoveries listed above are only a small sample of the over $ 300 Million that we have recovered for our clients in Motor Vehicle Accidents in Florida with our Florida Lawyer Affiliates.

Car Insurance ~ Denial Of Claims

It is important to note some very important items about the laws in the State of Florida involving Vehicular Accidents and insurance claims. First, almost every accident ends up in a claim against an insurance company. Second, although the laws regarding insurance in Florida are constantly changing, one thing that seems to remain consistent with the law is that both the driver and the owner of a vehicle may be held financially responsible for a motor vehicle accident. Therefore, if you own a car and that car is being driven by someone other than you as the owner and that vehicle is in an accident, then the owner, which is you, may be financially responsible if fault is found on the part of the driver of your vehicle. Many people do not realize this fact.

As stated previously, since Florida is known as a “no-fault” state you must have auto insurance that will pay the first $ 10,000 of your own medical bills regardless if you are or are not at fault. This is known as the “PIP” (Personal Injury Protection) benefit and since the Legislature in Florida is constantly attempting to change the PIP laws, it is imperative that you have a Florida Attorney who is intimately familiar with these changes in the laws and is monitoring these changes on a regular, if not daily, basis such as our Florida Lawyer Affiliates do so in an effort to protect your rights as a consumer, and for you or your loved one if you or a loved one is involved in a motor vehicle accident.

It is also very important to note that if a person is involved in a motor vehicle accident that the person must have a “permanent injury” to be able to be compensated for pain and suffering. This is referred to as the permanency threshold. This gives the insurance companies leverage to argue aggressively that a person has not meet this criteria of a permanent injury and is, therefore, absolved from being compensated for pain and suffering, and the loss of your enjoyment of life. In order to overcome this argument by the insurance company, at a minimum, the injury must be certified by the physician treating the injury. Therefore, it is imperative that you have the right physician that understands motor vehicle accidents and claims and the motor vehicle laws and requirements.

All motor vehicle accidents have a strict time limitation in which you must act to preserve your legal rights. If you fail to comply with these strict timelines, then your case could be barred forever and you may never recover any compensation for your injuries even if you were not at fault. Again, this is another important reason why you must have an experienced and knowledgable Attorney on your side and that you Contact Us as soon as possible after a motor vehicle accident no matter what the circumstances so that we may connect you immediately with our Florida Affiliate Attorneys who will begin investigating your case in a timely manner. Remember, all consultations are free of charge and if we do undertake the representation of you in your case, then you will not pay unless and until we recover for you or your loved one in your case.

Car Insurance Companies

The following is a sample list of many of the insurance companies that we have had cases against, and who know that we mean business when we represent our clients against the same:

  • 21st Century
  • AAA
  • AIG
  • Alleghany
  • Allstate Insurance
  • Amigo Insurance
  • Auto Owners
  • Bristol West
  • Chubb
  • Cincinnati
  • Colonial
  • Dairyland Auto
  • Direct General Auto
  • Electric Insurance
  • Esurance
  • FCCI Insurance Group
  • GEICO
  • Hanover GMAC
  • Hartford Insurance
  • Infinity
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Mercury Insurance
  • Metlife Auto
  • Michigan Millers Mutual
  • Nationwide Auto
  • Ocean Harbor Casualty
  • PEMCO
  • Progressive
  • Prudential
  • Safeco
  • Safeway
  • Scottsdale Insurance
  • Seminole Casualty
  • State Farm Mutual Auto
  • Travelers
  • United Automobile
  • Unitrin Direct Auto
  • Us Security
  • USAA
  • Wells Fargo
  • Zurich

We look forward to hearing from you soon and representing you and your loved ones so that you achieve a winning result!