In 2016, Florida saw 395,834 car accidents statewide. Car accidents can occur for a variety of reasons: inattentiveness, distraction, speeding, DUI, weather, defects in a vehicle – the list goes on. However, the effect on the victim who has been injured is always the same – their lives are changed forever and the car accident attorneys at Presser Law are here to help.
From dealing with property damage to your vehicle to the pain and medical treatment you receive as a result of the car accident, and the medical bills that accumulate from that treatment, you must navigate through an experience many others will not. Injury victims of car accidents often find their days filled with frustration and pain. To make matters worse, insurance companies work to exploit your lack of knowledge about the law to take advantage of you.
At Presser Law, P.A., we fight for you because justice is what car accident victims deserve. We will provide you with legal guidance and insight about your case and explore issues of fault, causation and damages so that we can fight to bring you the justice you deserve.
We handle cases throughout Florida and there are no fees or costs unless we make a recovery for you.
Quick FAQs About
Q: The driver who hit me said they had “Full Coverage.” That’s good, right?A: Not necessarily. Full coverage typically means they have the minimum insurance required by the state. In Florida, drivers are required to carry two types of insurance: 1) Insurance for damage to other people’s property and 2) Personal Injury Protection coverage which helps them for medical treatment they receive for injuries sustained in a crash. There is no requirement in Florida that drivers on the roadway carry insurance for injuries they cause to other people.
If you have been in a crash, Presser Law, P.A. will investigate your case for free. This includes investigating issues of liability and the application of appropriate laws, as well as identifying responsible parties and insurance coverages. There are no fees or costs unless we recover for you.
Q: The driver who hit me admitted it was his fault, that makes my case an easy one, right?A: Not necessarily. While we all would like drivers to take responsibility for their actions and stay true to their word, after a crash it is common for at-fault drivers to change their story once they have left the scene.
Q: I am having pain from my car crash, what should I do?A: If you have been injured in a car crash, it is important you seek medical attention and tell your doctor of every pain complaint you have so that they can address all of your issues. However, it is just as important that you go to a doctor who treats car injury victims. While there are many good doctors who can help car injury victims, there are also those who choose not to treat injury victims for a variety of reasons. For instance, while injury victims may often visit their primary care physician or family physician following a car crash, many times these doctors are unable to treat car injury victims due to insurance reasons or personal preference.
Attorneys can assist with helping injury victims find good doctors. You do not want to see a doctor who does not like injury victims just as you do not want to see a doctor who prematurely tries to do advanced medical procedures.
Q: Who pays my medical bills and lost wages after a crash?A: Injuries are stressful enough. Not only do injury victims have to deal with the ongoing physical pain caused by someone else, but oftentimes medical bills or lost wages accumulate causing additional financial stress on the injury victim. Who is responsible for the medical bills or lost wages is often one of the top concerns as bills continue to accumulate after an injury.
Generally speaking, the driver who causes harm is responsible for medical bills and/or lost wages incurred as a result of the harm. This is considered part of the injury victim’s damages. However, this does not mean that the responsible party will pay medical bills or lost wages as they accumulate in real time. Instead, your own insurance may issue payment to your medical providers for your medical bills or to you directly for some of your lost wages. In regards to medical treatment, if you have no insurance, some doctors may treat you under what is called a “Letter of Protection.” A Letter of Protection is a promise by the injury victim to pay the doctor at a later date for treatment rendered to the injury victim. This makes the injury victim personally responsible for payment but allows the victim to receive the important treatment he or she may need.
Once you have reached a point where further treatment will no longer be beneficial or where you have reached “maximum medical improvement,” a claim for injuries will be made against the responsible party. Part of the injury victim’s damages will include medical bills and lost wages incurred by the victim, as well as additional damages for pain and suffering or future damages. As such, while the driver may ultimately be responsible for the payment of medical bills and lost wages, such damages are collected at the conclusion of your medical treatment.
If you or a loved one have been injured because of someone else’s actions, contact Presser Law, P.A. We will aggressively pursue your case and explore all issues of fault, causation and damages so that we can fight to bring you the justice you deserve.
Q: What are my rights and responsibilities after a car crash?A: Your rights and responsibilities vary depending on several factors, including which coverages you carry and who may be responsible for compensation due to your injuries. Before you speak with any insurance company, you should contact Presser Law, P.A. We will explain your rights and responsibilities after a car crash, including potential compensation for injury.
Remember, insurance companies do not represent you. They have their own concerns and considerations and will work to protect them.
Q: What should I do after a car crash?A: Contact Presser Law, P.A. An attorney will personally discuss your claim with you and we will investigate your claim and explain the process to you along the way.