Legal assistance is a way to get advice, information, and representation from a qualified professional who specializes in helping people with their legal issues. Many people have rights but don’t know what they are entitled to or what steps they need to take to secure their rights. To answer questions on the law, call a lawyer today!
In Case Of An Accident
Did you know? In Florida, if a person is injured in any kind of accident it is required by law to report the accident to law enforcement within 12 hours. If a driver fails to do so within that period, he or she could face a three-year suspension of their driver’s license. You should start by searching “personal injury lawyer near me” online to find an attorney to contact. If you have been involved in an accident that caused injury to you, the other driver, or to any property – report it! The police are required by law to investigate accidents that have resulted in damage of any sort. It doesn’t matter if the damage isn’t significant enough to total the car, Florida law requires reporting of all accidents. If an accident involves physical injury, there is no time limit. An accident is considered to have caused injury if physical damage extends beyond the vehicle, such as another car or property.
Once involved in an accident, both parties should obtain each other’s names and phone numbers along with identifying information including car tag numbers. The police can’t investigate properly if there are conflicting stories regarding who was at fault for the accident so everyone needs to agree on the basics (i.e., that an accident occurred) before moving on to discuss what happened during the incident. Accident reports can be completed by either party involved but it is important to remember that an accident report is not a substitute for a personal injury claim.
Why You Need To Report The Accident
In most cases, you don’t need to file a police report if your accident does not cause serious bodily harm or damage to property other than the vehicles involved. But it’s important to remember that Florida law requires drivers involved in accidents to stop and remain at the scene of their accidents until they have provided certain information, including insurance policies and identification. Failing to do so can lead to criminal charges, regardless of who caused the accident. If all parties agree on what transpired during the incident – no injuries occurred – then everyone should sign off on the same version of events as they move on from this moment in time. In addition, Florida is a no-fault state which means that drivers must always carry insurance to cover medical expenses and property damage for up to $10,000.
If an accident reaches the point where one or more parties has sustained injuries, then it’s important for all involved to call 911 before moving any vehicles. By law, anyone who causes injury/death through their negligence in the state of Florida will be held responsible for all expenses incurred as a result of the accident. If you were not at fault in your accident and have not been charged in connection with the incident, you should contact your local police department and file a report so that there is clear documentation of what happened. Once this information has been provided to law enforcement, your next step is to contact an attorney with experience handling personal injury claims.
A Lawyer Will Help Throughout A Case
This is where a legal professional will come into play. As your representative, they will be able to help you recover all of the losses – both financial and emotional – that have been incurred as a result of this accident. A lawyer can work with insurance companies on your behalf so that reimbursement for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, funeral expenses – any expense associated with the incident – happens quickly and without unnecessary delays. If you have been involved in an accident that caused injury to you or others, do not hesitate to call an attorney today!
If a person is injured or killed in a road accident that was caused by someone else, then under the law they have a legal right to claim compensation. Compensation covers all expenses associated with an injury incident including loss of earnings, treatment costs and rehabilitation, loss of amenities (eg car), and also pain and suffering. However, the amount claimed will be reduced if you are found to be partially responsible for the accident.
Legal assistance will help you recover all of the losses – both financial or emotional – that have been incurred as a result of your accident. Don’t hesitate to call an attorney today!
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