What You Need to Know About Car Accident Claims

If you are injured in a car accident in Florida, it is important to know your legal rights and what your accident claim is worth. Thomas J. Ueberschaer, your car accident attorney in Florida, can guide you through the legal process and help you get the compensation you need for your injuries and other damages.

What Damages Can I Recover in a Car Accident Claim?

Damages and case value depend on the nature of the accident, the parties involved and your losses. Your attorney may be able to help you recover the following damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium (companionship)
  • Loss of joy or quality of life

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims in Florida?

Under Florida’s Statute of Limitations, you have four years to file a personal injury claim, resulting from a car accident and pursue compensation from the at-fault party.

However, you should file a claim as soon as possible and build your case to get a fair settlement.

When Should I Seek Medical Treatment?

You should seek medical treatment as soon as you discover your injuries. 

If you are severely injured at the accident scene, seek medical treatment right away. Visit the emergency room and get treatment for your injuries. If you discover injuries several days after the accident, visit your doctor immediately. Explain to the doctor what happened and that you believe your injuries were caused by the accident. 

In either case, do not delay seeking medical treatment. The longer you wait to get medical attention, the more difficult it becomes to prove that your injuries are related to your accident and who is at fault. Your attorney can also help you gather medical documents and process them for your accident claim.

How Can an Attorney Help Me with My Case?

When you are injured in an accident, you may not physically be able to work on your case. In addition, you may not have the resources, knowledge or experience necessary to get the compensation you deserve. Car accident attorney, Tom Ueberschaer in Pensacola, Florida, is valuable to your personal injury claim because he can help you in the following ways:

  • Conduct a full investigation into the facts of the case. 
  • Gather evidence of fault and liability
  • Establish that the accident is what caused your injuries. 
  • Help you determine what your case is worth.
  • Negotiate with the at-fault party or insurance company to get a fair settlement.

Tom can give you the legal leverage you need to receive compensation for all damages related to the accident.

What Happens if The Claim Exceeds My Insurance Coverage Limit?

If the total amount of your claim exceeds the insurance policy limits, you may be able to pursue compensation from the at-fault party.

Your attorney may also be able to find compensation from other sources such as

  • Your uninsured/underinsured coverage
  • The owner of the vehicle the at-fault party was driving
  • Other relevant third parties

How Long Can I Expect My Personal Injury Claim to Last?

Several factors determine how long it takes to process and settle a personal injury claim. A car accident case can take a couple of weeks to several months (or years) to resolve.

We must conduct a thorough investigation to uncover all facts and details of the accident. If you sustained severe injuries, it could prolong the process.

Can I Pursue Compensation If I Don’t Have Auto Insurance in Florida?

Yes. However, engaging with the other driver’s insurance company may be difficult. You may also be penalized for not having auto insurance in Florida.

Contact Thomas J. Ueberschaer Today and Get a Free Case Review

If you were injured in a car accident in Florida and you need legal representation, contact the law offices of Thomas J. Ueberschaer. We can review your case and fight to get you a fair settlement. Call 850-434-8778 to get a free case review from a car accident lawyer in Pensacola, Florida.