Auto Accident Lawyers

Auto accidents are the most common cause for personal injury claims in the United States. When drivers cause accidents because of their  carelessness, they are liable to those they injure.  An experienced auto accident attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Determining negligence

Several factors are considered when determining whether a driver was negligent, including:

  • The driver’s speed
  • Relevant weather conditions
  • Failure to obey traffic signals or signs
  • Failure to follow traffic regulations
  • Whether the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Insurance Issues

In almost all auto accident cases, insurance coverage becomes an important factor. In Florida, vehicle owners are required to carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance, which pays up to $10,000 of your medical bills.

Under this no-fault insurance statute,  your policy will pay 80% of reasonable medical expenses incurred in an auto accident and 60% of your lost earnings, subject to policy limits and deductibles, regardless of who caused the accident.

The negligent driver may also be responsible for paying additional damages related to your injuries.

Injured passengers

If you were injured as a passenger in another vehicle, you may have a claim against:

  • The driver of the vehicle in which you were riding
  • The drivers of any other vehicles involved
  • Any other negligent party involved in the collision

Passengers generally do not share fault for causing an accident, unless they did something, like distract the driver.

In all auto accident cases, it is essential to take prompt measures to preserve evidence and investigate the accident. Ellis, Ged & Bodden, P.A. has the experience and knowledge to analyze all avenues of recovery and will work with physicians and other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injuries and damages you have suffered.

The law provides a limited time period for you to bring an automobile accident claim.  Contact Ellis, Ged & Bodden, P.A. today. Our attorneys will work diligently to protect your legal rights and to maximize your recovery.