As personal injury lawyers specializing in auto accidents, we know how complex Florida car accident laws can be. There are many laws relating to car accidents. If you are pursuing a personal injury claim due to injuries, then you will need to ensure that you seek treatment within two weeks (fourteen days) of the accident in order to claim PIP benefits.
If you have been involved in a car accident, not only do you need to seek professional medical treatment within 14 days, but you must also file a police report. Be sure to have all the information about all parties involved in the accident at your disposal. Photographic evidence and eye witness reports can all help your personal injury lawyer help you get the compensation you deserve.
About PIP coverage for car accident cases
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage, also known as No-Fault Coverage, is one of two types of car accident insurance coverage that is mandatory in the State of Florida (the other mandatory coverage is property damage coverage as stated above).
If you have incurred injuries and damages due to time spent away from work and medical bills, then the PIP coverage will be used to cover these costs. Whether you were at fault or another person’s negligence resulted in your injuries, your own insurance company will be covering these costs. This often comes as a surprise to people who have sustained injuries from a car accident because they assume that the at-fault party’s insurance will be sued for their damages.
Florida car accident law firm
Sokoloff & Weinstein, P.A. is a Florida auto accident law firm and we specialize in helping people navigate the insurance and legal system following car accidents. We always advise clients to not only get the information of the other party’s insurance following a car crash, but to also ensure that the investigating officer record complete insurance information of the crash report and that this information be delivered to your own insurance company as soon as possible.
Sokoloff & Weinsteinn, P.A. is a team of personal injury lawyers in Florida. The practice, focused upon Personal Injury law, was established for the purpose of serving the people and businesses of Palm Beach, Broward, Dade, Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River Counties. We have years of experience representing people seeking compensation following an auto accident. Contact us for more information today.