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Answering The Biggest Personal Injury Questions

When you’re involved in an accident in Florida, knowing what to do and where you can turn is important. At times it can easily feel as though the entire world is against you, and taking the time to learn more about your rights can help you see that getting help from a personal injury lawyer is one of the best ways to ensure that you get the compensation that you are owed and are able to make a total recovery.

Of course, not everyone understands the ins and outs of personal injury law. That’s why it’s important to learn more about it – so you can know what to expect and even learn more about how to potentially help your accident lawyer get you what you are owed. With that in mind, here’s a look at some of the most common questions about personal injury law.

Q – Do I Have The Right To Compensation?

Under Florida law, you will have the right to seek financial compensation for your injuries if you can show that your accident was caused as a direct result of the reckless or negligent actions of someone else. This may include things like failure to maintain a safe workplace, texting while driving, and more.

Q – What If I’m Offered a Settlement?

It’s actually fairly common for insurance companies or legal teams for the other side to offer those injured in an accident a settlement. However, this is often a tactic that is used to avoid paying what is really owed – the companies offer a settlement that’s lower than you really deserve in the hopes that you will accept it. If you do, you’ll negate your ability to seek further restitution.

Q – What About PIP?

PIP coverage is required of all Florida motorists, but it’s not always as effective as you might think it is. In fact, for many, it is barely able to cover the expenses associated with an accident. PIP only provides a fraction of the total costs serious accidents bring with them, and the regulations on what is and isn’t covered means that you could end up struggling to make the remainder of your bills. Add to this the fact that many insurance companies will do all they can to prevent you from even getting PIP settlements, and it becomes clear that you’ll need to look to a professional accident attorney to get any kind of real assistance.

Q – I’m Not Feeling Hurt. What Should I Do?

Always go to the hospital or doctor immediately after an accident, even if you aren’t feeling hurt. The reason here is simple – some injuries take time to manifest themselves, and if you wait too long you will have trouble showing that your injuries were directly related to the accident. This, in turn, means that it will be harder to prove that you’re owed compensation for those injuries.

Q – How Does My Lawyer Prove Fault?

A lawyer will use a variety of tools to show that you deserve compensation. The key is to prove that the other side acted in a negligent or reckless manner and often this means using things like cell phone records, witness statements, accident reports from the police, and more.

These simple questions can help you understand more about compensation and personal injury law – and help you understand just how to go about making sure that you are able to get the most from your settlement.


Michael J. Babboni's wide-ranging legal career is based on the strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and have access to effective legal help. Michael began putting his beliefs in action by helping the people of St. Petersburg Florida get what they are owed in civil trials fighting to protect families by making corporations pay, and honor their obligations.

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