If you have been involved in a car accident in Florida, which resulted in injury, you should call a lawyer who handles car accident cases. It is a good idea to call an experienced attorney early in the process as the aftermath of a car accident is difficult to navigate without representation. Ideally, you should contact an attorney before giving the insurance company a recorded statement. Goldman Law, P.A. offers a free consultation to assess whether you have a viable car accident claim.
Sarah Goldman Geise has over 10 years of experience handling personal injury matters. She has litigation experience on both sides of a personal injury case as she is a former insurance defense attorney. For years, she defended multi-billion dollar corporations and insurers against those they had injured. As a plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer, she brings that knowledge and experience to the injured victims.
Sarah has recovered millions of dollars for injured victims throughout Florida. She displays the perfect balance of compassion and advocacy. She prides herself on being available to her clients and understands the struggles of being an accident victim. While she knows that in many cases, no amount of money will compensate an injured person. Sarah fights hard to make sure that her clients get just compensation.
CAR ACCIDENT FAQs
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM INVOLVED IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT?
It is a good idea to report the accident immediately so a report can be generated. Tell the presenting officer how the accident happened. If there are any witnesses, get their contact information and provide it to the responding officer.
2: TAKE PHOTOS OF THE VEHICLES
Pictures will be helpful for all aspects of your claim.
STEP 3: GET NECESSARY MEDICAL ATTENTION
This is the most important aspect of a personal injury claim. Car accidents can be devastating for your body and it is important to get to the right type of doctor to begin the healing process.
STEP 4: CALL AN ACCIDENT ATTORNEY BEFORE GIVING ANY RECORDED STATEMENTS
If you have been injured in a car accident, Goldman Law offers a free consultation. It is important that you DO NOT give any recorded statements without first contacting an accident attorney.
WHEN SHOULD I HIRE A CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY?
WHY SHOULD I HIRE AN ATTORNEY AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT?
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MY MEDICAL BILLS
WHY DO I HAVE TO USE MY OWN INSURANCE TO PAY MEDICAL BILLS?
WHAT IS PIP INSURANCE?
80% of reasonable, related and necessary medical bills if medical treatment is sought within 14 days of the accident
60% of lost wages
100% of replacement services, such as childcare, housekeeping and yardwork
80% of prescription expenses
60% of transportation costs
Up to $5000 of death benefits
*Please note your PIP benefits may have exclusions and/or be subject to a deductible
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE PIP INSURANCE?
If you do not own a car, you may qualify for PIP benefits through a resident relative that has car insurance.
If you do not own a car and your resident relatives did not have insurance, you may qualify for PIP benefits under the insurance for the vehicle you were a passenger in.
If you do not own a car, your resident relatives did not have insurance and you were a pedestrian that was hit by a car, you may qualify for PIP benefits under the at fault vehicle’s insurance.
If you owned an operable car and did not have active insurance at the time of the accident, you will not qualify for PIP benefits.