Injured in a Rear-End Collision?
– by Tampa Personal Injury Attorney, Martin J. Hernandez
Tampa Bay Auto Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
Fernandez & Hernandez is a well-known personal injury law firm located in Tampa, Florida, that represents clients in all types of accident, injury, and wrongful death claims. We give each client the attention and guidance needed to obtain the compensation they deserve. Our Tampa Bay personal injury lawyers help clients in all phases of injury and wrongful death claims from initial investigation through trial and appellate proceedings.
High or low impact rear-end collisions are a primary cause of whiplash and can cause serious neck or back injuries. No matter how serious or minimal your injuries are, we will fight hard for the compensation to take care of your medical bills, pain, and lost wages.
If you are injured in a rear-end collision, fault will usually not be an issue in your case. Unless your brake lights do not work, or you stopped for no reason, the driver who ran into you is presumed to be at fault. But, proving your injuries to the insurance company may be an issue because insurance companies do not want to compensate you for your medical bills, pain and lost wages.
The sudden impact of a rear-end collision can cause traumatic brain injury, spinal injuries and other trauma to the body. However, if your vehicle was not seriously damaged, the insurance company may use that lack of damage to argue that you could not have been seriously injured.
You should never settle your case for what an insurance company offers without talking to an experienced personal injury attorney. Injuries suffered in a rear-end collision can affect you for the rest of your life. Once you accept an offer from an insurance company, you will give up all rights to future compensation for that accident.
If the at fault driver’s insurance company contacts you, do not talk to them or sign anything until you talk to our personal injury lawyers.
The Personal Injury and wrongful death attorneys at the Fernandez & Hernandez know what to do to help you and your family following a rear-end collision injury. We will not hesitate to bring your case to a trial by jury if necessary. And we will appeal your case to the highest court if necessary.
No two rear-end collision injuries are identical. The personal injury attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez have the skills necessary to discover the facts and apply the relevant law to the facts.
It is critical to be aware of statutes of limitations, which are strict restrictions on how long an injured person may wait to file a claim or lawsuit against a wrongdoer. In Florida, to be eligible for PIP medical benefits under the law, persons injured in a motor vehicle accident must seek initial services and care from specified providers within Fourteen Days after the motor vehicle accident. See § 627.736(1)(a), Florida Statutes. Medical benefits up to $10,000 are available for “emergency medical conditions” diagnosed by specified providers, and up to $2,500 for non-emergency medical conditions. See § 627.736(1)(a), Florida. Statutes.
Contact a personal injury attorney to discuss the specifics of your case and decide whether you need legal representation. A personal injury attorney could mean the difference between getting a settlement that barely covers your expenses or a settlement or verdict that pays all of your bills and allows you to get back to living your life.
At Fernandez & Hernandez, we understand that being seriously injured or suffering the sudden loss of a loved one is a traumatic and life changing event. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a rear-end collision in the Tampa Bay area contact a personal injury lawyer at Fernandez & Hernandez to schedule a free consultation.
Call Tampa Auto Accident Injury Attorney, Martin J. Hernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez at 813.755.9500 or read more at: InjuryLawyersOfTampa.com
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