Lakeland Car Accident FAQ
When you’ve never been in a serious auto collision before, it’s likely you will have questions and concerns. You might have questions about the personal injury claims process or recouping your vehicle crash losses.
Your serious injuries have cost you, and you deserve to be paid. Feel free to contact our firm and talk to a lawyer about your specific case questions. A few commonly asked questions have been answered for you below.
What is negligence?
Negligence is a legal concept that refers to a person’s or entity’s responsibility for the injuries they cause others. Even when a person unintentionally harms someone, they must still make amends for the harm they’ve caused. Amends usually comes in the form of monetary compensation.
What does it mean that Florida is a no-fault state?
Florida’s injury laws pertaining to auto wrecks operate on a no-fault premise. This means that all drivers must carry personal injury protection benefits and no-fault insurance, which is intended to protect the driver if they’re injured in a car crash, regardless of fault. Serious injury crashes are exceptions: You can file a claim against an at-fault party.
How much time do I have to file my car crash case in Lakeland, Florida?
Every state sets timeframes for filing personal injury claims—also referred to as the statute of limitations. The timeframe in Florida for auto injury cases is four years from the date of the injury accident. If you don’t file your case in the designated time period, you could lose your right to file a claim at all.
How is fault proven in an auto wreck case?
Fault is proven by investigating what caused the crash. Your attorney will analyze your accident and all available evidence to see what caused your auto wreck and who would be responsible. Your lawyer will then put together a case that shows the insurance company, or the court, that you deserve justice and compensation for your crash.
Get Help with Your Lakeland Auto Wreck Claim
If you have additional questions, remember that you can contact our firm at any time. Our attorneys are determined to win you the full compensation you rightly deserve, because at Lopez & Humphries, PA, we don’t get paid to lose.
Receive your free case review by calling 863-709-8500 or by submitting the case evaluation form on this webpage.