As your Tampa car accident lawyer, Pallegar Law, P.A. represents individuals who have been injured as a result of a minor fender-bender or something much more catastrophic involving a serious injury or even death.
Unfortunately, statistics show that anyone who drives or rides in a vehicle long enough is likely to be involved in a minor car accident. Being involved in a car accident, can in many cases, be a very traumatic life altering experience. But most of the time it is just a hassle when no injury or much property damage is involved. In some cases, however, it can result in not only physical injury and vehicle damages but also emotional stress.
Having an experienced car accident lawyer at Pallegar Law, P.A. on your side is necessary when dealing with insurance companies. With over 100 jury trials under his belt, Attorney Ajay Pallegar is not afraid to fight for your rights and if necessary go to trial against the big insurance companies. In many times, a trial is the difference between a low settlement offer and a high post trial judgment.
Follow these steps after you are involved in a car accident regardless of fault when there is no serious injury:
- Stay calm make sure that you and your occupants are not injured and are okay;
- Make sure the car is placed in park and exit the vehicle.
- Call 911;
- Obtain all insurance information;
- Take photos;
- Obtain contact information of all parties involved in the accident including passengers and witnesses;
- Take photographs of all vehicles and photos of injuries to all persons;
- Read through police report after the accident to make sure the contact and insurance information is accurate.
Contact an experienced Tampa car accident lawyer at Pallegar Law, P.A. at your earliest convenience.
Some things to understand about motor vehicle insurance are the first and usually the only place a person turns of compensation after a car accident or injury is the other drivers liability insurance company. In the event that the person who caused the accident has no coverage or minimal coverage, another place the victim of a car accident may turn is to is his or her own underinsured or uninsured motor insurance policy. Tampa car accident attorneys recommend that all drivers add underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage to your policy.
Almost all states require that every registered vehicle or licensed driver have some vehicle liability insurance. And even where the law does not require it, the good news is that most drivers will have some sort of motor vehicle coverage.Uninsured Motorist Coverage Recommended by Car Accident Attorneys
This coverage provides compensation from your own insurance company if you or the occupants of your vehicle are injured in an accident with someone who was at least partly at fault but who did not carry liability insurance. Some insured motorist coverage also includes property damage.Underinsured Motorist Coverage
If you are injured in an accident with someone who has liability insurance in an amount too small to cover the full amount of your damages, your own underinsured motorist coverage, if you have it, will make up the difference. As your car accident lawyers, we recommend adding this also.Personal Injury Protection and Liability
Florida has mandatory Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage added to every automotive insurance policy.
Policies refer to liability as third-party liability or bodily injury and property damage liability. If you are legally responsible – that is, liable – for an accident, liability coverage compensate other people for their injuries and damage to their property When you have been injured in an accident that is not your fault, you can file a claim under this type of coverage with the other driver’s or car owner’s insurance company.
Contact Pallegar Law, P.A. your Tampa Car Accident Attorney today at 813-444-3912 for a free consultation.
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