Need a Boca Raton Car Accident Attorney?
Willis Law, P.A. Has More Than 20 Years of Experience
If you have been injured in a car accident that you believe another person was responsible for, you may have a claim for compensation. Boca Raton Personal Injury Attorney John Willis is committed to justice and may be able to get you the results you deserve. A successful claim starts with the right Boca Raton car accident lawyer and it's imperative that you turn to an experienced, dedicated professional.
What Makes Us the Right Firm for Your Case?
At our firm, Attorney Willis handles all types of car accident claims, including the most significant cases. As a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, our lead attorney has been able to secure high settlements and verdicts for clients. He also boasts a 10.0 Superb Avvo rating and an AV Preeminent® from Martindale-Hubbell®. These are just a few of the aspect that set our firm apart.
Recent Car Accident Verdicts / Settlements:
- $2.2 Million: Rollover Accident
- $1 Million: Fatal Accident
- $400,000: Intersection Collision
- $145,000: Intersection Collision
Car accidents can come at a high cost; you may be left paying for medical expenses, lost wages and more. This can add up significantly and leave you with a cost you simply cannot afford. If there is another party responsible (i.e. drunk driver), they should be held liable, and pursuing a case should be a primary focus.
Types of Car Accidents
Being in a car accident of any kind can be a traumatizing and unsettling experience. After a car accident, it is important that you visit your doctor immediately to ensure that there are no serious injuries. For those injured in an auto accident there may be serious injury or wrongful death as a result of the crash. There are several different types of car accidents that may provide compensation for your personal injury claim.
Our car accident lawyers in Boca Raton handle a variety of car accident cases, including:
- Rear-End Collisions
- Side-Impact Collisions
- Uninsured Motorist Accident
- Single Car Accident
- Head-on Collision
What is the Statute of Limitations?
It's important that you don't wait to take action because there is a statute of limitations on how much time you have to pursue a case. The time limit in Florida for a car accident case is four years from the time of the accident, but this window of opportunity can come and go much faster than you expect.
No-Fault Insurance Explained
Florida is one of a handful of States that still utilize a "No-Fault System." In its simplest terms, the "No-Fault System" requires every Florida resident who owns or registers a car in Florida to purchase auto insurance which includes PIP (Personal Injury Protection) Insurance. PIP insurance pays 80% of medical bills and 60% of lost wages up to $10,000 to injured auto accident victims regardless of who caused the accident. The law requires that any injured driver subject to the No-Fault Law use their insurance to pay their medical bills and lost wages before any other insurance has to pay, including the negligent driver's liability insurance. This is often described as the "PIP is Primary" rule by Florida attorneys.
How Much Does PIP Insurance Cover?
Effective January 1, 2013 the Florida legislature limited PIP coverage to only $2,500 unless the injured party received medical treatment from a doctor within 14 days and a medical doctor determined that the injured party had an emergency medical condition.
The "No-Fault System" also has some harsh rules for car accident victims:
- If you elect to take a deductible on your PIP coverage, you are choosing to self-insure for the amount of the deductible. The negligent driver is not responsible to reimburse you for the deductible.
- If you fail to obtain PIP coverage or the coverage lapses, the negligent driver is not responsible to reimburse you for the first $10,000 of your medical and lost wage damages. So the negligent driver caused it and you pay for it from your own pocket.
- You may only be reimbursed for pain and suffering damages (also called non-economic damages) from the negligent driver if your injury is considered permanent or the injury results in scarring or disfigurement. This is not the rule in all other Florida injury cases like slip and falls or dog bites; only auto accident "No-Fault" cases.
Drunk Driving in Florida
There is no tolerance for drinking and driving in the state of Florida. Operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher is an unacceptable act of negligence that endangers the lives of countless people. In Florida, an individual caught driving while intoxicated faces penalties that include heavy fines, jail time, mandatory community service hours, license revocation, probation, and /or vehicle impoundment.
Second, third, and subsequent offenses can result in even tougher consequences. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a drunk driving accident, the Boca Raton personal injury attorney at Willis Law, P.A. may be able to help you claim the compensation you deserve.
Don't lose your chance to seek compensation. Instead, contact Willis Law, P.A. immediately.
What really sets Willis Law, P.A. apart is their expediency in settling cases.- Beverly D.
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