Car Accident FAQs
If you have never been in an auto accident, you will have many questions about what to do next. A number of car accident questions may arise. Our car accident FAQs section is available to help you get a better understanding of your situation.
Use these car accident questions as a starting point to understanding the big concepts. If you have further questions, an experienced attorney can help answer them. With more than 25 years of experience helping West Palm Beach car crash victims, we have a thorough understanding of the claims process.
If you have questions after a car accident, do not wait, contact us today. Call 1 (855) 722-2552.
Vehicle accidents, whether involving automobiles, motorcycles or large trailer-trucks, can cause serious injuries. Many different factors can be at blame - whether it’s a car with a faulty part, an impaired driver or a truck driver logging too many hours on the road. The car accident lawyers at Gordon & Partners understand how to handle these claims to obtain the best possible results for you.
Your first priority should be to obtain prompt medical attention for any injuries, and then as soon as you are physically able, contact our law firm at 1 (855) 722-2552. We can investigate the accident scene and help secure any evidence, as well as discuss the details with you while they are still fresh in your mind.
Receiving medical assistance is important after an accident as some injuries may not be visible and injury symptoms may not appear for up to 24 hours after the collision.
Improperly functioning traffic signals can cause accidents, but you will need the help of an experienced attorney knowledgeable in vehicle accidents in order to establish this as the cause for your particular situation. At the law offices of Gordon & Partners, we review all the details and contact reconstruction experts when necessary to determine who or what was to blame.
Yes. This means that the driver is not required to prove that the accident was another driver’s fault in order to be compensated by the insurance company. Motorists are required to carry a minimum of amount of personal injury protection (PIP) insurance and property damage liability insurance. The insurance is intended to prevent drivers from suing over any damage incurred, however, victims may often have medical bills and property damage that exceeds insurance minimums.
Insurance policies often require policy holders to notify them of an accident immediately, so it is important to fulfill the requirements of your policy. However, you should contact an attorney before speaking with the insurance company of the other vehicle involved in your accident.
Damages vary, but in general you may file for damages related to physical and mental anguish, medical expenses, lost income and any type of permanent impairment.
It is important for a driver to try to remember as much as possible about the other vehicle such as the color, make and model, or any description of the driver. If you are involved in a hit and run accident you will need to turn to your own insurance company to try to cover your expenses which can sometimes prove to be a difficult process if you do not have enough coverage.
In Florida, car drivers are required to carry a minimum amount of personal injury protection, while motorcycle riders are not. As a result, if someone riding a motorcycle is injured in an accident, they do not have to prove their injuries are permanent in order to recover certain types of damages.
If you have more car accident questions, contact an attorney at Gordon & Partners.