If you are involved in an automobile collision, stop. Most states require an individual not to leave the scene of an accident, even a minor one, without first stopping to see whether there are damages or injuries. A person may be criminally prosecuted for leaving the scene of an automobile accident.
Auto accidents can leave a person seriously injured, plagued with bills, and wondering what could have been done to prevent the tragedy. At the Orlando, Florida-based law firm of McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A. an Orlando car accident lawyer will work tirelessly to obtain justice for people injured in accidents that result from a wide variety of auto manufacturing and design defects, ranging from tire blowouts to defective seat belts and door latches.
At McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A. we recognize that every case is different. We can only answer all of your questions by speaking with you personally. Contact an Orlando car accident attorney to set up a free initial consultation.
We serve clients throughout Florida, including Orlando, Kissimmee, Leesburg, Daytona, Melbourne, Clermont,Sanford, Jacksonville, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, and Palm Beach.
Generally, an individual injured in an automobile accident may bring a claim or lawsuit to recover the actual expenses associated with property damage and medical costs, economic damages, and emotional and physical pain and suffering. Litigation involving motor vehicle accidents can be extremely complicated. Retaining an experienced Orlando car accident attorney that is familiar with motor vehicle accident damages will place you in the best position to receive the recovery that you deserve.
Do call your agent as soon as a covered event takes place. As soon as you get home from the car accident, or even before you go to the doctor, call your agent.
Do review and understand your coverage before talking to your insurer or your agent. Read the "Coverage" and "Exclusion" sections of your policy in particular.
Do not sign any document provided by your insurance agency without consulting an experienced Tampa car accident attorney.
Many drivers ignore motor vehicle insurance requirements, cannot afford to purchase insurance, or carry insufficient insurance. Uninsured motorist coverage is a form of insurance that pays compensation for bodily injuries that result from an accident with a driver who is legally responsible for the injuries, but has no liability coverage. Underinsured motorist coverage pays compensation for bodily injuries that result from an accident with a driver who has liability insurance with limits that are lower than the injured party's underinsured motorist coverage limits.
If you have been involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver, it is important that you contact an Orlando car accident attorney at an experienced personal injury law firm immediately so you do not waive valuable legal rights.
The laws of the state in which the accident occurs determine who pays for the damages from an automobile accident. Basically, in a "no-fault" insurance state, fault is not placed on either party, and each driver generally submits a claim to his or her own insurance company instead of establishing blame. A Tampa car accident lawyer from McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A. can answer your questions regarding no-fault laws.
Many states, including Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and others, have some form of no-fault insurance laws. No-fault auto insurance law is widely misunderstood, and is applied differently in every state that offers it.
If you are in an automobile accident, you should contact an experienced Orlando car accident attorney from McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A. to discuss how the relevant Florida state law views fault and to determine how fault or no-fault laws may affect your right to recover damages for injuries.