Car crashes are life-altering. They happen suddenly, and they change any plans you had in the immediate future. They may strain you financially and physically, pushing you to your limits.
In Florida, there are 1,197 miles of coastline, so imagine how many miles of roads there are. No matter what you’re doing in Florida, you need to know what to do in the event of a crash.
What should you do if you’re involved in a crash?
The first thing to do is to report the accident by calling 911 or the police. They need to come to the scene and be alerted to the accident if there was an injury, property damage worth more than $500 or a death.
What can you expect to get out of a car accident settlement?
Every situation is different based on the facts of your accident. You can expect a settlement offer based on the extent of your injuries, reasonable and necessary medical expenses, your degree of fault, the type of insurance coverage the parties have, the evidence you have that can help you argue your case and other important facts and documents.
You have four years from the date of the crash to file a personal injury or property damage complaint. Keep in mind that Florida is a no-fault state, so you can only seek a claim against the other driver if your injuries are serious. Your attorney will help you argue your case if that’s the situation you’re in. You’ll have time to stabilize your health and know your expenses before you make your claim.