If your PIP coverage is not enough to substantiate the expenses after an accident then you may need to consider hiring an attorney to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. To ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation possible, you will need a great pedestrian accident lawyer on your side.
First, we will want to thoroughly review the scene of the accident and obtain all evidence available. This could include pictures and videos if available along with the official accident report from the police. Our legal team will also interview any witnesses or people involved in the accident for official documentation; as well as obtain written opinions from any doctors or medical professionals you have seen.
After this initial review, we will work with an accident reconstruction expert to understand how the accident took place. This will provide us with a complete framework for how the accident occurred. Then our personal injury lawyers will review your current medical expenses and estimate future ones before contacting the liable party’s insurance company.
The next few steps after this will be understanding the elements of negligence that must be present in order to claim liability coverage in Florida.
- Duty: the defendant owned legal duty to the plaintiff for the circumstances
- Breach: the defendant has breached a legal duty to provide for you
- Causation: the defendant’s actions that caused the injury
- Damages: there was a physical, or emotional injury as a result of the accident