Apopka Auto Accident Lawyer Continues To Help The Injured
With a population of over 42,000 people, Apopka is one of florida's smaller cities located north-west of Orlando. Apopka is also one of the few places in Florida that has actual elevation change. Lake Apopka is a classic tourist destination for people that are looking to get away from it all. Even given the city's small size, it is no stranger to auto accidents. Just In December of 2013 there was a pedestrian hit by a car on Park Ave. Thousands of car wrecks are reported per year in Apopka alone, which is why we continue to fight for injury victims there.
If you become involved in a Apopka car accident, here is what to do:
First and foremost contact the police. If you or the other driver appears injured, request an ambulance. If you do not have a cell phone, have a passenger or the other driver make the call. Do not just let them leave the scene of the accident before the authorities arrive. It is illegal to leave the scene of an accident without a proper dismissal by local police. If the other driver tries to leave, remind them that they can be arrested for leaving the scene. Exchange insurance and contact information. Take pictures of the damage to both cars. Never admit fault. It is highly recommended to consult with an accident attorney.
Do not forget about your PIP (no fault insurance)
No matter who was responsible for the crash, your own insurance will cover medical and lost wage expenses up to ten thousand dollars. You must use it within 14 days from the date of the crash or you will lose it. This is the insurance that is required by all drivers in Florida. The goal behind no fault insurance is to try an limit the number of car accident law suits that clog the courts each year. The biggest problem with that is ten thousand dollars can be used up very quickly by a hospitals outrageous pricing. A emergency MRI scan can cost upward of three thousand dollars per scan and an overnight stay can range over twenty thousands a night.
So who pays for difference? You? Not If We Have Anything To Say About It
That's where an Apopka car accident lawyers Franklin & Stites come in. If the other driver had bodily injury insurance, we are hired by the victim to seek compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain/suffering. The advangae to our firm is we operate by a no win no fee standard. This means when we represent your case, we are not paid anything unless we are able to secure money for the accident. If not, we don't get paid. We take care of everything accident related, from getting you a rental car to negotiating with the insurance company. We are ready to go to court if needed.