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What Do I Need to Prove to Get Damages After a Car Accident?

If you are injured in a car accident, you may be faced with many expenses, such as lost wages and medical bills. You may also have to endure pain and suffering. There are some circumstances where someone can recover money from another driver after being in a car accident if they are able to prove certain factors were present. You will want to make sure that you do not do anything that may jeopardize your ability to recover damages. If you are injured in a car accident, you should make sure to contact a knowledgeable auto accident attorney as soon as possible.

Insurance

All Florida drivers are required to carry $10,000 worth of personal injury protection and $10,000 in property damage liability coverage. Florida uses a no-fault accident system, which means that if your own automobile insurer will pay some or all of your medical bills or lost earnings regardless of who was at fault for the accident.

Fault

People who are injured in an auto accident are only permitted to collect damages in court if the at-fault driver was negligent and the negligence caused the accident that caused the injuries. Negligence requires that there is a standard of care that someone should follow and that there was an unreasonable breach of that standard.

Economic Damages

Economic damages are proven with specific dollar amounts, such as lost wages or medical bills.

Pain and Suffering

In some circumstances, people injured in car accidents are also able to recover damages for pain and suffering. An injured driver or passenger must have injuries that include a significant and permanent loss of a bodily function, significant permanent scarring or disfigurement, permanent injury, or death, before being permitted to recover for pain and suffering.

Contact Clearwater Auto Accident Attorneys As Soon As Possible

If you have been injured in a car accident, you should contact a skilled auto accident attorney as soon as possible. Our experienced auto accident attorneys at Roman & Roman in Clearwater, Florida can help you to get the recovery that you deserve.

Resource:

flhsmv.gov/ddl/frfaqcrash.html

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