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PORT CHARLOTTE, FL CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS YOU CAN COUNT ON
Farrow & Pulice, P.A. puts your interests first after your accident
Your Port Charlotte car accident likely happened in a split second. But the effects can last weeks or months or even a lifetime. Suddenly, you might not be able to work. Or you might not be able to walk or do many other things you take for granted. Often, such injuries heal with time. But in some cases, your injury could result in a permanent disability.
Whatever the circumstances of your car accident, it’s important to take legal action as soon as possible. Otherwise, you could miss out on your opportunity for justice and for financial compensation for your crash.
That’s why it’s critical that you talk to an experienced car accident lawyer at Farrow & Pulice, P.A. today. We know how the legal system works in Charlotte County. We know what evidence to look to build a strong case. And we’re not afraid to be aggressive if the other driver’s insurance company isn’t taking your claim seriously. We fight to win at our law firm.
How did your accident happen?
Where did your accident happen? Were you driving north on the Tamiami Trail? Or perhaps you were cruising along on Edgewater Drive or Midway Boulevard? Wherever your accident, whatever the circumstances, we’re here to help.
We handle a wide range of motor vehicle accidents in Port Charlotte, including ones caused by:
- Texting drivers, even though texting while driving is against the law in Florida.
- Distracted drivers, including drivers looking up directions while driving, eating while driving and other distractions.
- Speeding drivers, especially on highways like I-75 near Port Charlotte and the Tamiami Trail.
- Drunk drivers or drivers under the influence of other drugs.
- Tired drivers who fall asleep at the wheel on Conway Boulevard or another busy street.
- Reckless drivers who change lanes without warning, run a red light or don’t stop at a stop sign on Kings Highway, Westchester Boulevard or another congested street.
Whatever the cause of your crash, if someone did something to cause your accident, we can help you hold them accountable for their actions.
How much is my accident claim worth?
There’s no set dollar amount when it comes to injury claims involving accidents in Port Charlotte. Some might be worth a few thousand dollars. Others might be worth significantly more. The bottom line is you should receive financial compensation for all short-term and long-term accident-related expenses. This includes money for:
- Vehicle repair or replacement costs
- Ambulance fees
- Emergency room medical care
- Follow-up doctor’s appointments
- Physical therapy for chronic pain
- Follow-up surgery to address long-term medical issues related to your accident
- Replacement income if you cannot work while you’re recovering from your injury
- Future income if you cannot return to work due to a permanent disability
- Pain and suffering in certain circumstances
All of these expenses need to be taken into account when determining the value of your injury claim. Otherwise, you could end up having to pay for such expenses out of your own pocket. This is why it’s important to talk to a lawyer right away to learn more about your legal options after your accident.
What are my options?
Florida currently has a no-fault insurance policy system. This means that every driver in Florida has Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance, also known as no-fault insurance. As a result, you would file a claim with your own insurance company, even if another driver clearly caused your accident. PIP insurance covers medical expenses, lost wages if you cannot work and essential services like childcare.
However, that may be just one option available to you after an accident caused by another driver in Port Charlotte. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, other options may include:
- File an additional accident claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company for repairing or replacing your vehicle.
- File an additional accident claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company if your accident-related expenses exceed your PIP coverage.
- File a third-party accident claim in certain circumstances. For example, if the driver who caused your crash was working at the time of the accident, you may be able to take legal action against the driver’s company seeking damages, the legal term for financial compensation.
- File a lawsuit against the at-fault driver or another at-fault party, especially if your injury is severe, if the at-fault driver’s insurance company acts in bad faith and if the financial impact of your accident adds up to a lot of money.
Don’t underestimate the complexity or the seriousness of your accident in Port Charlotte. Often, you only have one opportunity to obtain all the money you will need for your accident, both short-term and long-term expenses.
Give your injury claim the best opportunity for success. Make sure you talk to an experienced lawyer who understands how the legal system works in Florida and in Charlotte County in particular. That way, you can better understand all the legal options available to you after your crash.
What we can do for you
“Why do I need a lawyer if the other driver clearly caused my collision?” This is a question we often hear from people who contact us after an accident. It’s a valid question. The reality is having a lawyer on your side can make a dramatic difference in the outcome of your case.
Many people who cause car accidents deny doing anything wrong. They might even try to blame you for causing their collision. But even if they do admit they’re at fault, you can almost count on their insurance company to do anything it can to reduce or deny your claim.
That’s just wrong. That’s why we want to work with you. We know how to investigate accidents and negotiate with insurance companies. And if they refuse to cooperate, we’re prepared to take them to court. Put your trust in a Port Charlotte car accident attorney who puts your needs first. Schedule your free case evaluation today.