Tampa Car Accident Attorney
New insurance laws dramatically affect your Florida car accident case. Now, if you don’t act within 14 days, you will lose thousands of dollars in insurance coverage you paid for… even if you are not at fault. Don’t wait! Get the protection you deserve. If you have been injured in a car accident, it is now more important than ever for you to immediately consult with an experienced car accident lawyer.
While 80% of car accidents result in personal injury, often the pain and symptoms associated with a car accident are not immediately evident. For this reason, many people injured in a car accident do not seek medical treatment until days or even weeks after the accident. On January 1, 2013, dramatic changes to insurance laws regulating access to medical care for those injured in auto accidents took effect. As a result, victims injured in a Florida car accident, risk having their legal rights to medical benefits totally eliminated.
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Injured in a Florida car accident? Contact our Tampa Florida car accident attorneys to learn more about your legal rights under the new Florida law.
There is no charge for our legal consultation and, if there is no recovery, there are no attorneys’ fees or costs due.
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Hire an Experienced Tampa Car Accident Lawyer
Based in Tampa, the Fernandez Firm has successfully handled thousands of car accident claims, representing victims negligently injured across the Sunshine State. Our experience team of trial lawyers remains dedicated to protecting the rights of those injured by:
- Car accidents ranging from minor impact collisions to fatal highway crashes;
- Truck accidents involving semis, tractor trailers, delivery trucks and commercial vehicles;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Rear-end accidents, rollover accidents, T-bone and head-on collisions;
- Hit and Run accidents;
- Pedestrian accidents;
- Drunk driving accidents; and
- Distracted driving accidents, those caused by texting and drivers not paying attention to the rules of the road.
Been in a Tampa Car Accident? It’s critical you consult with an experienced trial lawyer immediately to protect your legal rights!
New Florida Law: Effective January 1, 2013, those injured in a car accident have only 14 days from the date of the car crash to seek medical care or risk forfeiting the right to receive thousands of dollars in accident-related medical care.
Now, failure to obtain medical treatment within this very limited timeframe will completely bar a car accident victim’s right to receive payment of any insurance benefits due under their automobile insurance policy, regardless of fault. Given the new law, it is critical accident victims immediately consult with an experienced Tampa injury lawyer to protect their legal rights.
In addition, under this new law, only victims diagnosed with an “Emergency Medical Condition” (EMC) are entitled to the full $10,000.00 in no-fault medical coverage they purchased from their insurance company. Only certain medical specialists --- medical doctors (MDs), osteopathic physicians (DOs) , dentists (DMDs), physician assistants (PAs) or advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) --- are “qualified” under Florida law to make this newly-imposed EMC diagnosis; a chiropractor cannot make this determination.
Compensatory Damages You Can Recover
Florida car accident victims are entitled to receive compensation for the following types of damages:
- Medical Expenses - Past and future medical care and treatments.
- Income - Lost past and future wages and the loss of earning ability
- Pain & Suffering - Pain, mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of Consortium - Loss of a loved ones companionship.
To learn if you are eligible to file a personal injury claim, contact a car accident lawyer at our firm today. We will be happy to personally meet with you to discuss your case and explain the damages you should be entitled to recover under state law.
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Whether you were involved in a small “fender bender” or catastrophic car crash, our experienced team of Tampa car accident attorneys, is here to provide you with legal advice, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Contact the Fernandez Firm today at 1-800-222-8163, your consultation is absolutely FREE.
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