Dale Appell, P.A.
Auto accident can cause death or serious injuries, such as TBI, disfigurement, broken bones and paralysis. Accident victims can file a third party claim if a party aside from the other driver contributed the accident. Accident victims can also seek damages if a defective car component caused the crash, and if the at-fault party was in the scope of their employment. Suits may also be filed against a government agency if certain factors exist, such as improper signage and poorly maintained highways.
In the state of Florida, car owners are required to purchase protection to cover the cost of damages to a certain extent. It’s known as PIP insurance. It’s important to note that PIP may limit one’s ability to take legal action in an auto accident. Attorney Dale Appell has the experience needed to ensure that you are properly compensated for your losses. PIP will not generally pay if you don’t seek medical treatment within 14 days of the accident. For an emergency medical condition, PIP will typically pay for 80 percent of medical costs and 60 percent of lost earnings. Attorney Dale Appell can help you complete all the required paperwork to ensure that you receive the PIP benefits you are entitled to.
No-Fault State: Florida
Even though Florida is a no-fault state, there are circumstances when you can seek compensation in addition to the benefits provided by a PIP policy. However, the requirements to do this are strict and limited. You must have suffered a permanent or serious injury in order to be eligible to file a claim. Examples of these types of injuries include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, permanent scarring, paralysis, amputations and fractured bones. There are times when the insurance company will try to categorize your injuries as non-serious or temporary in nature. Attorney Dale Appell uses supporting evidence to establish that your injuries are serious enough to quality for additional compensation via a lawsuit. Damages stemming from an auto accident lawsuit may include medical bills, lost wages, future lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of consortium and funeral costs.
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, turn to attorney Dale Appell for legal advice. Call him for a free consultation to discuss your case. If he doesn’t answer the phone directly, he’ll be sure to return your call within 24 hours. He has a track record of success, including multi-million dollar awards. Let his experience work for you.