Orlando Car Accident Attorneys
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At Bogin, Munns & Munns, our personal injury and car accident attorneys can help you take the necessary steps to ensure that your property damage claims and personal injury claims are handled in a timely manner.
If you are ever in an accident be sure to take these precautions:
- Take pictures & photographs of the damage to the vehicles
- Do not sign any documents without having an attorney review the documents first
- Do not discuss any matters concerning your injuries with the at-fault insurance company
In the event that you are injured in an accident that isn’t your fault, you should consult with qualified Orlando attorneys as soon as possible. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and economic losses. Injuries can have life-altering consequences on your health, your quality of life and your finances. If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact us and your insurance company to be advised more fully on these matters.
We have 13 locations throughout Central Florida and North Central Florida. We are happy to meet you in the location that is most convenient to you. With our Main office in Orlando, we have 12 other offices including Clermont, Cocoa, Daytona, Gainesville, Kissimmee, Leesburg, Melbourne, Ocala, Orange City, St. Cloud, Titusville, and The Villages. We are happy to assist you in recovering compensation for your injuries due to premises negligence. Our Trial attorneys work aggressively to ensure your case is handled with the care you should expect from a firm that has been around for over 40 years.
If you are ready to move forward with your accident/injury case, then the following form will help us expedite your claim. After this form is completed, you can expect a quick response from our team to schedule you for your free consultation with an attorney. We are happy that you would consider us for handling your injury claim and for all of your legal needs.
What do I do if I am involved in a Car Accident?
Stop and Assist
Florida Law states that the driver of a vehicle involved in a car accident with injury must stop at the scene. Call for an ambulance if there are injuries. Safely pull over and assist others with injury until authorities and the ambulance arrive. Remain at or near your vehicle.
Report the Car Accident
Call the police and report the accident. If you are able, have your insurance card, driver’s license and registration ready for review when authorities arrive.
Protect the Scene
Take reasonable precautions at the scene of the accident to avoid additional collisions.
Do not allow your car to obstruct traffic if it can be moved. Warn approaching cars by raising your hood or using your car’s hazard lights. For nighttime collisions, place flares or reflectors on the road. If you are able, take many pictures of the scene including all vehicles involved.
Call the Police
Call the police, particularly if someone has been injured. Ask the officer how you can get a copy of the report. If you receive a ticket, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re guilty of a traffic offense or that you are also responsible for the collision. You may hurt your claim for damages against the other party if you plead guilty to a traffic offense. Consult with an attorney and your insurance agent before pleading guilty to any traffic offense.
You should exchange information with the other driver(s). You should get the other driver’s name, address, phone number, driver’s license number, vehicle tag number, and insurance company name and policy number. If there are any passengers or witnesses, get their names, addresses and phone numbers. If the driver isn’t the owner of the vehicle, get the name, address, and phone number and insurance information of the owner.
Make notes about the time of day, weather conditions, road conditions, street lights and length of skid marks. Make a diagram of the car accident noting the location of the vehicles and any traffic control devices.
When you exchange information with the other driver and give facts to the police, don’t admit responsibility. What you say might be used against you later. You may think you are responsible but other facts might be later discovered that show the other driver (or someone else) has responsibility for the accident.
Call your Insurance Company
Call your insurance company to report the car accident as soon as possible. If you intend to make a claim and you fail to timely notify your insurance company, your insurance company may deny coverage based on your failure to promptly give notice. Be prepared to give your insurance company all the information you collected in your exchange with the other individuals involved in the accident.
Your insurance company will advise you regarding your available coverage. If you were at fault for the car accident, your insurance company will advise you on whether your coverage will pay or defend the claims against you.
Property Damage Accountability
If you are not at fault for the car accident, the other party’s insurance is responsible for paying your reasonable property damage claim for repairs or total loss, towing, storage and rental car or loss of use reimbursement. In the event that the other party is disputing liability or there isn’t a policy of insurance in effect for the other party, and you have collision coverage under your personal policy, your own insurance can handle the property damage claim (pursuant to the provisions of your policy and what coverage you purchased).
No-Fault Insurance in Florida
Florida has adopted a “no-fault” insurance law. This means that regardless of fault, the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) portion of your insurance policy pays a percentage of your medical bills, lost wages and other minimal out of pocket expenses up to $10,000 or more depending on your policy. PIP doesn’t cover all your expenses or damages.
Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Insurance (UM/UIM) Coverage
The at-fault party’s insurance can cover additional bodily injury damages and monetary damages not paid by your own insurance if the at-fault party has bodily injury liability (BI) coverage.
There is no requirement in Florida that drivers carry BI coverage to pay for the injuries, damages and pain and suffering they cause. Consequently, you should carry uninsured or under-insured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage on your own policy to protect you and your family.
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Frequently Asked Car Accident Questions
When involved in a car accident, you will need to evaluate and understand potential personal injury or property damage claims or responsibilities. Therefore, it is important to contact a personal injury/car accident lawyer as soon as possible. If you are involved in a car accident, you may be overwhelmed with questions and concerns about injury, fault, property damage, insurance claims, and who is responsible for what. Even experienced drivers can become flustered at an accident scene. That is why it is a good idea to periodically review your responsibilities and go over best practices before an accident occurs. Immediately after you are involved in a car accident, remember to take the following steps: Stop and assist, get emergency medical assistance, report the accident, protect and photograph the scene, exchange information with the other driver(s), reach out to your insurance company and a lawyer. The personal injury team of lawyers at Bogin, Munns & Munns can help you understand and undertake all the necessary steps to make sure that your personal injury claims are handled in a timely manner.
If you are injured in an accident, meeting with an experienced car accident attorney can help you determine your rights and ensure that any claims are handled in a timely and efficient manner. A personal injury action begins with a lawyer drafting a legal document known as a complaint on behalf of the injured party, who will be known as the plaintiff. Generally, the complaint describes what happened, what injuries were sustained, and what damages are being sought. The defendant must then answer or respond to the allegations contained in the complaint in a legal document known, appropriately, as an answer. Next, both sides participate in a process known as discovery, which helps to clarify and flesh out the details of the plaintiff’s claims. During discovery, the lawsuit may be settled for an agreed amount. Or, if not settled, the claims will eventually proceed to a trial, during which the defendant’s liability and responsibility for the plaintiff’s injuries will be determined.
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Bogin, Munns & Munns Can Help with Your Auto Accident Case
Our Experienced personal injury attorneys in Central Florida ensure that our clients have the best legal representation available. If you or someone you know has been involved in a hit & run or a serious accident with a car, truck, motorcycle, boat, or bike and need to speak with a lawyer, please call us to get in touch with one of our experienced auto accident attorneys. Our lawyers have a long history of winning cases regarding medical malpractice, brain & spinal injury, DUI injury, nursing home abuse, premises liability, product liability, and many others. An attorney from our personal injury, wrongful death and auto/car accident department can also help those who have experienced a vicious dog bite or other pet attacks that resulted in an injury or death. When you are unsure how to go about seeking compensation that relates to a vehicle accident, injury, or wrongful death you should contact an attorney at Bogin, Munns & Munns for any legal services or client representation
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