Car Accidents

Car accidents can occur suddenly, leaving a lasting impact for days, months, or even years. In the aftermath of an accident, the full extent of the damage may not immediately settle in. When it’s time to seek assistance for compensation due to injuries, turn to Attorney Erika Garnes in Hollywood, FL.

If you’ve suffered injuries in an auto accident, Attorney Garnes is here to help you secure the compensation you rightfully deserve. Whether you’re grappling with physical, emotional, or financial challenges, Attorney Garnes is committed to understanding your unique situation and guiding you through the entire process. Dealing with injuries resulting from others’ negligence is a burden you shouldn’t bear alone. Attorney Garnes will stand by your side, working through your case to bring you the compensation you deserve.

Through a thorough investigation, Attorney Garnes will uncover the events leading to the accident, ensuring that the responsible party is compelled to provide adequate compensation.

Settlements and coverage for auto accidents encompass various aspects, including:

  • Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage: As Florida is a No-Fault state, you can claim PIP benefits covering up to $10,000.00 in medical bills after a car accident, regardless of fault.
  • Lost Wages: A personal injury settlement can mandate the at-fault party to compensate for lost wages, including future income losses.
  • Property Damage: Settlements may cover property damage to vehicles or other involved property, with the liable party responsible for repair or replacement costs.
  • Emotional Harm: Victims left with emotional distress after an accident may be eligible for compensation to address pain and suffering or therapy needs.
  • Rental Vehicle: Liability insurance often covers the expense of a rental vehicle for involved parties while their vehicles are being repaired or replaced.

The settlement amount hinges on factors such as injury extent, incurred damage, long-term effects, insurance coverage, and more. Attorney Garnes will navigate these variables to ensure you receive what you need to move forward.

If you find yourself in an auto accident, follow these steps:

Before leaving the scene:

  • Assess your condition for injuries, pain, or discomfort.
  • Call the police to report the incident and request paramedics if necessary.
  • When the police arrive, complete the accident report and refrain from admitting fault.
  • Exchange insurance and contact information with the other driver, regardless of fault.
  • Information should include name, contact details, insurance company, policy number, license plate number, driver’s license number, make, model, color of the vehicle, and location.
  • Seek emergency medical attention if necessary.

After leaving the scene:

  • Contact Attorney Garnes immediately after the accident to discuss your case and receive guidance on the next steps.
  • Consult Attorney Garnes before speaking with any insurance companies, including your own.
  • Seek non-emergency medical attention within a day or two to assess injuries and establish an official record of the incident.
  • Keep a record of all doctor visits, medication, and paperwork.

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