Live Oak Car Accident Lawyer
Straddling the busy US Route 129 from Florida to Tennessee and US Route 90 from Jacksonville to Texas, the Suwannee County city of Live Oak sees a fair amount of traffic running through town. Unfortunately, activities such as speeding, drunk driving, texting while driving and distracted driving are forcing up accident rates year after year. A serious car accident can turn your life upside down, and figuring out how you are going to pay for your injuries and the disruption in your life is one thing you shouldn’t have to worry about. Let our Live Oak car accident lawyers deal with the insurance companies on your behalf, so you can focus on getting better. We will give you the information you need to make the best decisions and provide you with strong, effective representation to pursue the maximum compensation owed to you.
Getting the Most Out of Florida Auto Accident Law
Under Florida’s no-fault system of car insurance, you can apply for Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits without having to file a lawsuit or prove that another driver was at fault in causing the car accident. Unfortunately, PIP benefits only cover 80% of your medical expenses and 60% of your lost income, and only up to a total of $10,000. Even worse, unless you suffered an emergency medical condition for which you sought treatment within 14 days of the accident, PIP benefits are limited to $2,500. In either case, PIP benefits simply do not fully compensate you for your injury.
Fortunately, Florida law does allow you to pursue a negligence claim against the at-fault driver if you were seriously injured. In this case, you may be able to recover the full amount of your present and future medical expenses and the full amount of your lost wages due to time missed from work or even permanent disability. You may also be able to recover other significant damages caused by the crash, such as your pain and suffering, emotional distress and loss of quality of life. A serious injury under Florida auto accident law means:
- a significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function,
- a significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement, or
- a permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability
Your Personal Lawyer for Your Live Oak Personal Injury
At Douglas & Carter, we’ll take the time to conduct a thorough investigation of the car accident and its effects on you, so that we can advise you on your best options for a full recovery. As a client of ours, we treat you like a person and not a file number, and our lawyers are personally invested in your case. Through open, honest and regular communication, we help you know what to expect at the outset and at every stage as your case progresses to settlement or trial, whichever is needed to get you the best result. With our team approach, you get the wisdom and experience of lawyers who have been on both sides of car accident claims and handled cases at every stage, including pre-suit negotiation and settlement, mediation and trial.
Helping Live Oak Car Accident Victims Obtain Care and Compensation
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Live Oak car accident, call Douglas & Carter at 386-752-5511. Our nearest office is just down the road in Lake City, and if your injuries prevent you from traveling, we will gladly come to you. We can arrange to meet you the same day you call, and you will see an attorney at your initial meeting and not just a paralegal or legal secretary. Spanish language services are available as well. Experience the difference of representation from knowledgeable and dedicated Live Oak car accident lawyers who truly care about you and the outcome of your case. Call Douglas & Carter today for a free consultation.