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Land O' Lakes, Florida Car Accident Lawyer

Have you been injured in a car accident? It only takes a short moment for a car crash to change the course of your life forever. If your accident was caused by another party's negligence, you may be entitled to money for your injuries in a personal injury claim. While money cannot undo the pain of an accident, it can minimize your injuries' impact and allow you to focus on healing and moving forward with your life.

Although being compensated is your right, recovering the full and fair compensation you are entitled to is not always a simple process. Insurance companies have the advantage of unlimited resources and veteran investigators and adjusters. They will use their wealth of resources to delay your claim until you are desperate enough to accept a low amount. Fortunately, you do not have to go this route.

A knowledgeable and experienced trial attorney at the Coleman Law Group can level the playing field for you so that you can recover everything you deserve for medical expenses, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. When you call us, your consultation is free. Under our contingency fee agreement, you will pay zero out of pocket fees or expenses. If we represent you, we are only paid if we recover money for you.

How A Land O' Lakes, Florida Car Accident Lawyer at the Coleman Law Group Can Help You

After a car accident, having a Land O' Lakes personal injury lawyer from the Coleman Law Group on your side can mean the difference between minimum compensation and fair compensation. We know the law, and we know it well. We will not let insurance companies take advantage of you.

Having handled so many Florida insurance claims over the years, we are familiar with every tactic insurance adjusters use to delay, deny, and defend your claim, even blaming you for your own injuries. You don't have to fight the insurance companies on your own. When you contact the Coleman Law Group, you can count on us to:

  • Work with experts to accurately assess the long-term effects of your injuries
  • If necessary, arrange an independent investigation to determine the cause of an accident
  • Calculate the maximum pain and suffering you are entitled to
  • Negotiate a favorable settlement with the insurance companies or at-fault party
  • Defend you against attempts to blame you for your injuries (and reduce your ultimate financial recovery).
  • Ensure all paperwork is completed in a timely manner
  • Appear on your behalf in court and negotiations
  • Treat you with respect, like a family member.

At the Coleman Law Group, founder Constance D. Coleman knows what it's like to lose a loved one tragically in an accident. Just two years after becoming an attorney, Coleman went through the traumatic experience of losing her brother, and navigating a secondary traumatic experience battling the insurance companies. Drawing on her own experience more than a decade later, Coleman takes her responsibility as an attorney seriously. Whether she's putting a demand letter together, negotiating during a mediation session, or arguing a case in court, she always keeps her mission of justice and fairness close to her heart.

How Common Are Car Accidents in Land O' Lakes?

Land O' Lakes is located on the west central coast of Florida, in Pasco County. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) has provided the following statistics for Pasco County:

  • In 2018, there were 7,516 crashes, resulting in 99 fatalities and 6,204 injuries.
  • In 2017, there were 7,793 crashes, resulting in 107 fatalities and 6,382 injuries.
  • In 2016, there were 7,834 crashes, resulting in 86 fatalities and 6,621 injuries.

Car accidents are reported on a daily basis in Land O' Lakes. Drivers and their passengers are vulnerable to injury in a collision in any phase of a trip. At the Coleman Law Group, we handle personal injury claims stemming from all types of car accidents in Land O' Lakes:

  • Rear-end collisions
  • Side-impact collisions
  • Head-on collisions
  • Single-vehicle accidents
  • Intersection accidents
  • Vehicle rollovers

If you have been involved in any type of Florida car crash, contact the Coleman Law Group immediately. We can guide you through the necessary steps to protect your rights and preserve evidence.

What is my Land O' Lakes Car Accident Case Worth?

One of the most frequently asked questions in a personal injury consultation is "what do you think my case is worth?" The answer, unfortunately, is not so simple. The value of your case will depend on the extent of your injuries, how long your injuries will affect you, and how much care you will need going forward. If you are not able to return to work for a long time, or your injuries resulted in permanent disability, injuries can be significant.

Another factor in determining the value of your case is the lawyer you choose to represent you. A lawyer who does not specialize in personal injury law will not know how to maximize your claim and may overlook important details. The Coleman Law Group has handled insurance claims with all of the major insurance companies, including Allstate, GEICO, State Farm, Progressive, USAA, Liberty Mutual, and Farmers. We are not afraid to take on difficult or challenging cases.

What Kind of Damages Are Available to Accident Victims?

Accident victims in Pasco County car accidents may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost earnings, loss of future earning capacity, and pain and suffering. After a fatal accident, wrongful death compensation can include final medical care costs, funeral and burial expenses, and loss of love, affection, and companionship.

Can I Recover Compensation If I'm Being Blamed for a Car Accident?

Yes, you can still recover compensation if you are partially at fault for an accident. Your lawyer may also be able to present an argument reducing the amount of blame you are given for a Pasco County car accident. If necessary, an independent investigation can be arranged to determine the cause of the accident. This can be discussed in further detail in your initial consultation.

What Type of Injuries are Common in a Land O' Lakes Car Accident?

Soft tissue injuries such as whiplash, neck strains, and back strains are some of the most common injuries, often resulting from Land O' Lakes rear-end accidents. The Coleman Law Group handles claims involving all types of injuries, including spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and broken bones.

What If I'm Injured as a Passenger in an Uber or Lyft Accident in Land O' Lakes?

Ridesharing is popular in Florida. If you are a passenger in a vehicle that is involved in an accident, you may seek damages. Even if your driver is not at fault, do not rely on them to collect evidence and report the accident. Take photographs, notes, and exchange information with witnesses just as you would in an accident in your own vehicle. Do not delete the Uber or Lyft app from your phone as it will contain important information about the accident. Contact a lawyer as soon as possible.

What Causes Most Car Accidents in Land O' Lakes, Florida?

When compiling statistics about the events leading up to traffic accidents, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration identifies a "critical reason," which is the last failure in the sequence of events leading up to a collision. Critical reasons can be assigned to the driver (94% of crashes), the environment (2% of crashes), or the vehicle (2% of crashes). In about 2% of crashes, the critical reason is not identified / unknown.

These figures show us that in 94% of crashes, a driver error, or non-performance of a driver, was a factor in a crash. Examples of driver-related critical reasons include:

  • Recognition error: Driver distraction, inattention, inadequate surveillance, etc.
  • Decision error: Driving too fast for conditions, making an illegal turn, misjudging an approaching vehicle's speed, falsely assuming a vehicle will turn, etc.
  • Performance Error: Poor directional control, over-compensation leading to loss of control.
  • Non-performance error: Most often, passing out or falling asleep.

The other driver is not always responsible for injuries; many scenarios exist where a third party may be liable. For example, if a mechanic changed your tires and failed to place the lug nuts back on your vehicle's wheels, they may be liable for a resulting accident. If a roadway construction contractor failed to properly put up warning or road closure signs, they could be liable for a collision.

While most injury and wrongful death claims result from negligence, in some cases deliberate actions (such as road rage) or wanton recklessness (severely drunk or impaired driving) may be factors. No matter how your Land O' Lakes crash occurred, the Coleman Law Group can review your accident and determine the cause and potentially liable parties.

What Do I Do After a Car Accident in Land O' Lakes, Florida?

After an accident in Land O' Lakes, or anywhere in Florida, you should do five things:

  1. Take photos of the damage to vehicles and injuries, and document the accident. Ask someone to help you if you are unable. Record witness contact information.
  2. Call the police and report the accident. Do not agree under any circumstances to not call the police.
  3. Get medical care as soon as possible on the day of your accident. Follow your treating doctor's recommendations for follow up with your primary doctor or a specialist. Your medical record of treatment is important evidence of the link between the accident, and your injuries/inability to work.
  4. Report your accident to your insurance company in a timely manner, as required by your policy. Do not provide a recorded statement, speculate on fault, or diagnose your injuries. Stick to the facts such as the date, time, and location.
  5. Contact a knowledgeable Land O' Lakes car accident lawyer at the Coleman Law Group to discuss your case and legal rights as soon as possible.

Florida has unique laws pertaining to insurance claims. Because Florida is a "no-fault" state, in the event of an accident, both parties would turn to their own insurance carriers to make claims, regardless of who is responsible. However, if injuries meet a certain threshold and are deemed a "serious injury," you may be able to pursue a claim against the party responsible for your injuries.

How Long Do I Have to File A Lawsuit After a Car Accident In Florida?

A plaintiff in a personal injury claim must file a lawsuit within a certain period of time, determined by state law. This deadline is called a statute of limitations. In Florida, lawsuits must be filed within four years from the date of the accident. Because of the need to preserve evidence, it is always advisable to contact a lawyer as soon as possible following any collision that results in injury or the death of a loved one.

Contact A Land O' Lakes, Florida At Coleman Law Group Today

Constance D. Coleman has a long history of success representing individuals and families involved in Land O' Lakes, Florida car accidents. Whether you are looking for assistance with a mild whiplash injury, or a catastrophic spinal cord injury, she has the resources, skills, and tenacity to stand up to insurance companies, hold negligent parties responsible, and get the best result for your case.

If you have been injured due to no fault of your own, contact the Coleman Law Group today to begin your path to recovery. We are available 7 days a week to take your call and provide immediate legal assistance.

FAQ's

I was just in a car accident and I don't feel hurt. Should I still contact a lawyer?

Yes, even if you don't initially feel pain, it is always best to contact a lawyer. Here at Coleman Law Group, we can set you up with a FREE consultation so you can have all your questions answered. You have not financial obligation at this time because we only get paid if your auto accident case receives a settlement.

What happens if the person who hit me does not have car insurance?

Uninsured motorist (UM) accidents happen a lot and can ruin a PIP (personal injury protection) case if you don't have the right insurance. Without Uninsured motorist coverage on your insurance policy, there may be no insurance company to cover the damage, and any vehicle damage could end up as an out of pocket expense for the victim. It's always a good idea to check if you have the necessary coverage before anything happens.

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Is a police report necessary?

YES. A police report is very necessary as it is reported evidence that an incident actually happened. Many insurance companies require a police report to even start a claim.

Will a consult cost ME anything up front?

Coleman Law Group offers free case evaluation for ANY car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, or slip and fall case. If we take on your case we only get paid if you do. So, NO, a Personal Injury Case Evaluation cost nothing up front, and you will only be charged if your case is involved in a monetary settlement. It cost $0 to make sure you are OK after an auto accident.

What happens if the insurance company doesn't want to settle?

This is a regular occurrence. This is simple answer, we file a lawsuit.

For more frequently asked questions, click https://colemanlawgroup.com/faq.html

* Source = the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles or FLHSMV



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