Car Accidents :
Car accidents can derail your entire life. From property damages to personal injury, you could find yourself unable to work with bills piling up – and your insurance company only looking out for themselves.
Martinez Law is your aggressive Tampa car accident law firm with more than 20 years of experience. We will work tirelessly to protect your rights if you have been injured in a car accident.
After a car crash, your first priority is to seek immediate medical attention. You want to have your auto accident injuries treated as soon as possible. Often, you may not realize you’re injured right away – it’s important to confirm whether or not you have been injured. Not only is receiving immediate medical treatment important for your recovery, it is also important for your case. According to the current PIP (Personal Injury Protection) law, medical care must be received within 14 days of your accident.
The following are some of the highlights of Florida’s PIP law:
- Medical care must be received within 14 days after an accident
- The full $10,000 coverage only applies to emergency medical conditions
- Non-emergency conditions are capped at $2,500
- Massage and acupuncture are not covered by PIP
Next, contact an attorney, then report your accident to your insurance company. It’s important to note that if you do not report your accident to your insurance company within 24-hours, you may void part of your insurance coverage. This fact alone shows that while you need to report your accident to your insurance company quickly, you cannot depend on the insurance companies alone. They have a stake in declaring injuries “non-emergency conditions.” Acting in the best interest of their stockholders, they want to settle your claim quickly and pay as little as possible.
Insurance companies want to avoid the amount of time it may take for your physicians to determine the extent of your injuries. They may even resort to offering a small payment right after your accident, hoping that you will accept and sign away your legal rights.
Martinez Law is an auto accident firm that knows how to fight for your rights. In many cases, we help our clients recover the cost of their medical bills and lost income. We will pursue your case against the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Tampa, call Martinez Law. We know what to do. Your consultation is free. You have the right to be represented and protected, and Martinez Law is there to help.