Nearly 200,000 people suffer car accident injuries in Florida every year. Some escape with cuts and bruises. Many suffer damage to bones and joints. Some are left with permanent and life-changing injuries. There is no fixed dollar amount for a particular injury. Compensation depends on many factors, including the experience and commitment of your auto accident lawyer. The car accident lawyers at the Hancock Injury Attorneys know the typical injuries suffered in car accidents. Our Lawyers have over 25 years of demonstrating to insurance adjusters and insurance defense attorneys all the ways those injuries affect your life.
We Know What Your Car Accident Injuries Are Worth
An insurance company’s goal is to settle your case for as little money as possible. Our injury firm’s goal is to maximize your compensation for your, financial, physical and emotional damages. The damages that can be compensated for in a personal injury case are more than just your hospital bills. We estimate the costs of future medical care, calculate lost earnings and your loss of earning potential. We work with our clients and their treating physicians, to document the extent of injury, extent of recovery and the effects on your life.
Seriously Injured in a Car Accident?
- You must seek initial medical treatment within 14 days of the accident.
- The initial diagnosis must be made by the following: a licensed medical doctor (M.D.) a Doctor of Osteopath (D.O.), Dentist (DMD), Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), or provided in a hospital or in a medical facility owned by a hospital.
- In order to be eligible for your entire $10,000 of PIP benefits, you must be diagnosed with an “emergency medical condition,” which means a medical condition manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity, which may include severe pain, such that the absence of immediate medical attention could reasonably be expected to result in any of the following:
- Serious jeopardy to patient health;
- Serious impairment to bodily functions; or
- Serious dysfunction of any bodily organ or part.
- If you are not diagnosed with an “emergency medical condition,” you are limited to only $2,500 in PIP benefits.
- Your follow-up medical treatment is limited to care consistent with the initial medical diagnosis and must be provided, supervised, or ordered by a licensed medical doctor (M.D.) a Doctor of Osteopath (D.O.), Dentist (DMD), Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), physician assistant (PA) or ARNP (advanced registered nurse practitioner).
- Your PIP medical benefits no longer include massage therapy or acupuncture. These forms of treatment will have to be paid out-of-pocket or by health insurance.
- Your PIP insurance company may require you to undergo an examination under oath (EUO). The scope of questioning during the examination under oath is limited to relevant information or information that could reasonably be expected to lead to relevant information. This has the potential to be a lengthy and invasive questioning by the insurance company’s adjuster or lawyer about your entire medical history.
Hiring a Tampa Car Accident Lawyer
An insurance company’s goal is to settle your case for as little money as possible. The Hancock Injury Attorneys’ goal is to maximize compensation for your physical, financial and emotional damages. Contact our car accident attorneys today for a free explanation of what damages you are entitled to recover for your injuries. We offer a free, confidential consultation at 813-534-6319. We have offices located throughout Tampa Bay including, Wesley Chapel, Brandon, South Tampa and Land O Lakes. Our phones are answered 24/7/365. You can also reach us by e-mail.