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Automobile accidents can happen for many reasons, including driving under the influence, speeding, poor weather conditions, and distracted driving.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you need to understand Florida’s “threshold” requirement. This means that in most Florida automobile accident cases, you need a permanent injury to secure compensation for pain and suffering.
Florida’s no-fault automobile insurance laws state that a plaintiff may recover damages for pain, suffering, mental anguish, and inconvenience in a motor vehicle accident lawsuit only if the injury consists of:
However, the law does not define what a permanent injury is. As a result, this type of injury is most commonly proven in a motor vehicle accident case by offering medical testimony. A medical expert will testify under oath that your injury is permanent.
The trial lawyers at Mase Seitz Briggs in Miami understand how to work with your doctors or medical experts to prove your serious motor vehicle accident injuries are permanent. During a case, we front all costs for medical experts and, unlike other motor vehicle accident attorneys, we don’t ask you to pay unless you get paid.
On the flip side, the insurance company gets to hire its own doctors to examine you. Not surprisingly, their doctors will most likely say your injury is not permanent, so it typically comes down to which doctor the jury believes: yours or the insurance company’s “hired gun.” Our experienced motor vehicle accident attorneys in Miami, Florida, know how to win this “battle of the experts.”
Following these steps after a car accident can prove and protect your case:
If you or a loved one has been involved in an automobile accident, contact us today for a free case evaluation.