Gainesville Florida Auto Accident Attorney
Serving Gainesville, Lake City, Live Oak & all of North Florida
The Law Office of Christopher J. Annis, LLC is an injury law firm with offices in Gainesville, Florida, that offers North Florida auto accident victims knowledgeable, skilled and experienced assistance with auto accident cases. We are known for our success in their pursuit of justice for those who have been injured in a car accident.
Many times, car accident victims are unaware of their rights along with the rules and regulations that cover auto accidents in Florida. Just because Florida is a no-fault state, it does not mean that those responsible for your injuries do not have to compensate you. The value of your case against the at-fault party depends on many factors, including the severity of your injuries and how much your injuries have affected the quality of your life. The best thing to do after a car accident is contact an auto accident lawyer for a consultation.
Florida Auto Accident Law
Perhaps the most important rule governing your ability to obtain payment for medical expenses from a car accident is Florida’s requirement to seek medical treatment within 14 days. Under Florida’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) statutes, you must get medical care for an injury within 14 days of the accident. If you do not, the insurance company will not be required to pay for your medical care.
As far as filing a lawsuit against the at-fault party is concerned, if you are injured in a car accident in Florida you have four years after the accident to file a lawsuit against the person who was at-fault. If a person dies in the accident (wrongful death) the statute of limitations is two years.
How Much is a Car Accident Case Worth?
Typically, the value of an auto accident case is governed by the extent of your injuries. If you have suffered any type of permanent damage such as severed ligaments, paralysis, scarring, or brain damage the value of your case will be much greater. Any physical damage that will remain with you for the rest of your life will increase the value of your case.
Other Types of Auto Accident Damages
- Medical bills, physical therapy, medication, and other medical costs
- Damage to any personal property (your car or items in your car)
- Pain, suffering and mental anguish
- Lost wages
- Loss of the ability to earn money in the future
- Future medical costs
How We Can Help
Gainesville Florida Auto Accident Lawyer Christopher J. Annis knows that the laws governing car accidents and insurance in Florida can be confusing and complicated if you have never dealt with them before. The Law Office of Christopher J. Annis, LLC has the skill, qualifications and success record to guide you through your car accident case.
Your initial consultation is free. During your consultation we will meet with you, talk to you about the accident and your injuries, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your case and formulate a plan of action to deal with the insurance companies. Our personal injury law firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients and making sure they receive the compensation they deserve for their auto accident injuries and damages.
Gainesville Florida Auto Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured in an auto accident, the first thing to do is seek medical treatment. It is essential that you have a doctor or chiropractor evaluate your injuries and document what is wrong immediately after the accident. Insurance companies tend to assume that people who don’t go to the doctor right away must not be very hurt. Also, if you do not seek medical treatment within 14 days of your accident, you will lose a huge amount of insurance coverage.
If you think you have a case as a result of injuries and damages sustained in a car accident, contact the Law Office of Christopher J. Annis, LLC, located in Gainesville, Florida by calling 352-264-1910, or contact us online.
Once we hear from you, we will set up a free, no-obligation consultation where Mr. Annis will meet with you. If you are unable to travel to our office, we will gladly meet you at a location that is convenient for you.
During our initial meeting, Mr. Annis will talk to you about your case, formulate a plan of action, and discuss the possible outcomes with you. If we need to file a personal injury lawsuit, the Law Office of Christopher J. Annis, LLC will aggressively litigate your case, protect your rights and work diligently to recover every benefit available to you under the law. Our goal is to ensure that you receive maximum compensation for your injuries and any damages associated with your auto accident.