Cypress Lakes is best known for the Cypress Lakes Golf Course, and whether you’re heading to the links or just driving down Cypress Trail to get home, there’s always the chance you could get in a car accident. If you do, you may suffer from serious injuries, leading to mounting medical bills and missing significant time for work.
The good news is, you have legal options if you’ve been in a wreck that wasn’t your fault. At Steinger, Greene, we have recovered over $1 billion on behalf of our clients. We know what it takes to get the compensation you deserve. If you’ve been in a wreck, give us a call at (561) 566-5021 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation with a Cypress Lakes car accident lawyer today.
How Personal Injury Protection Insurance Affects Your Compensation
Under Florida law, every driver who is registered in the state must have personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. This insurance policy is designed to help you recover compensation after a car accident, regardless of who is at fault. However, unlike other states like New York that have similar laws, Florida PIP only covers part of your expenses.
PIP will only cover 80 percent of your medical bills, unless your treatment is considered non-emergency, in which case you would only be able eligible for $2,500 in compensation. In addition, you can recover 60 percent of your lost wages under PIP. In total, PIP will provide a total of $10,000 after your car wreck in Cypress Lakes.
If you’re at fault for the accident, PIP will likely be all you can recover for your expenses. However, if you aren’t at fault for the wreck, you may be able to get more compensation from the other driver’s insurance company. They may send you a settlement offer, but don’t think you have to accept that offer.
The settlement offer the insurance company sends will likely be much less than what you need or deserve. However, once you accept that offer, you can’t sue for greater compensation. So before you accept any sort of settlement offer, give us a call to talk about all of your legal options with a Cypress Lakes car accident lawyer.
Types of Compensation You Can Recover After a Car Wreck
If you weren’t at fault for the car accident, you may be able to recover greater compensation than what you get from personal injury protection insurance. This compensation, or damages, is generally divided into two categories: economic and noneconomic.
Economic damages cover the real money you lost, such as medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, property damage, and more. Noneconomic damages, on the other hand, cover your losses that have nothing to do with money. This may include pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical disfigurement, permanent or temporary disability, and more.
Even if you’re partially at fault for the accident, you may still be able to recover compensation. Under Florida’s comparative fault law, accident victims are able to recover some compensation, no matter who is at fault. However, the amount you receive will be reduced by the percentage you are at fault. So if you are found 20 percent at fault, and you are awarded $100,000 in total compensation, you would only receive $80,000.
Get Help from a Cypress Lakes Car Accident Attorney
If you get in a wreck in Palm Beach County, you have legal options. At Steinger, Greene & Feiner, we know the tactics the insurance companies use to pay out as little as possible. We also know how to combat these tactics to help you get the full compensation you deserve.
Give us a call at (561) 566-5021 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation with a Cypress Lakes car accident lawyer today.