Florida Auto Accident Attorneys Find Out Who Is at Fault for Your Injuries
Examining the evidence surrounding your crash in the Lakeland, Wauchula, Bartow, Haines City and Lake Wales areas
Florida is a no-fault insurance state. Even so, it’s vital to have an attorney on your side to help you establish fault after an auto accident if you wish to file a civil personal injury suit against a negligent party. Our legal team at Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A. has more than 60 years of combined professional experience. This gives us the knowledge necessary to find out who the negligent driver is and pursue damages against him or her.
How fault is determined after an accident
The police report is the official version of the events that transpired leading up to an auto accident. In addition, photographic evidence, eyewitness testimony, drug and alcohol tests, and any other visual evidence are crucial in convincing the court and your insurance company about who is at fault. Our attorneys have an extensive understanding of this process and know how to examine the evidence surrounding all types of accidents, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents and trucking accidents.
What being at fault means
To be at fault for an accident means that you are legally responsible for the pain of and damages to the other victim, or victims, of the crash. Your legal responsibility to the other party means that you may be liable for monetary compensation for that person’s vehicle and medical care, including any long-term injuries sustained. While Florida’s no-fault laws protect the negligent party from paying for many superficial damages, it is still possible to be brought to civil court by a plaintiff in more serious cases.
Guiding you through Florida’s no-fault laws
Florida is a no-fault state. This means that your insurance covers some of your injures and vehicle damage, regardless of whether you caused the accident. Chances are, though, that not all your medical bills are going to be covered by your insurance, especially if you suffered serious injuries as a result. This is known as Florida’s injury threshold, and it includes the following casualties after an accident:
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of bodily functions
- Any permanent injuries
When the above injuries are involved, our attorneys take the negligent party to court to help you recover fair compensation for your immediate and long-term medical bills. Contact our experienced auto accident law firm for effective legal services For help with all aspects of your auto accident case, including determining fault, contact our legal team at Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A. online or at 863-968-7837 to schedule a free initial consultation. We serve Lakeland and surrounding areas. And our attorneys serve the Florida counties of Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Highlands, Hardee, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Orange.