Car Accident Lawyer in St. Petersburg
Being involved in a car accident can be a serious and stressful event. It can be frightening and overwhelming, leaving both physical and emotional damage. However, receiving the compensation you deserve for your accident should not be stressful. When another driver’s reckless and dangerous actions hurt you, you are entitled to financial compensation. At the Khonsari Law Group, we are dedicated to making sure that you get the compensation you deserve.
Were you recently involved in a car accident? Your job is to get better, our job is to defend your rights.
Call us today at (727) 269-5300 or schedule your free legal consultation online.
What Can a Car Accident Attorney Do For My Case?
Receiving the compensation you deserve will not always be an easy process. Dealing with complex insurance policies can be confusing and stressful. In order to make sure you get the largest payment possible, it is important to use an experienced and dedicated lawyer to handle your claim. A skilled attorney can help in many ways including:
Contact Adjusters: KLG will contact your insurance company’s adjuster as well as the other party’s insurance adjuster. We are able to initiate claims on your behalf and handle all communication with your insurance companies.
Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist: When the other party involved is uninsured or underinsured, the insurance claim becomes an even lengthier and more complex process. At KLG, we understand and have experience with making claims under Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) insurance.
Receive Medical Treatment: Often times, car crashes can lead to serious health problems and expensive medical bills. Our experienced auto accident lawyer will help you find a trusted medical provider and ensure they utilize your available Personal Injury Protection benefits (PIP), without allowing medical providers to exhaust them for their own benefit, ultimately cutting down on your out of pocket expenses.
Obtain Necessary Documents: KLG will obtain all the necessary documents needed to process your claim. Adjusters require proper documentation of medical records, accident reports, as well as out of pocket expenses.
Skilled Negotiations: When negotiating with insurance companies and adjusters, it can be a complicated and aggravating process. Adjusters are hard to work with and try to settle your case at the lowest possible amount. Our team is skilled at negotiating and we will fight aggressively on your behalf.
Liability Insurance: If the other party has liability insurance coverage, their insurance will pay for and provide legal defense. In this case, legal representation on your behalf is critical to protect your interests and to pursue a personal injury claim.
What is PIP?
If you have a valid Florida license and registration, as well as Florida car insurance, then you have PIP coverage. PIP stands for personal injury protection and is an extension of your car insurance coverage. Unlike car insurance, PIP only covers your medical expenses, not property damage. It is known as a no-fault coverage because it doesn’t look at who’s at fault, even if you are completely at fault you are entitled to its benefits.
The coverage provided includes compensation for:
– Medical expenses
– Lost Wages
– Funeral Expenses
Due to a recent change in Florida law, you only have 14 days from the time of the accident to seek medical treatment for PIP coverage. The benefits typically cap at $10,000, regardless of how many people were injured. Depending on the number of people injured and your specific policy, PIP will not always cover all of your medical expenses.
If you or a loved one were involved in an auto accident due to no fault of your own and suffered severe injuries such as paralysis, a broken bone, permanent scarring, or brain, back or spinal cord injuries, then you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
What Does My Attorney Need From Me?
If you have been involved in an accident, the most important thing you can do is provide your attorney with as much information and details as possible, as soon as possible. The following is a list of some of the information we may need to pursue your case:
– The other driver’s name and insurance information
– Pictures of the accident
– Weather conditions
– Position of the vehicles before and after they were moved
– Damage to vehicles involved and any structures the vehicles collided into
– Vehicle parts that broke off or shattered glass
– Injuries to anyone involved, most importantly your own
– Any other important information like skid marks from the vehicles involved
Schedule Your Free Legal Consultation
Every auto accident case is different and therefore requires a different course of action. At the Khonsari Law Group, we will first find you the appropriate medical treatment for your injuries and help you file the corresponding medical insurance claim. Then we will gather information about the other person’s insurance and proceed with your case. Your job is to get better, our job is to defend your rights. If you or a loved one was involved in a auto accident, please call our office or complete the Free Consultation form today to speak with a KLG attorney today.
“Mr. Khonsari works tirelessly to ensure fairness, freedom, and rights protection for his clients. His hands on approach is second to none. In the end, we wound up with the result we were looking for, thanks in not short part to his commitment to excellence on behalf of his clients. I would strongly recommend Mr. Khonsari and his legal team to any in need of legal representation.”