South Florida Car Accident Attorney
Aaron R. Coven, representing victims of Auto & Car Accidents in Lake Worth, West Palm Beach & Greater Palm Beach County, Florida
If you have been severely injured in an auto accident, Attorney Aaron R. Coven in Lake Worth, Florida, is ready to represent you. Attorney Coven and his staff are dedicated to offering personalized legal services designed to ensure that those who have been injured due to the negligence of others receive the compensation that they deserve. Although Florida is a nofault auto insurance state, that fact does not mean that an injured party cannot sue for the damages caused by another.
No-Fault Insurance in Florida
It is true that many of the car accidents that occur in Florida fall into the category of “no-fault.” But what does that mean? Not much. In Florida, every driver must carry a minimum of $10,000 in personal liability protection (PIP) and $10,000 for property damage liability (PDL). Thus, if you are in an auto accident, 80% of your medical bills would be paid by your own insurance company whether you or another party caused the accident. Florida does not require that drivers carry bodily injury liability (BIL) insurance coverage, which would be used to pay the medical bills not covered by your own PIP, as well as lost wages and pain and suffering. Someone who causes an accident is still responsible to pay for the damages to your car, the 20% of your medical bills not covered by PIP, the 40% of your lost wages not covered by PIP and pain and suffering should your injuries be permanent.
Personal Injury Lawsuits & Car Crashes
If you are involved and are injured in an auto accident, and the accident is the fault of another driver, then you may have grounds for a lawsuit. A personal injury claim may be filed in civil court if the following conditions are in place:
- You have medical bills, lost wages or household replacement service expenses that were not covered by your own Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage
- The injuries that occurred due to the accident are considered to be permanent
- The injuries caused significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement
- There has been significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function as a result from the crash
Do You Have a Claim?
Many times those who have been injured in an auto accident are not sure if they have a viable claim. Plus, they will often delay filing a claim or lawsuit due to the fact that the legal process intimidates them. If you have been in a car accident, the best thing to do is to contact a personal injury attorney. An experienced and knowledgeable auto accident lawyer will be able to assess your situation and can help you determine if you have
grounds for an insurance claim or a suit. If you do decide to pursue legal action through an insurance claim or in civil court, your personal injury attorney will represent your best interests throughout the entire process.
We Will Work with You
Attorney Aaron R. Coven and his staff will work directly with you in your pursuit of justice in your personal injury claim. Attorney Coven provides each and every client with personalized attention, a focused approach that includes timely communication, and aggressive tactics designed to serve the client’s best interests. Our law office will investigate your claim thoroughly, compile all evidence, and devise a solid strategy utilizing the facts and details of your case. Initially, we will endeavor to settle your claim out of court. This is often preferred over trying a case, as it saves precious time and resources, limits legal costs, and eliminates the anxiety and unpredictability that often define courtroom proceedings. However, we will only enter into a pretrial settlement if we feel that it is in your best interests and only upon your approval. If a pretrial settlement is not in order, we will proceed to civil court where Attorney Coven will seek proper settlement for injuries and damages that is rightfully yours. Throughout the entire process, we will work closely with you, as we will continue to pursue the outcome that provides you with the best possible results.
For a Free Consultation
If you have been injured in an auto accident, then don’t delay. Contact Attorney Aaron R. Coven in Lake Worth, Florida, for a free, no obligation consultation. We may be reached by calling 561-540-3636 or you may contact us by filling out the short form on this page. Attorney Coven is ready to serve you and to ensure that you see a fair settlement for your injuries and damages.