If you are injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for a whole range of legal damages, such as past and future medical expenses, lost wages or diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more. Knowing which laws and procedures apply to your particular case can be challenging, however, and the burden is on you to pursue your claim and to prove the fault of the other driver and/or the nature of your injuries and damages to the required degree of legal proof. The insurance companies, meanwhile, do their best to deny your claim or pay you less benefits than your claim is actually worth.
At the Law Office of JJ Talbott in Pensacola, we are on your side. We are knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorneys who know how to investigate a car accident, evaluate a claim, and take the right steps to see that you get the compensation you deserve.
Complicated Florida Auto Accident Law
Florida law on car accidents involves a complicated mix of no-fault personal injury protection (PIP) insurance combined with fault-based liability and bodily injury insurance. Unless you are thoroughly familiar with all aspects of Florida car accident law and follow all the steps properly, you can be shut out of receiving all the benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. Our Pensacola attorneys know Florida auto accident law inside and out. We can evaluate your claim and advise you on the proper steps to take to secure your rights to compensation for your injuries.
Alabama Pure Contributory Negligence
While Alabama car accident law is strictly fault-based, the difficulty here lies in the state’s doctrine of pure contributory negligence. This means that claimants must work hard to fight against insurance company adjusters and their teams of defense lawyers who will devote themselves to finding ways to shift any of the fault for the accident off their insured and onto you. If they can convince a judge or jury that you share any of the blame for the accident, then your right to a recovery can be completely lost. We fight to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Help is Available for Florida and Alabama Car Accident Injuries
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, even by an uninsured motorist or in a hit and run, we can help you get the compensation you need to recover from your injuries and move forward with your life. Our practice extends across the Florida panhandle and southern Alabama. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence, carelessness, recklessness or distracted driving of another, contact the Law Office of JJ Talbott in Pensacola for a free case review.