Car accidents can happen at any time, in any place—including Bradenton, Florida. These collisions can cause severe harm, resulting in serious injuries and significant financial hardship every single year. If you are injured in a Bradenton, FL car accident, you could recover compensation for your losses through a car accident claim or lawsuit. In these situations, trust the Bradenton injury attorneys at Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner to represent your case and secure the compensation you deserve.
Why Choose Us
Our lawyers hold over 60 years of experience in personal injury law and have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis to limit your out-of-pocket costs. If we do not secure compensation on your behalf, you will not be charged legal fees.
Our Bradenton car accident attorneys will maintain a direct line of communication with you throughout your case. You will always be able to ask questions and raise concerns.
Florida’s No-Fault Car Accident Laws
Unlike most states, Florida follows a no-fault system when handling car accident claims. If you are injured in a car accident, your own insurance coverage will pay for your medical bills and other financial losses, regardless of fault. For vehicle repairs and replacements, you can pursue a liability claim against the other driver in your collision.
Every driver in Florida must carry personal injury protection (PIP) coverage to pay for his or her losses following a collision. You can choose to purchase additional coverage if you wish, but your PIP policy will need to meet the following minimum thresholds.
$10,000 in PIP benefits to pay for your financial losses
$10,000 in property damage liability (PDL) benefits, if you damage someone else’s vehicle
Your PIP coverage not only protects you while you are driving, but also if you are injured while walking or riding a bike. Members of your household, your children, and passengers who do not have PIP coverage will also be protected.
Filing a Third-Party Car Accident Claim in Florida
After a Florida car accident, your first course of action will typically be a PIP claim under your own policy. However, your damages may exceed your policy limits and you may want to pursue additional forms of compensation, such as pain and suffering. If your injuries qualify as serious, you could also file a third-party insurance claim or lawsuit against the driver responsible for your accident.
You are eligible for a third-party claim if your injury involves one or more of the following.
Substantially full disability for at least 90 days
Permanent limitation of use of a body organ or member
Significant limitation of use of a body function or system
If you are unsure whether your injury qualifies as serious, your attorney from Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner can help. He or she will determine whether or not you qualify for a third-party claim. Based on your injuries and the circumstances surrounding your accident, your lawyer will identify your optimal path to maximum compensation.
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Are you recovering from a car accident in Bradenton, FL? The attorneys at Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner can fight for your right to maximum recovery. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with a Bradenton car accident lawyer.