Can You Sue A Distracted Driver?
All car accidents are stressful in their own right, but getting hit by a distracted driver is upsetting. Someone else’s poor choices, such as texting while driving, could cause catastrophic injuries or even death to others driving responsibly.
Florida is a no-fault state when it comes to car accidents, meaning a personal injury claim is filed with your own insurance company rather than against another driver, even if the other driver caused the accident. Everyone is required to carry personal injury protection (PIP) coverage in their insurance policy for this exact purpose. Your PIP covers medical costs and lost wages when you are in a car crash.
However, there are exceptions to no-fault laws. If you suffer from permanent damages or your medical bills are costly enough, you can file against the at-fault party.
Let’s Determine Your Next Steps
The Law Offices of Cameron D. Simpson, P.A., can help determine if you can bring a claim against an opposing party. If the other driver was using a cellphone when they hit you, we can collect phone records to help prove their fault in the accident.
Even if you are not eligible to file against the driver, we still want to ensure you are getting the benefits you deserve. Attorney Cameron Simpson knows exactly how the system works. We will settle for nothing less than the full compensation you will need throughout your recovery process.
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We understand that finances are always a concern when looking for a lawyer. We take our cases on contingency, which means we charge nothing unless we get compensation for our clients.
To schedule a free consultation about your situation, you can call 850-659-6512 or email us. We work in Fort Walton Beach and throughout Okaloosa County, Santa Rosa County, Escambia County, Bay County and Walton County.