Car Accident Lawyer in Dundein, FL
The Paulsen Law Group Has 15+ Years of Experience
You never thought a car accident would happen to you, but now that it has,
what should you do? This can be a very confusing and difficult situation,
especially when a negligent driver is the cause of the collision. If you were seriously injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial
The Paulsen Law Group can help you seek compensation during this difficult time.
Injured in a crash? Contact our car accident lawyer for a
free consultation today!
Why clients choose our firm:
- You Don’t Pay Us Any Legal Fees Unless We Win
- Free case consultations provided
- Spanish interpreters available
- Backed by 15+ years of combined experience
The Paulsen Law Group of Dunedin, Florida has been serving Hillsborough
County, Pinellas County, and the Tampa Bay area for
over 15 years. Our car accident lawyer takes a dedicated and creative approach to personal
injury law. We guide you each step as we file a claim with the at-fault
party’s insurance company.
Ridesharing Accidents: Are You Protected?
Whether you have been in an accident involving Uber, Lyft, or any other
type of ridesharing company, it is important to know what your rights
are as far as compensation is entailed. At Paulsen Law Group, our car
accident lawyer can represent your rights in these types of cases and
work to get you the financial compensation that you deserve.
Florida’s No-Fault and Comparative Negligence Rules
Florida has a no-fault system of car accident insurance, meaning an average
accident will require a driver to go through their own insurance company.
You may only pursue compensation from the other driver if you have been
injured in one of the following ways:
- Permanent injury
- Significant and permanent scarring, or
As your trusted Dunedin car accident attorney, we can fight to negotiate
your claim by arguing the serious nature of your injuries meets the threshold
of the state’s no-fault rules.
Fierce Representation for Victims of Car Accidents
In most cases, you will face Florida’s comparative negligence statutes,
which means you are eligible for compensation based on the percentage
of responsibility the other party holds. Therefore, if you were partly
to blame, your compensation would be reduced. Our Dunedin car accident
attorneys can fight to recover the maximum compensation possible so you
can move forward after an accident.
In other cases, we can represent you against your own insurance company
if they are unwilling to offer you the damages you deserve.
Steps to Take After an Accident
If you were injured in an accident,
immediately seek the medical help you need. Your well-being is of the utmost importance.
document all that you can about the incident, but only if it is safe to do so. Take pictures, record details, jot down
notes and gather contact details from the involved party. All of this
information can be helpful when supporting your case. If you didn’t
happen to record the information or take pictures, don’t panic.
contact us and discuss what happened. There is no charge for your case evaluation. In fact, there are no fees
whatsoever unless we win and recover compensation.
We're ready to hear from you.
Contact Paulsen Law Group today to schedule your free consultation.
Because of their massive size and the material they carry, commercial trucks
are capable of causing extensive damage to other vehicles and drivers
on the road if operated in an unsafe manner. Unfortunately, major transportation
companies are in the business for profit, and will often make decisions
to increase the bottom line that may jeopardize the safety of others.
However, this is never an excuse to put others at peril of serious injury
or death. Trucks drivers and their employers are under a strict set of
state and federal regulations and when they fail to abide by them, they
should be held fully responsible.
Paulsen Law Group Handles the following types of truck accidents:
Negligent Hiring: Truck companies are obligated by a reasonable duty of care to hire qualified
and safe truck drivers. This means they are obligated to do their due
diligence in performing required background checks, drug and alcohol tests.
Negligent hiring occurs when a trucking company fails to do their due
diligence and hires unsafe drivers who then go on to cause an accident
and injury. Negligent retention also occurs when a truck driver has been
employed by the company for some time, and the trucking company should
have known their driver was incompetent or driving dangerously.
Examples of Failure to Maintain: Without the proper maintenance, there are many ways a big-rig truck could
be affected. It may involve anything from engine problems. For example,
commercial trucks are required to have reflector tape on the vehicles,
which gives drivers in other vehicles a better visibility of the truck,
especially at night. When these reflectors are dirty, worn out, or missing,
it could lead to an accident. Other examples of failing to maintain the
vehicle includes: Braking failure, Failing to inspect lights, reflectors,
brakes, or parts, or Exceeding mileage or hourly limits.