Car Accident Lawyer in Dundein, FL

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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 compensation. The Paulsen Law Group can help you seek compensation during this difficult time.


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What to do After a Car Accident in Florida:

  1. If you were injured in an accident, immediately seek the medical help you need. Your well-being is of the utmost importance.
  2. Next, 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.
  3. Next, 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.

How Does No-Fault Insurance Work in Florida?

If you intend to drive a vehicle with four wheels in the state of Florida, you need to be familiar with Florida’s no-fault auto insurance law. The law requires that a driver purchase and carry an auto insurance policy.

Insurance policies must contain two specific types of coverage:

  • Personal Injury Protection (PIP) – Everyone who owns a registered motor vehicle in Florida is required to carry a minimum of $10,000 in PIP coverage. PIP covers you, your family, and other individuals riding in your car that are injured in an accident, regardless of who is at-fault. This coverage includes crashes involving pedestrians, bicyclists, and children injured on school buses. If you miss time from work because of your injury, PIP will pay up to 60 % of your gross average weekly wage for the time you lose. PIP also provides up to $5000 in death benefits.
  • Property Damage Liability (PDL) – Florida drivers are also required to carry a minimum of $10,000 in PDL coverage. PDL covers any damage that you, a member of your family, or any other covered individual causes to another person’s property while driving your vehicle. PDL will not, however, pay anything for damages that your car may have sustained. Although the state of Florida does not require drivers to carry insurance that covers their own vehicle, it may be advisable to do so.

Effective January 1, 2013, several reforms to Florida’s No-fault Auto Insurance Law took effect. Some primary changes to the law include:

  • Initial Treatment – People with injuries must seek medical treatment within 14 days of a car accident.
  • Type of Treatment – The treatment people choose will depend on the extent of their injuries
  • Emergency Medical Treatment (EMC) – The full medical benefit of $10,000 is available for emergency treatment provided by ambulance, at a hospital, or from a physician, supervised physician’s assistant, dentist, or advanced registered nurse practitioner. For non-emergency treatment, the medical benefit is $2,500. Although non-emergency treatment can be given by any provider, massage therapy and acupuncture is not reimbursable through PIP. If follow-up to medical care paid for by PIP is required, a referral from a physician, osteopath, dentist, or chiropractor is required.

Unlike most states, Florida does not require drivers to carry bodily injury liability (BIL) coverage, which covers the cost of the accident-related injuries of others when your car is involved in an accident. BIL coverage can pick up where PIP benefits leave off to help cover expenses.


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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.

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Trucking Accidents

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.

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We can help you if you suffered any of the following injuries:


  • Whiplash
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Back or neck pain
  • Fractures
  • Loss of limb
  • Bruising
  • Mental anguish
  • Emotional Suffering

Let Our Tampa Bay Auto Accident Lawyers Represent You

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Any and all injuries sustained in a car accident can be painful, expensive, and troubling to endure. You shouldn’t have to pay for another's negligence. Nor should you have to stand up for your rights alone.

When you choose to enlist our supportive assistance, you can be confident that you will receive the personalized and effective legal solutions that you deserve. We genuinely care about your well-being and will go the extra mile in order to exceed your expectations. The moment you walk through our firm's doors, we will review your case, address your concerns, and guide you down the path that best suits your needs.

We will fully educate your about your rights, legal options, and about the laws surrounding your case. Our mission is to help you make every decision an informed one. As such, we will walk with you every step of the way and help you successfully navigate through the complexities of the legal system with a sense of ease and confidence.

Get the help you deserve today and call our Tampa car accident attorneys today for a free consultation.

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