Vehicular accidents are some of the top causes of injury cases.
Being that we live in the Sunshine State, our law firm handles cases involving both land and water vehicles.
Florida is one of the worst states for car accidents with almost 400,000 crashes statewide in 2017, as reported by The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Sometimes injuries are obvious immediately after an accident, but most may not become apparent until hours or days after an accident. No matter how minor an injury may be from an accident, if it affects your way of living you should contact an experienced vehicle accident attorney to handle your case and help you deal with the insurance company.
We’ll Go Head-To-Head With Your Insurance Company
Insurance companies are notorious for doing whatever it takes to prevent paying you what you deserve after an accident. We are prepared to go head-to-head with any insurance company to ensure that you receive just compensation for the accident and any sustained injuries. At Klausman Law, you will always have an attorney handle your case, not a caseworker or paralegal. We do not shuffle your case off to a caseworker or give it to a paralegal to handle, so you can rest assured that you will be receiving the legal expertise you deserve.
What Happens If You are Involved in an Accident With an Uninsured Motorist?
Florida has one of the highest uninsured driver populations in the country. According to a study performed by the Insurance Information Institute, 23.8%
of motorists in Florida are uninsured. If you are ever involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, you could end up with thousands of dollars in unpaid medical expenses..
Uninsured motorist coverage protects you, your family, and passengers in your vehicle, when injuries and damages are caused by vehicles that do not have sufficient insurance coverage to pay for the damages. For myself and my family, I purchase the maximum available in uninsured motorist coverage. Why? Because all too often I see cases where people suffer injuries and the person who caused the injuries does not have enough insurance to pay for the damage they caused. That’s where uninsured motorist coverage steps in and acts as the at fault person’s insurance coverage and pays uninsured motorist coverage for the injuries and damages caused by the uninsured or under-insured at fault party. Your insurance company then has the ability to pursue payment from the at fault driver for the money the insurance company has paid under your uninsured motorist coverage. We recommend to all of our clients that they obtain as much uninsured motorist coverage as they can afford.
Trucking accidents are an area of expertise separate and apart from automobile accidents. Motor vehicle accidents involving commercial trucks, especially interstate semi-tractor trailers, require extensive knowledge and expertise to be able to thoroughly investigate all the data and information available to determine violations of the regulations concerning operating commercial trucks.
Trucking accidents require immediate investigation on behalf of the accident victims, as the trucking company almost always has their investigator dispatched to the scene of the crash.
We have handled multiple trucking accident wrongful death cases, including cases involving semi-tractor trailers and a case involving a logging truck that was operating in violation of multiple federal safety regulations that resulted in the death of our client’s loved one.
Motorcycle accidents require special expertise in insurance law. Just because an attorney may ride and advertises to the public for motorcycle crash cases does not mean that attorney has the skill and knowledge necessary to leave no stone unturned in investigating and finding all available insurance for the accident victim.
We have pursued and recovered compensation for motorcycle accident victims under uninsured motorist insurance coverage that the insurance company refused to pay. Pursuing uninsured motorist coverage that the insurance company has denied paying requires the skill and knowledge to successfully litigate an uninsured motorist coverage claim.
Over the years we have successfully settled hundreds of uninsured motorist coverage claims that required litigation. In every one of those cases the insurance company initially denied payment of our client’s uninsured motorist coverage claim and later settled our client’s claim after a lawsuit was filed.
Golf Cart Accidents:
We represent clients injured in golf cart accidents. Golf cart accidents require knowledge of all of the applicable insurance coverages. We have successfully represented clients who have been injured in golf cart accidents across Central Florida.
ATV and Off Road Vehicle Accidents:
We represent clients injured in ATV and off road vehicle accidents. Attorneys who handle these cases should be skilled and knowledgeable in the multiple statutes that apply to ATV and off road vehicles. Knowledge of insurance laws is also a necessity. We litigated a claim for a child who had significant injuries from a Kawasaki Mule flipping over. We pursued all of the insurance available from four different insurance companies. Three of the companies declined to pay as all three were claiming one of the other companies had primary liability. After a lawsuit was filed and litigated, the claim successfully resolved with a confidential settlement and payment from multiple insurance companies.
Bicycle accident claims require expertise in knowing all of the applicable statutes concerning bicyclists and actions other motor vehicles are required by statute to observe concerning bicyclists. Multiple times we have represented bicyclists injured by negligent motorists. Often motorists are exiting a driveway or business or are stopped at a stop sign and begin to make a right turn without first looking to the right—just as the bicyclist is approaching the motor vehicle from the right. What many attorneys without expertise in this area of the law do not know is that bicyclists are treated the same as pedestrians and are entitled to have their medical bills and income loss paid by motor vehicle No-Fault Law. Under certain circumstances, if a bicyclist or pedestrian are injured by a motor vehicle they are eligible for the No-Fault insurance coverage for the motor vehicle that caused the accident. Those No-Fault claims get paid up front as the medical bills and income loss are incurred.