passenger in auto accident
Started by lisamaebr , Feb 04 2014 03:54 PM
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Posted 04 February 2014 - 03:54 PM
I was a passenger in a accident that involed us getting rear ended and then pushed into the van in front and then pushed back again to hit the inital truck. I live in a no fault state of florida and my question is do I need a separate lawyer than the driver, we have an appointment tomorrow with one, but I have been told I should get my own. We were transported by ambulance to hospital have a lot of soft tissue pain in chest, neck and back.
Posted 04 February 2014 - 04:31 PM
There's no harm in going to see the lawyer with your driver to see what he has to say. Just don't sign or commit yourself to anything and come back here and report what he told you.
Make sure you take a pad and pen and take notes. Don't hesitate to ask for explanations if you don't understand something. Then write it down so you can refer to it later.
Your driver's PIP coverage should take care of your medical bills up to $10,000 (the mandatory amount) or more if he has a greater amount of coverage.
Have you made your claim http://thepersonalinjurydirectory.com/blog/rancho-cucamonga-personal-injury-attorney/ with his insurance company?
And if you have your own car insurance PIP, also make a claim under your own policy. I don't know if you can collect from both but make the claim anyway and let the insurance companies tell you what's what. I haven't read any Florida policies. You'll have to figure that out.
Also keep in mind that, under no fault, Florida limits your ability to collect from the driver who caused the accident. See statute:
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