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Multiple-Car Crash: How to Handle your Personal Injury Claim

As Jacksonville personal injury attorneys at the Yau Law Firm, it is not uncommon for us to consult with injured claimants who were involved in a car accident with multiple cars. Sometimes, our claimants were stuck in the middle of the crash, and they are confused about asserting any personal injury claims. Most believe that because they received a traffic citation, all hope is lost at recovering for medical expenses and lost wages. But, this is not the case.

The first thing to do after the accident is to seek medical treatment and evaluation. Under Florida’s new insurance law (Personal Injury Protection or PIP Law), all injured parties must seek treatment within 14 days of the car accident, or else lose their no-fault medical benefits. This is particularly important because only a licensed physician, defined by the new law, can determine whether the injured claimant is entitled to the full $10,000 in medical benefits or $2,500 in medical benefits.

The next thing to do is to fight that traffic citation. Do not pay that ticket! Paying the ticket is an admission of guilt and will become a conviction on your driving record. Not only can this increase your insurance premium, it can devastate your personal injury claim! An admission of guilt is admissible in court, and can be used against you should one of the drivers file a law suit against you. Additionally, it can render your own claim against another driver powerless.

To find out more about your options, contact us today for a free consultation. We are your Jacksonville personal injury attorneys!


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