Each year, there are more than 300,000 motor vehicle collisions in the state of Florida. Statistics maintained by the state of Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles indicate that these collisions result in more than 200,000 injuries and more than 2000 fatalities each year.
At your Florida Trial Team, our attorneys have extensive experience defending a variety of first party insurance claims, bodily injury claims and wrongful death claims arising out of motor vehicle collisions.
First Party Insurance Claims
Our experienced attorneys have successfully defended thousands of lawsuits seeking first party insurance benefits arising out of motor vehicle collisions. Our experience includes the successful defense of PIP claims and claims for uninsured and underinsured motorist benefits. We are familiar with the statutory nuances inherent in these claims and the need for prompt action in order to avoid the pitfalls related to this ever-changing area of the law.
The bread and butter of the plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer is the minor impact soft tissue injury (MIST) automobile negligence claim. Many of these lawyers work hand in glove with an army of friendly physicians whom they can count upon to recommend questionable surgery and assign impairment ratings in an effort to inflate the settlement value of their cases. At your Florida Trial Team, we are familiar with the relationships between the plaintiff’s bar and these physicians and will aggressively defend these questionable soft tissue cases on your behalf.
We also recognize that there are automobile accidents which result in legitimate injuries. In those cases, we will work with you to thoroughly evaluate liability and damages in order to develop collaborative defense strategies in an effort to minimize the ultimate risk and exposure.
Hundreds of people are killed in Florida each year in heavy truck crashes and thousands more are injured. The successful defense of these cases requires knowledge of key federal motor vehicle carrier safety regulations, company training requirements and programs, requirements for driver qualifications and regulations regarding hours of service. At your Florida Trial Team, our attorneys have decades of experience in defending carriers against wrongful death and catastrophic injury litigation that often results from a trucking accident.