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At The Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A., we understand that being involved in a car accident can be a stressful and confusing experience. Car accident attorney John R. Mathias is here to guide you through the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve. For a free consultation, please call us in St. Petersburg at 727-362-2122 or contact us by email. We represent car accident victims in St. Pete, Clearwater, Tampa and throughout South Florida.

What should I do immediately after a car accident in St. Petersburg?

After ensuring your safety and that of others, it’s important to call the police, seek medical attention even if you feel fine, exchange information with the other driver, take photos of the scene, and contact a car accident lawyer in St. Petersburg. To get the maximum compensation you deserve, it’s important to have a car accident attorney with extensive experience in the St. Pete area.

How long do I have to file a car accident claim in Florida?

In Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is typically four years from the date of the accident. However, it is best to consult with a car accident lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are protected.

Who pays for my medical bills after a car accident?

Florida is a no-fault insurance state, which means that your own Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance will initially cover your medical bills, regardless of who caused the accident, up to the limits of your policy. However, the full cost of car accident injuries frequently exceeds the injury victim’s insurance policy. At The Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A., we can assess the full cost of your injuries now and in the future, and we can negotiate with the insurance companies and fight to get you the full compensation you deserve. The costs of your accident may include medical bills, lost income, lost earning capacity and more. We are here to help you get compensation for the full range of costs.

Can I still file a claim if I was partially at fault?

Yes, Florida follows a comparative negligence rule, which means you can still recover personal injury damages even if you’re partially at fault, but your recovery will be reduced by your percentage of fault.

What types of compensation can I receive after a car accident?

Depending on the facts of your case, you may be able to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity, property damage, pain and suffering, and more. Each case is unique, so the specific compensation will depend on the details of your situation. Contact The Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A. today for a free consultation about your case.

How long will it take to settle my car accident claim?

The timeframe can vary widely depending on the complexity of the case, the extent of your injuries, the willingness of the insurance company to settle, and whether your case goes to trial. At The Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A., we will keep you updated on the status of your case every step of the way, and we will advise you on whether accepting a settlement or going to trial will be in your best interests. We will not let the insurance company take advantage of you. We will fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.

Do I need a lawyer for a car accident claim in Florida?

While it’s not a legal requirement to have a car accident lawyer, navigating the complexities of insurance claims and potential legal proceedings can be overwhelming, especially if you are coping with the aftermath of an injury. A personal injury lawyer with experience in Florida car accident law can help protect your rights and maximize your compensation.

How is fault determined in a Florida car accident?

Fault in a Florida car accident is determined by evaluating evidence such as police reports, witness statements, traffic laws and sometimes accident reconstruction experts. Insurance companies will conduct their own investigation to assign fault percentages. Typically, the insurance company’s fault percentages are assigned to protect the insurance company’s interests — not to pay the injury victim the full amount they need. At The Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A., we can conduct our own accident investigation and build a case that protects your interests and works to maximize the amount of compensation you receive.

Why Choose The Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A. For Your Car Accident Claim?

At The Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A., we offer personalized legal representation tailored to the specifics of your case. With our extensive knowledge of Florida law and a dedication to our clients’ well-being, we strive to achieve the best possible outcome for your situation. Here’s why we stand out:

  • More than 30 years of experience in Florida personal injury law: Attorney John R. Mathias has won millions of dollars for his clients. He has decades of experience in car accident cases and a long record of success.
  • Client-Centered Approach: We prioritize your recovery and work tirelessly to handle the legal details so you can focus on healing.
  • No Win, No Fee: You won’t pay any attorney fees unless we successfully recover compensation on your behalf. That means you don’t pay any out-of-pocket costs, and we don’t get paid unless we win for you.
  • Free Consultation: We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and answer any questions you may have.

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Ready To Get Started? Contact A St. Petersburg Car Accident Lawyer Today.

If you have been injured in a car accident in St. Petersburg or anywhere in South Florida, don’t wait to seek legal assistance. Contact The Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A. today to schedule your free consultation.

Call us at 727-362-2122 or contact us by email, and let’s take the first step towards getting you the compensation you need and deserve.