When Someone Hits And Hurts You In A Car Crash
The term “car accident” is a bit of a misnomer. Accidents happen every day. An accident is something that happens that no one could see coming and no one could do anything to prevent. It’s different from a crash. A crash happens because someone is either doing something they should not or not doing something they should. If you were involved in a car crash, you deserve a skilled legal advocate.
When you need a car accident attorney, turn to my firm, George C. Kezemides, P.A. I work one-on-one with my clients to help them understand both negligence and liability. I’m a Tampa-area former prosecutor and lawyer with years of practice in insurance defense – I rely on that experience to build strong cases for auto accident victims.
What Are Negligence And Liability?
Negligence does not mean a person planned to cause a crash. It just means that they did something to cause it. They are liable if they are careless or intentionally not following the rules – texting, drinking or speeding. A driver is liable when they do something any reasonable person would know is not safe to do.
Type Of Vehicle Accident Cases I Take
Unfortunately, a negligent driver can cause many different types of crashes. I have a broad base of experience with Florida auto accidents. I believe I have deeper insight than many other attorneys when it comes to crashes due to my extensive experience with trials as both a prosecutor and an insurance defense attorney.
I can assist with:
- Car accidents of all kinds
- Semi-truck accidents and delivery van crashes
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle collisions
- Pedestrians being struck by vehicles
- Dram shop law cases where a patron was overserved and then got into a vehicle and then caused a drunk driving crash
I understand the nuances of all types of traffic accident cases.
The Advantage Of A Former Insurance Defense Lawyer
The other party will likely have savvy insurance company attorneys to represent them. It seems only fair that you should too. Having been on the side of the insurer, I understand their tactics and motives. I also understand what they cannot do and where the holes in their defense lie. Find out more about what my past clients have said about my abilities and representation.
Frequently Asked Questions About Car Crashes
It’s not every day that you get into an auto accident. Below are some questions you may have.
Is Florida a no-fault insurance state?
Yes, but “no fault” is an often-misunderstood term. Your own insurance will cover your injuries and car repairs up to a certain limit. Beyond that, you can pursue the at-fault driver for additional compensation.
I can advise you of all the insurance aspects of your case.
What if the other driver doesn’t have insurance?
In this situation, you may be able to get compensation through your own insurance if you have uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage. This coverage isn’t mandatory, but insurers in Florida are required to offer it. I can determine if you have this coverage and, if so, help you pursue compensation.
How long do car accident cases take?
It depends. In complex cases involving multiple parties and contested insurance issues, it may be months or even years before the case gets resolved. More straightforward cases may only take a few months.
When you talk to me, I can give you an idea of what to expect in your case. My goal is to get you the money you need as soon as possible without jeopardizing your rights.
Start With A Free Conversation With Me
I know that after an accident, there is a lot to piece together. I can help with ensuring you get appropriate medical care in the short and long term. I can also handle the legal end of things. I know that you want to stay informed, so I make it a top priority to “keep you in the loop” with updates. I also understand your need for responsiveness, and I typically respond to clients within a 24-hour window.
Unless I recover compensation for you, you will not pay a fee. Call 727-490-9303 or reach me via my website contact form. Based in Tarpon Springs, I serve injured clients throughout the Tampa Bay area.