Recently involved in a motor vehicle accident and need to preserve your rights?
We all agree that being involved in a car accident is a very difficult moment to live, especially if you need to deal with legal procedures after that. Omar A. Cardenas is a automobile accident attorney who has been working in Plantation and Sunrise, Florida for more than ten years. Throughout the years, he specialized in handling personal injuries, wrongful death, insurance disputes, medical malpractice and general civil litigation matters.
Omar A. Cardenas is a passionate personal injury lawyer, who also has extensive experience in the particular areas of automobile negligence, premises liability, intentional torts, and insurance law. Omar A. Cardenas is a personal law firm that has been helping clients with legal issues and is highly recognized in Plantation and in Sunrise, Florida. We believe that a compassionate, affordable and honest representation can make the difference and this is why we work everyday to offer our best services to our clients. Let us represent you to be made whole again.
What can an auto accident lawyer do for me?
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, you need to act now to preserve your rights. Your first call must be to the police immediately after your accident to ensure that the accident is properly documented. The police will obtain everyone’s personal and insurance information, including any eye witnesses. Your next step is to call an auto accident attorney to know your rights.
In 2016, almost 400,000 car crashes have been reported in Florida. If you were injured as a result of the accident, you may have access to Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage but only if you seek treatment within 14 days. In Florida, PIP is an automobile insurance coverage that pays 80% of your accident-related medical expenses, 60% of your lost wages, and reimburses you for mileage to and from your doctor’s appointments if you are involved in an accident. This is true whether or not you were at-fault for the accident, hence the “no-fault.” PIP coverage is mandatory in Florida and requires that all drivers to carry $10,000.00 in coverage. PIP coverage is also primary (meaning it pays out first) over any other type of insurance, including private health insurance.. If you do not own a vehicle, you may still qualify for PIP coverage under someone else’s insurance policy. Omar A. Cardenas Personal Injury law office can help you to find out if you qualify for PIP coverage.
In Florida, there is no requirement to purchase liability coverage. That means that there are individuals legally driving in Florida who may cause accidents for which their insurance company would not be able to compensate you for any pain and suffering. This does not mean that the at-fault driver cannot be held personally liable under the law. It does mean that you should take extra precautions and purchase Uninsured Motorist (UM) coverage on your own automobile insurance policy. UM will step into the shoes of the person that caused you harm and compensate you for your physical damages if that person has little or no liability coverage.
Auto Accident Law Office in Plantation and Sunrise, Florida
If you or a relative has been injured in a car accident, let us represent you. Most of the time, the longer you wait to consult an attorney, the more you jeopardize your case. Having correct and accurate information at the right time can mean the difference between being fully compensated for your damages and being left hung out to dry with medical debt or being unable to seek much needed medical treatment. Our personal injury lawyer can help you if you are located in any of the following locations in Florida:
- Fort Lauderdale
- Pompano Beach
- Coral Springs
Call us now and get a free case evaluation!
Omar A. Cardenas Legal Office
Tel: (855) OMAR-411