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Car Accident Lawyers in Tallahassee

At Perry & Young, we understand that being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic and overwhelming experience. From dealing with insurance companies to navigating legal procedures, the aftermath of a collision can be complex and challenging to navigate alone. That's where our Tallahassee car accident lawyers come in. We are dedicated to advocating for our clients' rights and ensuring they receive the compensation they deserve. Our team is committed to providing personalized attention and aggressive representation to help alleviate the stress and uncertainty surrounding car accident cases. With our expertise and guidance, you can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal complexities on your behalf.

Florida Car Accident Laws

In Florida, car accident laws are primarily governed by a system known as "no-fault" insurance. Under this system, drivers are required to carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance coverage, which provides compensation for medical expenses and lost wages regardless of who is at fault for the accident.

However, Florida also allows individuals to pursue a claim against the at-fault party for additional damages if the injuries meet certain criteria. This is known as the "serious injury" threshold, which includes significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function, permanent injury, significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement, or death.

Florida operates under a pure comparative negligence system, meaning that even if you are partially at fault for the accident, you can still recover damages, but they will be reduced by your percentage of fault.

Additionally, Florida has a statute of limitations for filing a car accident lawsuit, which is typically four years from the date of the accident.

Protect Yourself Against Insurers

Insurance companies have various tactics they may employ to reduce or deny car accident claims, often in an effort to minimize their financial liability. Some common strategies include:

  • Disputing Liability: Insurers may argue that their policyholder is not at fault for the accident, thereby shifting responsibility to you or another party involved. They may use evidence such as witness statements, police reports, or accident reconstructions to support their position.
  • Questioning Medical Treatment: Insurance companies may scrutinize your medical records and treatment to challenge the extent or necessity of your injuries. They may argue that your injuries were pre-existing or not directly caused by the accident, leading to a reduction in the compensation they offer.
  • Offering Low Settlements: Insurers may make initial settlement offers that are far below the actual value of your claim. They may pressure you to accept these offers quickly, hoping that you will accept a lesser amount out of desperation or lack of understanding of your rights.
  • Delaying or Denying Claims: Insurance companies may intentionally delay the claims process or deny valid claims altogether. They may cite technicalities, incomplete paperwork, or alleged policy violations as reasons for denial, forcing you to expend time and effort to appeal their decision.
  • Using Recorded Statements Against You: Insurers often request recorded statements from claimants shortly after the accident. They may manipulate your words or twist your statements to undermine your credibility or weaken your claim.
  • Alleging Contributory Negligence: Florida follows a comparative negligence system, which means that your compensation can be reduced if you are found partially at fault for the accident. Insurers may attempt to exaggerate your level of fault to minimize their payout.

Why Choose Us?

At Perry & Young, we understand the tactics insurers use to minimize payouts, and we are prepared to advocate fiercely for your rights. Our dedication to personalized attention means that we are always available to answer your questions, provide updates on your case, and address any concerns you may have. With Perry & Young by your side, you can have peace of mind knowing that your best interests are our top priority, and we will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for your car accident case in Florida.

Call the Tallahassee car accident attorneys at Perry & Young, at (850) 215-7777 to schedule your free consultation and get legal advice.

Free Consultation — Get Legal Advice Today

If you have been in a car accident, want to know about Florida motor vehicle laws, need assistance handling an insurance claim, or want to ensure that you have representation from an experienced attorney with your best interests at heart, reach out to Perry & Young

Schedule a free consultation and get free legal advice by calling us at (850) 215-7777 or filling out our online form. We will fight for you.

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Tallahassee Car Accident Lawyers Seeking Maximum Compensation for Accident Victims

Whether you have a soft tissue injury such as whiplash, a herniated disk, or a more serious personal injury, you need to understand that the insurance company and claims adjuster are not your friends and are not looking out for your interests. They are paid to give you the least amount of compensation possible and to look out for their bottom line. One leading insurance company’s claims manual states that someone who has an attorney can net three to five times the amount of money as someone who is unrepresented.

Your Dedicated Attorneys

  • You Only Pay When You Collect

    Our work is conducted on a contingent fee basis. This means that you pay nothing unless we make a recovery on your behalf.

  • Experienced Trial Attorneys

    Each case is assigned to a lead attorney and a supporting attorney. This ensures continuity during the legal process and enables us to provide responsive service.

  • Hundreds of Millions Recovered

    At Perry & Young Law Firm, we take pride in championing the rights of our clients. We have secured hundreds of millions for our clients. 

Client's Love Us

At Perry & Young, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "They are dedicated to helping you and will go above and beyond for you."
    I have used Ted Howell and Trina at this firm to help me for my claim and have referred other people as well to them that they have helped. They are dedicated to helping you and will go above and beyond for you. You will never have to wonder what is going on with your case as they always keep you in the loop. I highly recommend Ted and Trina if you need someone in your corner!
    - Hollie H.
    "This law firm is who you need to call if you have an injury."

    This law firm is who you need to call if you have an injury. I had the pleasure of working with Ryan and team; all who were prompt and knowledgeable both in informing me of updates or answering any questions I had. Thank you again!

    - Ann D.
    "I’m grateful to have chosen a firm that was professional, caring and made the process go smoothly."
    I’m grateful to have chosen a firm that was professional, caring and made the process go smoothly. Ted and his team had great follow through and kept me informed throughout the entire process. I fully trust them and wouldn’t call anyone else.
    - Melissa M.
    "My guy Les McFatter was very professional and always a text or phone call away"

    I had a remarkable experience with Perry and Young. My guy Les McFatter was very professional and always a text or phone call away to answer any questions or concerns. He went above and beyond to make this experience as smooth as possible! Maggie Harris thank you for making communication so easy. Highly recommend! Thank you Les and Maggie!

    - Travis J.
    "Kelly, Morgan, and Lauren are so welcoming and informative"
    Kelly, Morgan, and Lauren are so welcoming and informative. They make a real difference both in and out of the office with their drive, ambition, and support.
    - Rebecca S.
    "I would definitely utilize this law office if needed again in the future."
    This law office was wonderful, and they explained everything in detail, which made the process a pleasant experience. The legal team kept me informed throughout this process. Maggie was responsive and knowledgeable when I had questions. In addition, she was quick to respond and assisted in making this legal process seamless. I would highly recommend this law office to friends or family, and I would definitely utilize this law office if needed again in the future.
    - Trachell C.
    "They made sure to communicate with me every time there were changes or more information in my case."
    Team Howell: Ted, Kris and Trina. They were excellent to work with, they made sure to communicate with me every time there were changes or more information in my case. They guided me and advised me through every step in my case. They are very friendly and welcoming. I could not ask for a better group to represent me. I am truly thankful for them.
    - Bob D.
    "They treated me like family."
    Perry & Young Law Firm represented me with my discrimination case. Mrs. Jeanetta Brown conducted my intake and was a great pleasure to work with! From the beginning of initial contact to the end of my settlement, they treated me like family. The defendants wanted to treat me as a nuance, but my Perry & Young Law Firm didn’t treat me as such and made sure I was fairly compensated. I appreciate their patience, handling my case with care, and respect!
    - Brittany P.

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