Injuries sustained in a serious car accident can be devastating. Your injuries may not only require extensive medical care, but force you to take time off work or render you unable to return to work again. In any car accident, there is the potential for a victim to experience financial difficulty due to medical bills and more.
The team at Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon believe that victims deserve to be compensated for their injuries. Our personal injury attorneys represent victims of car accidents, semi truck accidents and other vehicle accidents. If you have been injured in a car accident in Pensacola or the Gulf Coast region, we will vigorously represent you in court and help you hold the responsible party accountable for their actions.
Causes of Vehicle Collisions
Vehicle collisions occur every day across Florida. Some result in only minor injuries and others are catastrophic. These collisions are caused by a number of reasons, but the most common are:
- Distracted Driving
- Driving Under the Influence
- Reckless Driving
- Vehicle Malfunction
- Inexperienced Drivers
These are only some of the reasons that people are involved in accidents, and every vehicle collision is unique. We are here for you no matter what caused your accident. We do not believe that you should be forced to suffer due to someone’s negligence or error.
When you are involved in an accident, you have the legal right to seek compensation for medical bills, loss or work and even pain and suffering. If you are unable to return to work due to a permanent disability, you may also be entitled to Social Security Disability. Our Pensacola personal injury attorneys will fight for every penny you deserve.
Personal Injury Protection and Your Insurance Company
Many people mistakenly believe that an insurance company will provide adequate coverage should they be forced to file a claim. Never rely on an insurance company. These agencies are looking out for their interests, not yours. While you may be offered an initial settlement, it is often not enough to cover the bills that you may incur in the future and once you accept a settlement, your case is effectively over.
Florida, and nine other states in the nation, require that drivers carry personal injury protection (PIP). The intent is to reduce the delay of payment to victims who need money to pay medical bills immediately following an accident. Unfortunately, the $10,000 payment may not be what you need. While helpful, depending on your injuries, the payment could barely make a dent in your total financial obligation.
How a Pensacola Car Accident Attorney Can Help
You and your family deserve to be compensated for your losses. When you are injured through no fault of your own, our team is here to help you. At Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon, we don’t believe that any victim should be forced to make difficult decisions regarding their health care and the support of their families. We also believe that those who are negligent must be held accountable for their decisions.
If you have been injured in an auto accident in the Pensacola or Gulf Coast area, we would like to speak with you. We will review the details of your accident at no cost to you and advise you of your legal rights. In addition to your free consultation, it’s important to let you know that we work on a contingency basis. That means that you don’t pay for our services unless we win your case. Call our office today at (850) 444-4878 to schedule your consultation or reach out to us online at your convenience.
Have questions? Be sure to check out our Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions.
The video above is a public service announcement regarding the dangers of car accidents in Florida.