If you have been involved in a car accident, insurance companies may want to settle with you for much less than you may ultimately need. The truth is that many people seriously undervalue the injuries they sustain. They do not realize that the pains they experience after the accident may last a lifetime. Often, they fail to foresee the full effect of the accident on their lives and families.

That is why it is critical to talk with a lawyer before you try to negotiate with an insurance company by yourself. The experienced attorneys at VanNess & VanNess, P.A., in central Florida can handle every aspect of your personal injury case to help you get the full amount of compensation you require for your injuries.

Our experienced legal team is well-equipped to handle even the most serious car accident cases. We have obtained multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements for people in cases involving injuries to the spinal cord, traumatic brain injuries, lost limbs and wrongful death.

When you have been injured in a car accident, you may have more options than you first thought. Usually, a driver's negligence caused the accident, but an attorney can help you identify other responsible parties. Did dangerous road conditions exist? Was the driver who injured you intoxicated? If so, you may be able to take more extensive legal action and even receive punitive damages in the event of a drunk driving accident.

The Law On Insurance In Florida

Florida law requires drivers to have no-fault insurance coverage called personal injury protection — or PIP — but it does not require drivers to have liability coverage, underinsured motorist (UM) or uninsured motorist coverage (UIM) coverage. This coverage is a very good idea. Many people incorrectly believe that PIP can cover the expense of all physical injuries in a car accident. The full cost of medical care, rehabilitation and accommodations can be astronomical, especially after a serious injury like a head injury or spinal cord injury.

At VanNess & VanNess, P.A., we can answer your questions about insurance coverage. We can also help you negotiate with insurance companies and assert your policy rights if you have been injured in a car accident. To talk with us about your options, contact our Citrus County law office toll free at 866-697-6221 or complete our online contact form.