Aggressively Pursuing Compensation For You After Your Motor Vehicle Accident
At Tuttle Law, P.A. in Vero Beach, we understand how hard it is to get back to normal after being injured in a motor vehicle accident. When bills pile up and you are hurting, our attorneys can partner with you to pursue a personal injury settlement.
Efficient And Effective
Getting you the compensation you deserve in a timely manner is our priority. Our lawyers will work directly with you when building your case. You can expect that our experienced professionals will effectively execute your case strategy.
In an accident, the negligent party is the one that caused the accident to happen. Negligent actions that can cause a car crash or truck accident include:
- Distracted driving
- Speeding, frequently changing lanes, and passing cars
- Not following posted traffic signs
After an accident, it is important to note the conditions that led up to the collision. This will be valuable information for your case. It is also crucial that you do not talk about the circumstances of the accident with anyone except your attorney. As a comprehensive personal injury law firm, Tuttle Law, P.A. has years of experience in motor vehicle accident cases involving:
You can trust us to handle your case with compassion and integrity.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need an attorney when I am injured in an auto accident?
Yes. When you hire an attorney at Tuttle Law, you will get a team of people organizing and collecting evidence as well as negotiating and advocating on your behalf. Without an attorney, you will be forced to navigate your injury claim not knowing the applicable laws and can make a mistake that no attorney can fix.
What does it cost?
Tuttle Law gets paid the same way every injury attorney in the state of Florida gets paid, on a contingency fee basis. That means that we only get paid if we get a recovery for you.
Why should I hire Tuttle Law?
We are different than the firms you see on TV and billboards. At Tuttle Law you will speak to an attorney, not a case manager, about your case and your injuries. We understand that this is a difficult process and we do everything we can to make ourselves available for you.
Tuttle Law almost exclusively handles personal injury cases so we have made a strong impression on insurance companies by proving time and again that we will fight to defend our clients from their aggressive tactics.
What are the initial steps of my case?
In the beginning stages of your case, we will notify the other party and any involved insurance companies that you have retained us to represent you. We will also request the insurance company to give us a copy of any statements you may have given them before you retained us.
We will send letters to your doctors and hospitals, notifying them that you have retained us to represent you and requesting that they do not give medical information to the insurance adjuster for the other party. We will contact the investigating officer and witnesses for their statements. We may also request your employment information to document your economic loss.
How long will the process take?
It is important to understand that your case cannot be settled until your injuries have been fully evaluated. It generally takes some time to obtain the necessary medical information because a doctor cannot answer many questions until your treatment has reached a plateau. Typically, we will have to wait six to nine months from the date of an accident before we receive a full medical report regarding your injuries from your doctor. Once we have a clear picture of your injuries, we can then prepare a settlement demand letter to the responsible party.
What is my case worth?
Determining the worth of a personal injury claim depends on many factors some of which are: how seriously you are injured, the specific facts of the case, and the insurance limits that are available. Ultimately, there is no special formula to decide your case value but the attorneys at Tuttle Law have years of experience that will be utilized to maximize your compensation.
How much auto insurance is required in Florida?
Under Florida law, drivers are only required to carry $10,000 of property damage coverage and $10,000 of personal injury protection coverage. Unfortunately, Florida is one of only a few states that does not require drivers to carry bodily injury liability coverage. Bodily injury liability coverage pays for injuries a negligent driver causes to other people.
If a negligent driver does not have this coverage, the injured party can look to their own insurance policy to see if they have purchase uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. This coverage provides protection when the at-fault driver doesn’t have any coverage, or doesn’t have enough coverage, to compensate the injured party for all damages.
How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?
For the most part, you must file a lawsuit in a personal injury case no later than four years after the date of the incident, or you will be forever barred from pursuing your claim. Please note, there are a number of situations which require lawsuits or notice much sooner than four years. If you are considering the possibility of hiring a lawyer, it is generally best to do it as soon as possible.
Contact Us Today
According to Florida law, you have a limited amount of time to file suit against the party that caused the accident. Give us a call today at 772-571-4441 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our Vero Beach offices. Our fees are contingent; we do not get paid unless you win your case.