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Have you been in a car accident that was not your fault?

If you are in a car accident that was NOT your fault, it is important to speak with a personal injury lawyer. They can help you get the money you deserve for the damages that were done to your car and body. Many people do not realize that they are entitled to this money, but a good lawyer will fight for you and make sure that you get what you deserve.

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If YOU HAVE been in an accident that WAS NOT your fault, you may be wondering if it's worth it to consult with a personal injury lawyer.

The answer is YES! Here's why:

1. A free consultation will allow you to learn about your legal rights and options.

2. Even if the accident was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damage to your property.

3. At the very least, a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer will give you peace of mind and help you make the best decision for your situation.

If you have been in a car accident, don't delay – call us today at (561) 440-7775 for a free consultation. We'll be happy to answer any questions you have and help you get the compensation you deserve.

Consulting for free with a personal injury lawyer is important but so is seeking medical attention right away.

Immediately after an accident, even when you "think" that you are not injured, it is always best to be checked out by a doctor. This is because some injuries, such as whiplash, may not be immediately apparent. If you do have injuries and the accident is not your fault, a medical professional can get you on a recovery treatment plan to bring you back to full strength and a personal injury lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve to cover your medical bills and any other expenses that you may have incurred as a result of the accident. Personal injury lawyers can help you file a claim with their insurance company, discuss the matter with the insurance company and always look out for your best interest throughout the entire proceeding of your case. Many times, the other driver's insurance company will try to devalue your claim and offer you a settlement that is much lower than what you may be entitled to. In many cases, insurance companies will deny your claim out-right. A personal injury lawyer will make sure that they minimize any and all vulnerable positions that an insurance company may try to leverage against you. Consult with personal injury lawyer Kayla Sheldrick regarding your cafr accident.

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Who pays for medical bills after an accident?

If you've been in an accident that wasn't your fault and incurred expenses, you may be wondering how to pay your bills. In most Florida automobile accident cases, personal injury protection (PIP) may cover up to 80% of the first $10,000 of your medical and/or loss wage expenses. However, each state has different laws regarding PIP, so it's important to check the statutes in the state where the accident occurred.

Filing a claim with the insurance company as soon as possible is key to ensuring that you receive the attention your claims call for. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you through the process and make sure that all of your rights are protected. Contact our accident lawyer, free consultation with Kayla Sheldrick today.

If you have any property that has been damaged in an accident due to the negligence of somebody else, this is where the at fault driver's property damage insurance policy pays to repair or replace your vehicle. Property damage limits vary by state, but they typically start at $5,000. Your property damage limit would pay to repair or replace the other driver's car if you're responsible for an accident. Property damage insurance doesn't cover your own car. For that, you'll need collision and/or comprehensive coverage.

Another important type of insurance policy to carry is a bodily injury insurance policy, it pays medical bills and lost wages if you're sued after an accident and found responsible. Most states require drivers to have at least some coverage, but limits vary considerably. For example, Pennsylvania requires a minimum of $15,000 per person and $30,000 per accident, while New Hampshire has no minimum requirements. You can raise or lower these limits depending on how much coverage you want and how much you're willing to pay for it. If you carry only the state-required minimum limits and you're sued after an accident, anything above those limits will have to come out of your own pocket. That's why many drivers carry higher limits, sometimes as high as $100,000/$300,000 or more. The cost of doing so varies by state and by insurance company, but it's usually not very expensive to increase your limits from the state-required minimums. Still, there's no reason to carry higher limits than what you feel comfortable with. You should never let your insurance company pressure you into buying more coverage than you want or can afford. If you cause an accident that injures someone seriously enough to surpass your bodily injury limit, that person could sue you for the difference between your limit and the actual cost of his or her medical treatment. If the person wins such a lawsuit, any assets you have could be seized to help pay the judgment against you. Remember this works vice versa, if you were hurt and injured due to another driver, their bodily injury policy is to cover your medical bills and/or expenses. In the event there isn't sufficient policy coverage to cover your medical expenses you may be left with no other choice but to sue that person in court.

Some people choose to buy what's known as an umbrella liability policy. This type of policy kicks in when the limits on your auto policy are exhausted, providing additional protection up to a predetermined amount, usually $1 million or more. Unlike most property and casualty insurance policies that reimburse you for covered losses after you've paid a deductible, an umbrella liability policy kicks in first – meaning it pays claims before your auto policy does. And because it pays claims before your auto policy does, an umbrella liability policy also provides protection against lawsuits that might otherwise result in the loss of your assets. An umbrella liability policy typically costs $200 to $300 per year for $1 million in coverage – a relatively small price to pay for peace of mind and asset protection . . . not to mention potential savings on your auto insurance premiums if your insurer knows you have this extra layer of protection in place.

Who pays for medical bills after a car accident?
Who Pays For Medical Bills After a Car Accident?

Here's a list of common expenses that you may incur after an accident.

  • - ambulance fees

  • - emergency room fees

  • - hospitalization fees

  • - prescription medications

  • - rehabilitation therapies


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Steps To Take to Help From being overwhelmed with medical bills after an accident:

1. Contact the insurance company as soon as possible to start the claims process.

2. Keep all of your receipts and documentation related to the accident and your medical treatment.

3. Seek the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer to make sure that your rights are protected and your bills are recognized and attended to properly.

4. Request a letter of protection (LOP) from your personal injury lawyer so you can continue receiving medical treatment without worrying about being sued for the costs later on.

5. Focus on healing and let your lawyer take care of the rest.

Wondering what a Letter Of Protection is?

A letter of protection (L.O.P) is a legal document used in personal injury cases that allows an injured person to receive medical treatment without having to worry about paying for all the medical bills upfront. The letter is sent from the personal injury lawyer to the medical provider, stating that the lawyer will be responsible for payment of the medical bills and settling all liens once the case is settled. This allows the injured person to focus on healing without having to worry about mounting medical bills.

Who pays for my medical bills and expenses after an accident?

You may be entitled to compensation, You should speak to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims varies from state to state, so it is important to act quickly. This means that if you don't file your claim within the state where the accident or incident occurred in from the date of the accident to the state's statute of limitations, you will most likely be barred from doing so.

Florida, New Jersey & New York's Personal Injury Statute of Limitations are as follows.

  • Florida personal injury statute of limitations is two years. (As of March 24th, 2023)

  • New Jersey personal injury statute of limitations is two years.

  • New York personal injury statute of limitations is three years.

You should also know that if you were a minor at the time of the accident, you may have a longer period of time to file a claim.


Contact The Sheldrick Law Firm today for a free consultation with our devoted personal injury lawyer Kayla Sheldrick. We will review your case and advise you on how best to proceed.

We are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

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