Tallahassee Car Accident Lawyer

Car accidents caused by someone else’s negligence can result in long-term injuries, high medical bills, prolonged pain management, time off from work, and emotional distress for you and your family. Farah & Farah’s Tallahassee car accident lawyers will stand up for you and fight to hold the person responsible for your injuries accountable for your damages so you can focus on getting well.

After a car accident, you may be facing debilitating injuries, high medical bills, and emotional distress. Navigating personal injury law and dealing with insurance companies do not have to add to your burdens.
Partner with our Tallahassee car accident attorneys so we can put our decades of combined experience to work for you. Call us today at (813) 358-0490 for a free, no-obligation case review.

Why Choose Farah & Farah After a Car Accident

Having an accomplished Tallahassee car accident lawyer on your side is essential, even for minor car accidents. The other party’s insurance company may try to fight your claim even before you file a formal lawsuit. Do not talk to an insurance company’s representative without an attorney present. They may try to convince you that you can’t recover compensation or may offer a quick settlement that doesn’t meet your long-term needs.

Farah & Farah has been fighting to protect people like you and your family since 1979. We are a client-centric law firm, and our attorneys understand what you are going through after a car accident. We utilize every team member’s experience and expertise to give you the best legal representation possible.

Our firm was founded by two brothers, so we embrace family and our Florida roots. Additionally, we’re passionate about giving back to the community in Tallahassee through public service and charitable donations. We pride ourselves on treating everyone who enters our door with honesty, dignity, and compassion.

Car Accident Case Results

We have recovered over $2 billion for our clients to help relieve their financial and emotional burdens. These are just some of our notable positive outcomes in car accident cases:

  • $2.5 million for a young car accident client who suffered neck injuries requiring ongoing pain management
  • $2.4 million for a client who could not return to work following a car accident
  • $1.4 million for a U.S. Army veteran initially offered just $60,000 following a car accident

You deserve an attorney who compassionately supports you while fighting fiercely on your behalf. Put the experience of Team Farah to work for you.

Client Testimonials

We take great pride in client testimonials praising our firm’s hard work, legal knowledge, and commitment to helping victims. Our clients are our family, and our family deserves the best we have to offer. Here’s what one satisfied client had to say:

“I chose Farah & Farah after I was in a car accident last November. The service was excellent, everything was laid out thoroughly for me and they handled my case and my treatment with the utmost care. Erika & Becky were so kind, communicative and helpful throughout the whole process. They kept me updated at each step, called to check in with my treatment and answered any and all questions I had. They were truly awesome!”

“My Team at Farah & Farah was phenomenal! I hired Farah & Farah after I was involved in a car wreck that resulted in a rollover and caused me to need extensive physical therapy and surgeries. The team was very supportive and helped me understand all of my options and always kept me updated on the case every step of the way. Ursula Hall, my case manager, was absolutely fantastic and a pleasure to work with! She really understands what is needed in these cases and is very knowledgeable and always available to answer any questions I had! I had never been through this experience before, and the team at Farah & Farah were exactly what I needed to help me deal with both the legal and medical aspects of dealing with the insurance company! In the end, they were able to secure a full policy premium payout for me and really helped me get back to my pre-wreck life mentally, physically and financially. I highly recommend giving Farah & Farah a call if you ever find yourself in the unfortunate circumstance of needing them. They are top notch and very professional and knowledgeable in the laws surrounding insurance claims! Thank you very much for all of the work on my case! I hope I never have to use your team again, but if I do, I won’t hesitate to give you a call!”

At Farah & Farah, every client who comes through our door gets the same level of commitment regardless of the potential monetary outcome of their case.

Types of Damages Awarded in Car Accidents

There are several types of damages available in car accident cases. You may be able to collect economic and non-economic damages such as the following:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Lost wages and future earnings
  • Lost business opportunities
  • Rental car costs
  • Vehicle repair expenses
  • Changes to your home or vehicle to accommodate long-term injuries
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Permanent scarring or loss of a bodily function

In rare cases, you can also pursue punitive damages. These are reserved for the most egregious cases and require clear and convincing evidence of the defendant’s intentional misconduct or gross negligence.

Insurance should cover some of your car accident costs. However, the total cost of your damages may be well above the limits of the applicable insurance policy. In that case, you need a skilled Farah & Farah personal injury attorney in Tallahassee to help you recover compensation from other at fault parties for you.

Uncovering the Origin of Compensation in Car Accident Cases

Numerous drivers in Florida merely hold the most basic insurance coverage, which commonly falls short in covering the total cost of your accident’s damages. After utilizing your PIP coverage and the at-fault driver’s insurance coverage, our Tallahassee car accident attorneys will strive to locate further insurance protection.

Collaborating with our accident analysis team, we will search for evidence pointing to the fault of an individual or entity apart from you or the other involved driver. For example, if you were struck by a commercial vehicle like a city bus or corporate vehicle, you may be able to recoup compensation from both the driver and their employer.

We’ll also focus particularly on the potential involvement of defective car parts and run a national search checking for recalls on all involved vehicles. Should we discern that defective components or poor craftsmanship factored in the accident, we will request compensation from the part manufacturers and suppliers.

Rest assured our legal team will diligently probe every angle to identify all parties involved in your accident. This thorough approach will widen the compensation pool and aid us in optimizing your settlement or verdict.

First Steps After a Tallahassee Car Accident

Following a car accident, the first thing to do is to take care of your health. If you do not need emergency care, visit your doctor as soon as possible to ensure you haven’t suffered internal injuries or other conditions that aren’t immediately noticeable. Your doctor will also document your injuries, providing helpful evidence when you seek compensation.

Hire an experienced Tallahassee car accident attorney immediately. We can help you find a doctor and get medical documents to support your car accident claim. Our attorneys can build your case by doing the following:

  • Investigating the cause of the accident and determining who’s responsible
  • Identifying applicable insurance coverage
  • Collecting evidence
  • Consulting experts
  • Securing witness testimony
  • Negotiating with insurance companies
  • Fighting for you in court

Take care of your health needs and your family and let Team Farah deal with the rest.

Florida Car Insurance Laws

Florida has a no-fault system for car accidents, meaning you must turn to your insurance company first to cover medical expenses and other costs. Florida drivers must carry at least $10,000 in personal injury protection, or PIP, insurance. PIP covers 80 percent of medical bills up to policy limits and 60 percent of lost wages. PIP will only cover up to $2,500 for non-emergency medical expenses if your injury is not an emergency.

Recent Updates to the Laws That May Affect Your Car Accident Claim

In March 2023, the Florida legislature passed House Bill 837, changing laws affecting car accident lawsuits. The law changed the statute of limitations for personal injury cases from four to two years. This gives you less time to file your car accident lawsuit.

Additionally, the law established a modified comparative negligence system in Florida to replace the pure comparative negligence standard previously used. The new law now prohibits you from collecting damages if you were 51 percent or more at fault. You can recover damages if you are 50 percent or less at fault. However, your compensation will be reduced in proportion to your share of the fault.

The law also limits insurance policyholders’ right to pursue bad faith claims against insurers and removes the right to seek attorney fees in many PIP breach of contract claims against insurance companies.

These changes aim to reduce the number of frivolous lawsuits and decrease insurance rates. In practice, they make it more difficult for plaintiffs to get the compensation they deserve. Trust an experienced Tallahassee car accident attorney from Farah & Farah to help you fight for every penny you deserve.

Common Causes of Car Accidents in Tallahassee

In 2021, there were 401,500 motor vehicle crashes in Florida. These resulted in 252,973 injuries and 3,741 fatalities. There are several common causes of car accidents, including the following:

  • Distracted driving
  • Fatigue
  • Driving while impaired
  • Failing to account for road conditions
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Mechanical defects

Contact Us for Help After Your Car Accident

The time after a car accident can be incredibly stressful. Let our experienced, committed car accident lawyers in Tallahassee take on some of your burdens. Everyone deserves good legal representation. Thus, we work on a contingency fee basis. That means you don’t pay us unless we win compensation for you.

Call us today at (813) 358-0490 or complete our online form to schedule a free case review.

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You & Your Family Since 1979

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