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Car Accident on I4

Samaroo Law is led by Attorney Avita M Samaroo. She has been advocating for Personal Injury clients since 2015 and has demonstrated superior advocacy, negotiation and communication skills.  Attorney Samaroo has been working with clients involved in car accidents that frequently occur on the deadly I-4 highway. “We’re dedicated to helping people that were involved in car accidents receive the best possible recovery.”

Florida is a beautiful state full of sunshine and beaches with natives and visitors traveling throughout the state. However, the 132-miles I-4 between Tampa and Daytona Beach is reported to be among the most dangerous highways in the country. January is stated to have witnessed the maximum number of car accidents.

A follow-up analysis by WFTS-TV reports the 15-miles stretch from the Champions Gate to the Sea World to be most accident-prone. Locals refer to the particular quarter-mile between Daytona and Orlando in the Seminole county located at the southern end of the interstate bridge that runs across St. John’s River as the “Dead Zone.”

What leads to accidents on I-4?

The increasing population, heavy traffic, and careless driving are reported to be the main cause of car accidents on I-4. The existing lanes are pathetically inadequate that has led to one of the largest highway expansions in the northern hemisphere.

  • It may be very difficult to avoid accidents when driving on the I-4 with so many distracted drivers checking phones, reaching for their glove compartment, something on the floor, all while eating or drinking.
  • Speeding, tailgating and passing illegally are some other factors that result in such accidents.
  • Swerving and moving out of lanes is another reason that results in accidents on the I-4.

Help for Personal Injuries sustained on I-4

If you’ve been injured on the I-4 in a car crash, contact us immediately.

We’ll help you get the much-needed financial compensation for your past medical bills, future medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and vehicle damage. After all, you deserve to get compensation for all the physical pain and suffering, emotional distress and financial losses that you had to undergo while being behind the wheels.

At Samaroo Law, we understand the sudden impact of an unfortunate accident that often turns the victim’s life upside down by impacting one’s quality of life.

A simple daily task like driving your car can become a life-turning event. At Samaroo, we have been helping people make informed decisions concerning Personal Injury Claims. Florida is among the few “no fault” states with its definite set of accident compensation laws.

What does “no-fault” mean?

Personal Injury claims in Florida can get pretty complicated with the state’s “no-fault” law.

  • In “at-fault” states, the at-fault party is responsible for the losses, including medical bills and property damage.  A motorists may choose to file a suit against the other driver to prove fault and claim Personal Injury compensations.
  • As a “no-fault” state, all motorists in the state of Florida are required to carry a minimum of $10,000 Personal Injury Protection (PIP).
  • In the case of a car crash, both parties turn to their respective insurance companies to pay for the medical bills and other losses incurred. Regardless of who is at fault, PIP provides coverage for medical bills and lost wages.
  • There are limitations to PIP coverage under the “no fault” law.  In Florida, PIP covers only 80% of medical bills and 60% of lost wages up to $10,000.
  • Moreover, if you have a deductible you are responsible for that portion of your medical bill and lost wages (Usually $500 or $1,000).
  • If your injuries are not considered an “Emergency Medical Condition” as per Florida laws you are entitled only to $2,500 in PIP coverage from your insurer.
  • Florida PIP Statute §627.732 states it this way:
    • An “emergency medical condition” is defined as a medical condition manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity, which may include severe pain, such that the absence of immediate medical attention would reasonably be expected to result in any of the following:
      • Serious jeopardy to patient health;
      • Serious impairment of bodily function;
      • Serious dysfunction of any bodily organ or part

Florida’s no-fault law leaves lot of drivers injured in car crash in Florida totally unprotected when it comes to the recovering cost of damages that they have incurred.  One way to protect your self is to have Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage on your policy.  This will allow your insurance company to step into the shoes of the at fault party should they have no bodily injury coverage or inadequate coverage.

In order to navigate the complex laws, car crash victims should consult an extremely competent Personal Injury attorney.

We know the exceptions to the law

At Samaroo Law, we are dedicated to helping people involved in car crashes on the I-4. We have understand the intricate nuances of Florida’s “no-fault” laws and can help you recover and compensate you for your injuries and damages. These are among the major exceptions to the “no-fault” law:

  • Medical bills or lost wages that exceed $10,000 are not covered by PIP can be claimed by the victim.
  • Serious injuries entitle a Personal Injury victim to sue the other motorist for appropriate compensations.
  • Florida law identifies four types of injuries that qualify:
    • Permanent injury
    • Significant, permanent scars or disfigurement
    • Significant, permanent loss of a bodily function (such as the ability to walk)
    • Death

In any of these cases, the victim is free from the limitations of the “no-fault” law and can file a suit to claim compensation to recover medical expenses and also other “intangible” damages (like pain and suffering) suffered as a result of the accident.

How we can help you

Only a competent and expert lawyer can help you identify your injuries being categorized as “permanent injuries” with proper medical documentation and processing. Samaroo Law will work with experienced medical specialists that help identify and confirm “permanent injuries”.

We take stock of the accident conditions accessing those responsible for it. Subsequently, we carefully work with analysts to access the host of “intangible” damages like changes in lifestyle, suffering from a lower quality of life than before the accident and mental trauma of the victim. These apart, there is also the aspect of the sole bread-winner of the family losing job permanently that may lead to the trauma of the family breaking up.

We understand the trauma that you’ve gone through, probably at no fault of your own, and we are here to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Whether it’s you or your loved one that has suffered injuries in a car accident, get in touch with us right away even before you talk to your insurance company.