Under the current State of Florida Laws, every owner and operator of a motor vehicle must carry PIP, (Personal Injury Protection) coverage as part of their own insurance coverage. PIP is also known as “no fault” and is a law that protects an injured party, regardless of who is at fault for causing the accident. The law allows an injured victim to use their own insurance policy to cover damages thus reducing the need for filing personal injury claims against the other party. The law requires a minimum coverage of $10,000.00 in PIP to cover medical bills and lost wages. Injured parties have 14 days to seek medical attention from the date of the accident occurring.
Permanent Injury Requirement
In order for an injury victim to seek or obtain compensation for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and related damages, an injury victim must have sustained a permanent injury within a reasonable of medical probability. This means that the injury victim suffered an injury that still lingers and according to a medical provider, will be long term in nature and permanent. If an injury victim does not have a permanent injury then the injury party in an automobile accident case will only be able to seek and recover economic damages which include medical bills, hospital, lost wages, and related damages. In the State of Florida, it is a good idea to seek out legal advice from an experienced personal injury attorney like Artie Shimek because accidents that result in injuries are complex in nature.
What is Wrongful Death
In legal terms, wrongful death is a death that occurs as a result of someone else’s negligence, that could involve any accidental or unintentional event involving a car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, medical mistake, prescription, drug administered, nursing home abuse or defective product. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one and believe a wrongful death has occurred, there is a statute of limitations in the State of Florida that requires you to file a lawsuit within two years of the wrongful death occurring.
Artie Shimek understands the emotional gravity of any unforeseen death that might have occurred and has represented many innocent victims that are no longer alive to represent themselves. Representing cases of this nature takes special training and experience because every wrongful death case is unique. The worst outcome of any accident is sustaining injuries that result in death. The most troubling aspects of a wrongful death case is the affect the death has on the family members and the emotional toll ensued. Loved ones not only have questions about how this could have happened but want answers to questions as to where they go from here. Do I have a case? How long will I have to wait for a verdict to be rendered? How will I pay my bills if the victim was the bread-winner? Who should I hire to protect my legal interest? All of these are legitimate questions that only an experienced wrongful death attorney can answer. Most wrongful death cases that occur in the state of Florida are vehicle related. Some are medical in nature, others are defective products or what is referred to as product liability. There were over 60,000 deaths that occurred on just our streets alone last year. Many more deaths committed because of a medical mistake, misdiagnosis of other related tragedy.
What Makes Artie Shimek the Right Wrongful Death Attorney
Artie Shimek has been representing wrongful death cases since 1989. There is no greater challenge than representing a client whose injuries sustained in an accident resulted in their death. Representing these types of victims takes brains, experience and judgment and a legal team who can mount the necessary legal effort to win their case. With over 1700 clients represented involving injury cases, that resulted in over 110 million dollars recovered, Artie Shimek is an exceptional attorney and a member of a very select group of legal advocates.
If you have suffered the loss of a loved one to someone else’s negligence, Artie Shimek specializes in handling your Pensacola wrongful death case. Call Artie for a free consultation at 850-434-7995. There are no fees or cost unless we will money for you.