More Than 30 Years of Legal Experience

Car Accident Lawyer

For more than 30 years, Attorney Bonnie A. Berns has passionately defended and represented car accident victims, and other auto accident victims from truck accidents and motorcyle accidents, in Ormond Beach, FL. Her experience as a car accident lawyer will ensure your rights are protected at all points of the legal proceeding. She also services clients throughout the rest of Volusia County including Port Orange, Palm Coast, Daytona Beach and Deltona.

What Are Your Rights Against A Negligent Driver?

Under Florida law, anyone injured due to the negligence of another driver has a right to seek compensation for their physical and financial losses. Unfortunately, Florida lawmakers have passed a number of laws in recent years that have made the personal injury claims process more complex.

If you have been hurt by a negligent driver, it is important that you seek out professional legal assistance. You only have one chance to seek fair compensation; as your car accident attorney, Bonnie A. Berns, P.A., will help pursue the most favorable possible result.

Personal Injury Protection Laws In Florida

Florida drivers are protected by no-fault insurance, meaning each injured driver receives a certain amount of compensation even if he or she is at fault in an accident. This is guaranteed by each driver's personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. However, this protection is limited, and time is a factor.

Under the new PIP laws, victims must seek medical attention within 14 days of the accident in order to receive $10,000 of PIP coverage. If you do not visit a doctor within this time limit, you will not be able to show that the issue is an emergency and your PIP coverage will drop significantly.

Seeking The Compensation You Deserve

Unfortunately, $10,000 is often insufficient to cover a victim's medical expenses. Back, neck and head injuries, for example, are common in car accidents, and the cost of their treatment often exceeds the $10,000 PIP coverage.

If your injuries are severe and you incur medical expenses of more than $10,000, you will need to file a personal injury lawsuit to pursue the full compensation you deserve. This lawsuit will hold the negligent driver responsible for the harm he or she has caused. As your law firm, we will guide you through the entire personal injury claims process, helping you seek out a resolution that will fully reimburse you for your losses.

Ormond Beach car accident lawyer Bonnie Berns has more than 30 years of experience helping Florida residents resolve their legal issues. To schedule a free consultation with our law firm, please call 386-672-4040 or contact us online. We offer home and hospital visits upon request. Spanish interpretation services are also available.