Hollywood, FL asked in Personal Injury for Florida

Q: Can I file a lawsuit against the company who's driver rear-ended the car that rear-ended me?

I was rear-ended in my car at a stop light last week. Neck and lower back are still bothering me. The car behind me was rear-end much worse by the semi-truck that hit them. I am in Florida

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Jason S. Turchin Esq.
Jason S. Turchin Esq.
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  • Weston, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Hi - Yes. You should be able to file a claim against any vehicle or owner who caused or contributed to the accident or your injuries. Time may be of the essence as far as medical treatment goes, as any delay in treatment could impact how your medical bills get paid.

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
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  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: YES! - but the usual first step is to present a claim to the insurer of that vehicle, which results in a claims adjuster evaluating the claim and making a settlement decision. In the event the claim does not settle, then suit is filed. You may claim money damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, and adverse effects on daily living activities. It's important that you immediately seek medical treatment (if you have not already), as well as to contact a lawyer for a free consultation. Our office, as well as many others, handle this type of claim.

Charles Baron (954)919-5669.

Gregory C. Maaswinkel
Gregory C. Maaswinkel
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  • Orlando, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes. You can file a lawsuit against both the driver and the trucking company. There may also be other defendants.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
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A: Since most accident/injury lawyers provide free consultations, I would recommend that you contact a few in your area and specifically discuss your situation----they can provide you options and you can choose whether or not you want to hire one of them.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
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  • Orlando, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes you should do that

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