Is the Automobile Insurance Company for the At Fault Driver Liable for the Injury Victim’s Attorney Fees in Florida?

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In Florida, the automobile accident personal injury victim is entitled to compensation for medical bills in the past, medical bills in the future, pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, lost wages, loss of earning ability, and other damages. Often times, I am asked the following question:
Is the injury victim entitled to the payment of attorney fees by the insurance company of the at fault driver or at fault owner. This is a question that does not have an easy answer. It depends on the facts and circumstances. In Florida automobile accident injury cases and claims, a settlement is reached between the insurance company in the injury victim and/or the Florida Personal Injury Lawyer. In most of the settlements, attorney fees are not paid by the automobile insurance company. This is the common practice; however, there are some cases in which attorney fees are paid by the automobile insurance company for the at fault driver or the at fault owner. Sometimes, there is an agreement to pay attorney fees. It is more common in these cases for the Court to order attorney fees when there is a favorable verdict or ruling on a case in litigation.
In the State of Florida, attorney fees are governed by contract, statute, or legal procedure. It may seem unfair that an injury victim is required to pay his or her own attorney fees when another person is at fault for a Florida Automobile Accident. It should be noted that Florida law, practice, and procedure regarding automobile accidents have many aspects that seem unfair and are unfair. Because of this, it is important for an injury victim to get legal representation from a Florida Automobile Accident attorney to level the playing field to some extent with the automobile insurance companies who are well represented by their own insurance adjusters and defense attorneys.
In most automobile accident personal injury cases in the State of Florida, the injury victim’s attorney will handle the case on a contingency basis meaning – No Recovery – No Attorney Fees or Costs. This fee arrangement allows injury victims to obtain the services of a qualified Florida Automobile Accident Injury Attorney even if the injury victim does not have funds up front to pay the attorney. The issue of attorney fees on injury cases can be quite complex. Because of this, it is important for the injury victim to consult with the Florida personal injury attorney about the issue of attorney fees and costs. When the facts and law support a claim for attorney fees and and it is practical to pursue the collection of attorney fees, then there may be an award of or payment of attorney fees to the injury victim.
In addition to attorney fees, there many other issues that arise in an automobile accident case. For instance, there are issues that may arise as to liability or traffic laws in place. Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A. is a personal injury law firm based in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach Florida. The firm has been representing automobile accident victims since 1957. You can read more about relevant traffic rules and regulations at Florida
Traffic Rule, Regulations, and Law – Frequently Asked Questions
. Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A. has other resources and helpful information posted on its website and the North Florida Injury Lawyer Blog regarding automobile accident cases.

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