You or a loved one has just been injured in an automobile accident. The first thing you need to do is gather your wits. If you are able to do so, take pictures of your vehicle and the accident scene. Cooperate with law enforcement and make sure you get a copy of the crash report. Do not argue with the at fault party. If necessary, allow yourself to be transported to the emergency room.
Often, the nature and extent of your injuries will not become readily apparent until the third day following the trauma. Get medical treatment as soon as possible and contact your attorney as soon as possible. Do not give any written or oral statements to anyone other than law enforcement until you have spoken to your attorney, and do not self diagnose your injuries. I will refer you to a reputable physician in your general geographic vicinity.
My office and I will personally guide you through the process of properly presenting your case and either settling for the maximum amount or taking your case to trial to compel the insurance carrier to compensate you for your injuries. My office regularly works with experienced trial attorneys whose skills combined with my expertise will jointly work to maximize your recovery.
Under Florida’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) statute, also known as “No Fault Benefits”, all motorists are required to maintain at least $10,000.00 in PIP benefits which are designed to pay 80% of your medical expenses and 60% of your lost wages. In order to qualify for PIP benefits, it is imperative that you seek treatment for your accident related injuries within 14 days establishing that you have an emergency medical condition (EMC). Florida’s PIP law can be confusing and complicated. We will help you navigate the law and make sure that you get the PIP benefits you deserve, whether you were the injured driver, passenger, or a pedestrian.
Byron Broun has been handling automobile accident claims for over 25 years. He will make sure that all potential avenues of recovery are explored. If the case cannot be settled on an amicable and equitable basis, we will file a lawsuit on your behalf. We will identify the existence of bodily injury (BI) coverage under the negligent party’s coverage, uninsured/underinsured motorist benefits available under your own policy or your employer’s, and whether any third party may have contributed to the accident by creating an inherently dangerous road condition.
It’s really quite simple. You can hire a firm that handles thousands of cases or you can hire someone like me who will lend his knowledge, experience, tenacity and compassion to your case. I am not part of a referral network. I will do the ethical thing and put your interests first, not the interests of the MRI company, chiropractor or doctor.
Auto Accident Injury Cases
If you retain my services, any attorney fee will be earned on a contingency fee basis in accordance with the rule regulating the Florida Bar. Fees are typically 33% of any pre-suit recovery and up to 40% should a lawsuit be filed. The costs associated with the pursuit of your case will be borne by my office until the case is resolved. At the end of the case, the costs will be deducted from the gross settlement and you will be furnished with a settlement sheet showing where each and every item of expense was incurred.
Contingency Fee Basis
If I agree to handle your case, I will work on a contingency fee basis, which means I will get paid for my services only if you recover money on your claim.
I will fund the costs associated with the pursuit of your case until a settlement is reached or the conclusion of your case.
Byron Broun handles auto injury cases in the Tampabay area including residence of St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Clearwater, Gulfport, , Treasure Island, Indian Shores, Tierra Verde, Largo, Pinellas Park, St. Pete Beach, North Redington Beach, Oldsmar, Tarpon Springs, Indian Rocks Beach, Safety Harbor , Madeira Beach, Seminole, Redington Shores, Redington Beach, Odessa, Kenneth City, Dunedin, Ozona, Bellair Bluffs, Belleair Beach, Palm Harbor, Bellair Shores, South Pasadena, Crystal Beach, Pasadena and Bay Pines.