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Cloud Law Firm, Your Top Personal Injury Lawyer in Lealman, Florida

Looking For an Experienced Car, Truck, or Motorcycle Accident Attorney Near You in Lealman, Fl?

Every day, millions of Americans head out on the road, expecting to get to their destinations safely. Unfortunately, sometimes accidents happen. In fact, the average American is involved in more than three car accidents in their lifetime, and Florida is often listed among the states with the highest accident rates in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly three million motorcycle riders, car and truck occupants, bicyclists, Uber and Lyft passengers, and pedestrians are injured in accidents every year. Fortunately, a small percentage of these accidents are fatal, however, they do often result in injuries. 

The other party’s insurance company isn’t concerned about you, and your insurance is going to be more focused on how they can save money and get your case closed quickly than how they can take care of you in the long term. While there’s no easy way to ensure your rights are protected after a car accident, an experienced personal injury attorney can help.

What to Do if You’re in a Car Accident Near Lealman

Car accidents can be terrifying, life-altering events. If you’re in a car accident in Lealman or the  surrounding areas, here are some steps you can take to make sure you’re protected:

  • Check yourself and passengers for injuries, call 911 if necessary
    • We recommend seeking medical attention, even if you think you feel okay
  • If you’re hurt, go to the doctor. We can work the rest out!
  • Even if you’re not in pain immediately, going to the hospital/doctor is always a good idea.
  • Don’t admit fault.
  • If you’re able, make sure you have all of the information from the other party – don’t rely on the police report.
  • Contact law enforcement
  • Take photos of everything (or have someone else do it)

Any car accident can cause injuries to the brain, spine, and internal organs, in addition to fractures, concussions, cuts, burns, internal bleeding, and more.  The risk of severe injuries or death increases with speed, distraction, involvement of intoxication, and weather factors.

When you are injured in an accident, your ability to work, care for your family, and live your life is in jeopardy. The care and treatment involved can be costly, and your bills don’t stop just because you’re not at work. You deserve compensation for those expenses. An experienced automobile accident lawyer can ensure you receive the care and compensation you are owed after your accident.

Common Car Accident Injuries

Even minor car accidents often result in injuries. It is always important to seek medical attention after an accident, no matter how seemingly minor it may be. Many injuries can appear days or even weeks after an accident, and even seemingly minor injuries can cause long-term pain and frustration. The sooner you seek care, the sooner we can help get you back on your feet. Some of the most common injuries we see after car accidents include:

Back & Neck Injuries – A violent stop as a result of a collision or wreck often causes trauma to the neck, spinal cord, and back. Injuries are usually in the form of whiplash, strains, sprains, slipped discs, and more.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Not all injuries are physical. Car accidents can be incredibly traumatic, and PTSD can make normal activities feel impossible.

Broken Bones & Fractures – When a body part collides with the hard metal or plastic of a car’s interior, it can lead to serious injuries resulting in fractured bones. Wrists, ankles, and knees are particularly vulnerable.

Traumatic Brain & Head Injuries – It is quite common to suffer a blow to the head when involved in a car accident, either from a person’s head smashing against a window, headrest, or airbag or from debris hurtling through the cabin of the vehicle.

Internal Injuries – The forces involved in a car accident put enormous strain on a person’s organs and internal systems. If a person is hit the wrong way with debris or is crushed in some manner by part of the vehicle, it can lead to internal bleeding or other injuries.

Bruises, Burns, and Cuts – Accidents can result in victims being exposed to hot fluids, debris, and even fire -all of which can result in injuries ranging from minor to severe. Broken glass can cause disfiguring injuries, and impact with airbags, the vehicle’s dash, or windshield can also lead to bruises, burns, and cuts.

If you have been involved in a car accident in Lealman, FL it is important to get yourself checked out by a medical professional. Here at Cloud Law Firm, we care about the well-being of our clients and can assist you in finding the best medical care for your needs.

Lealman Car Accident Lawyer FAQs

Q:  Can I be sued personally for a car accident?

A: Yes, you can be sued personally for a car accident in Florida.  If you’re at fault not only can the injured party receive a settlement from your insurance company, but here in Florida, there’s nothing stopping them from suing you personally.  Whether you’re injured by someone else or are the one at fault – having a good attorney is very important.

Q: Do I have to pay medical bills from my settlement?

A: Hopefully, your car and health insurance will cover your medical costs – but if they don’t, making sure your settlement covers your medical costs is an important consideration you should consider with your lawyer. These bills would be your responsibility, and you should pay anything left after insurance from your settlement.

Q: How long can a lawyer hold your settlement check?

A: Most settlement checks are sent to your attorney.  They will hold the check in an escrow account until it clears, then they will make sure any liens or obligations are paid from the proceeds.  Once those details are taken care of, the attorney can release what’s left, after their fees, to the awardee.

Q: What does “No Fault State” mean?

A: Florida is a no-fault insurance state – this requires every motorist to carry their own Personal Injury Protection insurance as part of their automobile coverage. This ensures there is money available to take care of each driver, regardless of fault.  Not every state requires this coverage, so be sure you understand where the person you were in an accident with is insured from – it could be an issue.  This does not preclude a personal injury suit against the at-fault driver – a lawyer can help you wade through these complicated issues.

Contact Your Trusted Florida Accident Injury Lawyers Near You

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident in or near Lealman, contact the Cloud Law Firm to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer near you. We offer free initial case consultations and are here to fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

We also help Lealman residents with motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, slip & fall accidents, and more.

See What Our Past Car Accident Injury Clients Have to Say About Us

Rating: 5/5 
Mia Cloud and her assistants were always there for any questions I had. They were professional, kind and attentive. I would recommend Mia to anyone who has gone through a car accident and needed help. They were thorough from day one. Any time I had questions, Mia would actually call me personally to answer them. I appreciate everything they did for me. Would highly recommend!

Amanda C.


Our Firm Serves all of Central Florida The Cloud Law Firm serves clients throughout central Florida, including Citrus County, Desoto CountyHardee CountyHighlands County, Hernando County, Hillsborough County, Lake County, Manatee County, Pasco County, Pinellas CountyPolk County, Sarasota County, Sumter County, and their encompassed cities.