Auto Accident Lawyer In Florida

Slinkman, Slinkman & Wynne, PA.

Do you need an auto accident lawyer? When you have been hurt in an automobile accident, it often changes your entire life. You have expensive medical bills, insurance companies and law enforcement to deal with. To say nothing of the emotional trauma you feel that only adds to your stress. Slinkman, Slinkman & Wynne can help you manage this traumatic time.

Florida No-Fault Car Insurance

Florida follows a no-fault car insurance scheme. What does this mean for you? After an auto accident, you must claim compensation for medical bills and other expenses from your personal injury protection (PIP) car insurance coverage, regardless of who is at fault. When can you claim against the at-fault driver with the assistance of an auto accident injury attorney? You must meet the threshold for car accident injuries. These are permanent injury, severe disfigurement or scarring, significant or permanent loss of a major bodily function, or death.

Statute Of Limitations On Auto Accident Claims

As with most personal injury cases, the time limit (statute of limitations) to file your auto accident lawsuit is four years from the date of the crash. On March 24, 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis signed a law changing the statute of limitations for general negligence actions. If your accident is on or after that date, the statute of limitations requires you to file a lawsuit within two years of the day of the accident.

Find out from auto accident lawyers, Slinkman, Slinkman & Wynne if this affects your claim.

Are You Partially At Fault For The Accident?

Vehicle accident lawsuits don’t often go to trial, but until March 24, 2023, Florida followed the “pure comparative fault” rule. Based on this rule, your damages claim is reduced by the percentage you are at fault for the auto accident. Accidents on or after this date are decided on the “modified comparative negligence rule”. Auto accident attorneys at Slinkman, Slinkman & Wynne can provide more clarification.

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What Must You Do After An Auto Accident?

Very few people stay calm and focused when they are involved in a vehicle accident. That is why it is good to know what you must do after an auto accident to protect your rights and prepare for an insurance claim or car accident lawsuit.

  1. Stay at the scene of the accident, and if possible, determine if anyone is injured, then call 911.
  2. Call the police even when nobody is injured, as state law requires a police report when property damage exceeds a specific amount.
  3. Is the accident minor with no injuries? Move the vehicles outside the traffic flow if you can.
  4. Exchange contact details with the other driver/s and any witnesses, take pictures of the accident and surrounding areas, and write the details down when you have a quiet moment.
  5. Do not admit to fault at the scene of the accident.
  6. Notify your insurance company and other relevant authorities.
  7. If the accident resulted in major property damage or serious injuries, talk to a lawyer.

Can You Talk To An Insurance Company?

You are not legally required to speak with the insurance companies of the other parties involved in a vehicle accident, and it is best to let your auto accident attorney communicate with them. However, you are required to speak with the other people involved in the accident, law enforcement officers on the scene, and your insurance company.

Remember, insurance companies are not your friend, they are not your “good neighbors”, and you are not always in “good hands.” The Jupiter-based attorneys at Slinkman, Slinkman & Wynne have the experience, knowledge and compassion necessary to have the best chance of winning your case. With Slinkman, Slinkman & Wynne, you are in good hands, and your interests will always be placed first.

You Need An Experienced Auto Accident Lawyer

You need a law firm with experience, a law firm that has a substantial track record of securing excellent results for accident victims in South Florida for over 40 years. A Jupiter-based law firm that gives you the full service of a big firm while giving your case the individual attention you deserve. That law firm is Slinkman, Slinkman & Wynne, P.A.

Whether you are a driver or passenger who has been in a rear-end collision while stopped at an intersection, or a pedestrian or bicyclist injured by a truck that failed to obey the rules of the road, you need an experienced car accident lawyer on your side after you’ve been in a crash. You need a law firm that concentrates on practicing law rather than advertising on television and billboards. You want Jupiter-based Board Certified Trial >Attorneys that will give your case the attention to detail it deserves. You need a law firm that knows where the courthouse is located and knows how to present your case to a jury at trial.

Do you live in Florida, and were you severely injured in a car accident? Slinkman, Slinkman & Wynne, P.A. can help you claim the damages you deserve. Contact an auto accident lawyer today. In addition to the rest of Florida, we are pleased to assist clients in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Stuart, Royal Palm Beach, North Palm Beach and Tequesta.


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Richard K. Slinkman, Esq.

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Ryan J. Wynne, Esq.

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F. Kendall Slinkman

Our Overview

For more than 40 years, we have been protecting South Florida families with trusted personal injury representation. Our practice is focused on serious injury as well as wrongful death which arises from severe accidents as well as medical negligence. We look forward to helping you and your loved ones get the justice you deserve.

The attorneys of Slinkman, Slinkman, & Wynne, P.A. are committed to providing you with trusted personal injury representation. We are based out of Jupiter, FL and representing Florida including Royal Palm Beach, FLStuart, FL, and the nearby areas.

We are committed to holding negligent parties accountable for harm they cause.