As a former insurance defense lawyer, Michael knows how insurance companies think & act when evaluating car accident claims. Let us help you by using our inside knowledge to help you achieve a maximum recovery.
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Proudly Fighting For Pace Car Accident Victims Since 2011
At Michael E. Fenimore, P.A., we are exclusively devoted to handling personal injury cases, including auto accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, wrongful death, brain injury, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, product defects, and more.
Our firm understands that suffering a personal injury can adversely affect an individual’s quality of life and their entire future.
The legal complications which accompany these matters frequently cause additional stress and anxiety on accident victims. As your legal representative, we will aggressively advocate on your behalf and will make your experience with the legal process professionally streamlined and free from unnecessary and unwanted stress.
During these difficult times, you need legal counsel and representation you can depend on. Time is of the essence.
Injuries from car accidents differ in severity ranging from mild to life-altering. If you have been involved in a car accident in Pace, Florida, you probably want to know what your next line of action should be and how to go about it. Should you sue the other driver if he or she was at fault? How can you go about proving this fault? What are your options for compensation?These are questions our Pace car accidents lawyers can help you with. Attorney Michael E. Fenimore has helped many Pace residents recover the compensation they deserve. Get in touch today to speak with a qualified lawyer.
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Far exceeded my expectations
"Mr. Fenimore kept me informed and got me a result that far exceeded my expectations. Mr. Fenimore is a very personable attorney and he genuinely cares about his clients. I can’t begin to thank him enough..."
High level of legal and professional competence.
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Made the Legal Process Easy
"Michael represented me in a motor vehicle accident. I was hospitalized and my vehicle was totaled. He made sure my expenses were completely covered and made the legal process as easy as I could’ve asked for..."
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"Mr. Fenimore handled my case masterfully. He worked diligently and efficiently to ensure my family’s interests were protected and more importantly displayed genuine concern for our needs throughout the entire process..."
Since 2011, Mr. Fenimore has used his superior experience in the insurance defense industry to exclusively represent individuals who have been injured in automobile accidents, slip and falls, product defect cases, and other cases involving serious accidents and injuries.
"Getting our clients the full compensation for their injuries is my top priority."
After founding his own law firm in 2011, Michael quickly developed a reputation as one of the most aggressive and successful personal injury attorneys in Northwest Florida.
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Options for compensation
The first thing you should know about car accidents in Pace, Florida is that Florida is a "No-fault State". This means that in the event of a car accident, both parties involved in the accident must get compensation from their own insurance company – no matter who is at fault. Thus, even if the other driver was careless and indisputably caused the accident, you cannot sue him for compensation.
Personal Injury Protection insurance is compulsory for all drivers.
To this end, as a resident of Florida, you are required to have Personal Injury Protection insurance in addition to your car insurance policy. This makes it easier for you to seek medical treatment if you were injured in the car accident.
Who does my Personal Injury Protection insurance policy cover?
However, you should know that there is a limit to how much claim you can make for medical expenses on your personal injury protection insurance. If your injuries require medical expenses that exceed what your PIP insurance can cover, you can sue the other driver. Another instance in which you can sue the other driver is if your injuries exceed the “injury threshold” of Florida.
The minimum value of personal injury protection a person can carry in Florida is $10,000 in PIP and $10,000 in property damage liability. It covers a child, members of your household and passengers in the car who did not have PIP insurance. If you had a passenger in the car that carried PIP coverage, that person will go to his or her own insurance company to get compensation for injuries. The PIP also covers your child if he or she suffers an injury while riding on a school bus. Other situations in which your PIP covers you include:
It covers you while you are riding in someone else’s vehicle
It covers you if you suffered an act of violence while driving e.g. carjacking
It covers you as a pedestrian or as a bicyclist if you suffer an injury involving a motor vehicle
It covers 60% of your lost income and/or learning capacity as a result of the accident. The maximum amount PIP coverage pays is $10,000 unless your policy affords you a higher amount. If your expenses exceed this amount, you will have to recover the remainder from the driver who was at fault in the accident.
Vehicles that are exempted from the mandatory Personal Injury Protection coverage include school buses (as injured children are covered by their parents’ policy), limousines, taxicabs, motorcycles and other vehicles with less than four wheels and vehicles that are not self-propelled (mobile homes or inoperable vehicles).
What does my Personal Injury Protection insurance policy cover?
Your PIP insurance pays for 80% of your reasonable medical bills. This includes the cost of:
Medical, surgical, X-ray, dental or rehabilitative services
Slings and Neck braces
Contact us to help you
Although the process of getting compensation from your insurance provider seems straightforward, disputes can arise when making your claim. At Michael E. Fenimore, P.A, our Pace car accidents lawyers can help you put together a winning claim. Having spent years as a former insurance defense lawyer, Michael knows how insurance companies think and act when evaluating insurance claims. With this inside knowledge, he can help you achieve maximum recovery.