4 Car Accident Tips

Have you or a loved one been injured in a car accident? Check out these 4 car accident tips for guidance, then call our Florida attorneys to get started.

1. After a Car Accident

4 Car Accident TipsThe initial steps you should take when you’re injured in a car accident in Florida is, first and foremost, make sure that you’ve received medical attention. One thing that people don’t often realize is that in Florida, we have PIP or no-fault. That requires that you get treatment with 14 days. It’s very important for you to get that initial treatment as quickly as possible after the crash.

Secondly, if you are involved in a serious motor vehicle crash in Florida, it’s important to hire a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. That’s because you want to make sure that the attorney gets involved in the investigation aspects of the case and that the attorney handles any communications or conversations that happen with the insurance company, whether that’s your insurance company or that at-fault driver’s insurance company. Those are all very important things to remember. Then the attorney can help you through the process.

You want someone in your court fighting for you from the very beginning. That’s why it’s crucial to get an attorney involved as soon as possible. If you have questions about your injury claim, of course, we’re always here for you and happy to answer those questions.

2. Car Accident Attorney Fees

When you’re hiring an auto accident injury attorney in Florida, you should not have to pay anything out of pocket. We work on a contingency fee. What that means is that we are only paid if we are successful in the case and obtain a recovery for you. You should never have to pay any money out of pocket to an attorney to represent you for your injury claim.

3. Car Accident Medical Bills

The person that’s responsible for paying your medical bills after you’re involved in a car crash in Florida would be the at-fault driver. There are certain other things that go into that question though in terms of what insurance coverages are available both to you through your own insurance policy and also available through the at-fault driver. That’s why it’s incredibly important to hire someone who specializes in personal injury law to represent you when you’re injured in a motor vehicle crash because that attorney has the specialized knowledge to make sure that they are maximizing your recovery and any potential sources of insurance coverage or recovery for you. If you have questions about your injury claim or you have questions about insurance coverage, please call us.

4. Lost Wage Reimbursement

If you’re involved in a car accident in Florida, you are entitled to recover your lost wages. There are several different ways that we can do that and help you with that. The most important thing though is documentation and getting a personal injury attorney involved early on in the process. You can be compensated for lost wages through your own personal injury protection coverage to a certain extent, but then you also have a claim for lost wages against the person who caused the crash or caused your injuries.

A personal injury attorney can help prepare all of that documentation and get it submitted to the insurance company, and if the insurance company is not treating you fairly, help present that claim along with your injury claim to a jury if the case needs to be tried. We’re always happy to answer questions about lost wage claims that are included in injury cases. If you have questions, please call us.

Have you or a loved one been injured in a car accident in Florida and have questions about our 4 car accident tips? Contact our experienced Southwest Florida car accident lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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