Have you or a loved one recently been in a car accident and suffered personal injury? If so, you’re probably interested in hiring a car accident lawyer. A car accident attorney from our law firm will help you fight for your rights while you’re seeking compensation.
Continue reading to learn the other ways our attorneys can help after you sustain car accident injuries.
Aren’t sure who was at fault for the accident? Our attorneys can help you sift through the facts to get to the bottom of the truth. In the meantime, read our blog post on how fault is determined for a car accident.
If the car accident was the other driver’s fault, then you are likely entitled to money for:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Other damages resulting from the accident
Explain Florida’s No-Fault Law
The state of Florida requires drivers to have Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage as part of their auto insurance. In the event of an accident, drivers are then able to file a claim with their auto insurance company to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other economic damages up to the limits of their PIP coverage.
If you suffered serious car accident injuries, you may be able to step outside the no-fault system. Under these circumstances, one of our car accident lawyers would help you file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. That way, you’d have the opportunity to receive compensation for pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and other non-economic damages.
Fight the Insurance Company
Believe it or not, most people would like to do the right thing and compensate you for car accident injuries. The decision is rarely up to them. Usually, it’s the insurance company representing the other driver who decides.
As is well known, auto insurance companies do everything in their power to avoid paying you any compensation. They also do everything in their power to avoid offering a settlement. If they do offer a settlement, it is usually far less than what one of our car accident lawyers could get. If you prefer a fair process to pursue your claim, you have another option. You could file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
Assist You With Filing Your Claim
Note that litigating a car accident case can be tricky. The laws and legal issues involved can be very complicated and difficult for someone inexperienced with the legal system. Consulting with one of our auto accident attorneys can help you better decide how to successfully manage your claim.
At the initial consultation, your car accident attorney will:
- Inform you of your legal rights
- Evaluate your case
- Help you understand your available options
The purpose of hiring a car accident lawyer is to get the full compensation you deserve. Once you hire one of our personal injury attorneys, they’ll carry out certain tasks in preparation to litigate your case.
A few examples of these tasks include:
- Gathering police reports
- Gathering statements from witnesses
- Having your injuries examined by an expert physician
- Obtaining your medical reports
- Looking for other evidentiary documents that will support your claim
- Acting as an intermediary between you and the opposing party for communications
Negotiate for the Best Settlement
In many instances, car accident cases never make it to court. They end up negotiated and settled out of court between your car accident lawyer and the insurance company representing the other driver.
Our car accident attorneys are seasoned in the art of negotiation, which is essential for both out-of-court and in-court settlements. In the end, if the aggrieved party doesn’t agree with an out-of-court settlement, the court can determine the amount that will be given to them. Your attorney will make sure you get the best deal so you’ll be able to pay medical bills and keep your household afloat after personal injury.
Call Lusk, Drasites, & Tolisano PA
Our car accident lawyers in Naples, Cape Coral, and Fort Myers strive to help clients seek financial compensation following car accident injuries. To request a legal consultation, call Lusk, Drasites, & Tolisano PA at (800) 283-7442.
This blog post has been updated.