In 2020, there were 341,399 traffic accidents reported in Florida, resulting in over 200,000 injuries and over 3,300 fatalities. That’s an average of 933 crashes per day! Just because traffic accidents are common, however, doesn’t mean that the average Floridian knows what to do when they are involved in one.
After a car accident, many injured parties mistakenly believe that their insurance company will take care of them. Although accident victims should be able to count on their insurer to treat them fairly and do their job, more often than not, it’s not what happens. Insurance companies lose money when they pay out damages to claimants. They aren’t looking out for their customers’ best interests; they are first and foremost looking out for their bottom lines. To that end, they will frequently make excuses and find reasons to deny or devalue completely legitimate claims.
The best way to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve is to call a car accident lawyer who can work to get you paid fairly. At The Florida Law Group, our attorneys know how devastating and expensive it can be to sustain injuries in a collision that wasn’t your fault. We also know how difficult insurance companies can be to deal with. Our aggressive team is dedicated to tirelessly pursuing the damages that injured victims and their families are rightfully entitled to!
So why should you call a car accident lawyer, like one on our team – what can legal representation do for you? The answer is more than you probably realize! Here are some of the reasons why having legal help on your side will likely be beneficial to you if you were injured in a motor vehicle crash that was caused by someone else’s negligence.
You Don’t Know What Your Legal Rights And Options Are
After getting injured in a car accident, many people simply don’t know what to do next. They don’t know what their responsibilities are, what their rights are, or what the insurance company should be doing for them. Knowledge is power, and not knowing all of these important things can substantially harm your injury claim. When you call a car accident lawyer, they likely have spent years helping people in your shoes; they will be able to explain every step of the process and educate you about what you need to know so you will feel empowered to make the right moves. You can trust them to give you sound legal advice!
You Don’t Know What Your Case Is Worth
Even if you think you know the actual value of your claim, you probably don’t; every collision situation is unique. For example, there could be factors present in your car accident that increase or decrease your claim’s value that you are unaware of. The insurance adjuster, as we already discussed, isn’t on your side and can’t be trusted as an unbiased source to inform you of how much you deserve to recover in damages. If you don’t know what your case is worth, you are more likely to settle with the insurance company for less than its actual value! By speaking with an attorney, you can better understand how much you stand to recover for your specific injuries and situation. (As a general rule of thumb, if you shared no percentage of fault for the accident, you should be paid for every single dollar you incurred as a result of your injuries from the crash).
You Need Time To Heal And Rest
The aftermath of a car accident can involve a lot of phone calls, emails, and paperwork. If you are trying to recover from injuries, having to deal with all of this can be quite overwhelming or even impossible. If you call a car accident lawyer and hire them to handle your claim for you, you can have the time and space you need to heal from your injuries. You will have a knowledgeable and trusted advocate on your side who can ensure specific actions are taken within any given deadlines. They will stand up for you and fight for your rights while you focus on recuperating from your injuries!
A Seasoned Car Accident Attorney Can Maximize Your Compensation
Another reason to call an attorney after a car accident is that they can work to ensure that you are paid the highest amount you possibly can be. For example:
- They will investigate your accident to determine if multiple parties are liable for your injuries and uncover all potential sources of compensation. The more sources of compensation there are, the more money you could recover for your injuries.
- They will protect you from insurance company tactics. Unfortunately, insurance companies make it their mission to devalue and deny your claim. With legal representation, you won’t have much, if any, direct contact with the insurance company, which significantly decreases the chances of you falling victim to their tricks, such as getting you to settle for less than your claim is worth or agreeing to a recorded statement.
- They will account for all of your damages, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. They will also provide the insurance company with legal evidence as to why you deserve what you are asking for them.
You Have Nothing To Lose (And Potentially Much To Gain)
Like most car accident attorneys, The Florida Law Group offers legal representation to car accident victims on a contingency fee basis. First, we invite you in for a free consultation. During this consultation, we will review your accident and the type and extent of your injuries, answering any questions you might have along the way. Suppose you have a valid car accident claim. In that case, you can hire us to represent you, confident in the fact that we will do all we can to obtain compensation on your behalf. You owe us nothing for the consultation whether you hire us or not. If you hire us, you owe us nothing until and unless we settle your claim or receive a court award on your behalf. It’s that simple—if we don’t get money for your claim, we don’t get paid. You have nothing to lose by letting us review your case and helping you pursue your legal rights. It’s completely risk-free. However, if we do win your case, you could recover tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars that you might otherwise not have won.
Involved In A Florida Car Accident? Call A Car Accident Lawyer At The Florida Law Group!
If you or someone you love was recently injured in a Florida car accident, our experienced attorneys are your top choice for representation. Since 1984, we have recovered over $1 billion for our clients! We have over 100 years of experience on our talented, award-winning team; our firm has been recognized by many prestigious nationwide legal organizations for our ability to secure verdicts for our clients. We will assess your case for free and help you exercise your rights to compensation! Call The Florida Law Group today or reach out to us online to schedule your no-cost, no-obligation case review.