Florida Car Crash? Should You Contact a Car Accident Attorney?

A driver who has been involved in a motor vehicle accident may wonder whether it is a good idea to contact a car crash attorney. Because an accident can involve your insurance company and the other driver’s insurance company, calling an attorney to handle your case can result in a better outcome. When injuries are involved, calling an experienced attorney in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale or West Palm Beach is imperative in order to protect yourself and ensure that your expenses will be covered.

Settling With an Insurance Company

An insurance company adjuster’s aim is not only to settle claims but to save the company money while doing so. The adjuster may ask you to sign a settlement before you know what all the expenses entail and offer you an amount before you know all the ramifications. By doing so, you have no further claim and cannot ask for additional money, even though you are faced with further expenses related to your accident. Using an attorney to intercede on your behalf with your insurance company can help ensure that all of your expenses will be included.

Proving Fault

Although the driver of the other vehicle may admit fault in an accident, that story can change later. Without definitive proof of who was at fault in an accident, it makes it much more difficult to settle a claim, and you may end up paying more out of pocket and even be liable for damages to the other vehicle. An attorney with expertise in the field of car accidents knows how to collect evidence, prove fault and help you so that this does not happen.

Injuries in a Motor Vehicle Accident

Injuries in an accident can result in long-term expenses, such as medical bills, lost time from work and other costs associated with the accident and occur at a time when an individual is not up to dealing with the extenuating issues related to the crash. It can be difficult to calculate such costs and is better left to an attorney experienced in laws governing accident liability.

Serious Injuries

Florida is a no-fault state. This means that your own insurance company covers lost income and medical expenses, and it doesn’t matter who was at fault in the accident. However, if your injury was permanent, you were disfigured or have scarring that is permanent or disfiguring, you are entitled to file a liability claim for compensation.

so you can focus on recovering from your accident. In the event of injury, an attorney can seek the maximum compensation allowed under the law, expenses associated with the accident, and ensure that your rights are protected in Florida.

The law office of Kaiser Romanello has experienced attorneys who will fight for your rights and see that you are reimbursed for injuries sustained in an accident, even if you were partially at fault. Contact a car accident attorney for a free case evaluation and to have your questions answered. We will advise you on how to recover the expenses incurred by your accident while you can concentrate on getting well.