We have found over the course of our decades of experience representing Florida accident victims that many of our clients have some of the same questions as it relates to the laws and their rights as it applies to car accidents in Florida. Therefore, we have attempted to put the most commonly asked questions we receive from clients in one single place below.

Is There Any Cost to Hiring Your Firm to Handle My Accident?

There is absolutely no charge for legal fees unless we make a recovery for you. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case with you.  We provide our services in both English and Spanish.

Why Should I Hire an Attorney to Assist in Resolving My Car Accident Claim?

Insurers will often tell you that it is not necessary for you to hire an attorney to resolve your claim related to a car accident in which you were injured. However, an attorney will ensure that you present your best case at negotiations with the other driver’s insurance company. An experienced car accident attorney knows what information is key to proving your case and can assist you in putting together your best possible case.

How Much is My Case Worth?

Every case is different depending upon the injuries and financial losses suffered as well as the circumstances of the accident. Nonetheless, some factors that can affect the value of your case include how much damage occurred to your car, whether you missed work as a result of your injuries suffered in a car accident, the nature and permanency of your injuries, as well as how much past and future medical care will be required to treat your injuries.

How Quickly After an Accident Should I Seek Medical Treatment?

You should seek medical treatment as soon as you can safely do so after you have been involved in a car accident. The sooner you seek treatment, the sooner the extent and nature of your injuries can be assessed by a qualified healthcare professional and you begin the sometimes long process of healing from your injuries.

Should I Be Checked Out by a Physician even if I am not Feeling Any Injuries?

Yes. Sometimes injuries from car accidents may not necessarily immediately result in pain or injuries that the average layperson can recognize. In addition, many people find themselves in shock after a traumatic incident like a car accident, which may make it difficult for them to realize if they are feeling any different than before an accident. Finally, a trained physician will be able to spot signs and symptoms corresponding to an injury suffered in a car accident that you may not recognize yourself.

How Soon after a Car Accident Should I Hire an Attorney?

You should hire an attorney as soon as possible after an accident in which you are injured. The sooner you hire an attorney, the sooner we can begin working on your case. We can help you to ensure that key evidence is preserved and obtained the sooner you hire us. In many cases, the sooner you hire an attorney, the sooner you also ultimately may be able to recover damages for your injuries and financial losses suffered in a car accident.  

Should I Contact My Own Automobile Insurer Before I Contact An Attorney?

Most auto insurance policies require that you contact your insurer immediately upon being involved in an accident. You should contact your own insurer as soon as you are safely able to do so. However, do not under any circumstances contact the other driver’s insurer until you have hired an attorney.

What Types of Damages Am I Entitled To if I Have Been Injured in a Car Accident?

If you have been involved in a car accident, you may be entitled to a wide variety of damages.   You may be entitled to recover for certain financial losses you suffered, including  bills for car repairs as a result of damage in the accident, as well as  past medical expenses and expenses for future medical care you may need. You may also be entitled to recover  loss of income, both past and present, as a result of your injuries suffered in a car accident. You may also be able to recover for your pain and suffering, both past and present, caused due to the negligence of the other driver.