Been in a car accident? You have options! The fact that you are here doing research on car accidents, and found this site, means you are on the right page. No one ever plans on being involved in a car accident. If anything, we try and avoid car accidents by practicing safe driving. Sometimes, no matter how safe you are driving, you can’t control the other people on the road. It is however the reason you have insurance and the reason why you need to hire an experienced attorney, now!
First, you need to contact your insurance company or insurance agent. Inform them of the fact that you’ve been in an accident and you may be making a claim. In addition, most insurance policies have a clause requiring prompt notification of a claim. Next, decide how to receive proper medical treatments for your injuries. At times, soft tissue injury symptoms related to the accident don’t show up until a few days later. For example, when you exercise for the first time after a long layoff, you may not feel sore that day, but the day or two after your muscles ache.
“I just got injured from a car accident, what next?”
To begin, in Florida, utilize your personal injury protection (“PIP”) coverage for your medical bills. You need to see a doctor within two weeks of the accident. As a consequence, if you do feel symptoms, but failed to meet with the doctor, you may loose your insurance coverage. As a result, do not avoid consulting with the physician. If you have any symptoms related to the car accident or not, everything needs to be documented for the claim.
Next, complications can arise when trying to get the most from your insurance coverage. Therefore, you need to speak with a lawyer, ASAP. Additionally, selecting the right medical treatment and addressing property damages from the car accident are vital. Next, you need to calculate lost wages from not being able to go to work. As a result, we recommend that you consult with an attorney at Dawson Law Firm. We will guide you through the hard processes. Finally, select the right attorney, experienced with car accident laws. It will help with the next challenges that you face.
Professional reputation earned by the attorney you hire is important.
First, consider the experience of the attorney you hire. Like anything in life, the longer you do something, normally the better you get at it. If the attorneys focuses on car accident injuries, they will know what to do. An AV rating by Martindale Hubbell is a good measure of a lawyer’s professional reputation because it is determined by ratings from other attorneys. Joseph Dawson has been AV rated for over 20 years. Also, remember, just because an attorney does a lot of advertising does not necessarily equate to significant skill and handling cases of this type. You should also be wary of “attorney referral services” as there is no guarantee of being referred to a skilled attorney since they just assign your case to whoever is available.
Hire the Dawson Law Firm, Fort Lauderdale’s Premier Injury Firm
Practicing primarily in the Broward, Miami Dade and Palm Beach counties, the attorneys at Joseph R. Dawson, P.A., pride themselves on being available to talk to the clients directly so that every question is answered promptly. They make sure that their clients are treated as people and not “files” keeping in mind the devastating impact of a car accident can have on your quality of life. Understanding your needs and finding ways to solve your problems are the most important part of the early stage of the personal injury claim.
Courtroom experience is extremely important as it has a direct relationship to the way the insurance company with place value on your claim. While everyone would prefer to avoid a jury trial, you should not settle for a sum that is less than your case is worth. The best way to increase the value of your case is for the insurance company to fear your lawyer and his or her trial skills so that the insurance company does not want to go to trial either. This is why an experienced trial lawyer is your best asset in maximizing the value of your case for settlement purposes, and if settlement is not possible, to place you in the best position for a positive jury trial result. Call the Dawson Law Firm to get the car accident help you need, today!