June 15, 2017
Florida law protects people who were injured in motor vehicle accidents due to someone else’s negligence. Sometimes, fender-benders don’t involve much more than minor damage to the vehicles themselves. In those cases, the drivers may be able to settle the matter quickly and directly with the negligent driver’s insurance company. However, if the accident caused injuries, scheduling a consultation with an experienced Florida car accident lawyer can help you protect your rights to the financial compensation the law says you are entitled to receive.
How an Auto Accident Lawyer Can Help
When victims of car crashes try to settle their claims on their own, without engaging a car crash lawyer, they may make any of the following mistakes:
- Settling too quickly – Often, after a car accident, the full extent of the victim’s injuries are not known. Accidents can leave victims with medical conditions that require ongoing doctor’s office visits and treatments. Making the mistake of trying to close the claim before you know what your financial responsibility is can be a costly mistake. Your personal injury attorney can help you gather all of the documentation to help support your claim, making sure that all relevant information is factored into your claim against the negligent driver.
- Settling just to settle – Another common mistake is for a victim to assume that they will receive whatever compensation they are entitled to, regardless of whether or not they have an attorney representing them. In reality, when you don’t have an attorney helping calculate the relief you need and helping put your best case forward, you may be short-changing yourself. The insurance company’s primary goal is to settle accident claims for as little money as possible, as quickly as possible. Personal injury attorneys can work to help you get a fair settlement, which may be much higher than what the insurance company initially offers.
- Failing to fight for their rights – It can be tough to advocate for yourself, especially if you were in a vehicle accident and are dealing with the lingering pain and emotional trauma an accident can bring. When you have an experienced attorney representing you, you will have a powerful advocate on your side. You will not need to go head-to-head with the other driver, or with his or her insurance company, because you have a lawyer who can do that for you – one who is skilled at negotiating and standing up for their clients’ rights.
If You Were Injured in a Car Accident, Turn to Tuttle Larsen, P.A.
If you or someone close to you was injured in an auto accident in Florida, an experienced car accident lawyer may be able to help you recover damages that can help you get back on your feet again.
At Tuttle Larsen, P.A., our skilled lawyers have helped victims with all types of auto accidents. To learn more and to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation, contact us in Vero Beach today. Simply call (772) 563-0032, or fill out our simple online contact form.