Why You Should ALWAYS Talk to a Lawyer After a Car Accident
Every day in Florida, people drive their cars as a primary means of transportation. Driving a car is more often an afterthought, the easiest way to travel. Between work schedules, carpooling, social obligations, and running errands, most people find that it’s hard to imagine life without a car.
Unfortunately, with an increasing number of cars on the road each year, the chances of experiencing a car accident are more likely than you might imagine. In the event of a car accident, it might be tempting to simply walk away and attempt to deal with the aftermath on your own. Although this could seem like the easiest choice, things can become complicated quickly. For this reason, it is essential to talk to a lawyer if you are involved in a car accident.
How a Lawyer Can Help
An attorney will help you with several important things after your car accident.
- Working with the insurance companies - Although you have purchased insurance to cover this exact situation, the insurance companies are always working to stay profitable. This means that they will not always offer you fair compensation for your claim. A lawyer can help you recover just compensation.
- Gathering proper documentation - This includes working to gather the police report and any other important witness testimony that can help support your case.
- Determining if the case should go to trial - If the negligent party and/or the insurance company cannot offer a fair settlement, the case might go to trial. This is something an experienced lawyer will help you with.
Prepare to Meet With Your Lawyer
Typically, the process of working with a lawyer is straightforward and can alleviate the stress and concerns you have about the accident. The first step will usually be an initial consultation to review the details of your case. There are a few things that you can do to arrive well prepared for your initial consultation.
Collect and organize all of your medical documentation. Gather any witness testimony and photographic evidence that you have. This should include your own testimony, it is helpful to write out your experience and recollection of the accident. If possible, bring a copy of the police report that was filed after the accident. In addition, come up with a list of questions that you want to ask your lawyer. This will help you determine if you feel comfortable working with this attorney and can help gauge their experience dealing with this type of accident.
Reach out to a Florida Car Accident Lawyer Today
The event of a car accident can be both emotionally and financially draining. While you focus on physical recovery, the stress of escalating medical bills coupled with missed days and work and lost wages can become overwhelming. An experienced lawyer can help reduce the stress by working on your behalf to recover damages for the accident. At the Lawler Firm, I offer all of my clients a free initial consultation to go through the specific details of their situations. Call today at (813) 431-4470 and make an appointment to discuss your case.