Insurance companies spend a lot of money on advertising to convince us that they are our friend and good neighbor. And it works. A lot of people who are hurt in motor vehicle accidents will first try to work directly with their insurance company without talking with a lawyer. They often do things that damage their case later on.
It’s not until later — when the insurance company offers them far less than their medical costs, when payment isn’t made, or when claims are outright denied — that they finally give up and turn to a lawyer.
That’s unfortunate. Not only have they suffered months (or years) of frustration, but a lot of opportunities have been missed to prove their case. A personal injury lawyer is essentially there to do everything in their power to give you the compensation you deserve for enduring an event which takes away from your quality of life.
The answer to that question is yes. It’s very important to know specifically in an auto accident that you have four years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party and anybody else that might be responsible for your injuries. That doesn’t mean that you should wait four years before contacting an personal injury attorney. The work really gets going immediately upon hiring an attorney shortly after your accident. If you fail to file a lawsuit within the four years statute of limitations, you’ll be forever barred from bringing a claim, regardless of how serious your accident was or how serious your injuries were. When you get into an accident, the first thing to make sure of is that you get treated appropriately by medical providers.
When you are involved in an auto accident, your first step is to make sure that you’re treated and get proper medical care. Your next step should be to contact an experienced personal injury attorney. At no time should you be speaking with an insurance company prior to talking to your lawyer. The reason that you don’t want to speak to an insurance company is because often the insurance company will want to take a recorded statement of you. They will want to ask you questions and they’ll want to lock you into a story. Often when people get injured in auto accidents, they don’t know the full extent of their injuries. When you get into an auto accident, the complaints and the medical problems that you have on that day may not be the same as those that you’ll have a week from then, two weeks from then, or even a year from then.
When you work with The Umansky Law Firm you can have peace of mind your case is being handled properly, thoroughly, and professionally. We:
Contact the attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm for a free initial consultation. We can help you understand your rights under Florida personal injury law. We are here to answer your questions and provide aggressive legal representation.
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