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Avoid Doing These Things After An Auto Accident

Tempers can reach the boiling point when car crashes occur, but there is no sense in participants getting mad and letting road rage get the best of them. The primary concern of all parties involved should be to make sure everyone, even the at-fault driver, is okay. First-aid needs to be rendered as required too. Persons must take a deep breath and calm themselves. After all, someone needs to contact emergency services so that everyone can get checked out.

Then, after obtaining treatment, an injured party can reach out to a law firm to find out whether their claim has a leg to stand on or not. Our organization offers free case reviews, as Floridians shouldn’t have to break the bank just to see if taking legal action is in their best interest. Additionally, if everything works out in the beginning, personal injury claims are paid on a contingency fee basis. In other words, legal and attorney fees, doctor bills, and other recovery expenses come out of the settlement.

Our team has decades worth of combined experience. They will gather cell phone records, driver histories, security camera footage, and witness statements to build a strong, robust case. The lawyers do their part to assist Florida residents in recovering the compensation that they deserve. However, there are some things that clients can avoid while they are in the middle of a personal injury lawsuit to help the attorney. The remaining sections of this article are going to focus on them. Hence, curious individuals should stay right here and read on to learn more.

Don’t Accept The First Offer

It is not uncommon for injured parties to receive low-ball settlements from insurers or the defendant’s legal team from the get-go. Please, avoid going against the advice of your attorney, and do not accept the initial offer. Of course, the action can be tempting as bills start piling up in a hurry after a wreck. The person has to pay for visits to the doctor, surgeries, and medications.

Not to mention, he or she will probably be losing wages by missing work. Still, though, in many instances, a personal injury lawyer can typically negotiate a better price, making sure that you and your family have the funds that they need to ensure all of the costs are covered. If this pique’s your interest, feel free to take a look at these results from some of our previous cases…

• Automobile Accident – $1.25-Million
• Auto Accident Resulting In Death – $1.2-Million
• Traffic Intersection Wrongful Death Suit – $1.8-Million
• Car Crash Resulting In Death – $2-Million

Don’t Share Too Much Information On Social Media

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram can be a personal injury case’s worst nightmare. For example, if a client is supposed to be hurt, pictures of them dancing, riding horses, or sitting on roller coasters should not surface on these platforms. It is not a bad idea to avoid talking about the situation online altogether.

Don’t Be Dishonest, Especially With Your Lawyer

There is no point in lying about medical history or anything else. The truth will come out sooner or later. It is better to discuss matters with your attorney upfront. Then, he or she can get out in front of the issue, or at least create a plan to deal with the situation when it arises.

Stephen M. Fernandez developed a strong belief in justice and fairness in public policy while earning his Political Science degree prior to attending law school. Since joining the Florida Bar Association in 2004, Stephen Fernandez has combined his background in public policy, business administration and civil law to serve as a highly effective trial lawyer fighting for Florida's injured, working hard every day to make sure his clients get what they are owed.

Avoid Doing These Things After An Auto Accident

Goldman Babboni Fernandez
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