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How Do I Help My Loved One Who Has Been In An Auto Accident?

You get that dreaded phone call informing you that your loved one has been in an accident. This can be a terrifying time, but more than that, you want to do everything you can to help them. However, many of us feel powerless after someone we love has been hurt because we can’t just fix their injuries. This is especially true when their injuries have been so severe they can’t function normally. In these difficult times there are some things you can do to support your loved one after an accident:

● Spend time with your loved one while they are recovering
● Notify their employer, friends, and other loved ones of their condition
● Hire an attorney to represent them

Why Hire An Attorney For Your Loved One

You may be wondering why getting an attorney is on your list of priorities. If you are a close family member, you are legally allowed to find your loved one legal representation in the state of Florida. That means if your spouse, children, or parents are severely injured, you can help them. Insurance companies understand that most people don’t know they are allowed to support and protect their loved ones with legal representation and will try to take advantage of your loved ones’ vulnerability during this time. They will try to force a settlement quickly and for a lot less than what is owed. If you hire an attorney, you and your loved one will be protected.

How An Attorney Can Help Your Loved One

The sooner you obtain the services of a qualified attorney they can start investigating your loved one’s injury or death. They will do this by:

● Relieving your loved one of the aggravation of dealing with the insurance company
● Collecting all important information on the accident
● Referring your loved one to medical specialists who can testify about your loved one’s injuries
● Determining what damages your loved one needs to ask for to make sure all their expenses paid and damages both present and future covered
● Fighting the insurance company to obtain the maximum compensation they need
● Taking the insurance company to trial if they will not pay a fair settlement to your loved one

Why Is The Right To An Attorney So Important?

There are so many ins and outs in filing claims and so much is needed that it is very frustrating. Always remember the insurance companies have teams of adjusters who are trained to wear you down and so you will settle for less than what your loved one deserves. Once you settle, it is permanent and you cannot ask for more should something happen down the road as a result of the accident. An attorney can help prevent this. They will take over the process and handle everything from filing the claim to proving liability or negligence to negotiating the settlement amount. Your loved one needs a professional on their side if you hope they’ll be compensated fairly for their injuries.

At Goldman, Babboni Fernandez, and Walsh, we know how devastating it can be to watch your loved one suffer as the result of another person’s actions. After nearly a century of combined legal experience protecting auto accident victims in the South Florida area, we can help. We’ll support both your loved one and you during this difficult time and make sure that you are protected. Call us today for a free case evaluation. We’ll let you know if you can hire representation for your loved one and give you all the knowledge and tools you need to support them during this difficult time.

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.

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