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How Do You Win An Accident Injury Case?

It goes without saying that even the most minor accident can cause pain, damage, and suffering. Furthermore, both drivers will usually have a different viewpoint as to what exactly happened and the insurance companies always try to pay out the least amount possible. it is imperative that the services of a good, qualified lawyer is obtained as soon as possible. There are also some things you can do prior to getting an attorney that will increase your success of winning your accident injury case.

Why Do I Need a Lawyer?

You may be thinking that your accident does not warrant getting an attorney and seeking damages, but know this, regardless of the damages the at fault driver’s insurance company will do their best to settle quickly and as cheaply as possible. Insurance companies have attorneys whose primary job is to keep costs as low as possible. Add to that the fact that while you only feel sore bruised now, what happens if two years down the road you end up with medical issues related to your accident? This is where the services of a qualified lawyer is vital to making sure your interests are attended to.

Here are some steps you can take to assist your legal team:

● If possible try to get the names and phone numbers of anyone who saw the accident and may have also witnessed the behavior of the other driver before the accident actually happened.

● Gather physical evidence as soon as possible. If you are not injured too badly, take photos of the accident scene, including stop signs, intersections the street that the driver came down on and any skid marks. If you have been injured badly, try to get the help of a relative to take the photos as soon as they can.

● In accident injury cases, one of the most important aspects is the police report or the police officer’s testimony. Be sure to respond very clearly and carefully. While this is an emotional time, it is imperative you think clearly and respond as calmly and accurately as possible.

● Immediately seek medical treatment for any and all injuries, fill any prescriptions given and follow up as directed.

● Document all financial losses.

What Can a Lawyer Do For Me?

Once you obtain the services of a good accident injury lawyer, they will send a letter to the insurance company informing them of your legal representation. This puts the insurance company on notice. The lawyer and his legal team will then begin the fact finding and collecting evidence to strengthen your case. If they feel you have a case then the following steps will be taken.

● Demand: The lawyer will make a demand to the insurance company stating the amount you require for your damages. The demand can be accepted or rejected.

● Negotiation And Mediation: During mediation both parties will go through the Discovery Process and share information and ask each other questions. Then the negotiations begin. These negotiations will take place in front of a mediator.

● File a Lawsuit: If your lawyer and the insurance company do not agree, your lawyer will file a lawsuit.

● Trial: While most lawsuits are settled during Mediation, some do not and then a trial date is scheduled.

Please keep in mind that this can be a lengthy process that can take months or years, but the results are worth it.

Mistakes Your Lawyer can Help You Avoid

When you are seeking financial compensation, often things you do that seem routine and ordinary to you, can deeply affect your outcome and compensation. Some things your lawyer will warn you of are listed below:

● Social Media: Count on it that insurance adjusters will look at your Twitter and Facebook accounts and any other social media to help them avoid paying more monies out to you.

● Paperwork: Many people do not realize that making a simple mistake on their no fault form as they fill it out can result in losing all of your no fault benefits and even being accused with fraud.

● Talking about your case: Should any insurance adjusters call you and attempt to engage you in conversation the only response should be to tell them to speak with your attorney.

● Accidentally signing your rights away: Never sign anything that has to do with your accident without consulting your lawyer first. Often in legal terms in the fine print you end up giving up any future claims.

The best advice remains the simplest. Obtain the services of a competent lawyer that you trust, follow their directions and refer everything that has to do with the accident to your lawyer.

When you hire an attorney, you’ll find there are hundreds in the South Florida area. However, the attorneys at Justice Pays are different. We have over a century of combined experience and will use that knowledge to fight for you!

Also, unlike other attorneys, we’ll fight for your rights to fair compensation all the way to court. Give us a call today for a free case evaluation to see exactly how we can help you!

During his time as a public attorney for the State of Florida, Bernard Walsh developed a passion for defending the legal rights of Florida's citizens. Having seen many people being taken advantage of after being injured and the financial harm that can cause for families he committed himself fully to helping injured clients get justice, by fighting to make greedy insurance companies pay what they owe.

How Do You Win An Accident Injury Case?

Goldman Babboni Fernandez
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