Serious motor vehicle accidents require an experienced attorney to handle the special legal issues involved in these types of claims. Our law firm has lawyers with experience handling motor vehicle accident cases, especially those cases where a person has suffered significant injuries as a result of the negligence of another driver.
Motor vehicle accident victims deal with many issues trying to put their lives back together. The vehicle needs to be repaired or totaled, the victim needs medical treatment and someone to pay for that medical treatment, and the victim will need to be reimbursed for lost wages for any work missed due to injuries.
In Florida, we have a system called no-fault automobile insurance. Our system requires your own insurance company to pay a certain portion of benefits to you after you have been involved in a car accident, regardless of who is at fault for the accident. These benefits are called personal injury protection benefits and include payments for medical expenses, mileage to and from medical appointments, and lost wages.
Insurance adjusters will often tell you that you do not need an attorney for you serious injuries from a motor vehicle accident. They may even tell you that it is their job to make you whole after an injury has disrupted your life. Before you believe what they tell you, you need to consult with an experienced and well prepared attorney.
The only way to protect yourself and your rights is to consult an attorney who is experience in these matters and one who has a track record of fighting against insurance companies. Without that legal advantage, you may find yourself at a serious disadvantage when it is time to resolve your claim with the insurance company.