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Car Accidents

So you’ve been in a Car Accident-What Now?

  • Report your claim to your insurance company immediately.
  • Seek medical care within 14 days of the accident or you will not be eligible for personal injury coverage.
  • Ideally, you should see a doctor within the first 48 hours.
  • Remember that many physical conditions do not manifest themselves right away. When in doubt, seek medical treatment.
  • The first and most important task is to take care of your physical needs. Yes, your car may be banged up and you might face a traffic violation, but those things are secondary to tending to your injuries.
  • If your injuries are so severe that you require emergency medical care, many medical decisions will be made quickly, especially if your life is in danger.
  • Make sure you discuss your medical wishes with your loved ones.
  • Better yet, contact an attorney to prepare your estate plan, which will include a Living Will/Health Care Surrogate
  • If you are conscious, ask questions. You are in charge of your medical treatment. If you are not satisfied with the answers you receive, ask for a second opinion.
  • Ask what the cost will be. You can use up your personal injury coverage very quickly.
  • Your personal injury coverage in Florida is $10,000, at the most; you may only be entitled to $2500 in certain situations
  • Some medical providers work with referral groups and will refer you to another provider based on their agreement within the group, rather than your medical needs. Again, ask questions.
  • Do not make any statements to any insurance company employees.
  • Do not post any statements about your condition on social media sites.
  • Why should you hire us?
  • We have resources that we can share with you, even if you don’t hire us.
  • We don’t take kick backs from chiropractors, radiology facilities, orthopedic doctors or any other medical provider.
  • We have a licensed insurance agent on staff, who can answer your insurance questions.
  • We can answer your questions about your legal rights and responsibilities.
  • We can provide a Letter of Protection to your medical provider that promises that your medical bills will be paid out of any bodily injury settlement we obtain on your behalf.
  • Why is an LOP so important? Many medical providers are nervous about treating a client unless they know that they will get paid.
  • A lawyer writes a letter of protection on the client’s behalf and that agreement says the lawyer will pay the medical provider out of the settlement money.
  • The LOP usually makes the medical provider more willing to provide treatment because there’s not as much risk of not getting paid.

What else can our firm do for you?

  • Help you get your car repaired or replaced.
  • Organize all of your medical bills to make sure they are all paid and that there is no duplication.
  • Track your medical records.
  • Communicate with the insurance adjustors.
  • Take care of all legal issues concerning the claim, including scheduling appointments and phone calls.
  • Investigate the accident by taking pictures, talking to witnesses, obtaining police reports, etc.
  • Fight for the highest settlement award available.
  • Make sure that you are reimbursed for any wages that you lose as a result of the accident.
  • Help you track your pain and suffering through a journal, photographs, video, and a diary.
  • Advise you what to say and not to say to others.

What sets us apart from other law firms?

  • We have an attorney who is a licensed insurance agent; she can read policies very quickly and thoroughly.
  • We are approachable. You will meet with the attorney who will handle your case.
  • We communicate at your level. We don’t use legalese and jargon; we use terms that you can understand and will always take the time to answer your questions.
  • We give you options and make sure you are included every step of the way.
  • We check in with you on a regular basis.
  • We sincerely care about you.
  • We provide peace of mind.