Do I need a lawyer for a car accident in Florida?

When to hire a Car Accident Lawyer

When you’ve just been in a car accident, contacting an attorney probably isn’t your first priority. You’re concerned about your well-being, any loved ones who were in the vehicle, and the condition of your car. 

And yet, if you don’t reach out to a car accident lawyer, you’re unlikely to get the care and the compensation that you deserve. You should always speak to an attorney after any accident to understand your legal options.

What to do after a Car Accident in Orlando

If you’ve been injured in a car accident that was caused by another person’s actions, follow these steps to protect yourself:

  1. Contact the police to get a proper report of the incident and all involved.
  2. Document the scene. Ensure there are photos of any vehicles involved, where they are situated, and any damage received. Make note of anything else that you think is important.
  3. Seek treatment. According to Florida law, you have 14 days to see a doctor after an automobile accident. Mitigate your harm and speed up your recovery by getting immediate treatment, even if you have little to no symptoms.
  4. Call Snedaker Law. You need an expert that has experience handling automobile cases and knows how to navigate police reports, insurance companies, and the law.

Insurance companies are not on your side

Your insurance company is concerned with two things: 

  • Making money, and 
  • Limiting their liability

This means that after any accident, their main concern is settling the claim as quickly and as cheaply as possible. You may be denied a perfectly valid claim, or receive compensation that is much less than what you deserve. 

An experienced automobile accident attorney will negotiate with the insurance adjuster, handle the details of your claim, and demand appropriate compensation.

An attorney can increase your compensation

Proving your injuries and how much you deserve in compensation can be complicated. Other parties may claim that your injuries were pre-existing, not as severe as you claim, or that you were partially at fault for what happened.

In other cases, you won’t get a fair settlement offer from your insurance company and a personal injury lawsuit may be in your best interest.

Snedaker Law has experience building strong claims on our clients’ behalf. No matter your situation, we’ll work with you to prove the full extent of your injuries and fight against insurance companies to get the full compensation that you deserve.

The average car accident claim in Florida settles for $15,000. Our years of experience and personalized attention have generated settlements of up to $200,000 or more for our clients.

An attorney can protect your rights

Most car accident claims involve negligence: the other driver failed to stop, failed to yield, or was driving while distracted. In other cases, claims may involve gross negligence (such as a DUI), defective car parts, or faulty road design. 

We know the ins-and-outs of any legal situation and will always make recommendations based on what’s in your personal best interests. 

We’ll explore every possible avenue, explain your legal options, and ensure that our actions set you up to receive the best possible care and compensation going forward.

How much does a personal injury lawyer cost?

At Snedaker Law, we don’t get paid unless you do. 

We only collect our payment if and when we win your case together. There are no upfront fees and we even offer a free, no-obligation consultation. 

We’ve helped hundreds of injured clients claim millions in settlement costs. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, let us help.

Snedaker Law is the One Law Firm for you

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