After a car accident, you may think that you have plenty of time to call a lawyer and pursue a personal injury claim. Although this is true, the longer you wait can affect the amount you may receive in compensation for your injuries. Here are 3 reasons why you shouldn’t wait to call a personal injury attorney after your Florida car accident.
Evidence May Disappear
After most accidents, it’s very important to secure as much evidence to support your claim as quickly as possible. This is especially true in intersection accidents, and those involving multiple vehicles. Although you may think that the other driver was completely at fault for causing your accident, his/her insurance company will find any reason to blame when possible. As Florida is a comparative fault state – meaning more than one person can be assigned fault for an accident – any argument an insurance company can come up with to reduce what they owe you they will pursue. This is why it is important that you are the first to obtain the crucial evidence needed to prove your case.
You Need to Get the Right Medical Care
After a car accident, getting the right medical care is important, as not all doctors are familiar with the process that insurance companies look for in evaluating a personal injury claim. For example, if you injured your back or neck, simply going to your primary care physician will do little to enhance the value of your claim. Your primary care physician will likely only refer you to a specialist, which is usually a surgeon. This skips many important steps of conservative treatment that insurance companies look for that can not only help you recover without the need for invasive treatment, but can also add value to your claim.
Not only is it important to get the right medical care after a car accident, but it is equally important to get medical care promptly. In Florida, there are time requirements that must be met to ensure you receive insurance coverage under your auto insurance to pay your medical bills. A personal injury attorney can prevent you from missing any of these important deadlines.
Relieve Unnecessary Stress
Being in a car accident is not something people regularly do. Because of this, most people don’t know what they should or shouldn’t do when they are in one. All of this can be overwhelming. Worse yet, if you’ve been injured, what you say or do could potentially damage your claim. Insurance companies know this. This is why they immediately start calling you after a car accident. They want you to say something they can later use against you. If your injuries appear bad, they also want settle your claim quickly, for a small amount of money, before you’ve had a chance to hire an
Having a qualified Ruskin car accident attorney can help you relieve this unnecessary stress. This can then allow you to focus on what is more important, which is getting the treatment you need for your injuries.
If you have questions about your Florida accident case, you can download our Free Reports:
- Your Guide to Florida Car Accident Claims;
- The Ultimate Guide to Florida Slip and Fall Cases; and
- 5 Medical Mistakes That Will Destroy Your Personal Injury Case
which are available at our website, or you can click the link provided. You can also contact us at (813) 419-3866 to talk directly to a Ruskin Personal Injury Attorney now.