10 Ways to Improve Your Chances of a Successful Car Accident Claim in Florida

If you have been injured in a car accident in Florida, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.


Unfortunately, getting the full and fair compensation you deserve is not always easy. At Flaxman Law Group, we have more than 60 years of combined experience helping drivers. Our Florida car accident attorneys and network of professionals work to prove that the other driver was at fault, that your injuries were caused by the accident, and that your claim is worth the amount you are asking for.

Our goal is to help you improve your chances of a successful claim. While no one can guarantee that your claim will be successful, here are ten things you can do to strengthen your case:

  1. Seek medical attention as soon as you can. Get checked by a doctor as quickly as possible after your Florida car crash, even if you’re not sure you’ve sustained serious injuries. This will help you document your injuries and establish a link between the accident and your medical condition. If you delay seeking medical attention, the insurance company may argue that your injuries were not serious or that they were caused by something else.
  2. Follow your doctor’s instructions to the letter. This may include taking medication, going to doctor’s visits, attending rehabilitation or other appointments, or avoiding certain activities. If you fail to follow your doctor’s recommendations, the insurance company may claim that you are not really injured or that you’re making your condition worse.
  3. Report the accident. You should report the accident to the police as soon as possible and get a copy of the police report. You should also tell your own insurance company about the accident. Keep records of when and who you contacted but don’t give any recorded statements or talk about fault without talking to an experienced Florida traffic accident claims lawyer first.
  4. Document everything you can. Gather as much evidence and information as possible about the accident and your injuries as you can, which may include:
    • Taking photos and videos of the accident scene, your vehicle, and your injuries
    • Getting the contact information of the other driver, their insurance company, and any witnesses
    • Keeping copies of the police records, medical records, bills, receipts, and prescriptions related to your treatment and your injury
    • Keeping proof of lost income, such as pay stubs or tax returns
    • Keeping any other documents or records that may be relevant or helpful for your attorney
  1. Work with an experienced car accident lawyer. An experienced Florida car accident attorney can represent your interests and fight for fair compensation for you. You can contact Flaxman Law Group to speak to an experienced Florida traffic accident claims attorney at no cost and no obligation. Our attorneys can explain what they can do in your case and how much your claim may be worth, so you can make an informed decision about working with an attorney without any upfront cost or risk to you.
  2. Be cautious about accepting an offer. The insurance company may try to settle your claim quickly and inexpensively and may offer you an amount that won’t cover all your damages. Don’t accept any offer without consulting your lawyer first. It can be difficult to tell whether an offer is fair, and an attorney has the experience to evaluate any insurance offer carefully and to negotiate for a better offer, if appropriate. Once you sign paperwork with the insurer and accept an offer, you lose the right to pursue further compensation, so always consult an attorney early in the process, before you make any decisions about an insurance offer.
  3. Don’t post on social media. Anything you post on social media after a car accident could be used against you by the other party. Even innocent posts may argue that you are not really injured or that you are exaggerating your injuries.
  4. Be honest. Do not exaggerate or omit any facts when talking to your attorney, the police, or any insurance company. Doing so could hurt your claim.
  5. Be patient. The claim process can take time. You may have to answer questions, provide documents, attend meetings, give depositions, or even go to court. This is where an experienced Florida car accident attorney can help. Your attorney can help you navigate the process, can explain where you are in your claim, and can help you avoid making a hasty decision about a settlement offer.
  6. Be ready for trial. Most car accident claims are settled out of court, but sometimes a trial may be necessary if the parties cannot agree on a settlement or if the case is complex. Here again, working with an experienced car accident claims attorney in Florida can help, because your attorney can represent you in court and can prepare you for trial.

Filing a Florida car accident claim isn’t simple, but you don’t have to navigate the process alone. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, call Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 to speak to a live person. We can schedule a free, no obligation consultation with a Florida car attorney in our offices in Miami, Homestead, or Hollywood. If you’re too injured to travel, we can come to you. Our legal team has already recovered over $100 million for our clients, and we’re here to help South Florida residents who have been injured.

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