After a car accident, many people tell us at Flaxman Law Group that they hope to avoid working with a car accident attorney. Many assume that their insurance company will take care of them. Others simply worry about the legal process, which is unfamiliar to them.
Even if you’re not sure you want to file a legal claim, there are several benefits to working with an experienced car accident lawyer if you’ve been injured in a car collision anywhere in south Florida.
The Legal System is Complex and Difficult to Navigate on Your Own
With the way the no-fault insurance system in Florida works, if your accident injuries are serious and you expect them to cost more than $10,000 that PIP (personal injury protection) covers, chances are you’re going to have to file a legal claim against the other driver’s insurance company or even against other liable parties.
Filing this claim is complex. It means filing paperwork with the courthouse, conducting depositions, going through the discovery process, making sure the other parties in the case are served the correct documents, and more. It is difficult to navigate this without experience and a legal degree. An attorney knows what to do and protects your interests as they navigate the legal system and court system for your benefit.
The Decisions You Make Now Will Impact Your Financial Life and Medical Care for a Long Time
It’s rather unfair that after a traffic accident, when people are suffering severe pain and upset, they are expected to make important decisions that will affect their life for years to come. However, this is the case.
Your decision to file a claim or accept or not accept an insurance offer now can affect your ability to pay for your medical bills next week, next month, and next year. The decisions you make now about how you will pursue compensation will also determine how much you have in terms of financial resources to pay for bills and for other care you may need.
You Can Expect the Unexpected After a Car Accident
Every traffic accident case is different, but almost all of them have some unexpected surprises. At Flaxman Law Group, we have worked with traffic accident survivors who were surprised to find out that the other driver was driving under the influence or with a suspended license. We’ve worked with survivors who have gotten unexpected news about an unanticipated injury they sustained in their car crash without realizing.
In many cases, injured drivers we work with are taken aback by the cost of their medical bills and car repairs. You can expect that after your car collision there will be a few surprises. It is your attorney’s job to make sure that you pursue fair compensation so you can help pay for these surprises when they happen.
You May Not be Able to Count on Your Insurance Company
Your insurance company has a financial incentive to resolve your claim for less. It means more profits for them and their investors. A small number of insurers have even been found to act in bad faith. Working with a lawyer means there is someone working in your best interests, negotiating with insurers on your behalf.
You Have Challenges To Worry About
And your #1 priority should be your health. Let us take care of the rest. Call Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626, to speak with a live person and to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced attorney who will address your questions.