Ask Tom: Do you need to hire a car accident lawyer?

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Thursday March 29, 2018

If you or someone you know has been in a car accident and suffered an injury, you may be wondering whether you should contact a lawyer to protect your rights. As the issues involved can be complicated and the damage associated with the accident can be severe, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible.

[If you would like to know more about common questions associated with car accidents, check out our Car Accident FAQ.]

Injuries from a car accident can be slow to develop and may take time before they are fully apparent. This means that even minor accidents can cause serious injuries that are not obvious for some time.

This delay between the cause of the injury and the onset of symptoms can lead some drivers and victims to feel a false sense of surety that their accident is minor and they do not need to consider hiring an attorney.

This can be a serious mistake as evidence can be lost and other matters related to a case are time sensitive. By the time you or an injured individual you know is aware that they need to contact an attorney, it may be too late.

This situation is further complicated by the speed with which insurance adjusters will seek to respond to a claim. There are a number of complicated questions that can arise following a car accident regarding fault, negligence, insurance, and more, and statements made to insurance adjusters and any questions or written statements you give can influence the situation.

If, at any point, you think you might should contact an attorney about your car accident, it is probably a good idea to seek one out.

Even though Florida is a “No Fault” state, that does not mean that the system cannot be complex or that the system is automatic. Insurance companies will act quickly to settle claims as fast – and for as little – as possible. Without an experience car accident lawyer, it can be difficult to represent yourself well and ensure that you are not accepting an unfair settlement.

Hiring an attorney who is experience with the intricacies of Florida’s system is one of the most important steps you or someone you know can take toward protecting themselves and you should not wait or delay in doing so.

If you or someone you know would like to speak with one of our experienced Florida car accident attorneys, please call us toll free (800-435-8778) or contact us as soon as possible.

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