Motor Vehicle Accident
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In Florida, motor vehicle accidents are a fact of life. If you are injured by the negligence of another take steps to protect yourself. If the accident is severe make sure that the police and EMS have been contacted. An officer will come to the scene and investigate the accident. During the course of the investigation the officer will obtain the names of all of the involved drivers, their insurance companies, their passengers and any witnesses. Additionally, the completed police report contains a wealth of information for an experienced attorney. Remember to get the names, addresses and phone numbers of any witnesses the police do not get. If the police are not called, be sure to get this information yourself.
If you are hurt, go to the emergency room to get checked out by a health care professional. Do NOT give anyone a statement, whether in person or over the phone, until you have contacted an attorney to discuss your rights. The insurance companies have become ever more sophisticated and will often try and get an early settlement for a fraction of your cases true value. The types of insurance that can be involved in a car accident can include: liability coverage, PIP, MedPay, UM, group health and even workers compensation. Car accident cases can involve complex medical and insurance issues.
If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident in Florida you must prove that your injuries are permanent. Once the jury finds permanency you are entitled to compensation for your lost income or wages, medical expenses, pain, suffering, mental anguish, and the loss of enjoyment of life. If you need a lawyer question him/her before you sign a contract. Ask about their background, experience and training. Are they skilled in handling this type of a case? How many cases have they tried? What results have they obtained? Are they Board Certified by the Florida Bar? Call Silver & Agacinski today to speak with one of our attorneys and receive the care and attention your case needs!