Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Lawyers.
Car accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injury. Even though many auto accidents are minor fender-benders, they nonetheless result in a shocking number of severe injuries and even death. In addition to disability, victims often experience substantial pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost wages, medical expenses and property damage, all of which can be recoverable through financial compensation. Sadly, many car accident victims never receive the full amount of damages to which they are entitled. Many car accident victims, unaware of the full value of their claims, accept the first offer from their insurance company rather than working with a Florida car accident lawyer that can help them get the compensation they deserve.
The insurance company wants to settle your case as soon as possible – and for as little money as possible. You need time to determine just how serious your injury is, what medical treatment or physical therapy you need, and how much your lost wages will be. Don’t talk to the insurance company. Therefore, it is crucial to retain a qualified car accident lawyer in Florida as soon as possible to achieve maximum compensation.
Our car accident lawyers can help you:
- Establish liability by preserving evidence and interviewing witnesses
- Ensure you receive the proper medical care and stay in touch with you as you recover from your injuries
- Help you understand the law, including statutes of limitations
- Collect the necessary medical records and help you document your injuries properly so that you receive full compensation
- Ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are rightfully entitled
- Negotiate a settlement that takes into account all future medical and financial needs.
In cases of malicious intent – such as situations where a company knowingly markets products it knows are defective and such defects cause injuries, victims may be entitled to punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages. Our personal injury attorneys can help determine which damages you are eligible for and can help you build an effective case.
We handle car accidents on a regular basis, but we understand this is not an everyday experience for you. We will guide you through every step in the process. Our attorneys and professional staff will get to know you and your situation well, because the better we know you, the better we can represent you.
Florida Car Accident Lawyer FAQs
I just had a car accident, what should I do now?
The first priority is your safety. Get yourself to a safe place where there is no more danger of injury.
With any significant car accident, it’s important to call the police to have a documented record of the accident and how it was caused. Work with the police to provide any relevant information.
Get medical attention as soon as possible if required. You may feel sore or have increased pain a few days after the accident. Keep an eye on how you feel, and make sure you visit your doctor if you have any significant effects from the accident.
Call an experienced car accident attorney to get help with as soon as possible.Often times, insurance companies will try to reach out to you before you are represented, to try and obtain a favorable result for themselves.
VG Law Group is the premier car accident attorney in Florida. Give us a call, and we’ll make sure to walk you through the process, every step of the way. Our phone number is 1-833-Help-365.
My car is damaged, should I take pictures?
Absolutely, taking pictures of your damaged vehicle is an important step. Having documented proof of the damage done will help both the insurance company and your car accident attorney to provide the proper aid, and will help you obtain adequate compensation for your losses.
Make sure to take pictures from multiple angles, all around the car, not just where the damage is most visible.
Also, take pictures of any other vehicles or property damage that were involved in the accident.
What Should I Avoid Doing After My Accident?
There are a few things to avoid after your accident that will help you maintain a strong case, especially if legal action is required.
- Don’t forget to call the police. Having a police report documented of the accident is a vital step in the process to getting the proper settlement.
- Speak with a car accident attorney before speaking with your insurance company. Keep in mind that while you’re trying to get the proper reimbursement for your accident, your insurance company is incentivized to provide the minimum amount. Before you speak to your insurance, especially if the communication is recorded, we strongly advise you speak with the professionals at VG Law Group.
- Don’t wait too long to take action. While you do have a maximum of 4 years to pursue a legal settlement, it is important to start the process as soon as possible in order to address any issues and get the settlement you deserve.
What do I do if I don’t know who caused my accident?
In the case of a hit-and-run, or if there’s some other reason a negligent driver couldn’t be identified, there can be some recovery under Florida’s motorist policies. Call the expert car accident attorneys at VG Law Group to get advice on your particular situation.
The person that caused my accident doesn’t have insurance. What do I do?
Many Florida car insurance policies contain protection for drivers who have a run-in with an underinsured party. In these cases, it can be helpful to have a car accident attorney take a look at your insurance policy to see what options you have. Contact us at VG Law Group, and we’ll walk you through the process.
I may hold part of the blame for my accident. How does that affect my case?
If you hold part of the blame for your accident, that doesn’t mean you aren’t eligible for a settlement or reimbursement from your insurance company. Likely, the settlement would be reduced in accordance with the level of fault, but you can still receive some compensation. If you have questions about your particular case, contact the car accident attorneys at VG Law Group, and we’ll help you through the process.
How long after my accident can I still make a legal case?
Personal injury cases in Florida, like car accident cases, have a set time limit to initiate legal proceedings. The time frame is different depending on the circumstances, but in most car accident cases, the time limitation is four years for claims against at-fault persons and five years against your insurance company.
What compensation might I be able to get for my accident?
Depending on your certain circumstances, you may be able to receive compensation for losses as a direct result of your accident in a number of ways. Here are five common grounds on which compensation may be rewarded:
- Property Damage – Compensation for damage to your vehicle, cargo, or other items that you own that may have been damaged.
- Medical Expenses – If your accident results in medical expenses, you may be eligible for reimbursement or compensation for your medical bills.
- Lost Wages – If your accident has caused you to be unable to work and earn an income, you may be eligible for reimbursement of lost wages.
- Punitive Damages – If your accident was caused by someone who broke additional laws, like drunk driving or hit-and-run laws, then you may be awarded with punitive compensation.
How do I protect my rights after an accident?
To ensure that your rights are not encroached upon, the best thing to do is get in contact with an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible. The experts at VG Law Group will work with you and the local law enforcement that documented your accident to ensure that you are protected.
I haven’t been able to work since my accident. How can I afford a car accident attorney?
When it comes to your safety and the compensation you deserve, you are our top priority. At VG Law Group, we provide our services completely on a contingency basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you do. You never have to worry about whether you can afford a proper car accident attorney, and we will fight for you every step of the way.