Auto accident? Don’t let an attorney slow you down!

Our firm handles many successful motor-vehicle personal injury cases each year and, as a result, satisfied clients often refer us to others who have been in an accident. These people are usually surprised when we tell them they may not need an attorney. After all, the media is full of hundreds of “Injured? Call us TODAY!” advertisements that make getting an attorney seem like a natural first step when the unexpected happens.

The truth? If the accident is not your fault and there are no resulting injuries, you may be able to resolve your case without an attorney’s assistance. There are a number of steps to take at the accident site that may help you to pursue a claim on your own. Find out what to do by downloading this report.

And of course, there are situations when you should contact an attorney. In our state, Florida No Fault does not allow recovery for injuries unless the victim 1) suffers the loss of a bodily function, significant scarring or disfigurement, or sustains a permanent injury, or 2) suffers medical losses or lost wages beyond what PIP will pay. If you fall into one of these categories or think that you may with time, it’s in your best interest to contact a lawyer, preferably before you make a statement to an insurance company. That attorney can explain your rights, what may adversely affect your case, make sure you get prompt medical treatment and preserve any evidence necessary to prove the extent of your losses.