Why Should You Hire A Lawyer If Injured In A Car Accident In Florida?
There are many reasons to hire a lawyer to represent you in a Florida car accident case. Some car accident victims will face challenges with their insurance company who refuses to cover damages. Others may struggle to collect a timely payout. Additionally, if your damages exceed the maximum amount allowed under your policy, it is necessary to seek compensation from the at-fault party through a third-party claim.
This requires that we build your case, collect information, and identify fault. Managing insurance and legal communications while you deal with your injury can be a challenge. Additionally, your insurance company or the at-fault parties’ legal team may attempt to offer you a settlement amount that does not appropriately cover your damages. It is essential to work with a lawyer that represents you to secure and protect your legal rights.
Hiring a car accident lawyer can offer you the following benefits:
- A timelier payout
- A higher settlement offer
- Assistance in collecting documents and building your case
- Manage communications on your behalf
- Ensure your case stays within Florida’s filing requirements
What A Car Accident Lawyer Can Do For You
Car accident lawyers can help you build your case in many ways. The legal team at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers will help you with your car accident case in the following ways:
- Offer you a complimentary consultation
- Collect significant evidence (Police report, medical records, witness statements, expert witness reports, vehicle inspection report)
- Manage all communications on your behalf
- Determine liability (and recreate the scene of the accident)
- Calculate your damages
- Negotiate settlement offers
- Represent you during this difficult time
We will be as involved in your case as you desire. Your health and recovery is the most important thing to consider. By allowing us to manage each of the legal steps in your car accident case, you can focus on your recovery.
How Much Compensation A Lawyer May Be Able to Get You
To justify the costs of hiring a lawyer, car accident victims often wonder how much they will receive in compensation if they work with a lawyer. The actual amount of compensation that you will collect will depend on many factors including the extent of your injuries, who is responsible, and whether multiple parties are to blame.
Under Florida’s pure comparative negligence doctrine, it is possible that both you and the other driver can be at fault. Fortunately, we can still fight to collect compensation on your behalf as long as another driver holds a majority of the fault.
The compensation that you receive in your car accident case might include the following costs:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of benefits
- Household expenses
- Property damages
- Childcare costs
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
It is easy to calculate your economic damages like your lost wages and medical costs. It is the non-economic costs such as the diminished earning capacity and pain and suffering that are more challenging to calculate. Working with a lawyer that is familiar with collecting damages concerning a Florida car accident case can help you accurately calculate these types of damages.
Many insurance companies will attempt to offer you a settlement. While accepting a settlement offer can reduce court fees and time spent in court, it can also leave valuable money on the table. Working with a lawyer that is familiar with this process can help you calculate your damages and compare them to any settlement offers you might receive.
You Do Not Have Much Time To Hire A Florida Car Accident Lawyer
It is critical to hire a lawyer for your car accident case as soon as possible. Florida requires that we file all car accident cases within four years from the date of the accident. Failing to meet this strict time limit can deem you ineligible for any compensation that you deserve.
By scheduling a complimentary, no obligation consultation with our legal team, we can begin looking at the details of your case. We will never collect any fees unless we are also able to collect compensation on your behalf. You can reach us at 855-529-0269.
Choosing The Right Car Accident Lawyer In Florida
The outcome of your case relies on the legal representation you hire. The lawyers at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers are familiar with local laws as they pertain to car accidents. We also understand the overwhelming situation you are currently facing. We will fight for the compensation that you deserve. Call us today at 855-529-0269.
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