Whether you are in a serious car crash with life-threatening injuries or just a fender-bender with seemingly minor injuries caused by another driver, you can always benefit from speaking to an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure your rights are protected. And you may even benefit financially from having an attorney represent you.
Higher Compensation for You with an Attorney
According to the Insurance Research Council (IRC), car accident victims using an attorney receive 3.5 times more compensation when pursuing an auto insurance claim than not using an attorney. In fact, settlements were 40 percent higher with attorney representation. In addition, the IRC found that 85% of all money paid out by insurance companies for bodily injury claims are paid to injured people who have attorney representation.
However, not all attorneys are the same.
Seek Out a Qualified Personal Injury Attorney
You should seek an experienced and well-qualified Florida car accident attorney or Texas car accident attorney who knows the ins and outs of the laws concerning car accidents and injuries. For example, Florida’s car accident laws are quite complex, so your attorney should have extensive experience in car accident and injury cases. A Florida personal injury attorney who is admitted to the Florida Bar should be well versed in the legal process and know the most expedient path to resolve a case and get the most compensation allowed by law for a client.
As I mentioned above, Florida is a no-fault state, which means each driver carries their own insurance to cover car repairs and medical bills. Florida requires every driver to carry PIP insurance, which pays for medical care and lost wages due to a car accident, regardless of who is at fault for the accident.
Florida PIP insurance requires an injured accident victim to seek medical care within 14 days of their accident (the 14-day rule), so it’s critical to see a doctor right away to get the care you need. If you don’t receive medical care within this period, your PIP coverage may be invalidated.
A good car accident attorney will know exactly how to collect the evidence needed to prove your losses and damages, and can uncover more than what you might be able to do on your own. This could result in thousands of dollars more to you than what the insurance company might initially offer.
Why You Should Have an Attorney Review Your Case
A car accident attorney will review the facts in your case and give you their best legal advice before you make any decisions or agree to an insurance payout from an insurance company.
It’s important to note that once you agree to a payout from an insurance company and cash their check, there is little any attorney can do to assist you with further legal action.
Why Call RTRLAW?
Give RTRLAW a call immediately following an accident at 1-833-HIRE-RTR to discuss your case before you agree to any kind of payout. Your attorney will also urge you to get medical care immediately to be in compliance with the 14-day PIP rule.
Our legal team will review the facts of your case during your no-obligation case review, and, if we can move forward, we will assist you with your case and file a claim to recover the amount owed to you through your insurance.
We can also help you recover any losses and damages up to the limits of your policy for lost wages and the costs of medical care. If you have sustained a serious or permanent injury and you qualify through the state’s no-fault law (statute 627.7407), we can file a claim against the at-fault driver’s liability policy for further compensation.
Don’t Go It Alone!
RTRLAW has been serving car accident victims and personal injury clients in Florida since 1988. We’ve represented tens of thousands of clients and recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients over the years. Our dedicated and highly experienced personal injury attorneys fight hard to get our clients the most compensation possible.
If we choose to take your case, you will not pay anything upfront. RTRLAW works on contingency fees, which means you pay NOTHING unless we win your case and recover money for you.
Our experienced and aggressive personal injury attorneys are available to meet with you at one of our 7 convenient offices in Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, Kissimmee, Lake Worth, or by appointment only in Miami or Jacksonville or in Dallas, Texas. If you can’t come to us, our lawyers and investigators will come to you – even if you are in the hospital or confined to your home due to your injuries.
Call RTRLAW Now
To get a free, no-obligation case review, please contact us or chat with us now. For more information, call or text us 24 hours a day, seven days a week toll free at 1-833-HIRE-RTR (1-833-447-3787) or you can email us at [email protected].