Many attorneys will meet with auto accident victims and their families while they are still in the hospital to get an immediate start on the process. If you ever have the misfortune to be involved in an auto accident, you should probably contact a qualified lawyer. You shouldn’t wait any longer than a week or two before contacting the attorney, and you should speak with the lawyer before reaching any sort of settlement with the insurance company. An attorney in Jacksonville FL will represent your interests throughout the process and will be dedicated to defending your rights. We are also experienced in defending our clients against claims of contributory negligence, which can prevent an injury victim from recovering compensation if he or she was even partially at fault for the accident. If an insurance company knows that you (and your lawyer) are ready and willing to go to trial, then they know they have to pay you the full amount.
We will guide you through every step of the insurance claim and legal processes, making sure you understand the many laws and rules that apply to your case. Your lawyer in Jacksonville FL will have years of experience dealing with these laws and will advise you of those that apply to your case. Some personal injury attorneys don’t handle your property damage, because it involves a lot of time and effort for little, or no, compensation. Your attorney will be with you every step of the way to advise you on all important maters involving your case or claim. When you are less at fault for an accident than the other driver, complicated comparative negligence laws apply making litigation necessary to resolve these claims. You need an attorney to represent your interests if your case is to be resolved by alternative dispute resolution. Most attorneys handling a third-party liability workers compensation claim will advise you on the workers compensation claim at no extra charge. Over two million people suffer injuries in auto accidents each year according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report.