The Basics Of Auto Accident Personal Injury Law
Florida is home to nearly 20 million residents, and when you add in the millions who visit the state each day, there are a huge number of people travelling our roads each and every day. That's a big part of why there are accidents throughout the state daily. Most are minor, but some can be significant. Auto accidents that lead to injuries could require that you find a good attorney and seek compensation for your injuries, but many people have misconceptions about this or just don’t' fully understand it.
That's why it's important to take a closer look at the basics of auto accident related personal injury lawsuits.
Why Seek Compensation?
Many people don't want to seem like they're just out to get a buck, or they think that personal injury law has a stigma attached to it. But there are some very major reasons to seek financial compensation for your injuries if you're involved in an accident that wasn't your fault.
- Medical expenses can be very high, even for fairly minor injuries. For major injuries, those medical costs can be insane and difficult to manage. And when you factor in things like lost wages due to time away from work, it becomes even harder to make all of your bills on time. In other words, an accident could literally put you into financial hardship.
- The financial burden that you're placed under due to your accident can make life stressful, and has even lead to serious depression in many victims. The stress that comes with an accident can make it difficult to focus on your physical recovery.
- If you aren't to blame for the accident, why should you have to shoulder those financial burdens? Instead, seeking compensation and letting the responsible party carry the burden is a better option and one that can get your finances back in order and help take the stress away from you.
Why Use A Lawyer?
It's true that many who are involved in an accident will actually be offered an out of court settlement by the other side or an insurance company. But the fact is that these are usually settlement offers so low they're not even close to being fair. On the flip side of the coin, many insurance companies or lawyers for the other side will work to drag a case into the courts in order to beat you down.
With an attorney on your side, you're able to get respect from the opposition. Insurance companies and other lawyers will be more likely to offer fair settlements to you when you have an attorney on your side.
Additionally, your attorney can help you understand what to expect during the process of seeking compensation and ensure that you get the best results from your efforts.
Any personal injury case will come down to one thing – proving fault. You need to show that the other party involved in the accident acted negligently and recklessly and that their actions led to the accident. Potential negligent actions include:
- Drunk driving
- Texting while driving
- Distracted driving
- Improper lane changes
- Faulty auto parts
- And more
Your attorney will help you figure out which of these types of negligent may be a factor in your accident, and how best to proceed.
Simply put, getting help after an auto accident is something you can't afford to ignore. Contact our office today for a free initial consultation and to find out more about your rights and what steps you can take to get the financial compensation you deserve.