As such, it’s worth thinking about the answers to some of the more common accident questions that injured parties have. Here’s a rundown of some of those questions – and the answers to them.
Can I File A Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Under Florida law, anyone who was hurt in an accident that was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of someone else may file a personal injury lawsuit against that person. However, it’s vital that you be able to prove that your accident was caused by those reckless or negligent actions.
What Are Reckless or Negligent Actions?
Reckless or negligent actions are defined as any action that any reasonable person would identify as such. Examples include things like:
• Texting while driving
• Drunk driving
• Driving recklessly
• Driving while distracted
• And more
Essentially, if something caused your accident that you know was reckless or negligent, it’s important that you take steps to talk to an attorney and see if you have a case – odds are that you do.
How Can I Help My Attorney?
There are numerous things that you can do which will help your attorney get you the highest possible settlement amount. Some of the main things include
• Be totally honest and upfront
• Keep records and documentation of everything
• Talk to them as soon as you can
• Avoid too much social media and be sure that you post wisely.
• Be there to answer questions whenever possible.
Simple steps can have profound benefits to your case, and the steps above are easy to do and can have a huge impact on your case for the better. Keep them in mind to ensure that you’re able to help your lawyer whenever it’s possible.
What About The Settlement I Was Just Offered?
Simply put, don’t accept it until you let an attorney look at it. Settlements offered by the insurance company are usually tricks to get you to accept a settlement that is less than you’re really owed. Letting your attorney take a look at the case is important for getting the most from it.
How Do I Pay?
Any good personal injury attorney won’t charge you upfront. Instead, your costs are contingent on a case outcome. In short, you don’t pay your lawyer until they win your case. Then, they will deduct their fees from eh total settlement amount that you receive. This means that you don’t have to struggle to come up with money out of pocket.
How Involved Will I Be?
You’ll have to be involved to some degree. But, with a personal injury case, your attorney will do the vast majority of the heavy lifting. You’ll need to be present to sign documents or answer questions as they come up, but beyond that, your lawyer will take care of things. This way you can focus on your physical recovery instead of on the financial struggle.
The Bottom Line
These are just a few examples of why you need an attorney and what to expect from them. Grow your knowledge base and contact your attorney to ensure that you get the restitution that you’re owed. Our team is here to help, so be sure to contact our law offices..