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5 Reasons to Speak to a Lawyer After a Crash

» Written by // February 7, 2022 //


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If you were involved in an auto accident and are experiencing pain, you may be questioning whether you need an attorney to handle your claim. It is no secret that people tend to have biases when it comes to dealing with lawyers and if you have already spoken with someone from the insurance company, you may be feeling confident that you can handle the entire process yourself.  However, contrary to what you may believe, there are several reasons to consult a skilled Tallahassee car accident lawyer after a crash – especially if you have been hurt.

1. Your Tallahassee Car Accident Lawyer Will Encourage You to Seek Medical Attention Right Away

In the same way that some people are reluctant to seek legal guidance, many also wait too long to seek medical assistance. Neck, back, chest or pain in any other area could be a sign of a severe injury, and auto accidents frequently cause internal injuries that do not display immediate symptoms. Seeking medical attention is crucial to securing full compensation after an accident, and your attorney will help ensure you receive appropriate medical care.

2. You Won’t Know the Full Extent of Your Losses Without Legal Guidance

If someone else was at fault in the accident, you are entitled to seek compensation for all of your accident-related expenses. This includes not only your car repair and medical bills, but also lost income, future medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other categories of financial and non-financial losses. Do you know how much your injuries will cost you in the future? An experienced Tallahassee car accident lawyer will make sure you do before you make the mistake of accepting a low-ball settlement offer from the insurance companies.

3. A Tallahassee Car Accident Lawyer Will Help You Get the Evidence You Need

Along with your medical records and future loss calculations, you will need other evidence to support your claim. If you lack a sufficient amount of evidence, the insurance company will likely offer you the lowest settlement amount possible. That said, it is important to ensure a full investigation is done on your behalf (beyond what the police may do). An investigation by your attorney may also reveal that more than one party was negligent and at fault in the collision. If an at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured, pursuing multiple claims could be critical to collecting the money you need to move on.

4. Even if You Were Partially at Fault, You May Still Have a Claim

Too often, injured drivers won’t pursue compensation because they assume they were at fault in the accident. But, how do you know that you were at fault (and someone else was not) unless you find out the results of an investigation? Was the other driver distracted or drowsy at the time of the crash? Could he or she have done something to avoid the accident? You should never assume you were at fault (much less the only one at fault) and under Florida law, you may still be entitled to compensation even if you were partially to blame.

5. The Consultation With Our Tallahassee Car Accident Lawyer is Free

You have nothing to lose by speaking with a Tallahassee car accident lawyer. Most attorneys (including those at our firm) handle auto accident cases on a contingency-fee basis. This means that your initial consultation is free and, if you hire the firm to take your case, you do not pay any legal fees unless you win. Contact our office to discuss your legal options today.


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