Car Accident FAQ

Car Accident FAQ

Plantation Car Accident Attorney

After you have been injured in an accident you need to make sure that you have the right representation on your side. Finding the Plantation personal injury lawyer who is right for you is an important step in the case and with qualified representation you may be able to retain full compensation. An attorney can also help to answer the questions that you have and being educated in your case is key. Below are some questions that are commonly asked but for additional information it is recommended that you contact our firm and speak with a professional about your case.


Is it ok to talk to police when they come to the scene of the accident?

After the accident it is common for a police offer to arrive on the scene. They may have been called if the accident was more serious, or they may be in the area and pull over to help. They will be making an official report based on their observation and thoughts on what happened. You should refrain at this point from talking about whose fault it was, and focusing on giving them a clear picture of what occurred. You can give the details of what happened however when they question you. Soon after an accident it can be hard to remember what happened exactly so you may want to write down for memory the details of the incident as soon as you can. You should also get a copy of the police report to have for your records.

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How long do I have to file a claim?

The Florida statute of limitations for personal injury is four years. You must file a personal injury claim for your car accident within four years or else you forfeit your chance of recovering compensation.

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How long after the accident should I wait to get an attorney?

You shouldn't wait at all before you seek legal representation. The sooner that an attorney is on your case, the sooner that they are able to start taking necessary steps to protect your interests. A case can take time but having an attorney there from the beginning can often help smooth the process and decrease the length of time that it takes. Don't wait before you retain the services of a professional since doing so may benefit you during the case and in the results that you receive.

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Should I take the settlement from the insurance company?

It is likely that the settlement the insurance company gives you will not be enough so don't be too quick to take it just because it sounds like a good option at the time. When you are faced with an injury it may seem like the best option out to take the money and be done with the case, but what happens when the money runs out and you realize that it was not enough? The full scope of the accident and injury needs to be taken into account so that what the insurance company is paying will provide for you now ad in the future if you are still faced with the inability to work, the need for medical care or other influences for the auto accident. The first thing that you want to do is have an attorney look over what they are offering since it may be substantially lower than what you should be receiving. A lawyer can negotiate on your behalf, or take the case to trial if it is necessary.

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How do I know if I have a case?

Since each case is different you need do to have the specifics of your case assessed by a professional. They can look at if there is a case of negligence and if it is enough that you are owed compensation for it. In a car accident case you will need to show that the other party was at fault and that their mistake was directly responsible for the accident and injury. Having a professional review your case should be your first step so that you can know what your second should be. If you are wondering how much your case is worth, turning it over to a lawyer is a necessary step as well since they can use their insight into these matters to provide a better idea of what you should expect to be compensated if the case is successful.

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Is it possible to prove that the other driver was at fault?

This will be an important part of the case in order to obtain a successful resolution. If the other party was to blame than there are a number of ways that this may become evident. They may have had a high BAC level, there may be surveillance of them speeding through an intersection or through a reconstruction of the accident it may be possible to show that they were to blame. Negligence or recklessness will need to be established and through a thorough gathering and construction of the evidence it can be possible to show the other party as liable for damages.

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What happens if I am no longer able to work?

An injury may have put you out of work and this will need to be included in the case to seek compensation. Depending on if you are unable to work for a period of time or if the disability is permanent you can seek different amounts of compensation to cover wages that have been lost. If you are unable to return to your past job but you can still work in another field then compensation may be sought for the cost of training and learning the new skill.

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