Our accident attorneys know the importance of legal counsel in a personal injury case cannot be emphasized enough. It can most certainly affect what is recovered, if anything at all, from an at-fault negligent party. The reality is, and it should be of no surprise, those parties and their insurance companies will do everything in their power to avoid having to pay for their negligence. There have been instances where settlement offers are given to accident victims so soon after the occurrence, that they feel compelled to just take the money. This can create enormous issues concerning any potential permanent injuries that may have resulted from another party’s negligence and the bills that result from future losses caused by the injuries.
Without proper legal assistance, one may be quick to make a decision that very well could be to their detriment. If an insurance company is able to successfully negotiate a settlement with a victim, then they have essentially won. Their goal is to sweep their problem under the rug as quickly as possible. Many times these negotiation tactics are leveraged by statements to victims claiming that hiring a lawyer will only complicate matters and will cost high dollar amounts. It is extremely important to remember whose interests the insurance company is attempting to protect.
In order to understand what an accident case is valued at, an objective assessment of the facts of the incident must be properly evaluated. An attorney will provide such expertise in determining every possible issue, including, who is liable, who or what caused the accident and what damages came as a result of the negligence. When you have an attorney working for you, the negligent party is less likely and often unable to manipulate the circumstances to their benefit. Insurance companies know very well what your possible claim could cost them and they will do all that is in their power to pay you as little as possible for your injury. Hiring an attorney will help to ensure you receive what is properly owed to you.
Without proper legal representation, people who are injured in an accident may not be aware of their legal rights or know what is needed for their case to have a successful outcome. Was the police report filled out properly? Did the other driver receive the citation? Did you take pictures? Did you get the contact information from any witnesses? Did you go to the hospital? Did you write everything down? You can still have a case if you are missing some of these things, but it does make it more difficult the longer you wait to hire an attorney.
The accident you were involved in and the injuries you sustained should be taken very seriously. To avoid any unfortunate legal mishaps along the way, it is in your best interest to seek legal advice as soon as possible. We fight for the rights of the injured throughout the State of Florida and have convenient locations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Contact the accident attorneys at Madalon Law today to get a full understanding of your case’s value, obtain the aggressive legal representation that is needed and receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.