At Dismuke Law, we receive several questions regarding the rights of those injured in a negligence-related car accident. We get it; some people are unsure of what to expect and what comes next. Because of the confusion often concerning a car accident claim and/or lawsuit, we want to provide answers to help you understand your options and rights.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
The honest answer is no two cases are alike. It’s nearly impossible to explain the value of your case without having a full understanding of your losses. When you factor in the different types of compensation that may be available to you, there are multiple things to consider. However, with knowledge of a potential value of your case, we can explain if a settlement is right for you.
The Insurance Company Said I Need to Provide a Recorded Statement. Is This True?
When you speak with the negligence party’s insurance company, they’ll try to get a recorded statement about what happened in the accident. They’re looking for you to say something contradictory to your initial statement. Know that you don’t have to provide this statement without having a lawyer present to protect your rights.
Who Is Responsible for Paying Compensation?
In most minor accidents, you’ll go through your own insurance coverage to recover compensation. This is because Florida is a no-fault state. However, there are some circumstances in which the aftermath of an accident is severe and you need to go through the negligent party to pursue compensation—this is a third-party lawsuit when disabling injuries occur and property damage exceeds a certain amount.
How Can I Afford a Lawyer When Dealing with Medical Expenses and Lost Wages?
Many people are hesitant to hire legal representation simply because they don’t know how they’ll afford it with the expenses they’re already experiencing. However, we operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that you don’t have to pay any upfront costs and we only get paid if and when we’re successful in recovering compensation on your behalf.
Our Lakeland car accident lawyers are ready to help you understand your rights and options moving forward. If you have any additional questions about your rights and options moving forward, we encourage you to speak with someone at our firm about what you can do to pursue justice.
For a free consultation of your case, we encourage you to contact us at (863) 292-6922 today.