If you’ve been injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you deserve fair compensation to cover your medical expenses as well as lost time, wages, and emotional or psychological damage. Unfortunately, getting the compensation you deserve is easier said than done without the right car accident attorney in Tampa.
In this brief article, our team at Inkelaar Law has a few tips to help you get the compensation you need and deserve after an auto accident.
When you’ve been in an accident, take pictures and document everything possible. This goes beyond just documenting the scene of the accident. Document any injuries you have sustained and keep a record of any and all conversations with the other parties, including all insurance companies, witnesses, and doctors.
At the same time that you want to document everything and preserve it in case it is needed as evidence, it is recommended to avoid discussing the accident on social media. In some cases, the other party may use what you said on social media against you, which can hinder your ability to get the compensation you deserve and need.
After an auto accident, you should seek medical treatment if needed. Keep in mind that not all injuries will be present in the minutes or hours following the accident. Once your adrenaline wears off, you might be facing more pain in the coming days.
It’s important to note that in Florida, you only have 14 days from the date of the accident to seek medical treatment for injuries relating to the accident in order for them to be considered part of the case.
Even if your case seems cut and dry and the accident is not your fault, the other insurance company does not have your best interests at heart. Their job is to minimize the amount of money that is paid out on every claim, even when someone was hurt. Finding an attorney who will not only listen to the facts about your case but help you pursue the maximum compensation possible can help you avoid the headache of haggling with insurance companies only to find that you still come up short. Your attorney can help you navigate the months after an auto accident when your life has been turned upside-down and should treat you with kindness and compassion while aggressively pursuing your case.
If you have been injured in an accident and are interested in filing a personal injury case, contact a Tampa car accident personal injury lawyer with Inkelaar Law today.
If you need a car accident attorney in Tampa, please give us a call for free consultation at (813) 722-0622, or submit our consultation request form.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.