No one expects to be involved in a serious car accident. Suddenly, you may be facing extensive medical bills and lost paychecks as you recover from serious injuries. You may expect that auto insurance will simply cover your costs of the accident, however, this is not always the case. In this situation, it is easy to become frustrated and it is only natural to wonder about your legal rights as a car accident victim.
If you want to learn more about your legal rights and options after a crash, please call our experienced auto accident lawyers in Gainesville to discuss your situation today.
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Hiring an Attorney to Negotiate With Insurance Companies
When you file an insurance claim, you may be shocked to receive a denial or an inadequate settlement offer. The truth is that insurance companies are concerned about their profits like any other business and insurance adjusters are often trained to limit liability whenever possible. For this reason, it is wise to seek assistance from a skilled lawyer when negotiating with insurance companies.
An experienced lawyer can help you compose a persuasive demand letter and compile evidence to submit to support your claim. Our team will also carefully review any settlement offers to ensure they are adequate before you accept them. If you accept an offer, you lose your rights to pursue any additional compensation for your injuries, so it is critical to make sure a settlement is enough to cover your losses before accepting.
What Are Your Rights Under Florida Law?
If your losses are extensive, it is unlikely that an insurance settlement will be enough. Fortunately, Florida law allows you to seek compensation through the courts if the car accident occurred due to someone else’s negligence. Some examples of negligence that can lead to a car accident include the following:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Aggressive driving
- Violating traffic regulations
- Defective car parts
- Dangerous roadways
There are many other negligent acts that can lead to a collision and your car accident lawyer can help you identify whether negligence played a part in your accident. If so, you can seek compensation from the negligent party for your losses, including medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more. Feel free to visit our Gainesville Car Accident FAQs page for more information.
Choose the Car Accident Law Firm that is Right for You
Selecting an attorney to represent your rights after a car accident can be a confusing process. After all, you have many options and may not know what to look for in a law firm. Some of the qualities you should look for include:
- Experience successfully handling car accident cases
- Will explore all options to obtain compensation for you, including trial
- Will provide personalized attention in your case
- Will communicate with you regarding new developments in your case
- Understands the types of injuries you have sustained
Contact Meldon Law for a Free Consultation Today
If you call our experienced legal team, you will speak directly with one of our car accident attorneys. At Meldon Law, we have assisted many car accident victims in and around Gainesville. We will always use all of our energy and resources to obtain maximum recovery for you, so please call our office today at 800-373-8000 for help. Contact Meldon Law at 800-373-8000 today if you have been involved in a serious auto accident. We are in your community and here to help YOU. We take pride in our work and in the results we get for our clients.
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