The Top Reasons Why Victims of Car Accidents Need an Attorney
Getting into a car accident can be an extremely emotional and frightening ordeal. The State of Florida has a no-fault car insurance system in place. Thus, when injuries occur in the event of a crash, each driver is responsible for filing an insurance claim against their own policy.
It is absolutely essential that any possible mistakes with your accident claim are avoided, and that it is managed properly from the beginning. Nevertheless, most people lack proper knowledge of the law and can greatly benefit from the help of an attorney.
The Benefits of Hiring an Attorney to Manage Your Accident Claim
Hiring a knowledgeable and esteemed personal injury attorney to be on your side can prove to be invaluable. While many car accident victims may think that they are unable to afford an attorney, most personal injury attorneys use the contingency fee system. This means that your attorney will not make you pay for their representation upfront. In fact, when your car accident is taken on a contingency fee basis, your attorney will not receive a penny unless he or she recovers compensation for you.
This win win situation aligns your attorney’s interests with your own. Meaning your attorney will do everything in his or her power to obtain the highest possible compensation for your injuries. That is the main reason, on average, car accident victims that do not have an attorney tend to receive much lower settlement offers. Insurance companies are known for lowballing accident victims by offering them only a fraction of what their case is actually worth. If the victim accepts the offer, the insurance company will not have to pay any compensation in the future. Accident victims without attorneys are rarely even taken seriously by insurance companies, which also causes them to play more games.
Insurance companies know that confident personal injury attorneys will bring your case all the way to trial, when necessary, to avoid getting a lowball settlement. While a majority of car crash lawsuits are settled out of court, every so often a settlement is not in the client’s best interest. Insurance companies use various tactics to make you believe that you were at fault and that your injuries were not caused by the crash. Insurance companies often refuse settlements in cases were they believe the plaintiff is demanding too much money. Attorney Gordon J. Glover is not afraid of going to court and, if needed, will tenaciously take your lawsuit to trial.
Although monetary concerns are very important, there are many other benefits of having an expert attorney on your side, such as personal knowledge of Florida car accident laws that apply to your case, being able to accurately estimate your total damages, proving the other party’s negligence and liability, handling the insurance company on your behalf, and thoroughly gathering all necessary evidence to strengthen your case.
Contact an Experienced Florida Car Accident Attorney Today!
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a car crash in Florida, you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to represent you.
The Glover Law Firm is committed to helping our clients secure compensation for all of their injuries and seeking justice against negligent or reckless drivers. Our clients are charged on a contingency fee basis.
Ocala car accident lawyer Gordon J. Glover has achieved substantial recoveries for clients injured or killed in car crashes. Contact us online or call today at (352) 205-4495, to further discuss your car accident claim.