Orlando Lawyers Fighting for Car Accident Victims’ Rights
If you live and travel in the Orlando area, you can be almost certain that at some point, you will be involved in an automobile accident. If you are injured in that collision, speak to an Orlando car accident attorney at the Orlando Personal Injury Law Offices.
When a car accident happens, Florida law entitles you to compensation if you were seriously injured as the result of another driver’s negligence. However, the help of an Orlando personal injury attorney will be needed to acquire that compensation.
If Your Injuries Are Catastrophic
In the most devastating car accidents, you’ll need an attorney who has substantial experience handling cases that involve traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, broken bones, fractures, and internal injuries. Our legal team has that substantial experience.
Spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries sustained in car accidents can be permanently disabling. After any automobile collision, seek medical attention immediately.
Your accident attorney will work with your physician and other specialists, first to determine your medical and rehabilitation needs, and then to fight for the compensation you will need for the medical care you’ll require after sustaining a catastrophic injury.
Regardless of how weak or strong you may think your personal injury case may be, the first thing you should do – after you’ve received medical treatment for your injury – is to call the Orlando Personal Injury Law Offices at (407) 270-0052 and set up a free first legal consultation.
How is Negligent Driving Defined?
Negligent driving is not uncommon in central Florida. It includes texting while driving, talking on the phone, adjusting a GPS device, handling children or pets, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving while fatigued, or simply being in a hurry and driving carelessly.
When negligent driving causes an accident that injures someone, insurance companies often try to pay accident victims as little as possible and sometimes nothing at all. We make insurance companies play by the rules and pay you the full compensation you deserve.
If a defective vehicle, a defective auto part, or poor road conditions were a factor in your accident, those responsible for your personal injury or injuries may also be pursued for damages.
After a Car Crash, What Steps Should You Take?
If you are injured in an auto accident in central Florida, seek medical attention immediately. Try to take pictures of the accident scene, the license plates, and the vehicle damages. Get the name, address, and auto insurance information of the other driver.
Also try to get the names and contact information of any eyewitnesses. There will be no attorney at the accident scene to advise you, but photographs and eyewitness statements can be powerful evidence in support of your personal injury claim.
Keep and copy accident-related documents like police reports and medical test results. Don’t make any statement or sign any admission of fault. And don’t accept any settlement from an insurance company before you speak with us at the Orlando Personal Injury Law Offices.
For more information, read our blog post on how to handle an auto accident in Orlando.
After a Car Accident, Have a Medical Exam Promptly
After any accident, it’s important to have a medical exam – even if you feel great – within the first 24 hours if possible, in case you have suffered a latent or hard-to-detect injury. Symptoms of traumatic brain injuries, for example, may not emerge for days or even several weeks.
If you’re not injured, a prompt exam will give you peace of mind, and if you sustained a personal injury, an exam will establish how you were injured and will create the medical records you will need to pursue a personal injury claim.
After most car accidents with serious injuries, a central Florida personal injury attorney can negotiate an agreeable settlement on your behalf without having to go to court. Trials are rare in these cases and happen only if out-of-court negotiations fail to yield an acceptable settlement.
Don’t try to act as your own attorney. Your health and your future are too important, and anything you say could be twisted and used against you by an insurance company.
When Should You Speak to a Car Accident Attorney?
In Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims arising from auto accidents is four years, but do not wait four years – or even four weeks – to arrange a legal consultation. Your attorney will need to see the evidence and speak with any witnesses as quickly as possible.
An Orlando car accident attorney at the Orlando Personal Injury Law Offices will explain how the law applies in your own case and will determine if you have sufficient grounds for taking legal action. Your first legal consultation is provided with no cost or obligation.
Our attorneys work on a contingent fee basis, so our clients pay no attorney’s fee until and unless we recover compensation on their behalf.
To learn more – or to begin the legal process if you’ve been injured by a negligent driver – call the Orlando Personal Injury Law Offices at (407) 270-0052, or complete the brief contact form here on our website. If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence, we can help.