Each time you pull out onto the open road, you put your trust in countless strangers with who you share the road. You trust that they have active insurance, that their driver’s license is valid, and most importantly, that they will obey the same rules and regulations as you while driving in a prudent manner to avoid an accident. This behavior is enforced by Florida Highway Patrol, Destin Police Department, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Department, and a number of other traffic enforcement agencies. However, no amount of enforcement can guarantee that a dangerous driver will not cause a crash.
While nearly every driver on the road follows the rules and contributes to the safety of themselves and everyone else, there are some who choose to ignore these rules and endanger innocent people around them. In these cases, an accident caused by a reckless or negligent driver entitles the victims to seek comprehensive compensation, either directly from the driver through a lawsuit or, more often, through the driver’s liability insurance.
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We offer a free initial consultation for victims of car accidents so we can discuss the situation and get a better sense of how we can work together. After an accident, especially one that causes serious injuries, a victim can be quickly overwhelmed by the obligations they must attend to, including filing a claim, managing the claims investigation, working with adjusters, all while trying to focus on their personal recovery, impacts to their employment, and the difficulty this type of accident causes to their lives.
Even a brief conversation with a personal injury attorney after a car accident in Destin can provide substantial emotional relief once you know that there is an experienced legal professional who is ready to fight for the money you deserve today. We encourage you to connect with us as soon as possible so that we can begin our process of representing you through the claims process and fighting to get the money you rightfully deserve.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Destin Car Accidents
Is it worth getting a lawyer for a minor car accident?
The word “minor” is difficult to quantify, especially without taking a close look at the overall situation. Often, many people are led to believe that their accident is “minor” by the at-fault party’s insurance company, often because the insurer is hoping to settle the claim for as little as possible. This may not actually be the case, though.
The best way to determine whether or not it is worth hiring a lawyer (and whether or not your accident was actually “minor”) is to schedule a free consultation with our law firm to go through the details of your accident. We will be able to get a clearer understanding of things like the injuries you have sustained, the impacts on your life that the crash has caused, the events that led up to the accident, and more. From there, we will be able to determine whether or not your accident is, in fact, minor and whether or not it would be worth it to work with an attorney.
How much can someone sue for after a car accident in Florida?
The amount that a crash victim is owed after a car accident varies on a case-by-case basis due to a wide range of factors. Some of the most important variables that go into determining how much money a victim is owed are things such as the amount of your medical bills and lost wages, as well as the emotional and physical impacts that the accident has had on your life. Each of these important factors will lend to a higher amount that you are owed but do not tell the complete story of the damages you have suffered.
In order to determine how much you can seek for fair compensation, we will need to go through a lot of details about your experience. Non-economic damages are equally important as economic damages but apply to issues that do not have measurable dollar values (as opposed to economic damages, which seek payment for dollar-measurable impacts). These damages, as with economic damages, are extremely specific to your unique situation and require a close look and ongoing investigation before reaching a figure that we will seek through settlement negotiations on your behalf.
When should you get a lawyer for a car accident?
The best time to get an attorney for your accident is before filing a claim with the other insurance company. Initiating the claims process is a fairly simple process, which is why many people take this step without speaking with an attorney. The moment an insurer is alerted to an accident that their client caused, they go into action, looking for every possible way to limit the final amount paid to the victim. This is accomplished through tactics such as leveraging clerical or administrative errors that the victim commits, taking statements out of context and using them to pin additional fault on the victim, and more.
When you have a lawyer who initiates your claim and handles all communications with the insurer, you don’t need to worry about “gotcha” tactics that will twist your words and build an argument against paying you what you are rightfully owed. At the same time that your lawyer is building your case, you will be able to focus on your health and recovery without taking on the burden of handling your claim. We encourage you to reach out to us as soon as possible for a free consultation.
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The sooner you contact our firm to schedule a free consultation, the sooner you will be able to look towards the future with a priority on your health and wellness. Our award-winning team of legal professionals is here to help you move forward with your life and get the money you rightfully deserve after suffering due to someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or otherwise dangerous behaviors on the road.