Had a car accident in North Lauderdale? Did you suffer a personal injury of any kind?Do you know why you should hire an experienced personal injury attorney after your accident? Do you know the best steps to take after your car accident? Do you know how you can protect yourself from uninsured drivers? Do you know what to say and what not to say to your insurance company, or whether you should say anything to them at all before talking to a lawyer? We can help answer these questions. We are a personal injury law firm within minutes of North Lauderdale with more than 36 years of experience. We want to help you during this difficult time when you will be recovering from your injury. If you are unable to come to our office, we can come to your home in North Lauderdale (or anywhere in South Florida) and also meet with you in the hospital.
We also handle cases where a person or bicyclist was struck by a vehicle, or any accident case involving a motorcycle, bus, or truck. Our top priority in our personal injury law office is to serve you.SOME OF THE SERVICES WE PROVIDE FOR YOU
After a car accident in North Lauderdale, you must first call the police. Often times, the individual that caused the accident will try to convince you not to call the police and to exchange information instead. However, if you are not at fault, it is in your best interest to contact the police after an accident because the negligent driver might give you false information, or the person causing the accident may be unwilling to admit blame. Having a police report completed when you are not at fault is not only a good idea, it may be the law, depending on the circumstances.
Additionally, you might be have been injured in the accident, and not even know it. Sometimes after an accident, your adrenalin is flowing so strongly, you won’t realize that you have injuries until you go home, or even a day or two later.
If possible, try to get photos of the scene of the accident with your camera or cell phone, and photos of the vehicles involved in the accident. Also, take pictures right away of your bruises and any visible injuries, as the other sides’ insurance company is likely to ‘play down’ and try to minimize your injuries to try to reduce the amount they have to pay.
If you start getting calls from adjusters, it’s best not to speak with them until you have attorney representation. If you are approached by tow truck drivers, emergency room or hospital personnel, or anyone else recommending a personal injury attorney, you should do your research before making the decision to hire because those people recommending an attorney might actually be getting paid by the lawyer they are recommending. This is known as “ambulance chasing” and it is illegal. Most times when you hire an “ambulance chaser” attorney, you will be getting a less qualified lawyer.
The purpose of hiring a personal injury attorney is to try and obtain the maximum possible compensation for your injuries. But why not just go through car insurance instead? Car insurance companies, especially the ones that advertise a lot such as Allstate, Progressive, or State Farm, are only looking out for the interest of the company, most time not yours. In fact, most of the time, they make offers short of what you need because they know you are going to take it (‘lowball’ offers). A lot of people fear not getting any money and insurance companies know this and use it to their advantage.
If you hire our personal injury firm after your car accident in North Lauderdale, we will do our best to obtain the maximum recovery for your accident. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that if we can’t obtain compensation for your injuries, then you will not be charged fees or costs for our services. In other words, it’s in our best interest to try and get you recovery for your accident case.
From the very beginning, we will begin investigating your accident immediately, we will do our best to get relevant evidence, and we will keep up with you while you are recovering. We will work on getting reimbursement for your medications if you qualify, and we can help you with your property damage as well if you are having difficulty.
Do you want to learn how you can protect yourself from uninsured drivers? Be sure to read our article on uninsured motorist coverage. If you have been injured in a car accident in North Lauderdale, our personal injury attorneys might be able to help. Call our toll free number now at 1-877-853-7466 to discuss your accident case.