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 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 over 40 years of experience. We want to help you during this difficult time when you are recovering from your injuries. If you are unable to come to our office, we can come to your home in North Lauderdale (or anywhere in South Florida) or 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
- We can recommend you doctors who are willing to wait until the end of your case to get paid — even if you don’t have health insurance.
- We will find out if you are entitled to reimbursement for your medications and lost time from work, and we will assist you with getting that.
- We hold flexible office hours. We are open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. If those hours don’t work for you, we do our best to accommodate your schedule so that you don’t have to miss any time from work.
What to Do After a Car Accident
After a car accident in North Lauderdale, you must first call the police. Often, 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 who caused the accident might be unwilling to admit blame. Having a police report completed when you are not at fault is not only a good idea, but it may also be the law, depending on the circumstances.
Additionally, you might have been injured in the accident and not even know it. Sometimes after an accident, your adrenaline is flowing so strongly you don’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 an attorney, you should do your research before making the decision to hire. Those people might 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.
Why Should I Hire a Car Accident Attorney?
The purpose of hiring an 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. 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 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 a recovery for your accident case.
From the very beginning, we will start 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.
Contact Us to Get Started on Your Case
You may be asking yourself: What are the benefits of contacting Law Offices of Cytryn & Velazquez, P.A. today? Throughout your case, we will assist you in as many ways as possible. If you were involved in a car accident, we will help you with your property damage. We will try to assist you with getting a rental car at no cost for the time that your car is being repaired (not everyone qualifies for a rental free of charge, but that is something that we can look into for you). If we accept your case, we are there every step of the way to give you the best possible advice and recommendations so we can try to maximize the monetary recovery for your case.
Always Available for YouIf you don’t have a way of getting to our office, we will come to your home or hospital.
Board Certified LawyerWe have the only active board certified civil trial lawyer in Northwest Broward County.
More Than 40 Years of ExperienceWe have a proven track record of success in accident cases over 4 decades.
Our Results Don't Lie
We’ve had more than 30 cases that have settled or resulted in jury verdicts of one million dollars or more.
No Fee If No RecoveryWe work on a contingency fee, so we only get paid if you get paid.