Questions to Ask a Lawyer After a Car Accident
After an accident, you’re stuck in a confusing, chaotic spot. A claim for compensation can be complicated, and when you’re hurt, you need answers fast.
That’s where a West Palm Beach car accident lawyer can help. If you meet with any of the qualified attorneys at our firm, we’ll answer all the questions you have. But what should you ask? Read on for a list of questions to ask a lawyer after a car accident.
Can I File a Lawsuit for My Accident?
While you may already know that you’ll need to file an accident report, Florida law makes filing a personal injury claim somewhat more difficult. As a “no-fault” state, Florida requires drivers to carry some insurance so that, no matter who is at fault, everyone is covered.
Everyone is covered by his or her own insurance, but that’s only up to a certain point. For auto accident injuries that surpass a certain threshold, you may be able to file a personal injury claim to recover full and fair compensation for all of your damages.
Which Laws Will Affect My Case?
When you’re filing a claim after a car accident, understanding state law can mean the difference between getting a full settlement and receiving nothing for your suffering.
For example, you’ll need to act soon after your accident. If you don’t act within four years of your accident, you could be barred from recovery before your claim is ever reviewed.
Likewise, keep in mind that your own part in the accident will be under scrutiny. Florida recognizes “comparative negligence,” which means that, while the other driver is at fault, you may be blamed for acting carelessly and helping to cause the accident. If this happens, your compensation will be devalued by the percentage you’re at fault. To avoid this, be sure to ask an attorney about your next steps.
How Can You Help?
At the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, we believe you deserve compensation for your accident. And we can help you fight for what you deserve. Getting fair compensation might be difficult without help, but we can turn your case into a win.
We also offer free consultations. If you still have questions about what we can do for you, contact us. We can be reached at 561-659-6366 or through our online contact form below.