Car Accident Attorney in Boca Raton

Car Accident Attorneys in Boca Raton

If you’re in a car accident, it’s likely you’ll feel overwhelmed. You will want to fix your car immediately, you’ll want to treat for any injuries you suffered, and you’ll want to return to your pre-accident life as soon as possible. There are going to be lots of emotions and anxiety throughout that process, so having an understanding of what to do or expect beforehand can make the process less stressful.

THINGS TO CONSIDER:

  • Take photos of the following: vehicles at the scene showing impact, vehicles collided, interior of the vehicles, and immediate sign of injury. 
  • Collect as much information from the other vehicles and people involved. Leaving the scene of the accident with the vehicles’ VIN #, insurance information, owners’ names and drivers’ names, will help speed up the process of qualifying coverage in the event you want to make a claim.
  • Evaluating how you feel at the scene is very important and very difficult to do. Usually there are police, maybe fire rescue, and a lot is going on. Adrenaline kicks in and many people report no injuries at the scene, which may not be the case an hour later. Assess yourself and what is hurting.
  • Seek treatment as soon as you have a complaint. Many people don’t know that if you don’t seek treatment within 14 days of the accident, your own insurance company will not pay any Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits. (which is up to $10,000.00). That is coverage YOU as the insured paid for. Also, down the road when trying to resolve your injury claim, the adjuster (who’s not your friend) will make an issue to downplay the value of the case of how long post-accident you waited to seek treatment.
  • Where you treat is up to you. What is most common, is that our clients will initially treat at: The emergency room. An urgent care clinic. Their primary care physician. A chiropractor, or an orthopedist.
  • After taking care of yourself and the situation of the accident, hiring a lawyer is a reasonable next step. Things to consider when hiring your attorney include, cost to YOU, the quality of the attorney, and whether or not the attorney is able to litigate your case should it not resolve pre-suit.

Car Accident Attorney in Boca Raton

The Car Accident Attorney, at Lawlor & Associates, charge less than the rest, so our clients see more of their settlement or case resolution. Patrick Lawlor is a Board-Certified Civil Trial Attorney, separating him from over 95% of other attorneys in Florida. He is not afraid to litigate, and this is something the insurance companies know well. We get stronger offers at Lawlor & Associates, compared to other firms, because we litigate cases, which costs the insurance companies much more to defend.

For more information about things to consider throughout the process of your injury claim, contact us at 561-372-3500 or welcome@pwlawlor.com