With the number of drivers who are licensed to drive in the State of Florida exceeding more than 15 million, it is safe to say there has been many car accidents in this State. Victims of car crashes know that more often than not, the accident was avoidable if everyone had been more cautious and practiced defensive driving. However we know that you can do all the right things and still get hit by a reckless driver or be the victim of an accident and be left with substantial damages.
There are many reasons why motor vehicle accidents happen including negligence of a driver, parts of a motor vehicle that are defective, roadways that were designed poorly, hazards from an area under construction, etc. As most know evidence is the key to building a sustainable and triumphant claim. When you can demonstrate that the car collision caused your injuries and you can prove the defendant is liable for said accident you are more likely to be successful. Some things you can do right after a car accident is write down phone numbers of any witnesses, take pictures of all damages, injuries, and the area. Also seek immediate medical attention regarding your injuries, don’t wait, as this is more evidence of the damages you sustained from the accident in question.
If you decide to hire an attorney, please make sure it is an attorney who practices in the area of personal injury. Every attorney will state they can handle a personal injury claim, but you should do your research and only go with an attorney who specializes in that area, as there are many legal pitfalls regarding the prosecution of a personal injury claim. As you may or may not know, insurance companies will examine all the details of your case and try to devalue and minimize your claims. A personal injury lawyer will make sure you obtain the proper medical treatment, they will launch an investigation as to the facts of the accident, collect evidence including the black box data from all of the motor vehicles involved in the crash, and fight to get you compensated for your property damage. Finally, they shall prosecute your claim to obtain the justice that you deserve, even if it means going to trial. At Hicks & Motto we have been fighting for our injured clients for over 40 years. If you have questions, we have the answers, call Hicks & Motto 561-683-2300.