The Benefit of Hiring an Attorney for your Florida Car Accident
All too often, after we’re in an accident with a hit-and-run driver, we just assume that the person who hit us has taken off and will never be found or identified. Yet now, when more auto crashes are being caught on tape, everyone is realizing that business video cameras are often recording everything that goes on around them. Video tape is also being used when an accident occurs where neither driver will accept responsibility for causing the accident.
A recent Florida accident has garnered national attention, largely due to the red light camera that caught the entire incident on tape. The videotape was caught by a camera installed at a nearby business, and provided critical information about the cause of the accident, and the identity of the at fault driver.
Special Resources a Florida Personal Injury Attorney Can Offer You
When you hire a lawyer after being hurt in a serious car accident, he will immediately try to obtain copies of all recent videos recorded in the vicinity of the crash in hopes of bolstering your case. Through the use of experienced private investigators, and media research companies, an attorney can locate critical pieces of evidence that can prove your claim.
Here’s a list of some of the other advantages you can gain by letting a knowledgeable South Florida personal injury attorney handle your claim.
- Lawyers know all the tricks insurance companies use to reduce your claim. Your attorney knows how to negotiate the best possible settlement on your behalf if the other driver was insured. If the person wasn’t insured, your attorney can still help you obtain the best result possible;
- Attorneys utilize experienced private investigators. Private investigators can locate witnesses, videotape, and other critical evidence necessary to maximizing your claim. Furthermore, an investigator will contact every business establishment that may have had private surveillance cameras pointed near your accident scene. Such tapes may help further document what actually happened – and also provide clues regarding other accident witnesses;
- The lawyer’s staff can gather together all of your medical records. If you were hurt seriously in a car accident, you may be hospitalized for a lengthy period or need extensive rehabilitative therapy to get you back on your feet. Your private attorney has the resources to quickly obtain copies of all of your medical records, carefully review them, and then prepare them for presentation if your case winds up going to trial instead of settling out of court like most accident cases;
- If your medical injuries are extensive, expert witnesses can be hired to testify on your behalf in depositions or at trial. If your lawyer believes that you may need lifelong financial assistance to manage your injuries, he can call in a medical expert, in addition to your own treating physicians, to present useful evidence in court. Likewise, other experts can calculate your recent lost wages and all likely future earning losses;
- You’ll have your own, knowledgeable advocate acting on your behalf while you’re sick or obtaining treatment. Whether you’re single or married, it’s always useful to hire an attorney who can keep your case moving forward while you and your loved ones locate all of the rehabilitative treatment you need.
So, instead of assuming that you have all of the resources you need to pursue your personal injury claim following an auto accident, let a trained professional help you manage the process. Furthermore, most attorneys never charge their clients any fees unless they successfully settle their case or win it during a trial.
If you’ve suffered any type of serious Florida car accident injury, please contact the Law Offices of Joseph M. Maus to learn more about your legal rights. Attorney Maus has three offices in South Florida in Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach and Marathon in the Florida Keys. You deserve to be fully compensated for any serious personal injuries suffered due to another driver’s negligence. Call Toll Free today at: (855) 999-LAWS.