This is a picture I took a couple of years ago on a family vacation of a skier high atop the mountain making his run all alone. That’s not unusual to go skiing by yourself, but it made me think about what it’s like for someone after a personal injury accident who has to navigate their way through all of the uncertainty of their life after a serious accident. I talk to people everyday who have been involved in automobile accidents, trucking accidents, and motorcycle accidents and one thing they all have in common is they have a lot of questions about what’s going to happen next. Another thing they share in common is that they wish they had never been in an accident in the first place. In fact, most of them probably would prefer that they didn’t have to hire a lawyer, and most of them would prefer that they did not have to file a lawsuit. However, the issues that can come up in a motor vehicle injury case can be complex and confusing, and that’s why seeking the advice of a lawyer is usually a good idea. After an automobile accident most people ask the following:
What steps should I take if I have been in an automobile accident?
Who pays to repair the damage to my vehicle?
Do I have a personal injury case against the other driver?
Will I have to file a lawsuit to recover the costs of my damages?
What is Personal Injury Protection or PIP (also called no-fault coverage)?
Does it matter if the accident occurs in Florida or out of state?
What if my insurance company refuses to pay my bills and lost wages in a timely matter?
Although I included links to the FAQ section of my firm’s website, there is no substitute for speaking directly with an attorney. The good news is that help with these questions is just a phone call or an email away and most lawyers that handle these types of claims do it for the right reasons – to help people in need. That’s always been a personal goal of mine and the mission of our law firm – to help people in need. So remember, you don’t have to go it alone.