Do you really need a lawyer after your automobile accident?
At the law firm of C. Todd Smith Law, we talk to clients all over Central Florida who have questions after being in an automobile accident. Questions often arise such as, “Who is responsible for my damages”, “What are my rights?”, and “Do I have a case?”. For specific answers to these questions, we recommend that you consult with an experienced attorney.
Generally, whether or not you have a claim depends on who was at fault for the accident. If you were injured as a result of the accident also plays a significant role. Damages typically include the amount of your past medical bills, the amount of future medical bills, past lost wages, and loss of earning capacity in the future. In addition to any pain and suffering if your injury is permanent.
At our Orlando law firm, we sometimes talk to clients who didn’t seek an attorney right away because they didn’t think they actually needed a lawyer to help them. These clients assumed the insurance company would do the right thing and pay them the proper amount for their claim. Some insurance companies are easier to deal with than others. However, some companies take an aggressive position and fight valid claims or dispute the amount of a claim to avoid paying full value.
Just recently I requested a settlement for a client who was injured in a car accident and has several thousand dollars in medical bills. The insurance company’s response to my settlement request – $150. That doesn’t even cover the cost of one doctor visit, much less the cost of several months of treatment that my client needed. If all insurance companies worked just as hard to settle claims as some do to deny claims, we would have far less litigation, but that’s just not the way things are done anymore.
Too often, big insurance companies are putting profits ahead of people. Even if you don’t think you need a lawyer, it may be a good idea to talk to one anyway. Consultations for accident cases are free at our firm. So email or give us a call if we can answer any questions you may have about your Florida accident case.
It is difficult to expect the unexpected and that’s why C. Todd Smith law is here to provide attentive, compassionate, and personalized legal assistance. With our dedicated and trustworthy representation, we strive to bring you peace of mind. Click here schedule your free case evaluation or call 407.841.8294