The moments immediately after a car accident in Florida
requires clear, rational thinking to protect yourself and your personal property from further damages.
If you plan on pursuing legal action for your Florida car accident, there are a number of steps you can take to increase your chances of financial recovery and the amount of that recovery in your car accident case.
Our car accident attorneys suggest you take the following steps:
Insist that a report for your car accident be filed with the local police or Florida State Police.
Document as much as you can about the car accident or car accident injury itself. Our car accident lawyers will need to know every detail about your injuries, any other losses (such as wages) you have suffered as a result of the car accident, and any conversation you had with anyone involved in the car accident.
Talk to no one about the car accident or injuries other than your accident attorney or physician. You especially do not want to speak with an insurance adjuster. The Florida car accident attorneys at Celler Law will be happy to assist you.
Be sure to take photos of the car accident scene, including any visible injuries and the vehicles involved.
Get the contact information of anyone who witnessed the car accident who may be able to help prove your case.
Immediately seek medical attention following a car accident. Be sure to explain how the injuries occurred to your doctor or surgeon. Mention all complaints of pain, restricted motion, disorientation, confusion, memory lapses, or other conditions you have sustained related to or aggravated by your car accident.
What is my next step?
If you have been injured in a car accident, our auto accident attorneys can assist you. Our car accident legal team has compiled an FAQs page about car accidents to give you additional information about your car accident injury claim. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Florida, call Celler Law Offices in Boca Raton at 1-855 CELLERLAW.
Florida Car Accident FAQs
What should I do if I am in a car accident in Florida?
Following a car accident, it is important to call the police and seek medical treatment. Keep in mind that the shock of being in a car collision may hide any pain until hours or even days later. Most importantly, before you speak to the at-fault driver's insurance company about your car accident injury, contact Celler Law Offices in Boca Raton. by calling 885-CELLERLAW or 855-235-5375.
How much is my car accident case worth?
This question is difficult to answer as it depends on many factors:
If someone else's negligence caused the car accident and resulted in injuries, one of our car accident lawyers can help you obtain any payment you are entitled to for your medical bills plus compensation for pain and suffering. This would include past and future medical bills.
If you were seriously injured and missed time from work, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages or loss of earning capacity in the future. Our proven Florida car accident lawyers can help you retain such compensation.
There is no proven formula to determine exactly how much a car accident case is worth. It will depend on how the evidence and testimony dictate the case. Because of our record of trying these types of cases in Florida, our firm is able to determine a general value for your car accident claim. Our Office in Boca Raton will evaluate the circumstances surrounding the car accident, obtain medical records and bills, and analyze the client's injury in order to provide an estimated value.
How long will it take to bring my car accident case to a conclusion?
The complexity of the car accident as well as the particular injuries sustained will determine the time frame of the outcome. We resolve our client's cases based on an understanding of their current and future medical conditions. Once our law firm becomes involved, the average car accident case is resolved within eight to 12 months.
I have full coverage, why am I not covered?
Full coverage, while it can mean a variety of things, does not automatically imply that bodily injury is covered. Contact your insurance company for clarification on your insurance coverage.
What are the MMI and permanent impairment rating?
At the conclusion of your treatment with a doctor, our office will request a final narrative of your condition. Once a physician has decided you are at Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI), some doctor's assign, and insurance company's request, a permanent impairment rating. It does not mean that you are back to the physical or mental condition you were at prior to the car accident. It simply means your condition has stabilized and you have a loss. This is generally done pursuant to American Medical Association (AMA) guidelines for rating impairments . A permanent impairment rating technically is not called for as a basis at trial in a car accident case, but many automobile insurance.