Accidents happen when we least expect them. When they do occur, a Florida personal injury attorney can be important in protecting your rights and seeking compensation for you, so you have the resources you need to heal.
At Flaxman Law Group, our offices in Hollywood, Homestead, and Miami too often see injured people deciding to put off contacting an attorney. This can mean important evidence in their case is lost or that witness memories become less reliable. Flaxman Law Group offers a free initial consultation to anyone who has been injured, so you can speak with a personal injury lawyer right away after your injury, so you can start taking steps to protect your rights to fair compensation.
After an Injury
Following an accident, insurance companies and opposing parties may try to settle your claim quickly and for the least amount possible. Unfortunately, their main concern is minimizing their own financial liability. They do not have a duty to act in your best interests.
By contacting a personal injury attorney without delay, you get someone in your corner who will protect your rights and interests. He or she will work diligently to ensure you are taken care of during the claims process.
Preserving Crucial Evidence
To build a strong personal injury claim, solid evidence is important to prove the extent of your injuries and to prove your claim. However, evidence can disappear or be compromised quickly. By reaching out to an attorney promptly, you increase the likelihood of preserving evidence that could be essential to your case.
Your lawyer can work to conduct a thorough investigation, obtain witness statements, collect accident reports, review medical records, and secure any other relevant evidence to support your claim.
The Statute of Limitations
In Florida, many personal injury claims are subject to strict statutes of limitations, which are four years in most cases. If you fail to file your claim within the statute of limitations, you lose your right to pursue compensation.
By consulting a personal injury attorney soon after an accident, you ensure that the necessary legal procedures are started, and the statute of limitations won’t run out on your claim.
By seeking legal representation promptly, you increase your chances of obtaining maximum compensation for your injuries. When you wait to consult an attorney and launch your claim, you give lawyers for the other side a defense. They can argue that you weren’t seriously injured or serious about your claim, because you waited to file. Even if this is not true, the defense can use this claim to their advantage. When you contact an attorney right away, you show you’re legitimately injured and may be interested in pursuing a claim.
Contacting a personal injury attorney soon after an accident in Florida protects your interests, preserves crucial evidence, and ensures you stick to legal time constraints. By entrusting your case to a skilled professional, you increase your chances of maximizing compensation and obtaining the justice you deserve.
At Flaxman Law Group, we understand the toll accidents can take on your life. Our experienced personal injury attorneys are dedicated to providing compassionate and experienced legal representation. If you or a loved one have been injured, don’t hesitate—contact us today to schedule a free consultation. Our phone lines at 866-352-9626 are staffed 24/7 so you can always reach a live person, no matter when you’re injured.