Car Accident & Auto Injury Lawyer
Involved in a Car Accident?
In 2018 alone, close to 700,000 drivers were involved in an auto accident in Florida. Finding the right car accident attorney in Orlando can make all the difference when going up against the car insurance companies — who typically do not take into account all of the damages incurred as a result of the auto accident. Make sure you are represented to receive the compensation you deserve.
An automobile collision, or car accident, occurs when a car collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, road debris or other stationary obstruction. Traffic collisions can be classified by types such as head-on, rear-end, side impact, rollover or road departure.
Collisions are due to the failure of following the rules that protect users of the road from needless harm.
You or a family member could be needlessly harmed by:
- A failure to obey a traffic control device such as a red light, stop or yield sign
- A failure to follow roadway markings such as lane or directional markings
- A failure to maintain proper distance
- A failure to maintain safe speed, such as going too fast or too slow
- A failure to not drive while impaired—impairment can occur with the use of alcohol, drugs, medications, sleep deprivation, physical conditions, and medical conditions.
Average of 1,100+ car accidents daily
9,100+ Motorcycle Crashes per year
What to Do if You are Involved in a Car Accident
Get medical assistance immediately
Nothing is more important than your health and the health of your loved ones. If you feel hurt, get medical attention immediately.
Contact law enforcement
Make sure that a report is made and that you or your family obtain a copy of the exchange of information or a police report number, as we will need these documents to pursue your claim.
Take pictures and/or videos
Make sure that there are pictures of the injuries that you suffered and the damage to the vehicles involved. Pictures from various angles can help us tell your story in a clear and powerful way. Today, almost all of us own a cell phone capable of taking pictures and videos. Cell phone images can powerfully impact your case.
Contact our office
When you report an automobile collision, the insurance company will deploy a team of people to evaluate your claim. The purpose of these insurance employees is to evaluate your claim and to resolve it as quickly and cost-effectively as possible to the benefit of the insurance company. See the insurance claims page for more information.
Be wary, get educated, and act
There are numerous people who solicit accident victims on behalf of attorneys, clinics, medical providers, and those who claim to work on behalf of the injured. Before making a decision, take the time to ask if you are being presented with the best option available. If you are solicited, know that unsought solicitation may be illegal and/or unethical. Why soil your claim when you can do things right from the beginning? Get educated about your rights and what resources are available to assist you.
If you were injured, now is the time to keep records of your property damage (estimates, receipts, etc.), lost wages, medical and medication records, expenses, equipment and transportation to and from medical appointments (miles, tolls). If possible, supplement receipts with a journal as they may serve as a powerful supplement to the presentation of your claim.
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“I was scared to do anything about my accident but Attorney Jose Garcia is super personable and made me feel comfortable throughout my entire claim. Thank you!”
– J. Elliot
When Should I Call An Attorney When I am in an Auto accident?
Always take care of yourself first, contact law enforcement to report the collision and then contact an attorney at a local law firm. Be sure to keep records of all aspects of your auto accident experience — from your medical attention to the police report — these documents are extremely important when evaluating your case.
How Do I Know if Your Firm is Right for me?
Contact us directly to speak with a legal expert about your car accident. We will walk you through the general process and can help you decide if we are right for you or not. If we cannot serve you, we will gladly refer you to another trusted law firm in Central Florida.
how long does a typical Auto Accident lawsuit take?
If the insurance company provides a fair settlement, then this typically takes a few months to settle. If the insurance company does not offer a fair settlement then your attorney will recommend taking your case to court and this could take on average a year from start to finish.
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