How to Select a Car Accident Attorney for Legal Proceedings
Choosing the best car accident lawyer for judicial proceedings may make it easier to secure fair compensation in your case. Finding and hiring the right lawyer does not have to be challenging. Many attorneys offer free consultations so that you can learn more about their approach, experience, and costs.
A car accident attorney from the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato represents victims hurt in Florida car accidents. Call (954) 633-8270 for a free case review and to learn more about our team.
Choosing a Car Accident Lawyer After Your Florida Collision
Recovering fair compensation after an auto accident is important because you do not want to pay your medical bills and other collision-related expenses on your own. When you must pursue a case against the driver who hit you, especially when a lawsuit might be necessary, you want to choose the best lawyer for your case.
The best car accident lawyer is one who fits your needs and provides the representation necessary to win a settlement or court award. Most law firms offer free case consultations when they assess the case and your legal options. They will also answer your questions during this conversation. To know if the lawyer is a good fit for your case, you should ask:
- What types of cases do you handle?
- What is your experience with cases like mine?
- How do you typically approach a car accident case?
- What happens if a settlement is not possible?
- What is your experience representing clients in similar accidents at trial?
- How do your fees work?
- How often will you communicate with me about the case?
- Who will handle my case?
By asking these questions, you should get a good idea about the firm’s experience and approach. You want to hire a Florida car accident attorney who makes you feel confident in their handling of auto accident cases, who represents clients in judicial proceedings regularly, and whose communication style fits yours.
How an Attorney Will Help With Your Car Accident Claim and/or Lawsuit
When a car accident attorney represents a crash victim hurt in Florida, they seek the compensation available to their client under state law. This could include money for serious injuries through a third-party insurance claim or lawsuit. This is a case against the driver who caused the crash.
If you hire an attorney to represent you, especially if you expect judicial proceedings, they should handle all legal aspects of the case. They will prepare and file all paperwork, gather evidence, and stand in the courtroom and present your case to the judge and jury.
With a car accident lawyer managing your case, you should be able to focus on treating and healing from your injuries. Your car accident attorney will provide guidance, explaining what to expect and preparing you for your testimony, if necessary. They should also answer questions and clarify concerns throughout the process.
Pursuing Compensation Through a Third-Party Accident Case in Florida
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV),
there were 245,936 injuries in 386,180 accidents in Florida in 2022. While many of these injuries were relatively minor and might not necessitate a third-party insurance claim, some were serious enough to require further action.
Under Florida Statutes § 627.730, the state’s no-fault law, many of these injured parties could recover compensation based on their personal injury protection (PIP) policy, which covers about 80 percent of medical care costs and two-thirds of lost wages from an accident. However, those with serious injuries may need to pursue additional coverage, and the law allows them to do so under certain circumstances.
Victims seriously hurt in a crash caused by a careless or reckless driver could file a fault-based insurance claim or lawsuit against the negligent driver. This could allow them to recover additional compensation, including:
- Current and future medical care needs
- Lost income
- Reduced earning ability for lasting injuries
- Additional daily expenses, such as parking for follow-up visits
- Pain and suffering
Pain and suffering damages are only available through a third-party case against the driver who caused the accident. Holding them accountable allows those with serious injuries to recover compensation for these non-economic losses. Your attorney can explain your legal rights and options based on your case facts.
Discuss Your Options With a Team Member from the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato
The team at the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato provides free case consultations. We want you to get the answers you need to ensure you choose the best Florida car accident lawyer for your car accident case.
When we speak with you, we can explain how we can protect your rights while pursuing compensation for you. We will also answer your questions. Call (954) 633-8270 or contact us online today to get started.