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Determining Fault in a Boca Raton Personal Injury Accident
When you are hurt in an accident, determining fault in the accident can be tricky as there can be many layers of responsibility. Depending on the type and severity of the accident, there could be a single person or entity responsible or several different entities at fault. Fault is determined primarily by four things.
Reasons to Choose Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath as Your Personal Injury Attorneys
We’ve been around for more than 30 years and we aren’t going anywhere. We’ve taken on big corporations and insurance companies to protect the rights of our clients and those big companies know exactly who we are. They know we won’t hesitate to take your case to trial and are more willing to negotiate because of it.
Our reputation of aggressive representation is why over 40% of our new cases come from referring attorneys and past client referrals.
Since 1985, we’ve recovered more than $2.5 billion for our clients. You can rest assured that we will earn maximum compensation for your injuries.
Personal Injury Questions and Answers
Why do I need a personal injury lawyer?
The role of a personal injury lawyer is to protect your rights and to represent you in a court of law. The court systems and laws can be a complex web of sometimes confusing information, and if your personal injury case needs to be tried by a jury, a personal injury lawyer is there to help you through that process.
Most lawyers will be paid through a contingency fee, which means you only pay your court fees and lawyer fee if the lawyer you’ve chosen can win your case.
What do I do when an insurance company calls me about my injury?
Refuse to give a recorded statement and tell them to call back later. Then, call a Boca Raton personal injury lawyer. When an insurance company calls you about your personal injury, their main job is to assign some of the fault to you in any way they can. They’ll ask if you were on your phone, distracted, or something else that may attribute blame for the accident to you. Don’t let them. Our lawyers are equipped with the knowledge on how to deal with insurance companies. Let us protect your rights.
Should I call the police at the scene of a personal injury?
Calling the police is often the right choice. Too much time can pass between an accident and a settlement, and those at fault may go through a lot of work trying to cover up whatever caused your injury.
Having a police record of the incident allows the court a small, unbiased snapshot of the day of the injury that documents the cause, environment, and other things that may be used in your case.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit after a personal injury?
Florida statutes state you have four years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit for compensation. In some cases, when an injury is not obvious or when it takes time to discover the injury, an extension on that four-year limit may be applied, though it is rare to receive it. Most personal injury cases will not be heard after more than four years from the date of the incident.