WEST PALM BEACH CAR ACCIDENT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Why should I hire a car accident lawyer?
A car accident lawyer at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, lvey & Fronrath can help you protect your legal rights, explain your options, and make sure the person who hurt you is held accountable for their actions. The right car accident lawyer knows exactly what they need to do to get you the money you need to cover both your economic and non-economic damages and will attempt to hold grossly negligent or malicious drivers accountable through punitive damages.
What should I tell insurance after a car accident?
Once the police have been contacted and you’ve received medical attention, you should call your insurance provider and report your claim. You also should have collected the other person’s insurance, so you should give that to your insurance company as well.
What should I tell the police at the scene of a car accident?
Give the police a clear picture of the accident as it happened without exaggerating or embellishing anything. Once you’ve given your statement, you should step back and let the police officer do their job while you take pictures of evidence (damage, injuries, road conditions, etc). If he asks follow up questions, answer them with short answers and if he starts asking the same questions over and over, you can ask to speak to a lawyer.
Because of Florida’s comparative negligence law, if the officer deems you responsible for even a fraction of the accident, it can reduce the amount of compensation you can recieve in a settlement or verdict.
How quickly do I need to file a car accident claim in West Palm Beach?
For personal injury or property damage claims in Florida, the victim has up to four years from the date of the accident to bring a claim to the local court and receive compensation. For wrongful death claims, the victim’s family members have up to two years from the family member’s death to bring forth a legal claim.
Read our full FAQ: How long do I have to file a car accident lawsuit?