Car Accident FAQs
After a car accident, answers to basic questions can be nearly impossible to find. Insurance companies often seem to approach your inquiries with skepticism and seem more interested in protecting their own interests than your well-being. In many cases, your best bet is to seek the advice of a Florida personal injury lawyer who will give you honest, unbiased answers to your important questions.
At The Briggs Law Firm in Ocala, we work hard to provide you with outstanding service and the best possible result available for your case. You can rely on us for honest, personal communication at all times. You will find that we are not like other firms. People refer to us as old fashioned, and we’re just fine with that. We have provided our brief list of car accident FAQs we receive.
Q: Who pays for my medical bills and auto damage?
A: If you were in an accident that you did not cause, the at-fault parties will be held accountable for any losses you experience.
Q: Do I have to go to the doctor after an accident?
A: It is best if you and all passengers seek medical assistance after an accident. A doctor may be able to diagnose injuries that may not be apparent to you.
Q: Is compensation available for anything else?
A: Yes. In addition to your doctor bills and property damage, you can also seek compensation for your lost wages, pain and suffering, future medical care and any other losses you suffered as a result of the accident.
Q: Do I need an attorney to handle my claim?
A: While there is no legal requirement for you to have representation, we highly recommend it — and we’re not just saying so because we’re attorneys. Insurance companies are motivated to settle your case for as little as possible. They take advantage of victims’ lack of knowledge regarding their rights and use it to sell lowball settlements or the outright denial of the claim. We know how to deal with insurance companies, and we will fight to protect your interests. Even after attorney fees have been paid, most injury victims still walk away with far more in compensation compared to those who attempted to negotiate the settlement on their own.
Q: How long will it take to resolve my claim?
A: Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this question. The length of time necessary to resolve a claim is dependent on the specific facts of the case. We assure you that we will only take as much time as is necessary to get the best possible result for you. We keep you informed at every stage of your case and provide realistic timelines for resolution.
Q: Do I have to go to court for a personal injury claim?
A: Before there are any court proceedings, your attorney will have the chance to reach a settlement with the other driver’s insurance company. However, if no settlement is reached, the case will then head to court.
Still Have Questions? Contact One Of Our Florida Attorneys Today.
We invite you to contact our office in Ocala to discuss your auto accident claim with one of our attorneys. We will provide thorough answers to your questions and give you our best advice about how to proceed. You can reach us by phone at 352-671-4600 or via email to schedule a free initial consultation.
We are happy to visit you at home, in the hospital or another location that is convenient for you if you are not able to travel to our office.