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Common Questions After a Car Accident

Accidents involving vehicles require attorneys to follow unique rules and guidelines to  obtain compensation for client’s injuries and damages. Therefore, it is a good idea to find  an attorney who regular handles car accident claims and has a thorough understanding  of how car accident claims work. This is important for both drivers and passengers  involved in car accidents in South Florida. In this blog post, we will go through some of  the most frequently asked questions when it comes to car accidents. 

Should I get medical treatment after a car accident? Auto accidents can change your  life and the many responsibilities that come from this change can quickly become  overwhelming. The investigation by the insurance company, managing the legal claim,  and worrying about the financial impact are only a couple of the things that victims must face following a collision. One of the most important things you need to do after an  accident is obtain medical treatment. Remember, restoring you back to good health is a  top priority. Delaying medical attention is never a good idea, even though you think you’ve  just suffered minor injuries. There are many reasons why victims of a car accident should  seek medical attention. Waiting too long to see a medical provider can have a negative  impact on your claim.

What’s the average time it takes to get a case settled? Everyone wants their case to  get resolved as quickly as possible. Obviously, it will differ from case to case, but an  attorney who has been practicing personal injury law for many years and has experience  should be able to tell you, or at least give you a realistic estimate. The last thing you want  is your case, which should have been settled in 18 months, taking three years or longer  to get resolved. Many understaffed lawyers run into this problem. You want to hire a  lawyer who is going to handle your car accident claim expeditiously as possible and get  it settled as quickly as possible.  

Should you accept an early settlement offer? It depends. When an insurance adjuster  acknowledges that you have a compensable claim, they may try to persuade you to agree  to an early settlement of your claim. Even if you don’t really know the full extent of your  injuries. If this happens, alarm bells should go off in your head! Often the settlement  amount will not be enough to cover all your current and future medical expenses. This  initial settlement offer is almost always minuscule compared to the result that can be  achieved by an experienced personal injury attorney.  

Is my settlement or jury award considered taxable income? One question we get  often is whether a settlement for personal injuries or jury award for personal injuries is a  taxable income to the plaintiff. The answer to the question is generally no but there are  some exceptions. We do not suggest ever signing a settlement release without consulting  an experienced personal injury attorney first. 

Hire a Car Accident Attorney Miami Today! 

After being involved in a car accident, it is a great idea to hire a car accident attorney who  is familiar with car accident claims. This is simply because Florida has specific laws that  relate to car accident claims and you want to make sure your case is handled properly. Hiring an attorney relieves you from the stress that comes with an accident and allows  you to avoid dealing with insurance adjusters. Unless you have a background in  insurance, personal injury claims can become difficult to handle. At Suarez and Montero,  we have all the answers to your legal questions. Our attorneys are ready to provide  proven legal representation and stand ready to protect your rights. We are available 24/7  to give you a free, no risk case consultation! At our firm, our policy is that if you don’t  recover compensation, you won’t pay any fees for our services. Not to mention, we also  provide free case consultations where we assess the circumstances surrounding your  case and give you an objective overview of what steps you can take going forward if you  decide to act against the party responsible for your injuries. For over 20 years, we have  delivered quality legal representation for people who, through no fault of their own, have  been injured in all types of accidents and incidents. We are available 24/7 to give you a  free, no risk case consultation.  

We serve clients throughout Florida including those in the following areas: 

Miami-Dade: Aventura, Coral Gables, Doral, Fontainebleau, Hialeah, Homestead, Kendall, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, North Miami, Tamiami, and Westchester.

Broward: Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, and Weston; and Palm Beach County including Boca Raton, Lake Worth, and West Palm Beach.