Consult & Hire a Car Accident Lawyer in St. Petersburg
Car accidents are the most common type of personal injury cases that usually results in the hiring of a Personal Injury Lawyer. It’s pretty safe to say, we’ve all had a “fender-bender” or two if we’ve been driving for an extended number of years. With that in mind, the basic first things that come to mind immediately following an auto accident in Hillsborough County Florida are; checking the severity of physical harm or injury to all drivers and passengers involved, assessing vehicle and/or property damage, and contacting the insurance companies. Sadly enough and perhaps the most important thing to do immediately after the accident doesn’t even come to mind—is to contact, consult and/or hire a Personal Injury Lawyer who specializes in car accidents.
Your personal injury lawyer can review your case in a manner in which you cannot and aren’t trained to do so. Your lawyer can obtain critical information that you ordinarily may not be able to, such as; police reports, documents from the guilty party, video footage and photos of your accident scene if/when available, names of bystanders and/or witnesses, as well as further possible supporting evidence a bystander may have in their possession such as cell phone photos and video recordings. Your attorney is also trained to properly assess medical expenses, lost wages, vehicle damage, and repair costs to ensure fair compensation, and most importantly, your lawyer can even contact the other driver, their insurance company, and their lawyer on your behalf.
Accident and personal injury laws vary from case-to-case and state-to-state, and oftentimes un-represented victims usually get the short-end of the deal because they’re unable to adequately interpret the laws, they’re not familiar with the laws, and they’re simply not aware of all that they may be entitled to. It’s for those reasons that it’s imperative you hire a personal injury lawyer in Hillsborough County FL. He/she will know the various legal arguments to present, and how to properly counter the other driver’s defense team and insurer. Your lawyer will also know the ‘loopholes’ of the ‘system’ that can be beneficial to you as well.
Not hiring a personal injury lawyer as quickly as possible will be detrimental to receiving all your entitlements, a fair trial, and the overall outcome of your case. The longer you wait to hire a lawyer—the more your opportunity will decrease.
Hopefully, you will never be in a position in which you need the legal services of a Florida personal injury lawyer that specializes in St. Petersburg car accidents, but in the event that you do, please give Hoag Law Firm a call at or complete your online Free Case Evaluation. A free consultation can help you understand your rights. With honest advice and an experienced attorney at your side, you can recover the largest possible settlement and get back to living your life.