After getting in a car accident, you likely have many concerns to face. First, you have to worry about your health and well-being, ensuring you get the proper treatment if you or another person was injured in the accident. Second, you have to worry about damages to your property, your vehicle, which can cause high levels of stress and anxiety. Finally, you have to worry about insurance claims that often heighten already high levels of stress, not to mention the lasting financial and physical impacts accidents can have.
There are no laws in Florida stating you must have an attorney following an accident. However, a car accident attorney in Florida can make sure that you are getting the compensation you deserve and help ensure a smooth process from start to finish.
Car accidents can be simple, such as a fender bender, or more serious, causing long-lasting injury and even death. Injured parties typically try to deal directly with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. You will likely face hassle trying to get paid out, resulting in token settlements and not receiving nearly what you need.
If you want to file a lawsuit from your accident, you have four years to do so. If the accident resulted in the death of a loved one, you only have two years to file a wrongful death claim. According to Florida Statute 627.736, you have 14 days to visit a doctor following your accident. If you do not seek medical treatment, insurance companies will almost always deny your accident claim. This is where an attorney can help.
Licensed chiropractor James Piccolino of James Piccolino & Associates PA understands first-hand the struggles of auto accidents. James Piccolino will provide you with a voice and help you navigate the regulations that come with car accident lawsuits in Florida. His passion for his patients and his law clients give the firm ability to help them get the money they deserve following the negligent and careless behavior of another driver.