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Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney for my Car Accident?

Car accidentIf you have been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the other side.  If the accident was caused by the other party, whether by willful or negligent causes, it is worth having an attorney take a look at your case as soon as possible.  Melbourne, FL sees many tourists every year.  With more traffic than other states, accidents happen and it’s important to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Why Not Let Our Insurance Companies Handle it?

Insurance companies have the main goal of saving money.  They will pay out the least amount possible, often leaving you with unpaid medical bills.  And they do not help you get back lost wages from time spent away from your job.  They also do not compensate for pain and suffering.  It may also be that the offending party is either under insured or not insured at all.  This will either leave you to settle on your own with whatever protection you have through your policy or paying completely out of pocket for something that should have never happened.  It just won’t do and your life will have been set back for far too long.  You need someone on your side who knows the law and your rights to compensation from negligent actions.

The Best Way to Handle a Car Accident

If you receive any injuries, seek medical attention.  At the very least, allow paramedics to evaluate you as sometimes certain injuries do not manifest until later on.  If you are able to, take pictures and even jot down notes of what happened while the event is still fresh in your mind.  The more information you can have, the better; including eye witness information.  When you are able to, contact a personal injury attorney.  Do not talk with the other insurance company; they will strive to settle with you and get the ball rolling on their end to avoid litigation.

Danger for Pedestrians

Florida roads are some of the most dangerous in our nation.  Pedestrians seem to face the biggest challenge here as there are many tourist towns and walkable paths conducive to the favorable weather and shops available.  Pedestrians whether local or tourists, are just as entitled to compensation from car accidents, if not more.  According to the most recent Dangerous by Design report in 2014, Florida has been making improvements in the safety of our roads for pedestrians, but we still have a long ways to go.