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What You Should Know About Personal Injury Law In Florida
Even a minor personal injury accident can be a traumatic experience. Whether you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident, a boating accident or a slip-and-fall accident or due to another’s negligence, you could end up hurt, embarrassed and confused about what to do next.
If another person or a company caused an accident and injured you, your spouse or your child, you should consult with a lawyer, even if your injury seems minor. Other important things you should understand about personal injury accidents:
- Severe injuries can manifest months or years after an accident, even if the injuries seemed insignificant at first.
- You should not suffer because of someone else’s negligence.
- Someone else may be responsible for your medical bills, even if they are small.
- Someone else may be responsible for your lost wages if you miss work because of your injuries.
- Someone else may be responsible for your future medical expenses.
- You should ask your doctor questions about your injury, your prognosis and your treatment to make sure you really understand what happened and what is to come.
- You should keep track of how you feel after the accident and during your treatment. Keep a journal and be honest with yourself. Is your injury really that mild, or are you trying to avoid inconveniencing or worrying your family?
- Your family members may notice changes in your behavior and moods that you cannot discern.
- Your insurance company will pay you the absolute minimum the law and your policy require and may even try to get away with paying you nothing.
- Your insurance company will offer you a final settlement within hours or days of your accident, before you really know the true extent of your injuries.
- If you are in a car accident and the other driver is underinsured or has no insurance, your insurance company might leave you high and dry if you do not have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
- There are physicians who can help treat your injuries regardless of whether you have health insurance or can pay out of pocket.
- In most cases, Gerber Law can assist you in getting a rental car.