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Can A Car Accident Lawyer in West Palm Beach Help?

Our attorneys at Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., understand that it can be a difficult decision to hire a lawyer after being involved in a car accident in South Florida. That's why we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions about what we can do to help you after you or a loved one was injured or killed in an accident. Deciding to hire an attorney is a major decision. It's important to choose an attorney who is right for you. We understand that you may have questions and concerns about what to do next. Our team of legal professionals is ready to address these concerns.

Do I need to hire a lawyer after I've been in a car accident in Florida?

While you don't have to hire an attorney, it's important to remember that seeking legal advice from an experienced attorney can often improve your ability to obtain compensation after an accident. We tell people that some minor fender-benders can be handled without legal counsel. But if you are injured or someone is killed in an accident, you should consult with an attorney immediately to protect your rights. We offer a free case consultation to all potential clients, and there's no obligation. From there, it's up to you to decide if we're the right law firm for you. We want to show you that we are.

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Can a lawyer help me fill out paperwork after an accident?

Yes. In fact, our attorneys have experience in assisting car accident victims correctly fill out paperwork required by insurance companies after an accident. We're well-aware of how insurance companies operate to keep their costs down and keep payments out of victims' pockets. They set tight deadlines, use confusing language and even bullying tactics to intimidate car accident victims. We can handle the insurance company for you so you can focus on your recovery. We can help make sure you provide the most accurate and detailed information possible - while not falling for insurance company tricks.

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Can a lawyer help negotiate with insurance companies after an accident?

Yes. It can be very difficult to deal with an insurance company on your own. You may find that you're pressured - or even bullied - to accept a quick, "low ball" settlement that doesn't begin to cover the long-term cost of your injuries. Just because they've made you this offer doesn't mean you have to accept. As lawyers, we know how to negotiate with these companies and demand the compensation victims and families deserve.

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Can I file a lawsuit after my car accident in Florida?

Yes. After you contact us for your free case consultation, you might learn that you have grounds to file a lawsuit against the negligent party that caused your accident. If you choose to retain us as your attorneys, we can work with you to help file a lawsuit in the appropriate court. That decision is completely up to you, however, and we will only do so at your discretion. That's ultimately why we're here - to serve as your legal adviser as you pursue the compensation you need for your losses.

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How long do I have to take legal action after my Florida car accident?

In Florida, auto accident victims generally have four years from the date of their accident to take legal action and file a personal injury lawsuit. That might seem like a long time. But the longer you wait to take legal action, the harder it often becomes to build a strong case. That's because evidence often becomes harder to obtain over time. People's memories fade. And important information at the crash site - from skid marks to damage caused by the crash - needs to be obtained immediately.  That's why it's critical that you contact our law firm as soon as possible after your accident.

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What's my car accident case worth in Florida?

As lawyers, we understand that no two cases are the same. No two clients are the same, either. There's no set amount that a lawyer can secure for an injured person after a car accident. Each case has different factors - from how the accident occurred, to the resulting damages, to the ability to prove fault - that can greatly affect the monetary amount we recover on your behalf. That's why we work with our clients one-on-one, on a case-by-case basis: to build the most solid and successful legal strategy possible.

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What types of compensation can I obtain for a Florida car accident?

There are so many different accident-related expenses you can be compensated for after your crash. And what many people might not realize is such compensation can - and should - cover anything accident related for the rest of your life. Such compensation can include:

  • Emergency medical expenses
  • Future surgical procedures
  • Vehicle repair or replacement costs
  • Physical therapy
  • Transportation costs (to and from medical appointments, for example)
  • Lost income
  • Lost future income

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Find Out How Gonzalez & Cartwright Can Help You Today

It's natural to feel confused, frustrated, and even angry after being in an accident - especially when it was caused by somebody else's careless or negligent behavior. You may have never thought you would need to hire an attorney, but now you need someone to help protect your rights.

Contact us today at Gonzalez & Cartwright. Call 800-608-2965 for a free consultation. Our car accident attorneys serve clients in the West Palm Beach area and throughout Florida. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us attorney fees if we are successful.