Auto Accident FAQs

There are few things more frightening or overwhelming than being involved in a car accident. Some collisions are minor, such as low-impact fender benders that occur in a parking lot. Other accidents, however, can prove to result in life-threatening injuries that can cause unforgettable emotional and psychological scars for all victims involved.

If you were involved in a car accident, you probably have thousands of questions or concerns running through your head at this time. You may be least concerned about the legal aspects of your claim, and we at Boohoff Law, P.A. completely understand the stresses or anxieties that you may be encountering. We recognize the very emotional aspect of any type of accident and can provide you with the caring, compassionate, and attentive listening ear that you need.

To make your situation easier, our Brandon personal injury attorneys have provided a series of commonly asked questions that we receive from our clients. Take a moment to browse through the following set of questions and answers so you can gain a better understanding of your own situation.

Your Questions Answered by Our Experienced Legal Team

What should I do if I was involved in an auto accident?
If you were involved in an accident, there are a number of things to keep in mind. One of the most important things that you can do immediately following an accident includes taking notes of the entire situation. Write down things as soon as you can so that you do not forget what occurred later on. Include even the smallest details for these things could prove to be the most meaningful elements in determining the cause and value of your accident claim. Some things to take note of:

  • Write down the time, date, location, and other relevant information regarding the accident
  • Write down the other driver's insurance information
  • Take note of witnesses or other passengers in your vehicle
  • Take photographs of the damage
  • Take note of the injuries that you or your passengers have suffered
  • Take note of any police officers who have arrived at the scene or anyone else you may have spoken to regarding the accident

What is negligence, and how does it play a role in my accident?
Figuring out who is "at fault" in any type of automobile accident will be crucial when it comes to filing a claim after an accident. Sometimes negligence or fault will be obvious - such as a clear violation of traffic laws that caused the accident. In other cases, however, fault will not be obvious. In these situations, proving negligence will be the key to determining who must pay for the resulting damages of a car, truck, motorcycle, or pedestrian accident.

When should I speak with an attorney about my claim?
Immediately! As legal professionals, we always encourage our clients and potential clients to first seek the appropriate medical attention after an accident. Once you have received proper medical treatment, we encourage you to consult with a skilled legal professional about your potential accident claim.

Save all of your medical bills or any other relevant assessments by medical professionals, doctors, or repairmen. These initial assessments can serve as evidence as we determine the maximum value of your claim. Your attorney can use this as leverage against insurance companies to ensure you receive your full amount of financial compensation after an accident.

Should I accept what an insurance company tries to offer me?
Sadly, insurance companies typically do not have your best interests in mind when offering a settlement for a car accident claim. All too often, we see innocently injured victims accept an initial offer from an insurance company without even consulting a legal professional.

Blindly accepting the first offer that you receive could mean that you are accepting a value that is far less than what you are actually entitled to. By settling for less, you could be setting yourself up for future disaster, making paying for medical bills or lost wages even more financially straining.

How much is my claim worth?
Because no car accident is the same, claim values can range on a case-by-case basis. Certain factors can increase the value of a car accident claim, whereas other circumstances may devalue a car accident claim. Some circumstances that may enhance the value of your claim may include: medical expenses, wages lost, extensive property damages or total property losses, permanent physical injuries, or where and when your claim is filed.

Of course, there are other external factors that must always be considered when valuing a claim. A judge and a panel of jurors could also have an impact on the value of your claim. Because there are so many working elements that can influence the final outcome of your case, we encourage you to contact our legal team as soon as possible. We can inform you of all the options available to you at this time.

Do you have more concerns? Call Boohoff Law, P.A. today for more information!

If you still have more questions or concerns, do not think that your case is too complex or too difficult. Our Brandon car accident lawyers have handled all types of car accident claims, including complex and high-stakes situations. We are confident that we possess the knowledge and experience needed to address and of your concerns and provide you with a composed peace of mind.

For more information about car accident claims in Brandon or any other surrounding communities in Florida, please contact Boohoff Law, P.A. to schedule a free case consultation .

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