You’ve been injured in a car accident due to the reckless actions of another driver. “How will I pay my medical bills?” “What will happen if I can’t go back to work?” “Who will take care of my family?” These are just a few of the questions you’re probably asking yourself.
The questions you should really be asking is: “Who will represent my rights in this difficult time? Who will fight on my behalf to get me the compensation I deserve for all my pain, suffering and financial losses?”
The dedicated Lutz personal injury attorneys at Rivas Law Group are here to stand beside you in your time of need. During our many years of practice, we have helped hundreds of victims just like you get the full compensation they deserve for the damages resulting from their automobile accidents, including:
- Medical bills
- Ongoing medical expenses
- Damage to your vehicle
- Lost wages
- Rental car fees
- Towing and impound fees
- Damage to personal property
- Pain and suffering
Total Commitment to Our Clients
We are fully committed to the welfare of our clients – we do all the hard work so you don’t have to, including gathering the evidence to establish the facts in your case and aggressively negotiating with the insurance companies to get you the total amount you’re due. If the insurance companies don’t offer an amount that satisfies your needs, then we are ready and able to argue your case in front of a judge and jury.
Rivas Law Group is Here to Protect Your Rights
It’s critical to seek the services of an experienced Lutz auto accident attorney as soon as possible after your accident. Never give a statement to the insurance company until after you’ve spoken with an attorney at Rivas Law Group.
The insurance companies aren’t interested in any long term problems you may have as a result of the negligent actions of their clients – they just want to make your case go away as quickly and cheaply as possible. Giving them a statement before speaking with a lawyer could prevent you from claiming the total amount of damages you are owed.
Another important factor affecting the outcome of your case is the comparative fault or comparative negligence of each party involved in the accident.
In automobile accident cases in Florida, liability for the collision must be established in order for you to collect any accident related compensation. In the state of Florida, a law known as comparative fault or comparative negligence is used to determine liability for auto accidents.
Liability is based on the percentage or proportion of “fault” assigned by the court to each party involved in the accident. It’s important to have a qualified Lutz auto accident attorney in your corner to protect your rights and provide sound advice during this phase of the case, since this determination directly affects the amount of compensation you recover for your accident.
Frequently Asked Questions About Auto Accident Claims
Because automobiles are such big, heavy objects (usually between 2,000 and 3,000 pounds), even a collision at slow speed can create a great amount of force. And even though you may feel fine initially after an accident, there are many problems that may arise later on. Some common ones are lumbar spine sprains or strains, thoracic sprains, or displaced and slipped discs. It is better to be safe and see a doctor after your accident, just in case any of these show up down the road.
Also, for the purposes of a collision claim, it will always be better to have documentation from a doctor as proof that you really were injured, no matter how minor the injury is.
Despite what an insurance adjuster might tell you, you are not required by law to give a recorded statement to a defendant’s insurance company. The reason they may be insistent that you talk to them on the record is that they are looking for holes in your story. Your answers can absolutely be used against you in a personal injury suit. For instance, if you don’t remember what you said in a recorded statement and you inadvertently contradict yourself, they may try to portray you as untrustworthy.
At some point in the process you may need to get a recorded statement, but you shouldn’t do so without an attorney present. You also want to make sure that you are only answering the questions that are asked; don’t offer up any extra information.
Because Florida is a comparative liability state, in the event of a several vehicle accident, compensation for any injury and damage will be given out in direct proportion to the driver’s percentage of the fault. And with more and more distracted drivers are the road, there are more of these kinds of accidents than ever.
In the event of a multiple vehicle crash, each driver must demonstrate which party is responsible for the accident, and a judge or jury will use this evidence to decide who was at fault and what percentage each party will pay of the damages.
The longer you wait to contact an experienced auto accident attorney, the harder it will be to gather critical evidence for your case.
Speak with an Experienced Auto Accident Attorney in Lutz, Florida
How much do our outstanding legal services cost? The Rivas Law Group handles most car accident and other personal injury cases on what’s called a contingency basis. This means we don’t collect a fee unless we win your case.
The Rivas Law Group has successfully represented clients in Lutz and other Central and South Florida communities injured in a wide range of auto accidents, including:
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Roll-over accidents
- Side impact collisions
- 18 wheeler accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Road debris accidents
We will use all the resources at our disposal to get you the compensation you deserve.
Don’t put off seeking legal help after you have been injured in a car accident in Lutz, Florida. The hours and days after a wreck are critical to collecting the evidence in your case.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, please contact Lutz auto accident attorney Tania Rivas, online or by phone at (863) 213-1457 as soon as possible to set up a free confidential consultation. Tania will review the facts in your case, answer all your questions and help you determine the best way to move forward with your claim.