It only takes a moment for the actions of a careless, reckless or impaired driver to change your life forever. If you or a loved one has been injured in a collision that was due to the negligent behavior of another driver, don’t look to the insurance company for help – you need the services of an experienced Winter Haven auto accident attorney, one who cares about your needs and is willing to fight to protect your rights.
The Rivas Law Firm has a proven track record for helping victims of car accidents in Winter Haven and surrounding communities get the maximum compensation they deserve for the damages resulting from their injuries. We have helped our clients secure large settlements in many different types of accidents, including:
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Roll-over accidents
- Side-impact accidents
- 18 wheeler accidents
- Accidents caused by defective parts
- Road debris accidents
- DUI/DWI related accidents
Collect the Full Amount for Your Damages
Injuries resulting from an automobile accident in Winter Haven can be severe, even fatal:
- Concussions and other brain injuries
- Head injuries
- Neck injuries
- Spinal Cord and back injuries
- Bone fractures
- Cuts, scrapes and bruises
- Torn and sprained ligaments
- Damage to internal organs
- Physical disfigurement
We know the devastating impact these injuries can have on the victims and what a difficult time this must be for you and your family. The important thing is not to give up hope – we’re here to take the burden off your shoulders and safeguard your future.
Our clients know they can depend on the Rivas Law Group’s team of experienced, Christian auto accident attorneys in Winter Haven to defend their rights and obtain the compensation they deserve for all the expenses related to their accident, including:
- Medical bills
- Ongoing medical treatment
- Car repairs or replacement
- Lost wages
- Rental car fees
- Towing and impound fees
- Damage to personal property
- Loss of personal property
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful Death
Establishing the Proof is What We Do
The amount you collect will depend on two things: the extent of your injuries and how much proof you can provide pertaining to the amount of pain, suffering and other losses resulting from these injuries.
Getting a satisfactory outcome means proving that the injuries you suffered in a car accident occurred due to the actions of another. At Rivas Law Firm, we possess the skills and expertise to gather the evidence needed to establish the important facts in your case. Accident scene investigation, eyewitness accounts, police reports, medical records, expert testimony – we will leave no stone unturned in our quest to uncover the truth.
This evidence will be crucial when it comes to deciding how much, if any, liability you have in the accident, determining a settlement amount that will fully compensate you for your damages, negotiating with the insurance companies and arguing your case in court.
Remember, the longer you put off seeking legal help for your pain and suffering the harder it will be collect the evidence that will be needed to prove your case.
Don’t Agree to Anything Until You’ve Had a Chance to Speak With Us
Here’s the most important advice we can give to someone who has been injured in an automobile accident: Don’t agree to any kind of settlement with an insurance company until after you’ve had a chance to speak with a Winter Haven car accident lawyer at Rivas Law Firm.
The insurance companies are only in it to make profit. The less money they have to pay out in claims, the more money they make. They aren’t concerned about your needs and will try any tactic to get off the hook as quickly and cheaply as possible.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Winter Haven Auto Accident Attorney
To get started, call Rivas Law Firm at (863) 213-1457 to schedule a free, confidential consultation. We will discuss your case, answer any questions and provide professional advice on the most effective way to move forward with your claim. Most of our auto injury cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means don’t collect a fee until we’ve won your case.
Frequently Asked Questions About Auto Accident Claims
We always recommend that you see a doctor, even in the case of very minor accidents. Though it may seem silly seeking treatment after what may be a minor fender bender, several injuries are very common, such as lumbar spine strains, thoracic spine strains, and slipped discs. This is because cars are big and very heavy machines, and even a crash at 10 mph can cause an impact force up to 5.6 tons!
Also, your best chance at receiving the maximum settlement will come only if you have documentation of any and all injuries sustained in the accident.
No matter what an insurance adjuster tells you, you are not required by law to give a statement to a defendant’s insurance company.
Insurance companies are trying to pay out as little as possible in each accident, so while they may claim that they are only gathering facts about your case, they are really looking for holes and inconsistencies that will allow them to pay less.
It may eventually be necessary for you to make a recorded statement, but always make sure you have an attorney present, and only answer the questions they ask; don’t provide any additional information.
In most ways, an accident in a rental car is just like an accident in any other vehicle. This means that in most cases, rental companies cannot be held liable for accidents in their vehicles. There are some exceptions, however, like if the rental company failed to maintain the vehicle properly, and you can prove that the vehicle’s condition was not what it should have been. This could be things like bad tires, bad brakes, or even lights that need to be replaced.
Reach Out to an Experienced Winter Haven Auto Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in a car accident in Winter Haven, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Winter Haven personal injury attorney Tania Rivas and the Rivas Law Firm. We are eager to get started on your case.
Call us at (863) 213-1457 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation. We are fluent in both English and Spanish. After-hours and weekend appointments are available. If your injuries have made it difficult to travel, we can arrange to meet with you in your home or hospital room.