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FAQ

Do I have to pay money for you to represent me in an accident case? 

No, our office works on a contingency fee meaning we do not get paid unless we recover on your behalf.  

 

What is a contingency fee? 

A contingency fee is a payment a law firm receives at the end of your case and is “contingent upon” the client receiving some compensation.  

 

Does it matter who is at fault in an accident in order for me to recover? 

Yes, the at fault party is the one who is responsible (or whose insurance is responsible) for payment. 

 

Does health insurance matter in an accident case? 

It affects how payments are made and fees are negotiated, but does not affect the final outcome of the case. 

 

What is Uninsured Motorist Coverage?  

When another motorist does not have insurance or enough insurance to cover your bills, your insurance company will cover part or all of the bills if you have Uninsured Motorist Coverage. 

 

How long do I have to sue someone for an accident in Florida?   

Four years 

 

What does No-Fault Florida Car Insurance law mean?   

It means that someone harmed must first use their own Personal Injury Protection (PIP) prior to proceeding against any at fault insurance.  

 

How long do I have after an accident to go to a doctor?   

You have up to fourteen days to see an approved doctor for any injuries related to the accident. 

 

Should I call the police after an accident?   

Yes, a police report with witnesses supporting your side are integral to your case. 

 

Should I take pictures of the accident scene?   

If you are well enough to take pictures, then yes.  Do not assume anyone else will take pictures for you.  

 

What type of doctor should I go to?   

It’s important to find a specialized doctor to assist with your injuries.  

  

Should I give a recorded statement to the insurance company?   

Never.  The insurance company is there to save themselves money.  Anything you say can and may be used against you in a way you do not anticipate. 

 

Should I sign a release?  

Not until you first speak to an attorney 

 

Should I work with my insurance company?   

No, again either insurance company is not in the business of paying out claims when it can find ways to not do so.  

 

What if both drivers are at fault?  

Recovery depends on the percent of fault attributed to each person. 

  

Will I have to go to court?  

Most cases settle but in the rare instance your case requires litigation, our Firm will proceed on your behalf.