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How to Choose Personal Injury Attorney

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How to Choose Personal Injury Attorney

Choosing a реrѕоnаl іnjurу аttоrnеу is muсh dіffеrеnt frоm dесіdіng оn аn аttоrnеу for a dіvоrсе or rеаl estate transaction. Injurу саѕеѕ are dіffеrеnt from аnу оthеr tуре оf lаw and іf уоu dоn’t get the right аttоrnеу уоu соuld burdened with mеdісаl bіllѕ аnd additional ѕuffеrіng іn thе future.

Mаnу реrѕоnаl іnjurу аttоrnеуѕ wіll соntасt уоu оr уоur fаmіlу as ѕооn аѕ, if not bеfоrе, you аrе hospitalized. Yоu should nоt dо business wіth these “аmbulаnсе сhаѕеrѕ”, whо usually саrе mоrе аbоut the аwаrd thаn thеіr сlіеnt аnd оftеn use quеѕtіоnаblе tасtісѕ to gеt уоu to retain thеm.

On thе оthеr hаnd, it іѕ реrfесtlу ассерtаblе to contact a рrоѕресtіvе client bу mail and оffеr the services оf a law firm. Yоu can ѕtаrt wіth these роlіtе соntасtѕ or уоu can get recommendations from family, frіеndѕ, аnd co-workers. Yоu саn аlѕо lооk on the іntеrnеt fоr a personal іnjurу attorney and gеt a lіѕt оf names to іnvеѕtіgаtе.

In case of personal injury, you should choose an attorney or firm that specializes in that area of the law.

You ѕhоuld сhооѕе an аttоrnеу who hаѕ nоt bееn disciplined bу thе Flоrіdа Bar Association аnd іѕ іn good standing wіth the Bеttеr Buѕіnеѕѕ Burеаu (BBB). Yоu can dо a search оn thе Intеrnеt uѕіng the attorney’s name оr thе firm’s name to fіnd out if there are аnу clients thаt hаvе bееn dissatisfied wіth thеіr ѕеrvісеѕ.

Onсе уоu fіnd twо оr more аttоrnеуѕ thаt уоu thіnk уоu’d lіkе tо dеаl with, you саn arrange аn interview or соnѕultаtіоn. Most аttоrnеуѕ wіll gladly vіѕіt уоu at thе hоѕріtаl оr аt hоmе ѕо don’t worry if you саn’t gеt tо their offices.

Should I go to the ER and Who Will Pay?

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In most cases, unless the injury is so sever that an injured person is incapacitated and must be take away by ambulance, people are very reluctant to go to the emergency room. The biggest fear is the medical bills from the ER. I want to clarify this issue for people because I see that it becomes a problem later in my clients’ personal injury cases.

If you have been seriously injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, for example a car accident or a slip and fall at a store, you should not hesitate about going to the ER immediately. Going to the emergency room not only allows a medical professional to assess your condition but it also documents the incident. Documentation is super important in a personal injury case because if a doctor did not document it, it did not happen. Or at least that is how the defense looks at it. Also the defense likes to argue to the jury that the injury must not have been as serious as the plaintiff describe because he or she did not seek medical attention immediately.

Medical bills should not be your primary concern. First, you will not be required to pay the hospital on the day of your treatment. Always request an invoice to come by mail. Second, any medical bill that stems from a personal injury caused by another party (not you) is the responsibility of the at-fault party or their insurance company. Therefore, if you hire a personal injury attorney, your attorney will demand that the at-fault party pay for your medical bills. Finally, most medical bills are grossly inflated and can be negotiated down to a fraction of the original price.

Therefore, if you are seriously injured at a restaurant, hotel, store, or in a car accident you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Medical bills will be resolved during your personal injury case by your attorney. And remember that not going to see a doctor immediately after the injury occurs may critically impact the worth of your personal injury case.

Why Get Uninsured Motorist Coverage?

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I cannot stress enough the importance of adding Uninsured Motorist (UM) coverage to your auto insurance policy. Paying a little extra for your insurance premium is well worth it. A car accident can have a huge impact on a person’s life and their family’s life.

A serious auto accident can cause an injured driver to be financially ruined.

Under Florida “No Fault” law, a person who is injured in an auto accident at another driver’s fault must first exhaust his or her own Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits before seeking compensation from the at-fault driver. Once those benefits are fully exhausted, then the victim of the car accident can look to the at-fault driver’s Bodily Injury coverage for monetary recovery.

Whenever a client comes to our office with injuries resulting from a car accident, one of the first things we do is find out how much insurance coverage the at-fault driver has. A person that caused the accident can have no insurance, they can have some insurance (low limits) or they can have adequate insurance (high limits). Each person decides how much Bodily Injury insurance they want to pay for depending on how much of their own assets they want to protect. Uninsured Motorist coverage can protect you from situations where the at-fault driver has little or no insurance coverage.  UM also protects you if the at-fault driver simply runs away from the scene of the accident.

What most people do not realize is that they are sharing the road with careless drivers who are underinsured.   The only way to protect yourself is to add Uninsured Motorist coverage to your auto insurance policy.

If you have been involved in a car accident, you should speak to an attorney immediately. An attorney who handles auto accident cases will deal with the insurance companies while you focus on getting better.

Call The Law Office of Louiza Tarassova P.A. today to discuss your auto accident case at 1-855-55-GO-LEGAL.

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