Should I Hire an Attorney After a Minor Car Accident?

January 15, 2023 General

Being in a car accident can be a jarring experience, and you might be wondering if you should contact an attorney for assistance. The answer to this question will often depend upon the unique facts and circumstances of your accident and any related personal injuries and/or property damage that results. Even with minor property damage and seemingly minor injuries, long-term symptoms could develop, and damages may be available. 

The experienced car accident lawyers at Martin Law Firm are available for a free consultation to determine if your car accident may entitle you to a claim for damages. 

What Damages are Available for Car Accident Injuries? 

The purpose of pursuing a claim or lawsuit to collect compensation for the injuries linked to your car accident is to cover any and all financial costs and other damages linked to the accident. 

For you to have a claim for a car accident, there must be damages that you can prove, such as: 

  • Medical expenses 
  • Lost wages and income 
  • Other damages for pain and suffering and other sources 

Identifying what damages you are entitled to, then proving them with evidence can be difficult when trying to recover from your injuries. However, working with an attorney when you have damages can help to ensure you get the full coverage you deserve. 

You Can Only Collect Damage You Prove and Claim 

After you are injured in an accident or incident caused by someone or something else, you may have a legal right to recover compensation for the related damages. However, having a legal right does not make this happen automatically but requires several time-consuming and complex steps. 

Collecting damages, you are entitled to require: 

  • Gathering evidence to prove the fault or liability of the other party
  • Collecting evidence to accurately measure your short- and long-term costs and damages linked to your injury
  • The drafting of a claim that incorporates the evidence 
  • The filing of your claim in the time legally allowed, known as the statute of limitations 
  • The successful negotiation of a settlement, or victory in court, that covers your costs and damages in full 

Deciding to work with a Florida personal injury lawyer will take the process of collecting your damages largely out of your life. Instead, we step into your shoes and handle the entire process, helping you schedule appointments to collect evidence, then drafting, filing, and negotiating your claim. 

Connect with a Florida Car Accident Attorney from Martin Law Firm

To determine if you have a claim for damages from your car accident, discuss options through a free initial consultation with Martin Law Firm by giving us a call at 239-323-9820, or visiting our site to schedule a consultation