Anytime that someone’s hurt in any type of accident, they need a personal injury attorney to look out for their interest. The insurance companies have armies of lawyers and adjusters. They’re working on the spot. Insurance companies are actually allowed in Florida to send investigators to the crash site and take statements immediately from everybody involved. Lawyers are not permitted by law to contact a potential client directly, so you are already at a huge disadvantage from day one when the clock starts running. So I highly recommend calling a personal injury lawyer right away to have someone protecting you and to documenting what will be very important down the road.
I always believe that word of mouth referral is still the best way to get a true hardworking lawyer, someone that’s gonna help you.
The questions often asked, how do I make a personal injury claim? That part is easy. You contact a personal injury lawyer, someone that handles exclusively personal injury matters. A lot of times people will go to a lawyer, and maybe they do bankruptcies and they do a little criminal law, maybe some family law and some personal injury. My recommendation personally, in my opinion, would be go to someone that all they do is personal injury all day long.