If you have recently been involved in an auto accident that was not your fault, you should give thought to consulting with a qualified Miami auto accident attorney. This is because you should seriously consider the hidden costs that could be connected to any of the damages and injuries sustained during the incident.
For example, it is not uncommon for someone to be involved in an accident and yet fail to notice mild to somewhat serious injuries until much later. There are even cases when someone in an accident has died from injuries that were not even noted by paramedics at the scene.
If you fail to note these injuries in the police reports, and don’t head directly to an emergency room from the site, you might find that the person who caused the accident (or their insurance provider) will debate their liability. This could mean that the person who has been injured is going to have to pay all of the medical costs and won’t be able to receive funds for the work they were unable to do because of the injuries.
A good Miami auto accident attorney, however, will be able to pursue such a claim to the fullest measure possible, and may be able to negotiate a fair and reasonable settlement to cover the costs of the injuries, any lost wages, and even some emotional distress too.
Interestingly enough, it is often the insurance companies, and not the other drivers, that hesitate to pay the amounts required following an auto accident, and this is the reason that anyone involved might want to immediately seek out an experienced Miami auto accident attorney. This includes both drivers involved, since some insurance companies also debate making payments to their very own customer’s claims if they were the individual who actually caused the accident too.
Remember too, however, that the area is large and the court system is somewhat expansive. Before just selecting the first attorney available, it is a wiser idea to find out about their experiences in the area. It will take only a few minutes of time to ask them about their “track record”, which courts and judges they are most familiar with, and the frequency that they win cases.
A good Miami auto accident attorney will have no problems answering such questions and concerns, but if they hesitate to provide such information it might be best to seek out another provider.