Boca Raton, FL – The roads throughout south Florida and the Miami metro area have high volumes of traffic every day. This crowding leads to the possibility of serious accidents and property damage throughout the region. All accident victims should contact their insurance company to try to be paid for their losses. However, there are some situations where additional help from someone in the legal profession is necessary as well.
Meeting with a personal injury firm
Most people resort to the services of an injury attorney when the insurance process is just not good enough for several different reasons. This tends to happen because insurance companies are businesses that ultimately look out for their own financial well being over their customers. It is common for insurance companies to try to settle claims for a very small amount, or illegitimately deny coverage even when the victim has been paying into a valid policy.
It is also possible that if an insurance claim is paid out, the victim is still in a bad financial situation and needs to take additional actions for compensation. This is most common after serious accidents where the person will miss time from work and has bills for medical treatment that can last months or years.
How is a lawsuit actually filed?
The accident victim should first schedule a meeting with an injury attorney nearby to discuss their situation. This consultation is important to see if the two parties can agree and come to agreeable terms for representation. If the client and the attorney do agree, they may sign a retainer agreement that details legal fees and other important matters.
Once this attorney client relationship is established, the lawyer can prepare the initial complaint that begins the lawsuit. This document outlines the time, date, and location of the accident, along with some basic legal argument as to why the defendant is at fault. There is also a statement of damages in the complaint, which is the summary of all of the victim’s costs that can be tied to the collision. The defendant is given a chance to respond to these statements, and they can even file various motions to try to be removed from the lawsuit if they have adequate grounds to do so.
After the initial documents are filed, the two sides exchange information for months or even years until they decide if a settlement or a trial is necessary to end the case.
Meeting with an accident attorney
Rosenberg Injury Law is a firm that is available to meet with local clients after any kind of accident in the Boca Raton area. Attorneys who are experienced and licensed in Florida can provide professional guidance throughout the process of a lawsuit.
Firm contact info:
5255 North Federal Highway, 3rd Floor, Boca Raton, Florida 33487