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Indian River County Car Crash Lawyer
Handling Car Crash Claims in Vero Beach and Sebastian
Car accidents can be caused by many factors and multiple parties may be at fault. Filing an injury claim against the responsible parties and dealing with the insurance companies involved can seem like an overwhelming task, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right legal representation, you may be able to recover financial compensation to cover the costs related to your injuries as well as provide you with some sort of relief from your pain and suffering. With help from our Indian River Car Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton, you will see that we can simplify the process of filing a claim and help you understand the options available to you so that you can make the best decision for your situation.
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) tracks all of the car accidents that occur in Florida every year. Preliminary data for 2020 shows that Indian River County saw 2,087 car accidents resulting in 20 fatalities and 1,153 injuries.
If you or a loved one has been harmed in a car accident in Vero Beach, Sebastian, Fellsmere, or elsewhere in Indian River County, we urge you to contact our Indian River County Car Crash Attorneys at Whittel & Melton at 866-608-5529 or contact us online for a completely free consultation.
Car Accident cases in Vero Beach or anywhere in Indian River County require aggressive and experienced counsel. Insurance Companies have set traps and promoted intentionally confusing and illogical statutory regimes that make these claims best handled by an experienced law firm. We want to be that law firm for you. Call us with any legal question related to an injury or death caused by an auto or car accident.
Our personal injury attorneys at Whittel & Melton will assess all aspects of your car crash in order to determine a fair dollar amount to place on your claim. Every accident has what is called “hard costs” that are easy to calculate, like medical bills, car repairs or replacement costs, etc. But there are also things that don’t come along with a receipt, such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, and emotional scarring. We will factor in every detail and every injury of your specific case to come up with what we believe is a fair price to place on your car accident. Some of the questions we may ask to determine a fair dollar amount include:
We like to be open and honest with all of our inquiring clients, No – you are not required to have a lawyer on your side for an accident that wasn’t your fault. However, having one can help you for example dispel any claims of you being at fault in case the other drivers involved try to make any claims that you were to blame. Moreover, we can help you fight to recover maximum compensation for lost income, medical bills, car repairs, and all other types of damages that may be available to you.
We believe that if you can answer yes to the question “Are my injuries/suffering serious enough to consider making a claim for financial compensation?” then hiring a personal injury lawyer will be beneficial. Our Indian River County Car Accident Lawyers take all car accident claims on a contingency fee basis, which means you will pay us nothing if we don’t win your case. You have nothing to lose by meeting with us and weighing out your legal options. Contact us online 24/7 or call us at 866-608-5529.
No, not always. Most auto accident claims are actually settled out of court through negotiations between your lawyer and the insurance companies involved. If the insurance company is not cooperating in regards to what your case is worth, then we may recommend proceeding to litigation, conducting formal discovery and perhaps having a trial to make sure we get you the best possible outcome. Despite popular belief, most of the reasons for trials in our state have little to do with the lawyers involved.
There aren’t any laws that place on a time constraint on when a car crash claim must be settled by, but usually the duration of your case will depend on the full scope of your injuries, the other insurance companies involved, the percentage of fault each party holds, and whether or not your case requires litigation.
Once we have verified all of your injuries and medical treatment, we can contact the insurance company to provide them with a settlement demand. If the insurance adjusters fail to meet our demands or offer a lowball settlement amount, then we may recommend filing a lawsuit and moving your case closer to trial. If we do proceed to litigation, then the time frame of your case will increase.
We can walk you through all possible outcomes/scenarios so that you are fully prepared and understand what could happen with your case.
Contact our Indian River County Car Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton today for a free case evaluation. We want to discuss your case with you. Call us today at 866-608-5529 to get started.
Indian River County is located in the Treasure Coast region of Florida and named after the Indian River Lagoon. It has been named Florida’s seventh richest county and known for its breathtaking waterways and sunrises.