If you’ve been injured in an automobile accident, it’s a smart move to hire an attorney. The attorneys at Darla K. Snead, P.L. offer a free consultation and you only pay attorney’s fees and costs if we obtain a financial recovery for you. In dealing with a personal injury, you need time to heal and don’t need more stress with trying to obtain compensation from the other party’s insurance company. Not only do insurance companies try to pay you the least amount necessary, they may seek to prove that you either caused or contributed to the accident. Attorneys Darla K. Snead and Michael H. Dulin are experienced personal injury lawyers located in Lakeland, Florida, who are committed to ensuring that your rights are upheld and that you receive a fair settlement. They have the experience you can trust with the personal service you deserve.
How a Florida Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
The attorneys at Darla K. Snead, P.L. will first do a free initial preliminary consultation with you in order to determine if you have a viable claim. Following the initial consultation stage, a more complete and more comprehensive investigation is conducted, that may include any necessary on-site investigation at the accident scene, interviewing witnesses, and consulting experts when needed. When that has been done, the next step is to work with you to get appropriate medical treatment and to continue building and documenting your claim to the insurance company. When a doctor determines that you have reached your maximum medical improvement, a letter is sent to the insurance company demanding payment for your injuries.
Often, car accident claims are settled before going to court. The attorneys at Darla K. Snead, P.L. will leverage the information gathered and conduct negotiations with the at-fault party’s insurance company. By leveraging the information, they strengthen your position at the bargaining table. This approach saves you both the time and the expense of going to court. In dealing with the insurance company, you’ll need a formidable and experienced negotiator, and the attorneys at Darla K. Snead, P.L. are both. They will present your case effectively in order to receive a favorable settlement.
Common Car Injuries: Darla K. Snead, P.L.
The most common car injuries include impact injuries and penetrating injuries. Impact injuries typically entail soft tissue injuries to the neck and upper back. These are known as whiplash type injuries. Penetrating injuries are often caused by shattering glass or objects flying in the vehicle upon impact. Head injuries are also common and can range from a concussion to brain damage. Oftentimes, in severe accidents people experience herniated discs, which can cause excruciating pain, but are not always identifiable right away. It is important to seek medical treatment immediately if you are in an accident. Under Florida law, if an injured party does not seek treatment within 14 days of their auto accident, they will be giving up important insurance benefits, called PIP benefits under their own policy. Therefore, it is important to speak to a knowledgeable attorney right away.
If you have been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of another party, turn to the Lakeland, Florida attorneys at Darla K. Snead, P.L. for legal counsel and representation.