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Can I File a Case After a Minor Car Accident in Florida?

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Were you involved in a fender bender or a minor car accident in Florida resulting in minor damage? If so, you may be entitled to bring an injury case in Florida if you are hurt and not at fault for the accident. Just because the vehicles sustained minor damage, doesn’t mean that you don’t deserve compensation.

Initial pictures do not always tell the whole story. Your vehicle can have underlying damage that can’t be seen from a simple walkaround inspection. Often a rear bumper after a rear-end accident in Florida can look completely fine, but when the bumper is removed the rear absorber bar is dented and needs to be replaced. This type of investigation could show there was a more significant hit. Property damage is only one aspect of a Florida car wreck and could serve as evidence in your injury claim. The most important aspects are your injuries and the treatment you have received.

Medical Treatment After a Florida Car Accident

After an accident, even a minor car accident in Florida, if you are feeling any pain or discomfort, you need to get medical treatment as soon as possible. In Florida, you have 14 days to get treatment after an accident to receive your Florida personal injury protection benefits which pay the first $10,000 of your medical bills. However, even if you do not receive treatment in the first 14 days, you can still bring an injury claim but you just won’t be entitled to your PIP benefits.

Clients always ask, what is my case worth after a minor accident in Florida? The answer is, your case value is dependent on numerous factors, which include:

1. Medical Bills
2. Type of Medical Treatment
3. Lost wages
4. Pain and suffering
5. Your credibility; and
6. Who you hired as your personal injury attorney.

Hiring the Right Florida Personal Injury Lawyer After a Minor Accident

The insurance companies after a minor accident will always undervalue your claim. They will look at the property damage and argue that there is no way this type of accident could cause your injuries. This why it is extremely important to hire the right attorney. You may be wondering how can you determine who the right attorney is after a minor accident. These are the two important questions to ask your attorney.

1. Have you handled minor car accident cases before?
2. Do you litigate personal injury cases?

The second question is the most important because the insurance companies are going to undervalue your claim and give you low settlement offers. If you do not hire an attorney who litigates and files lawsuits, your case will settle for far less than what it would if you filed a lawsuit. The reason why your case will have more value in litigation is because the insurance company will actually have chance to meet you in a deposition. They will get the opportunity to ask you questions and evaluate your credibility. If the insurance companies like you and believe you are being honest, they will put more value on your injury claim despite of the severity of the impact. The insurance companies will also increase the value of their settlement offers in litigation because of the fear of going to trial and having a jury decide how much you should be compensated.

This is why you need hire a personal injury trial lawyer in Florida for your minor car accident. Here at Workman Injury Law, Devon Workman has litigated over 500+ cases and has won over 15 million dollars on behalf of his injured clients. Devon Workman is also considered top 40 under 40 trial lawyers in Florida.

After a minor car accident in Florida, call Devon Workman at 954-361-3997 for your free consultation and get the compensation you deserve.

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Maria Paula HernandezMaria Paula Hernandez
11:06 14 Apr 23
Thank you so much Devon & your team for such excellent service. From the second we contacted Devon about a car accident, he immediately got to work. Devon was always responsive (even on weekends) and explained every single step of the process. My aunt doesn’t speak English, but his assistant did an amazing job and was always so sweet. Devon was always one step ahead of everything and resolved my aunts case within less than 2 months. Got full settlement after the other party didn’t even want to accept liability at first. Thank you for your professionalism and hard work.
Deborah-Ann BoddenDeborah-Ann Bodden
20:59 20 Mar 23
In the midst of a tragic car accident my mother was in, Devon was a shining light for myself and my mother. I was referred to Devon by a previous client (he came highly recommended) and we've experienced why for ourselves. Devon handled every detail of my mother's case with care and concern, as if it was his own. He kept us up-to-date regularly and was readily available anytime we needed him (even over the holidays!) He was able to get my mother the maximum amount of payment she could receive with Allstate's uninsured motorists policy, even when they tried to lowball us originally. I would HIGHLY recommend Devon at Workman Injury Law if you are ever in need of a good and reliable personal injury attorney.
Nicole Lynn -CraveroNicole Lynn -Cravero
19:24 23 Nov 22
First off I'd like to say that Devon and his team are hands down amazing. The car accident I was in left me with pretty bad neck and back injuries, and Devon was there for me every step of the way. He made sure that he was available anytime I had any questions or concerns, he personally reached out to me any time there were any updates. He made a very difficult time in my life a little easier knowing he was on my side. Even after everything was said and done, he went as far following up with my bank to ensure my settlement was available in a timely manner which was beyond helpful to my family and I. We cannot thank him enough and would happily recommend his services to anyone seeking legal help!
Maria WardMaria Ward
21:27 09 Nov 22
Devon Workman, did a wonderful job handling my personal injury case. He was in constant contact with me explaining what was going on with my case. If I had questions he was always available. The end result; he got me the maximum amount. I would highly recommend him as my personal injury attorney. Thank You Devon.
graciela lescanograciela lescano
16:17 30 Aug 22
Devon Workman is the most genuine attorney I have ever worked with. He handled my case in an efficient and timely manner. I felt like my case was in good hands, and he kept me updated throughout the entire process. He also helped answer questions for a friend of mine about an unrelated case with no hesitation. He truly wants to help in any way he can. Highly recommend!
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