A car accident is the spark that ignites a chain reaction of disruption in someone’s life. For those who are fortunate to come out of an accident relatively unscathed, you must still deal with police, insurance adjusters, lost wages, doctors, car repairs, and the list goes on and on. For some, a car accident will devastate their lives mentally and physically and may result in days in the hospitals, weeks of physical therapy, and months of mental and physical anguish. There is no doubt that a car accident will change your life, but it does not have to be your worst experience. At Thompson Law, we want our clients to focus on getting better, and let us fight your battles, answer your questions, and guide you in making decisions.
At Thompson Law, we start building your case for trial the moment we speak on the telephone. In addition, your case is not farmed out to a paralegal, when you call Thompson Law, you speak with Attorney Matt Thompson directly. We make time for you to sit down, meet with Mr. Thompson, ask your questions, and follow up. At Thompson Law, we proactively work to gather evidence, guide you when you have questions, help you with your property damage claim, and aggressively pursue your claim for permanent injury.
From the time you are involved in a car accident, take a few moments to read these few easy steps that will make the process much easier as we guide your case to trial:
Take pictures – They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. There is no way to accurately describe the pain you felt during your car accident than photos of your property damage, injuries, and recovery. At Thompson Law, we are a paperless law firm, so we will provide you access to your client file so you can add and access your photos as we prepare your case for trial.
Call the Police – Having a police officer at the scene will allow you to report your car accident in a safe manner. Police take measures to divert traffic away from you so that your accident does not get worse. Often times emotions are running high after a accident. A police officer will take measures to separate the parties, conduct an investigation, and prevent you from having to talk to those who may have caused the accident. In addition, a police officer will create a record of what happened and gather insurance information from the at-fault party so you can assist us with beginning your claim.
Maintain Meticulous Records – As I stated before, take pictures and record what happened after the accident. Gather the police report immediately. Maintain all of your medical records, ambulance records, doctor’s records, and prescription records and receipts. At Thompson Law, we help you through this by gathering your medical records to prepare your case for trial.
Call Your Insurance Company and Open a PIP Claim – The State of Florida requires that every driver maintain Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) insurance to cover your medical expenses no matter who is at fault. This can help alleviate a tremendous amount of stress as your case progresses and the medical bills start to flow. The Personal Injury Protection Statute can be found in Florida Statute 627.730.
Go See A Doctor – Attorney Matt Thompson advises all of his clients to see a doctor as soon as possible after being involved in a car accident. While you may not feel any pain immediately, often times the days following the accident can be agonizing. You want to make sure you are properly diagnosed and that you continue to follow up with your doctor until treatment is no longer necessary. Your health is the most important thing in your life.
If you suffer from permanent scarring, permanent disfigurement, or suffer from a permanent injury, you may be able to recover against the at-fault party. Thompson Law will begin to prepare your case for trial from the moment you come in and meet with Attorney Matt Thompson.
If you are reading through this website, you are certainly wondering whether you should hire an attorney. Thompson Law is hopeful that you call and allow Attorney Matt Thompson to represent you throughout your case. If you are wondering whether you should consult with an attorney, you probably should. Insurance companies care about their bottom line, Thompson Law cares about its clients. We offer free consultations with Attorney Matt Thompson and we do not take a fee unless we recover for you. Call today to set a consultation (386) 463-4LAW (4529), or call toll free (877) 934-4LAW (4529).