Land O’Lakes Auto Accident Lawyer

Auto accidents are stressful, but they don’t have to be. This is why your local Land O’Lakes auto accident lawyer is here to help you after your accident.

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Land O’Lakes Auto Accident Lawyer

Supporting You Through Difficult Times

Car accidents can be life-changing. They can cause strain on your mental health or cause life-long injuries, but they don’t have to damage you financially. At Papa Injury Law, our priority is to provide you with the best legal defense so you can get the most out of your car accident settlement. At this time, you need support more than ever, and we will provide it.

You’re in an Auto Accident, Now What?

After your car accident, you may be wondering, what now? Your local Land O’Lakes auto accident lawyer has the answers for you. To set yourself up for the best legal defense, complete these actions after your auto accident if you can:
Seek Medical Attention
If you or someone else on the scene has been injured, then your first step is to get medical attention. Even if it’s a small injury, you’ll want to document the treatment so you can be compensated for it later.
Contact Your Insurance Company
Your car insurance company will cover your injuries and car damages, so you’ll want to report the accident as soon as you can.
Take Photographs and Videos
You’ll want to document the interior and exterior of both cars, road conditions, the location, weather, and any injuries if you’re able to. These photos and videos will later be used as evidence when negotiating your insurance claim.
Report the Accident to the Police
If the accident was severe, if you don’t know who caused it, or if anyone was injured, you will need to call the police. When they arrive on the scene, be sure to also ask for their names, badge numbers, and the case number on the report for later.
Have Your Car Safely Towed Away
If your car isn’t driveable, you’ll need to call a tow truck to take it to an auto repair shop. Be sure to record the driver’s information and keep track of the towing cost as well.
Call a Lawyer
Before you even call your insurance company, you’ll want to call a local Land O’Lakes auto accident lawyer. They can instruct you on your next steps and what you should and shouldn’t say to your insurance company, the police, and the other driver.
Check out our Car Accident Do’s and Don’ts page to learn more about what you should do after an auto accident.

Protecting Your from Your Insurance Company

While you may think your insurance company is here to help, that’s not true. As a for-profit business, their priority is helping themselves. This means that they might try to coerce you into settling early to save themselves time and money. Here are some of the tactics that David A. Papa can protect you from.

Denying Your Claim

Although it’s a practice of bad faith, your insurance company may reject your claim even if it’s justified. If they do this, your lawyer can file a complaint and your insurance company may have to pay you punitive damages as a result.

Offering Less Money

After your car accident, you may be feeling distressed and overwhelmed. At this time, your insurance company may offer you an initial offer because they are hoping you’ll be desperate enough to accept. But you have time to negotiate a higher amount that will properly cover all your expenses.

Raising Your Rates

While there are laws in Florida that prevent insurance companies from raising your rates after an auto accident, they still can increase them if you’re at fault. David A. Papa can protect you from higher rates by proving the other driver is at fault.

Getting the Best Out of Your Settlement

Car accidents can take a financial toll on you, which is why we want to get you the most out of your insurance claim. As a Land O’Lakes auto accident lawyer, David A. Papa knows how to maximize your settlement. Here is how he can do it.
Covering You Now and in the Future
After your car accident, your current expenses aren’t the only costs you have to worry about. There could be expenses in the future too, but David A. Papa knows to include these. Future expenses could include therapy, physical therapy, mobility aids, chiropractic care, and more. While negotiating your insurance claim, David A. Papa will be sure to get the maximum benefits so you are covered now and later.
Supporting Your Claim
When filing for an insurance claim, you have to meet the burden of proof. That means you’ll need to provide evidence that supports your claim. The criteria for this include:

  • Duty of Care: The at-fault driver had a responsibility to prevent accidents and possible injuries.
  • Duty Violation: The at-fault driver didn’t fulfill their duty of care, resulting in injuries and damages.
  • Cause and Effect: Their negligence directly caused your injury and damages.
  • You Suffered Damages: Because of the accident, you have lost wages, medical expenses, damage to your car, etc.

As a Land O’Lakes auto accident lawyer, David A. Papa has had to prove many insurance claims, so he’ll be able to prove yours too. With over 20 years of personal injury law experience, he’ll be able to negotiate for the amount you deserve.

Protecting You From Mistakes
After a car accident, it can be easy to make a mistake when you’re overwhelmed and say something that can cause problems for you later on. One mistaken recorded statement can be the difference between hundreds and thousands in your insurance claim. By having David A. Papa on your side, he can prevent you from saying the wrong thing to the police, the other driver, or your insurance company.
Land O’Lakes Auto Accident Lawyer

The Auto Accident Lawyer for You

After your car accident, you’ll want your case to be in the hands of someone you trust. Between a big corporation and a local Land O’Lakes auto accident lawyer, your case will receive the most attention from the local lawyer. At Papa Injury Law, we make sure each client receives personalized attention for each case by being available to you 24/7. Whenever and wherever you need us, we are here to provide you with the best legal care.

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A local Land O’Lakes auto accident lawyer will get you the settlement you need. Schedule your free consultation with Papa Injury Law and get the justice you deserve.

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You’ve gotten to know us a little better – now tell us about how we can help you. If you’ve sustained an injury or been in an accident, don’t hesitate to schedule a free consultation with us to learn about your options.

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