Your Tarpon Springs Auto Accident Lawyer

If you’ve been in a car accident, you’re not alone. Your Tarpon Springs auto accident lawyer David A. Papa is here to help you through it.

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Helping You Recover

Car accidents are traumatic events, and they often have lasting impacts on your health and wallet. However, it doesn’t have to change your life. Auto accident lawyer David A. Papa can help you get the settlement you need so you can recover and move forward after your accident.

Guiding Your Next Steps

At the scene after your accident, it’s perfectly normal to feel disoriented and unsure of what to do next. But we can help guide you through it. By following these steps, you can set yourself up for your insurance claim and start your journey toward recovery.

Seek Medical Care
If someone has been injured from the accident, your first step is to get medical treatment. Even if it’s for a small injury, you need to document it as proof for your insurance claim.
Contact Your Lawyer
Before you call your insurance company, you should call a Tarpon Springs auto accident lawyer. They will guide your next steps and tell you what you should and shouldn’t say to your insurance company, the police, or the other driver.
Contact Your Insurance Company
Your car insurance company will compensate you for your injuries and other damages, so you need to report the accident as soon as you are able.
Document The Scene
Take photos and videos of the interior and exterior of both cars, road conditions, the location, weather, and any injuries if you can. These photos and videos will later be evidence when negotiating your settlement.
Report The Accident To The Police
You may not need to call the police if there was a small accident, but if the accident was severe, you don’t know who caused it, or if anyone was injured, you need to contact them. When they arrive on the scene, be sure to ask for their names, badge numbers, and the case number on the report.
Tow Away Your Car
If your car is damaged, you should call a tow truck to take it to an auto repair shop. Be sure to record the tow truck driver’s information and note the towing cost as well.
After your car accident, what you don’t do is just as important as what you do. To prevent yourself from making any mistakes or negatively affecting your settlement, check out our Car Accident Tips. With our guidelines, you can set yourself up for the best defense.

How David A. Papa Protects You

When you work with your insurance company after your accident, it may seem like they are there to help you. However, your settlement is not their priority, their profits are. That means they will try to convince you to accept the lowest amount for your settlement, but David A. Papa will make sure you get the amount you need. Here’s how.

Prove Who’s At Fault

Though insurance companies aren’t allowed to raise your rates after an accident in Florida, that only applies if you aren’t at fault. To protect your insurance rates from rising, you’ll need your lawyer to prove who the at-fault party is.

Fight Against Denied Claims

Although this tactic can get insurance companies in legal trouble, sometimes they still use it. To pressure you into accepting a lower offer, they will deny your claim, even if it’s legitimate. If they do this, your lawyer can file a complaint and you may be rewarded with punitive damages.

Renegotiate Their Offer

A lot of times after an accident, insurance companies might make you an offer as quickly as possible. They’re hoping that during this time, you’re desperate enough to accept the offer, even though it’s not the amount you need. Your lawyer will be able to reject their offer and renegotiate a better one.

Get the Most Out of Your Settlement

Your Tarpon Springs auto accident lawyer is not only here to protect you, he’s here to maximize your settlement too. Here are some ways David A. Papa can help you get the amount you need.

Cover All Expenses
When you file for your insurance claim, you may be thinking of the current bills you have to cover, but your lawyer is considering your future expenses too. This could include therapy, chiropractic care, mobility aids, and more. When negotiating your settlement, your lawyer will be sure to include all costs you need to cover now and later.
Prove Your Claim
To receive your settlement, you first need to prove that the amount you’re asking for is justified. Your insurance company will require you to provide a burden of proof to legitimize your claim. That will 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 Tarpon Springs auto accident lawyer, David A. Papa is very familiar with these criteria and he knows what evidence your insurance company will need. By working with him, you’ll be able to prove your claim and get the most out of it.

Prevent Mistakes
It’s not uncommon for people after an accident to say the wrong thing to the wrong person. If you say a simple “I’m fine” or “I’m sorry,” then those statements can be used against you later and complicate your settlement. By having David A. Papa on your side, he can advise you what to say and what not to say in these situations.

The Best Legal Care from Your Tarpon Springs Auto Accident Lawyer

After your car accident, you need the best protection to make sure you get the settlement you deserve. Tarpon Springs auto accident lawyer David A. Papa makes sure you get the best legal care by being accessible to you 24/7. Whenever and wherever you need him, he is there for you. He’s also not afraid to take your case to trial if that means the best outcome for you and your family, and he doesn’t charge unless you win. Don’t struggle through your accident alone, work with a lawyer that is on your side.

The Care You Need

If you’ve felt overwhelmed or confused after your accident, we can help guide you in the right direction. Get the legal care you need and contact us at Papa Injury Law for your free consultation.

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