Your Wesley Chapel Auto Accident Lawyer

Don’t know what to do after your accident? A Wesley Chapel auto accident lawyer can help guide your next steps.


The Best Outcome for a Bad Situation

Car accidents can be life-changing, but with the right guidance they don’t have to be. At Papa Injury Law, we’re here to help you create the best outcome from a bad situation. From educating you on what to do after your car accident, to protecting you from insurance company tactics, we are with you every step of the way.

What to do After Your Car Accident

After your accident, you may be wondering what to do next. We’re here so you don’t have to worry about that. After 20 years of representing personal injury cases, we know the next steps you should take after your auto accident to set up your legal defense.

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.

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.

Your car insurance company will be covering your injuries and car damages, so you’ll want to report the accident as soon as you can.

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.

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.

Before you even call your insurance company, you’ll want to call a 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.

It’s not just important to know what you should do after a car accident, but it’s also important to know what not to do. Check out our Car Accident Tips to learn about what you should do, and shouldn’t do, after an auto accident.

How We Protect You

Leaving the scene may feel like the end of your car accident, but it’s just the beginning. Now is the time to deal with insurance adjustors, but you won’t be alone. Wesley Chapel auto accident lawyer David A. Papa is here to do the heavy lifting, all you have to do is provide information. Here are the ways David A. Papa will protect you from insurance companies:

Demand a Higher Settlement:

A common tactic your insurance company might use against you is offering a lowball offer. They want to save money, so while you are in a vulnerable position, they’re hoping you will feel desperate enough to accept their first offer. Often this amount isn’t nearly enough to cover the full extent of your damages.

Refuse a Low Settlement Offer

Often after a car accident, your insurance company will offer a settlement that won’t cover all your expenses. They are hoping that you will accept it while you are still in distress so that they can settle your case quickly and as cheaply as possible. David A. Papa knows that this amount won’t be enough to cover your expenses and will negotiate for a higher settlement.

Take Them to Court

If your insurance company is still rejecting your claim we can and will take them to court. There we can argue your case in front of a third-party judge and when we win, your insurance company will be forced to pay you a proper amount.

A Lawyer Who Knows the Wesley Chapel Area

If you’ve been involved in any Wesley Chapel auto accidents, then you’ll want a lawyer that knows the Wesley Chapel area. David A. Papa has been serving the Tampa Bay area for over 20 years. He has been an active member of the community, fighting for those who need it most. A local Wesley Chapel auto accident lawyer, like David A. Papa, can also recommend local mechanics, medical professionals, and other contacts you might need to recover from your auto accident.

Maximize Your Insurance Settlement

You’ll have a lot of bills to cover after your car accident, but your focus should be on healing, not stressing over expenses. By hiring Wesley Chapel auto accident lawyer David A. Papa, you can get the most out of your settlement. Here’s how.

One way David A. Papa can maximize your benefits is to include all your costs, now and in the future. Insurance companies may only offer enough to cover your medical bills now, but you could still be paying costs down the line. These expenses could include physical therapy, chiropractic care, mobility aids, therapy sessions, and more.

After your auto accident, you’ll need to provide evidence if you want the most out of your insurance claim. This is called meeting the burden of proof, and the criteria of an insurance claim 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.

At Papa Injury Law, we are very familiar with these standards and know what evidence your insurance company is looking for when supporting your claim. By hiring David A. Papa, you can not only take the burden of proof off of you, but you can also maximize your settlement.

After a car accident your first instinct might be to talk to the other driver, the police, or your insurance company, but don’t. The first person you should talk to is your Wesley auto accident lawyer, so they can advise you not to say anything to them that might affect you later. When you file for your insurance claim, your insurance company will use your statements against you. Even if you say “I’m fine,” after your car accident that could cost you money later. By having David A. Papa on your side, he can help prevent you from making any mistakes.


David A. Papa’s Promises to You

David A. Papa is a Wesley Chapel auto accident lawyer that wants to help guide you after your accident. He’s built his law career on the foundation that to be a good lawyer you must be a good person first. For every client, he is honest, understanding, and reliable. He built his 20-year-long law career on these traits and hasn’t wavered since. If you’re interested in learning more about David A. Papa, hear him tell you in his own words. Watch our video to learn more about David A. Papa and his promises to you.

Covering Every Auto Accident

No matter the type of vehicle involved in your auto accident, we cover them all. Along with auto accidents, we also represent personal injuries caused by motorcycle accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, and pedestrian and bicycle accidents. For every type of vehicle accident, we can get you the insurance settlement you need.


    Honesty, Compassion, and Hard Work

    With Papa Injury Law, you never have to worry about what happens next. We are here to provide guidance and support after your car accident. Our belief is that everyone deserves the best legal defense, so we provide it. We pride ourselves on our 20-year track record of wins. We achieved that through honesty, compassion, and hard work. Our relationship with our clients comes first every time, we look forward to starting yours.

      Take the First Step

      To take control of your situation, your first step is to contact your local Wesley Chapel auto accident lawyer. We can help guide your next steps from there. It’s time to move forward. Contact Papa Injury Law to get your free consultation. It only gets better from there.

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