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Want a Largo auto accident lawyer with experience in your area? For over 20 years, David A. Papa has helped families in his community get the settlements they deserve.

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Largo Auto Accident Lawyer

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A car accident can turn your world upside down. On top of recovering from potential injuries and fixing car damages, there are bills to pay and insurance companies to deal with. But you are not alone. Largo auto accident lawyer David A. Papa can help set your world upright again. He can get you the insurance settlement you and your family deserve so you can focus on your recovery.

What to Do Next After Your Accident

After a car accident, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed or confused. You may not know what to do next, but that’s okay. That’s where we can help. With these guidelines, you’ll be able to set yourself up for your insurance claim and get yourself on the path to recovery.
Seek Medical Attention

If someone on the scene is injured, your first step is to get medical attention. Even for a small injury, you’ll want to document the process so you can be compensated for it in your insurance claim.

Contact A Lawyer
Before you call your insurance company, you’ll want to call a Largo auto accident lawyer. They can instruct your next steps and tell you what you should and shouldn’t say to your insurance company, the police, and the other driver.
Contact Your Insurance Company
Your car insurance company covers your injuries and car damages, so you should report the accident as soon as you can.
Document with Photographs and Videos
At the scene, you should 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 evidence when negotiating your insurance claim.
Report the Accident to the Police
f your accident was severe, you don’t know who’s at fault, or if someone was injured, you will need to call the police. When they arrive on the scene, also ask for their names, badge numbers, and the case number on the report for later.
Tow Your Car Away
If your car is damaged, you should call a tow truck to take it to an auto repair shop. Also, record the truck driver’s information and document the towing cost as well.
Now that you know what you should do after your accident, you should also know what you shouldn’t do. For more information on do’s and don’ts following your accident, check out our Car Accident Tips.

How Your Insurance Company Takes Advantage

While your insurance company might seem like they are trying to help you after your car accident, they are more likely helping themselves. As a for-profit business, their priority is to save money, even at the expense of your settlement. Here are some ways they try to take advantage, and how your Largo auto accident lawyer can protect you from them.

Raise Your Rates

While insurance rates aren’t allowed to raise your rates in Florida after you’ve had an accident, that only applies if you aren’t at fault. To protect yourself from higher rates, you’ll want your lawyer to prove who was to blame for the accident.

Deny a Legit Claim

Though insurance companies can get into legal trouble with this tactic, some still use it. To pressure you into accepting a lower offer, some insurance companies might deny your claim, even if it’s legit. In these cases, your lawyer can file a complaint. If the court finds the insurance company guilty of acting in bad faith, they may award you punitive damages.

Make a Lowball Offer

After an accident, you will probably be feeling overwhelmed. Insurance companies like to take advantage of your distress by offering a low amount right away. They’re hoping you’ll be desperate enough to accept without renegotiating. The right lawyer will reject their offer and get you the amount you need.

Get the Most Out of Your Settlement

There are many benefits to having a Largo auto accident lawyer like David A. Papa on your side. He can protect you from your insurance company’s tactics and he can maximize your settlement. Here are some of the ways he can get you the amount you deserve.

Prevent Potential Mistakes
At the scene of your accident, it’s easy to make mistakes. For example, saying “I’m fine” or “I’m sorry” can end up being used against you later. By having an experienced lawyer like David A. Papa on your side, he can advise you on what to say and who not to talk to which can help your claim later.
Justify Your Claim
When you’re filing your insurance claim, you have to prove that the amount you’re asking for is reasonable. To do this, you’ll have to meet the burden of proof. That includes:

  • 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 an experienced Largo auto accident lawyer, David A. Papa has met this burden many times. That means he knows the right evidence you will need to get the most out of your settlement.

Include All Expenses
While you may be thinking about all the bills you have to pay now, David A. Papa is thinking about the potential costs you’ll have in the future too. That could include chiropractic care, therapy, mobility aids, and more. When negotiating your settlement, he will be sure to include these expenses in the amount you’re asking for so you will be covered now and later.
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A Largo Auto Accident Lawyer that Puts You First

After your car accident, you’ll want a lawyer you know you can count on. David A. Papa makes sure his clients know they can trust him to be there whenever and wherever they need him. Available 24/7, he’s always just a phone call away. He believes everyone deserves access to the best legal care. That’s why he also doesn’t charge unless you win. He takes care of your legal needs so you can focus on what matters most: recovering and moving forward.

We Fight For You

David A. Papa is the lawyer you need to fight for the justice you deserve. He’ll even take your case to court if that means the best outcome for you and your family. Get the legal care you need and contact us at Papa Injury Law for your free consultation.

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