We bring the fight to the defense by aggressively litigating claims – and insurance companies know this.
Your Right To Pursue Compensation For Your Florida Car Accident Injuries
When you suffer injury in a Florida car accident as a result of another person’s carelessness or negligence, the law in Florida allows you the right to seek monetary damages.
If you are injured, you can recover money for the following:
- Property damage to your vehicle
- Lost wages due to your inability to work
- Medical bills and associated costs
- Pain and suffering
Be Wary Of Talking To Insurance Companies After Your Accident
Knowing what to do after a car accident is not always easy. Often, you will have to file a claim with the other driver’s insurance company to obtain compensation.
However, insurance companies are not in business to pay out claims. Without any legal representation who knows the law, many insurance companies will simply offer injured parties quick settlements to get you to sign away any right to pursue future compensation.
Never agree to any settlement without speaking with experienced Florida car accident lawyers first, who can determine what you should be entitled to.
Reasons to Hire a Car Accident Attorney
Car accident injury lawyers can help injured victims in several ways. First, a knowledgeable attorney can help you understand the claims process, so you know what to expect. Your attorney will also research the facts and circumstances behind the accident, collect evidence and document their findings to determine the potential value of your claim. When you retain an attorney, he or she will handle all communications on your behalf and will advocate for a full and fair settlement, refusing to accept offers that are clearly inadequate.
Ultimately, you should talk to car crash attorneys as soon after the accident as you feel able to do so. Engaging a lawyer quickly can help preserve evidence and ensure your claim is filed with all applicable time limits in mind.
Fighting For Maximum Compensation
As experienced automobile accident lawyers, Scott and Marko take pride in getting to know each client in order to understand their concerns and needs today and in the future. In some cases, a settlement offer is fair and acceptable. In other cases, going to trial is the best way to obtain maximum compensation for you.
Scott and Marko are no strangers to the courtroom and are not afraid to take your case to trial if it means getting you maximum benefits.
When you work with Scott Marshall Injury Attorneys, you will be working directly with your lawyer — not with a non-lawyer “case manager.” We believe in taking a hands-on approach to helping our clients. This means we will listen to you, answer your questions and help make an otherwise confusing process as straightforward as possible.
We will conduct investigations to get as much information as possible, gather evidence, determine the potential value of your claim, identify all responsible parties, file your claim, negotiate on your behalf and fight to help you obtain the compensation you are owed.
Throughout the process, we will handle communications with the responsible party and his or her insurer on your behalf and keep you informed, every step of the way.
Handling All Types Of Injuries
The firm helps individuals recover for auto accident injuries, including the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Neck and back soft tissue injuries
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Car accidents happen every day on Florida roadways, and for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common causes the car wreck attorneys at Scott Marshall Injury Attorneys see include:
- Distracted driving, including texting or otherwise using mobile devices, eating while driving, changing music, applying makeup, etc.
- Driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or other legal or illegal substances
- Speeding, including failure to slow or stop for obstructions or traffic slowdowns
- Reckless driving, including things like tailgating and changing lanes without notice
- Ignoring or disobeying traffic laws and posted signs
- Failure to adjust or use added caution for changed road conditions
Types of Car Accident Cases We Handle
Our car collision attorneys handle nearly all types of motor vehicle accidents. These include cases involving:
- Cars of all sizes, from economy cars to luxury SUVs
- Trucks (pickup trucks, delivery trucks, semi-trucks, etc.)
- Vans of all sizes, including moving vans
- Pedestrians injured by motor vehicles
- Bicyclists injured by motor vehicles
- Accidents involving rideshare drivers
- Bus accidents
- Train accidents
- Accidents involving drunk drivers, reckless drivers, uninsured or underinsured motorists, distracted drivers and drowsy drivers
Whether you were injured in an accident involving multiple cars, a car and a truck, a car and a pedestrian, or some other combination of motor vehicles, chances are good that we have successfully helped other clients in similar circumstances in the past — and that we will be able to help you, too.
Losing Your Loved One
Unfortunately, too many car crashes are fatal. If you have lost a loved one in an accident, our team at Scott Marshall Injury Attorneys, can help you file a possible wrongful death lawsuit. We can help you recover compensation for your losses and on behalf of your loved one who passed away.
Let Us Use Our 25+ Years Of Experience To Advocate For You
Attorneys Scott R. Marshall and Marko Crespo have years of experience helping injured parties recover for motor vehicle crashes. At Scott Marshall Injury Attorneys, they represent those in Tampa, Clearwater and throughout Central and South Florida, with offices in several convenient locations.
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What should I do immediately after a car accident?
Contact the police and wait for them to arrive at the scene of the accident, so they can document what happened and prepare a police report. It is also important to obtain medical care right away for your injuries. If you can do so, take pictures of the accident scene, and write down the names and contact information for anyone who witnessed the accident. This information can help your attorney build a strong case to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
How long do I have to file a car accident lawsuit in Florida?
In Florida, people injured in motor vehicle accidents today typically have two years from the date of the accident in which to file lawsuits for compensation. Prior to March 24, 2023, the time limit was four years. So, if you were injured in a car accident prior to that date, the four-year limit should still apply. However, if you are filing a claim for after that date, or for wrongful death because a loved one was killed in a Florida motor vehicle accident, a two-year time limit applies.