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Orlando’s Accident Attorney

More than attorneys, we are counselors at law, devoted to providing Central Florida with excellent car accident legal representation.

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Orlando Car Accident Attorney

At the DeWitt Law Firm we understand the time following an auto accident can be worrisome for most people. Auto accidents are unpredictable, many times unavoidable and can often have devastating consequences for those involved and their loved ones. While those injured may be eligible for benefits under Florida law, including benefits for lost wages, medical expenses and even pain and suffering; the process for recovering these damages can be difficult and confusing for those unfamiliar with it.

 

If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident, it is important to avoid allowing an unfortunate event to turn into a disastrous one by failing to inform yourself of your rights. Most people will be unfamiliar with the process of making an insurance claim following a car crash and can easily be taken advantage of by insurers. Many times, even low impact accidents can cause serious, lasting injuries. All too often those suffering from these chronic injuries do not realize the nature of the injuries and prematurely enter into a settlement with an insurer that fails to provide for future medical care and treatment that may be necessary.

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Successes

$100,000

Diment v. Progressive
Car Accident

$250,000

Perez v. Bos
Motorcycle Accident

$95,000

Cable v. Jaret Construction
Car Accident

$100,000

Wilson v. Fowler
Motorcycle Accident

You Pay Nothing, Unless We Win.

We never settle for less. Why should you?

If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in an auto accident due to the negligence of another, you need to contact an experienced car accident lawyer immediately. Negligence on the road is unacceptable, especially when it leads to the injury of another.

 

Recent changes in Florida’s No Fault laws now require that you seek medical care and treatment within 14 days of being involved in an accident, or risk losing benefits you would otherwise be entitled to under your own policy. Even the medical care provider you choose may have an impact on your available benefits. When you contact our firm, you will have the opportunity to speak directly with one of our auto attorneys who can guide you through the initial process and help you avoid potential pitfalls that insurers may use to deny your claim, as well as answer any questions you may have.

 

Our experience dealing with insurance adjusters and insurance defense lawyers will help ensure you are fully and completely compensated for your injuries. We will investigate your claim and represent your best interest in dealing with insurance companies on your behalf while you focus on your recovery. Our dedicated auto accident attorneys provide free consultations to discuss your case and provide answers to the many questions you may have. We will guide you through the process, provide you with advice and assist you in recovering all the money you are entitled to.

Will an insurance company follow me after an accident?

An insurance company could hire a private investigator to follow you, if they believe that you are exaggerating your injuries or not being truthful about your injuries. If you are caught on camera playing sports or engaging in activities that negate your claim, the video could be admissible in court and may significantly hurt your case. The best policy is to always be open and honest with both your doctors and your accident lawyer regarding your injuries and your treatment. It is important to not over exaggerate or under exaggerate your injuries. If you have any pain or discomfort, you must convey that information to the doctor. As long as you are being honest with your doctor and accident attorney, you should have nothing to worry about. However, you never want to be in a situation where the defense attorney is able to impeach your credibility by showing a video of you doing an activity that you previously testified you were unable to perform because of your injuries. When it comes to any injury or accident case, honesty is always the best policy.

Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Insurance

It may be a good idea to purchase uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage if you live in Florida.

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What is PIP Insurance?

Even if you are not at fault in a car accident, you are still entitled to receive PIP or Personal Injury Protection benefits.

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Diminished Value Claims

Diminished value is the difference between the resale value prior to the accident and the resale value after the accident occurs.

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Whiplash & Soft Tissue Injuries

If you believe you may have experienced whiplash, it is imperative that you seek medical attention as soon as possible after an accident.

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What do I do after a car accident?

Having a police report and insurance information may help assist with your case and any potential recovery in the future.

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What affects an accident claim?

Never give a recorded statement to the insurance company without being represented by an experienced accident attorney.

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Rideshare Car Accidents

Florida requires rideshares such as Uber, Lyft, or any other “transportation network company” carry specific insurance to protect passengers and other drivers.

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Florida Hit & Run Accidents

A hit and run accident is any accident where a driver intentionally leaves the scene of the accident without providing contact information.

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Find Your Accident Attorney

After being in a car accident it's important to speak to an attorney who will evaluate your case and walk you through the process.

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MEDICAL TREATMENT AFTER YOUR INJURY

After you have been involved in an accident, you should seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Florida Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage requires that you receive initial treatment from a physician, nurse practitioner, or clinic within 14 days from the date of your accident. Unless you have received critical or serious injuries that require emergency treatment, your natural instinct is probably to make an appointment with your family physician. Unfortunately, most primary care physicians will not see patients if it is for treatment related to injuries from an automobile accident, even if you have been a longstanding patient with their practice.

 

Primary care physicians typically won’t see auto accident victims because:

Most primary care physicians are not accustomed to treating auto accident injuries. Your primary care physician handles a lot of illnesses and injuries every day, but probably not the kind of injuries sustained in car accidents. Whiplash, bulging discs, and soft tissue injuries require proper diagnosis, care, and documentation. It’s crucial to get the proper diagnosis and treatment of your injuries from someone who is specifically qualified to do so.

Some doctors cannot properly bill for the visit. When you are injured in a car accident your medical treatment is covered by your insurance policy’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. PIP billing can be complicated, which means many primary care physician offices often choose not to see patients who will be covered by PIP. In addition to the fact that accident injuries may not be their primary area of focus, it makes sense to seek treatment from a car accident specialist.