While vehicle collisions, slips and falls, and other accidents happen all the time, they rarely seem like life-altering events until they happen to you. But, once you have been injured in an accident, you understand the painful, exhausting, and confusing consequences that flow from being harmed due to someone else’s mistake. Medical bills, prescription costs, not being able to drive your vehicle – these are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the seemingly unending list of ways that accidents can change victims’ lives.
At Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, we know what life is like for accident victims who have suffered traumatic injuries, and this is why our New Port Richey injury attorneys are so passionate about seeking the compensation they deserve. If you have been injured in an accident, we can help, and we invite you to schedule a free consultation at our New Port Richey law offices today.
Get Help from the New Port Richey personal injury lawyers at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk
Our team of 10+ lawyers and 40+ legal professionals exclusively represents accident victims and their families in New Port Richey and the surrounding areas. Having represented more than 15,000 clients and with more than 100 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys have likely handled multiple cases that are similar to yours. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for individuals and families suffering due to:
- Accidents Resulting in Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Bicycle Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Dangerous Product Accidents
- Dog Attacks
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Medical Malpractice (including Birth Injuries)
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Truck Accidents
Steps to Take After an Accident in New Port Richey, FL
Unfortunately, many accident victims fail to recover just compensation for their injuries simply because they do not know how to protect their legal rights. After an accident, taking prompt action is critical, and you need to avoid mistakes that could justify the insurance companies in denying your claim for compensation.
If you believe that someone else may be to blame for your injuries, or if you are not sure and would like to find out, here are four tips for protecting your rights from the attorneys at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk:
1. Be Smart at the Scene of the Accident.
At the scene of the accident, you should remain calm and try to collect as much evidence as possible. Take photos with your phone, ask any witnesses to give you their contact information, get a copy of the police or accident report, and make sure to keep any of your personal items that were damaged.
Of course, some accidents are so devastating that victims must be transported to the hospital via ambulance for immediate medical assistance. If this happened to you, don’t worry. We can still conduct an investigation to recover the evidence needed to pursue your claim.
2. Seek Medical Attention and Follow Your Doctor’s Advice.
Regardless of how you feel, it is important to seek medical attention following any type of traumatic accident. Tell your doctor what happened; and, once you receive a diagnosis and treatment plan, be sure to follow your doctor’s advice.
3. Don’t Talk to the Insurance Companies.
As an accident victim, the insurance companies are not on your side. Despite all of the ways that the accident will impact your life, the insurance companies want you to settle quickly and for as little as possible. To avoid falling for their tactics, you should let your legal team deal with the insurance companies on your behalf.
4. Understand the Types of Compensation that Are Available.
The types of compensation available to traumatic accident victims are far more numerous than most people realize. Knowing what you have lost (or stand to lose in the future) will help you make informed decisions about your claim. If you have been seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence or mistake, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages or salary
- Lost future earning capacity
- Out-of-pocket costs and incidentals
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of support, companionship, and enjoyment of life
- Other financial and non-financial losses
Injured in New Port Richey? Schedule a Free Consultation Today.
At Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, we offer free initial consultations, and we guarantee that you will not pay any legal costs or fees unless we win your case. As a result, you have nothing to lose by speaking with one of our New Port Richey injury lawyers about your rights. To find out if you have a claim for compensation, call our New Port Richey law offices at (800) 753-5203, start a Live Chat, or request a free consultation online now.
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