Car Accidents

Car Accident?

Ralph The Lawyer represents injured victims of car accidents, motorcycle crashes, truck accidents, as well as bicycle and pedestrian accidents throughout the State of Florida.

Being injured in a car accident can turn your life upside down. Without warning, you and your family are exposed to serious injury, loss of wages, lack of transportation, mounting medical expenses in an uncertain future. If life wasn’t difficult enough, to have all of these burdens now placed on you can seem overwhelming.

Our team will help you through all of the issues associated with a car accident and will get you the answers and compensation that you deserve during this difficult time.

Tips STAT!

Involved in a car accident? Here are some Tips you should consider:

  1. Call 911 if there are any injuries.
  2. If you suspect you may be injured, let 911 know and get checked out immediately at an ER.
  3. Call the police to investigate the crash, even on small fender benders. It may affect the value of your claim.
  4. Call Ralph The Lawyer, and our investigation team will be on scene within minutes.
  5. Take pictures of all vehicles and the scene if you are able. Email them to me ASAP.
  6. Take pictures of any skid marks. They will disappear when it rains. Email them to me ASAP.
  7. If the police don’t investigate the crash, make sure you get the other driver’s name, address, telephone number and insurance information. Also, get the contact information of any witnesses to the crash.
  8. If you don’t get medical treatment within 14 days of the crash, you will lose important insurance benefits. If you didn’t get emergency treatment after the crash, but feel you may have some injury – no matter how small — I recommend getting checked out by your primary care physician or local clinic or urgent care center within 14 days of the crash.
  9. Depending on your coverage, your insurance company should pay for a rental car and your car repairs. They may get reimbursed from the other driver’s insurance.
  10. If you don’t have coverage for a rental car or car repairs, you may have to wait until the other driver’s insurance company concludes their liability investigation. This can take weeks.
  11. If your car is a storage yard, pay the tow charges yourself and get it out of storage as quickly as possible, if you can. They can charge per day storage and that will eat up your settlement recovery. If you don’t pay them, they can sell your car to pay the bill!

After the injury, the insurance company adjuster for the other driver will call you and try to get a recorded statement. DO NOT GIVE ONE. It will only be used against you later. Call me if they try to do this. They will also ask you to sign a Medical Release. DO NOT SIGN ONE until you speak to me.

While you have a duty to cooperate with your own insurance company in their investigation, there are limits as to what they can do.

I can only cover so much here, so call or email me if you have any other questions.

Do You Trust the Insurance Companies?

After an accident, insurance companies are already working against you. It’s in their nature. While they may say they will “take care of you”, or “you don’t need a lawyer”, stop and think about those statements. They are in the business of making money – it’s in their corporate charters! They bring in money by charging you insurance premiums, and they pay out money in insurance claims. The more money they save by lowering your claim value, the more money they keep to buy skyscrapers and make expensive TV commercials starring animated geckos.

Don’t go it alone. Insurance companies have trained “adjusters” to do just that: “adjust” your claim from full value to something less.

No Fees or Costs Unless I Win

Ralph The Lawyer will fight the insurance companies for the full value of your claim, and you won’t owe us any money unless we win your case.  Ralph The Lawyer has the resources to level the field in your battle against the insurance companies, forcing them to pay what they rightfully owe you.

How I Can Help You?

I will help you navigate and understand the details of your own insurance policy, the policy of the at-fault driver, and how all of that applies to you.

Depending on the insurance involved, I can help you get:

  • A rental car or money for loss of use of your vehicle.
  • Full compensation for your car, bike or truck damage
  • Money for your past & future medical expenses
  • Money for your past & future lost wages
  • Money for your past & future pain and suffering
  • Money for an disfigurement or scarring
  • Money for any permanent injuries you may suffer for the rest of your life

By the time you finish meeting with me, you will probably know more about insurance than you ever knew before. We actually have clients go out and change their insurance coverage after our initial meeting.

And that’s another thing. As crazy as it sounds, call me and you will actually meet with a lawyer. Sure, I have a highly-skilled team of paralegals, case managers, and legal assistants but only a lawyer can practice law and give you the legal advice you need to make the right decisions.

I have heard way too many times from angry clients of other law firms, “I never get to speak to my lawyer”, or worse yet, “I have never met or talked to a lawyer”.  That won’t happen with me. You deserve to meet with your lawyers and have a close working relationship with them, not just know them from a TV commercial or a bill board.

Call, Text or Email me for a free evaluation of your case.

Call: 1-800-RALPH-STAT! (800) 725-7478

Text: (813) 758-2306

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