Keeping track of your rights as an injured victim

 If you’ve been injured – whether at work, while driving or just while carrying on the normal activities of daily living – you know how stressful the post-accident period can be. In addition to getting immediate medical care for your injuries, you may need to schedule follow-up doctor visits, appointments with additional specialists or ongoing therapy sessions, and you may also find you need to take time off from work while you recover. Your injuries can make even every day activities painful and you may even experience bad dreams following an accident. In some cases, the full extent of your injuries may not become apparent until weeks afterward.
With all this going on, it’s easy to lose track of your own rights as an accident victim. Not filing a claim in a timely fashion can mean you lose the ability to be fully compensated by the parties whose negligence resulted in your injuries in the first place. Navigating the legal process is a complex and confusing proposition even when you’re whole and healthy; when you’re recovering from a traumatic injury, making sure you take all the necessary steps to fully protect your own rights and interests can be an exercise in futility.
That’s when hiring an experienced personal injury attorney with a history of helping Florida accident victims is of paramount importance. An experienced accident lawyer knows the process involved in identifying responsible parties and in tracking down the insurance companies that can help pay for your medical care, loss of work and other accident-related costs. In some cases, your attorney may be able to hammer out a satisfactory settlement outside of court; but ideally, you need a lawyer who is ready and able to take all steps necessary to make sure your rights as a personal injury accident victim are completely protected.
Insurance companies, like any business, are interested in making a profit. One of the ways they make a profit is by limiting the claims they pay out; without a lawyer to fight on your behalf, you risk losing the compensation you need and deserve to get your life back on track.
If you’ve been in an accident, don’t waste time trying to handle your case on your own.  There are time limits you need to adhere to in order to file accident claims. At the Baird Law Group, we understand how to protect the rights of accident victims and we’re ready to help you every step of the way.  To learn more about how our Tampa firm helps accident victims protect their rights, contact us today at 813-849-2679 or visit our website at