Why should you hire a lawyer after a CAR crash?

This is an incredibly common question after getting into an accident in Tampa Florida. Do you even need an injury lawyer? Many times insurance companies say that your claim will be delayed if you have an attorney. There’s a common misbelief that an injury lawyer will get the majority of your payout. You might repeat the lines the insurance companies tell you: the insurance company is “a good neighbor” or “I’m in good hands”. Do not fall for their marketing slogans. Insurance companies have ginormous profits by making sure they pay the least amount of money for your car accident. If you’ve been in a car crash in Tampa or Clearwater Florida, The worst thing you could do is try to deal with the insurance company by yourself.

Here’s a couple tips to protect yourself after a car crash in the Tampa Bay area. It is advisable you do them in this order.

  1. Call for emergency services. If there is an injury, tell them you need an ambulance.
  2. If you can, take pictures of all vehicles involved. 
  3. When the police arrive, give them an account of what happened.
  4. Exchange information with the other driver.
  5. Report the accident to your insurance company. DO NOT ACCEPT FAULT.
  6. Get checked out by a doctor.
  7. Call Cory Baird of Baird Law Group

Insurance companies retain teams of their own lawyers to make sure they give you the least amount of compensation for your injuries and pain and suffering. They know that the average person is not a lawyer, so people do not understand their legal options. Insurance companies often use tactics like giving you a one-time offer that is only good for limited time. Make no mistake, this offer is more than likely lower than you deserve. Having a personal injury attorney like Cory Baird in Tampa Florida is essential to getting you the maximum payout that you deserve. You can see some of the results that we have obtained for our clients.

Cory Baird has been a board-certified injury attorney for almost 20 years and understands the legal labyrinth that is the court system in Tampa Florida. After dealing with his own personal injury, Cory has devoted his professional career to helping people get what they deserve. If you would like to contact us to get a free case analysis, please click here. Don’t fight the insurance companies alone. We’re here to help you. Just remember, we do not get paid unless you do.

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