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When and Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?


If you’ve been injured in one of Florida’s many car accidents and it wasn’t your fault, it can be a shocking and confusing time. One of the most frustrating aspects in addition to trying to heal your injuries can be dealing with your medical bills, property damage and lost wages and wondering why this financial burden has been placed on you. Fortunately, depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The help of an experienced personal injury lawyer can be essential when attempting to obtain money from your insurance company or from the person who injured you. But when exactly should you reach out to a personal injury attorney?

When and Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

While there is no specific deadline as to when you have to hire a personal injury attorney, many people who have been injured gain an advantage by obtaining legal help as early as possible. There are many benefits an injured person obtains by hiring a legal team which include:

  • Serving as a buffer between you and insurance adjusters. The insurance companies have every intention to save the company money whenever possible which is to your detriment. For this reason, even what you think are innocent statements can be used to assign fault to you. This is why it is crucial to consult with a qualified attorney who can deal with the insurance company for you.
  • Ensuring the right evidence is collected and timely presented. The deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit in Florida is generally four years from the date of the accident. However, keeping up with deadlines and figuring out when and how to collect the evidence needed to prove your claim is one more source of stress you don’t need. This is an additional reason to obtain help quickly – the longer you wait to begin pursuing your legal options, the less likely your attorney can help you gather the evidence you need to be successful with your claim.

Do I Really Need a Lawyer to Handle My Personal Injury Claim?

You may also be wondering whether you even need to hire a personal injury lawyer to help you seek compensation for your injuries. While you can pursue a claim on your own, you should understand the chances of obtaining the compensation that you deserve are always better when you have an experienced legal team on your side. It is a relief for many accident victims to know everything is being taken care of financially while focusing on recovery, and would likely be one for you too.

We Are the Legal Team You Can Trust

At The Pendas Law Firm, our team of dedicated and proven Jacksonville personal injury attorneys recognize the burdens and losses our clients have had to endure. We passionately and aggressively apply our highly effective combined legal experience to pursuing the relief that the victims of others’ negligence deserve. No matter what you are facing, it never costs a thing to get answers to your questions and our contingency fee basis means we only collect a fee for our services in the event that we are successful on your behalf. Reach out to us for help today to begin.

The Pendas Law Firm also represents clients in the Orlando, Ocala, Tampa, Bradenton, Fort Myers, West Palm Beach, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Daytona Beach areas.




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