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Personal Injury Claims and Fighting The Insurance Company

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Get a Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorney On Your Side – At Your Side

You Do Not Pay Attorney Fees Unless You Win

If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, there are some things you should consider prior to “going it alone” with the insurance company.

As lifelong Floridians, Michael Atter and David Wolf, partners of the Wood, Atter and Wolf Law Firm, are committed to the fight for justice on behalf of their clients. Each partner of the law firm has over 25 years of experience in handling automobile accidents and other Jacksonville personal injury cases.

A large number of personal injury victims believe it is expensive to hire an attorney. They also have a misconception that they will be taken advantage of by having to pay a fee for the consultation to discuss their injury case. Nothing could be further from the truth. A consultation, in which you are inquiring about your legal rights when injured in an accident, is a free service that most lawyers offer. On personal injury cases, attorneys do not receive compensation for discussing a claim or providing advice on said claim. Attorneys who practice personal injury law do so on a contingency basis. In other words, unless the lawyer recovers money for your case, there are no costs or fees.

Representing Yourself? Do Not Do the Insurance Companies Any Favors,

Based in Jacksonville, Florida, Wood, Atter and Wolf specializes in handling a wide variety of personal injury cases.  Our recommendation to anyone injured in an accident is to seek legal advice and representation from an experienced personal injury attorney.

  1. Understand the process of handling your own claim with the insurance company. Insurance adjusters are highly skill negotiators who are charged with limiting the amount of money paid out to injured victims involved in an accident.
  1. Avoid making any statements or admissions of guilt at the time the accident occurred. Most accident victims are under stress and might make statements that are detrimental to their case.
  1. The best rule of thumb is to not voluntarily disclose anything to an adjuster without the advice and presence of an attorney representing you and your interests.
  1. Insurance adjusters will try to engage you in a non-threatening, friendly manor. They are not your friend. Do not offer any opinions about the circumstances surrounding your accident. Again, before you speak to the insurance companies, contact a personal injury attorney for advice, guidance, and legal representation.
  1. Do not sign any medical release forms or other documents without a thorough review and without first obtaining legal advice.
  1. If asked to make a recorded statement, simply refuse. Insurance adjusters have their own agenda and are very skilled in asking questions that set their narrative about the facts surrounding your claim. However, keep in mind that there is a duty to cooperate with your insurance company per the terms of the contract. Before providing any information, get legal advice and your own attorney in place.

Understand that not all injury claims will be settled, or even that an offer to settle will be forthcoming. Many insurance adjusters will deny the claim, and you will then have to seek a legal solution by filing a law suit.

Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyers – Understanding your Legal Rights

The law firm of Wood, Atter and Wolf has been battling insurance companies for over 50 years. The firm has handled thousands of insurance claims through the years.  It is our duty and mission to protect and enforce your legal right to compensation for the damages associated with your personal injuries.

If you have been injured in an accident and would like to discuss your legal options, contact the Law Office of Wood, Atter and Wolf today at (904) 355-8888 or visit us on the web at www.woodatter.com.   Our law firm handles personal injury cases throughout the State of Florida.  Remember, we are On Your Side – At Your Side.

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