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Car Accident Lawyer in Orlando, FL
If you have been injured in a car accident that was no fault of your own, you need to speak with Jeremiah Jaspon, an aggressive auto accident attorney at The Jaspon Firm. I have dedicated my practice to serving individuals who have been severely injured in car accidents throughout Florida. With over 6 million car accidents last year in the United States, car crashes are high among causes of disabling injuries and deaths throughout every state. I have helped countless Florida auto accident injury victims.
I know what it takes to get you what you need. As a more intimate law firm, I believe in helping accident victims and their families. I make the time to actually meet with and speak with potential clients at length. The better relationship I have with you, the better your case will go – that is what I believe.
I will stand by your side through the first interview all the way through a trial. I am a skilled an experienced trial lawyer and I am completely confident, if it is necessary for your case. It doesn’t matter whether you anticipate a settlement or going to trial in your case – I will prepare for every eventuality.
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Above all, when you engage The Jaspon Firm, we are dedicated to ensuring that your health, well-being, and future happiness are our paramount concern. While no attorney can make promises in any case, I CAN promise you that I will work with you and for you with our ultimate goal being your complete and total satisfaction in your auto accident case.
Hiring an Orlando Car Accident Injury Attorney
If you’ve been in a car accident, one of the biggest decisions you need to make is if you need to hire a personal injury attorney focusing on automobile accidents. This can impact the entire process and outcome of any settlement claim should there be one.
If you answer “yes” to any of the following, you should consider hiring an accident attorney.
- The accident caused you moderate to severe personal injury.
- It’s unclear who was liable for the accident.
- The accident caused a lot of damage to your car.
- Your claim is more valuable than the costs at face value, but you don’t know how to prove your loss.
- A year has passed and your claim has not yet been settled.
Most of the time, an experienced auto accident lawyer can achieve higher settlements than individuals who work on their own claims. In many cases, attorneys only charge a fee if the case is won. To avoid missing out on the compensation you deserve and to spare you the time and stress of working things out on your own, think about consulting with a Florida car accident attorney.
Auto Accident Attorney Serving Central Florida
It is your legal right to demand compensation for your injuries and the hardships that you have faced as a result of someone else’s careless behavior. As a skilled and proven car accident lawyer I know the difficulties that you have been facing since you have been injured, and it is my duty to help you through this so that you can move on with your life. I will stand firm for you and uphold your rights.
Can I expect my medical bills to be paid for after a car accident in Florida?
Ideally, you should receive full and complete compensation for not only your injuries but also for any out-of-pocket expenses as well as property damage. Of course, each case is unique, and to get a better idea of what type of damages you might receive it is best to speak personally with one of our automobile accident attorneys. If you have been injured in a car accident in Central Florida because of someone else’s dangerous behavior or lack of action, you have a right to seek damages for the costs of your medical care. You can receive compensation for the following:
- Time Spent in the Hospital
- Doctor Bills
- X-ray and Specialist Bills
- Wheelchairs, Crutches, Braces and More
- Loss of Income
- Future Loss of Income
- Damages to Your Car
- Loss of Consortium
It is your legal right to demand compensation for your injuries and the hardships that you have faced as a result of someone else’s careless behavior. That Orlando auto accident attorneys at The Jaspon Firm know the difficulties that you have been facing since you have been injured, and it is our goal to help you through this so that you can move on with your life. We will stand firm for you and uphold your rights.
Common Car Accident Injuries
Whiplash | Neck Injury
Neck injuries that occur in car accidents can appear in the form of whiplash and minor neck strain OR more serious complications such as an injured disc or cervical radiculopathy. According to WebMD, whiplash, which is also called neck sprain or neck strain, is an injury to the neck where the intervertebral joints; ligaments, discs, and cervical muscles and nerve roots are damaged. The symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, stiffness, headache, shoulder pain, lower back pain, dizziness, and numbness in the arm or hands… among other symptoms. When someone suffers whiplash as a result of a car accident, many times the pain doesn’t occur immediately. Natural pain hormones called endorphins may mask the pain for a while. If you’ve been in accident and suspect whiplash, you should seek medical assistance as soon as possible to rule out other more serious injuries.
Head Injury | Traumatic Head Injury / Brain Injury
Head and brain injuries are very common injuries that happen as a result of serious car accidents. Head injury or brain injury can vary in degrees based on the circumstance of the impact. However, in many cases, serious brain injury or traumatic brain injury occurs. This is extremely serious and may lead to permanent impairment in the brain’s function. Typically brain injuries are most common in side-impact car accidents and are due to quick acceleration or deceleration of the brain in the skull. Brain injury diagnosis can be difficult and should be evaluated with a physician specializing in serious brain injuries. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an extremely serious injury that many times occur during car accidents. A traumatic brain injury occurs when the external force of a car accident traumatizes the brain. Brain injury may lead to permanent or temporary impairment of the brain’s functions. Skull fractures, bruises of the brain (hematoma), and nerve damage are often related to such brain injury. Signs of traumatic brain injury can include headaches, seizures, lack of concentration, dizziness, memory loss, anxiety, or depression. Many of these symptoms are similar to whiplash and less severe injuries so its best to seek medical addition immediately for the proper diagnosis.
In whiplash, the soft tissue of the neck is damaged. With back injuries, the back nerves, ligaments, and muscles can be traumatized leading to pain and inflammation. Neck, spinal disc, as well as mid-back, lumbar disks in the lower back can all be injured as a result of a car accident. Serious complications can lead to an inability to function normally. Everyday tasks such as walking, running, or daily activities can be impacted. Typically, prescribed medications, physical therapy, and even surgery are needed to treat back injuries.
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What You Need to Know When Hiring a Car Accident Lawyer
Car accidents in general cause a great number of injuries and many deaths each year. Every auto accident injury case is different and a variety of factors can contribute to each accident. If you have been injured in an accident, you need to speak to a car accident lawyer. Attempting to go it alone is never a good idea.
An experienced car accident attorney will have the experience to thoroughly evaluate your case, review the unique circumstances and determine the best strategy to recover the most compensation for your injuries. But choosing the best car accident attorney can be an overwhelming task. There are many factors that you should consider when making that choice. You should feel comfortable with speaking with your legal team. You should also feel at ease when asking questions. The responses you receive should be presented in a way that is easy to understand. Ask yourself “Do they seem to care about your case?” or “Do I feel that I’m being put into some type of assembly line, rushed in and out?” Remember when you are speaking to a lawyer, you are interviewing them. You decide who will represent you and your case.
When engaging an attorney, you will be asked many questions about your accident, about you, how the accident occurred, who was injured and many other details regarding the accident. Below, we have provided some of the more basic questions that are typically asked so that you may help gather information when speaking with the attorney.
Being prepared with these questions ahead of your consultation may help you and the attorney evaluate and investigate your case. Below are some common questions that an attorney may ask you.
General Information about you
- Do you hold a valid driver’s license?
- Are you insured? Who is your insurance provider?
- How old are you?
- Are you employed? If so, who is your employer?
- Have you missed work as a result of the accident?
- Have you been involved in previous accidents?
- Do you have a criminal record?
Information about the auto accident
- Where did the car accident occur?
- How many vehicles were involved in the automobile accident?
- How did the accident occur?
- Where the police called and was a police report filed?
- Where you or any others charged with any traffic violations?
- What was the weather at the time of the car accident?
- How many others were directly involved in the accident?
- Was an ambulance called to the scene of the accident? Who was treated or transported?
Other party information
- Do you have the name of the other driver(s)?
- Do you have all parties involved driver’s license information?
- Vehicle(s) license plate numbers?
- Where any of the other vehicles owned by a commercial company?
- How were you injured in the accident?
- Were you taken to the hospital from the accident site?
- If so, have you returned to the hospital for any reason?
- What treatments have you received?
- What is your current diagnosis and symptoms?
- Have you had any similar injuries in the past?
Your vehicle damage following the accident
- How long have you owned the vehicle?
- What is the make, model, and year of your vehicle?
- What was the vehicle condition before the accident?
- Do you have pictures before and after of the vehicle?
- What damages occurred in the accident?
The questions above are only provided as a guide. Every car accident injury case is different and the circumstances vary. We have provided this list of questions for car accidents to help individuals and their families in preparation for seeking legal representation. It is important to save all accident records and information, documents, medical records, and pictures you may have that pertain to your accident.
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What should I do after a car accident?
Immediately after a car accident, it is important to do the following:
- Seek Medical Treatment
- Seek Legal Counsel
- Do Not Speak to the Insurance Companies
- Begin consistent treatment With a Health Care Provider to Help Alleviate Your Pain
- If You Have to Miss Work, Make Sure to Get a Doctor’s Note
- Keep Track of All of Your Mileage to and From Your Doctors Office
- Don’t Miss Any Scheduled Appointments With Your Physicians
- Keep a Diary of How This Accident/Injury has Affected Your Activities of Daily Living
- Keep All of Your Paper Work
- If you receive a subpoena to testify against the person who hit you for their traffic ticket, make sure to tell your attorney. Your attorney can go with you to court and may be able to get information during the hearing that could prove to be useful for the case down the line.
What mistakes should I avoid after a car accident?
The first thing to remember after an Orlando Area Car Accident is, do not give a recorded statement to the at-fault insurance company. They will try to ask you questions in such a way that they will try to use your answers against you in the future. It is vital to your case that you first speak to and hire an experienced Orlando Auto Accident Lawyer. Let your attorney look at your case and make an informed decision as to how much contact if any, there should be with the at-fault insurance company. The amount of compensation you could receive in your case may be drastically affected based upon doing these two things immediately after you are injured.
Also, make sure that you get medical attention. Do not try to be a hero. If you are hurting please go and get your self checked out by a medical professional. We have seen too many instances where I had a legitimately injured client who tried to be a hero and see if they would get better on their own without the need for a doctor. Trust us, if you wait too long to seek treatment the insurance companies will attempt to paint you as somebody who wasn’t truly injured in an accident and, based on that, will try to give you as little money as possible.
Remember, the insurance companies are in the business of making profits and the less they pay you the greater their bottom line is at the end of the year. It is important that you don’t go it alone against a big insurance company.
Should I take pictures after a car accident?
When you've been involved in a car accident, the scene can be pretty chaotic. You are likely very shaken. Depending on the severity of the accident, there can be a lot going on. It can be very hard to remember what to do following an accident. If you are able and it's safe to do so, it can help your future case if you are able to take photos at the scene.
Pictures Tell a Thousand Words
These days most people have smartphones. A cell phone camera can be one of the most valuable tools at your disposal following a car accident. The ability to capture pictures of the accident scene many times can be very helpful later. Below are a few key picture tips to capture following an accident in Orlando.
If you are able to do so safely and are physically capable:
📷 Use the camera to take pictures of other involved parties information (capture driver’s license info, insurance card info, license plates, street signs, etc…) If you are nervous, copying information by hand can result in errors and mistakes. The contact information is critical and a photo can remove any human error in capturing that information.
📷 Take pictures of any damage to vehicles, preferably up close and from a distance at different viewpoints, if possible.
📷 Capture pictures of the accident scene (e.g. intersection near and far)
📷 Take pictures of any personal property that is involved in the accident
This is usually a very confusing time. However, capturing pictures can be one of the best forms of evidence. Your pictures may provide you and your legal team key evidence later when you are dealing with insurance companies and possibly other legal parties. Pictures tell a thousand words and many times this evidence will help your car accident case.
Do I need to contact my insurance company after a car accident?
After a car accident of any sort, you are required to report it to your own insurance company. However, you do not need to provide in-depth information. Instead, simply inform them that you were involved in an automobile accident and give them general background information, such as the date, time, location of the accident, as well as names and addresses of all parties involved. You can politely tell the insurance representative that you decline to give a recorded statement until you are feeling a little better.
I don’t recommend discussing any information regarding fault until you’ve talked to a personal injury lawyer. Give us a call and we can guide you through the process and help you deal with the insurance companies.
Do I have a strong car accident injury case?
In order to recover damages in any personal injury case, you will need to be able to show that the other party was negligent and failed to act with a reasonable degree of care and that this negligence and carelessness caused the accident. To determine the potential strength of your injury case, we would need to gather information about your unique circumstances.
The truth is, giving an evaluation of the strength of your case comes down to the amount of information I have, so I'll ask things like “How much are your medical bills? What kind of treatment did you have? How did the crash happen? How much pain and suffering did the accident cause?” and so much more.
Even if the case is worth a million dollars if the person who is at fault had very little insurance, no job, no assets... the truth is, it's going to be hard to collect the value of the case against a person like that. Unfortunately, I have had cases where somebody was killed and the at-fault party had no insurance. They had no assets and they were in jail, so that's why one of the first things I do when I have a client contact me is to find out what is out there in terms of insurance and assets?
This is the kind of information that we will need to know as soon as possible as we determine the value of the case. So please call me so we can discuss these and any other issues related to your personal injury case.
Should I take a settlement for the car accident injury offered by the other person's insurance company?
The simple answer I can give is, no. If you have been offered a settlement by the at-fault party’s insurance provider, chances are they are trying to settle quickly and for as little as possible. In my experience, they do not have your best interest at heart. They are motivated to settle for less so that they are out of pocket for less. The issue is often they haven’t taken into account all damages and/or losses. You need to make sure a settlement includes adequate compensation to cover medical expenses past, present and future, that it covers any loss of pay due to the injury… now and in the future. Plus, have they accounted adequately for endured pain and suffering?
If you are in this situation, give me a call. Let’s discuss the history and unique circumstances surrounding your case. I will then be able to advise you whether you should move forward with the settlement or if we should pursue a larger settlement. If I take on your case, you pay no fees unless we win your case or settle. I’m experienced with dealing with insurance companies in this situation and have repeatedly been able to secure more appropriate settlements than those originally offered by the insurance adjusters.
Should I talk to the at-fault person’s insurance company following a car accident injury?
Soon after the car accident, you will most likely be contacted by the at-fault party’s insurance company asking for a recorded statement in order to determine liability. You are under no obligation to talk to the other driver’s insurance company. They do not have your best interest at heart. They will claim that it is standard procedure or even a requirement to get a recorded statement and a medical release from you. A medical release will give them access to your medical records and bills. That representative may be courteous and seem to be helping you get you compensated quickly. I see this happen all the time. What the insurance company is actually doing is collecting anything they can to defend against a personal injury claim late. The adjusters are trained to gather information or even a confession of fault from you without you knowing. What you say to them can impact your ability to get the compensation you need from the case. So, don’t answer any questions yourself. Instead, give me a call and we will discuss the best way for you to interact with the insurance provider. I have experience in these situations and can handle the statements on your behalf should you hire me as your personal injury lawyer.
What is no-fault insurance in Florida?
Basically, no-fault insurance is when your insurance contract covers your losses up to a certain level. No state is a pure no-fault state, which would mean that you couldn’t file a suit to seek further damages in an accident or other incident where that person was at fault. Fortunately, depending on your circumstances, you still have the legal right to file a suit to seek compensation for pain and suffering in the state of Florida. It is best to speak with an attorney to determine whether you qualify.
What does PIP Insurance provide after a car accident?
Your PIP insurance is a good tool for you if you use it to its full capacity. For instance, it will pay up to $10,000.00 (ten-thousand dollars) for your medical bills, missed work, and mileage relating to the accident. If you miss work, it will pay 60% of your usual salary with proper documentation. You will have to show that you normally work x hours at a certain amount per hour, but have had to miss work because of the accident. Documentation from your employer is key to making sure that you get the proper amount of money. Also, always document your mileage to and from the doctor’s office because you can be compensated out of your PIP for that as well. Remember, there is a maximum of $10,000 available through your PIP insurance. It is a good tool for you to use as you recover from your injuries.
View our Car Accident Resource Guide for important car accident injury information.
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Types of Automobile Accidents Resulting in Injuries
Motorcycle accidents have a much higher chance of being fatal or catastrophic because of the obvious lack of restraints and the protective shielding that a common passenger vehicle has. If a driver on the road is being careless or negligent, you will definitely pay the price as a motorcycle rider. It is extremely important that you know your rights in these types of accidents.
Truck accident cases are different from car accident cases, mostly because they involve commercial vehicles including semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, flatbed trucks, dump trucks and other heavyweight vehicles. Injuries sustained in truck accident cases are typically severe and are typically complex. It is important to see the advice of an experienced truck accident lawyer to deal with the unique aspects of these accidents.
Car Accidents and Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries are a common injury that occurs frequently in car accidents. A traumatic brain injury is when the brain is damaged as a result of a serious injury to the head. If a brain injury occurs as a result of an auto accident, many times the injury will require prompt medical attention. Traumatic brain injuries at times can be very obvious and many times they may not be noticed right away. Some typical signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can be loss of consciousness, memory loss, slight or very bad headaches, vomiting and nausea, dizziness, dilation of the pupils, blurred eyesight, and ringing in the ears… just to name a few. It is very important that anyone that was involved in a car accident is closely watched to ensure that a traumatic brain injury has not occurred. If you have any of the previously mentioned signs or symptoms following a car accident, you should seek medical treatment immediately. It is also very important that you consult with an experienced Orlando brain injury attorney if you have suffered any level of traumatic brain injury as a result of a car accident. At The Jaspon Firm, we help injured victims and their families who have been involved in car accidents and are suffering from serious injuries. Our legal team is well versed in dealing with insurance companies and can assist you. If you have been injured in a car accident in or around the Orlando, Florida area, contact The Jaspon Firm, Orlando car accident lawyer for a free consultation. There is no cost to you unless you get compensation for your case. Call today to discuss your case.
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