Q.: Why choose Whitehead Law Group?
A.: The firm was founded with the premise that each client and case should receive personalized attention, compassion, and extraordinary legal diligence. Although over the years, the firm has handled thousands of claims and cases against insurance companies, it has remained dedicated to providing first class service with the utmost professionalism and efficiency. We understand that when a person has a legal matter, such as an injury from a car accident, or unpaid medical bills, time is of the essence. Therefore, we pride ourselves on making sure that each client and matter gets our immediate attention and legal service. Being involved in a legal matter and hiring a lawyer is a stressful situation that most people have never engaged in before now. We understand your situation and devote the requisite attention needed for your case. Remember that your case is as important to us as it is to you!
Q.: What should I do after an accident?
A.: The most important thing is to get take care of your injuries, see a doctor & follow your doctor’s orders. Do not discuss the accident or give a statement to the insurance company or attorney for the “at-fault” driver. Remember: “What You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You!” Instruct them to call your insurance company and/or agent or your attorney if you have one. Call an attorney at Whitehead Law Group to discuss your claim and what to do immediately following an accident.
Q.: How soon after I am injured do I have to file a lawsuit?
A.: Every state has certain time limits, called statutes of limitations, which govern the amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit. In some states, you may have as little as one year to file a lawsuit arising out of an automobile accident. In Florida, you have four (4) years to file a lawsuit based on negligence. If you miss the deadline for filing your case, you may lose your legal right to damages for your injury. It is important to talk with a lawyer as soon as you suffer or discover an injury.
Q.: I’m not sure whether I have a case or not! What should I do?
A.: Protect your rights. Call a lawyer. Get a professional opinion.
Q.: What should I bring with me when meeting with a lawyer?
A.: You should provide a lawyer with all documents that might be relevant to your case. Police reports, for example, contain eyewitness information and details about the conditions surrounding auto accidents. Copies of medical reports and bills from doctors and hospitals will help demonstrate the extent and nature of your injuries. Information about the insurer of the person who caused the accident and/or your injury as well as your insurance coverage, is extremely helpful, as are any photographs you have of the accident scene, your property damage, and your injury. The more information you are able to give your lawyer, the easier it will be to determine if you have a claim. If you haven’t collected any documents at the time of your first meeting, don’t worry; your lawyer will be able to obtain them in investigating your claim.
Q.: What is negligence?
A.: Failure to take proper care in doing something. A person is negligent when he or she fails to act like an ordinary reasonable person would have acted. The determination of whether a given person has met the ordinary reasonable person standard is often a matter that is resolved by a jury after presentation of evidence and argument at trial.
Q.: What are damages?
A.: Damages are any loses or expenses you incurred as a result of the other person’s negligence which legally you can recover from the other person.
Q.: What types of cases does your law firm handle?
A.: Our firm is dedicated to handling personal injury cases, including Personal Injury, Personal Injury Protection, No fault claims, Motor vehicle and Trucking accidents, Wrongful death, Premises liability, Product liability, Catastrophic injuries, Traumatic brain injuries, Slip and Fall Accidents, Resort tort/ travel vacation injuries, Construction accidents, Boating & cruise ship accidents, Negligent security Assault/ battery Claims, Holiday Accidents, Accidents at work, Worker’s Compensation and Accidents in home.
Q.: What are your fees for handling my case?
A.: We work on a 100% contingency fee basis. Our consultations are free! If you don’t receive a recovery, we do not get paid! This arrangement is approved by the Florida Bar and is standard in the industry for these types of cases. Contact us if you need our legal advice or service. Remember that your case is as important to us as it is to you!
Q.: Is an attorney really necessary?
A.: You should always seek an opinion from a lawyer to get an unbiased legal opinion regarding your case and your rights. When you’ve been in an accident, you have a lot on your mind. Aside from any emotional turmoil and stress, you have to deal with your injuries, damage to your vehicle, handling your claim, family issues, and any other situations. Lawyers can help you deal with the process of your claim and reduce your stress in the process. Our experienced attorneys at Whitehead Law Group already know which medical experts to consult and what questions to ask. We understand what is needed to properly document your claim, and can anticipate the tactics of the insurance company.