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In 1896, there were only four automobiles registered in all of the United States.
Two of them ran into each other in St. Louis.

MEMORIES FADE AND A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS:

It is of the utmost importance that you contact us as soon after the injury as possible so that we may document your injuries, personally view and photograph the scene of the accident, photograph the equipment and vehicles involved, obtain witness statements, interview police officers and gather other relevant data while it is still fresh.

OUR FIRST MEETING:

At our first meeting, you will be interviewed by one of our attorney’s - NOT by a paralegal or legal assistant.

At this meeting, we will collect as much information as possible from you about the accident or other events surrounding your injury. If available, we ask that you bring a copy of any related police reports, your insurance information, the insurance information of the other party/parties involved, names and phone numbers of witnesses, damage appraisals, and any other documentation you may have. You will also be asked to sign authorizations so that we may obtain work, school, financial and medical information, which may be used to further your claim.

AFTER ALL, IT IS YOUR CLAIM:

We will make every effort to stay in contact with you on a regular basis, to keep you updated on the status of your claim.

You will receive copies of all correspondence received or mailed out by our office, so that your personal file at home will be an exact duplicate of your file in our office. If at any time you have a questions concerning your claim, you can call our office and one of our attorney’s will be glad to speak with you.

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO MAXIMIZE THE VALUE OF YOUR CLAIM:

We encourage you to keep a journal of all appointments with doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors, psychologists, etc... and to diarize your symptoms, limitations, names of people you have spoken with about your accident and injuries, expenses, and anything you else you feel is worthy of noting. This information could prove to be very valuable to your claim.

DAMAGES YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO:

  • Past pain, suffering and disability
  • Past medical expenses
  • Past wage loss
  • Future pain, suffering and disability
  • Future medical expenses
  • Future loss of earning

FLORIDA PERSONAL INJURY PROTECTION (PIP):

If you are in an automobile accident in Florida and have Florida no-fault coverage, you may have (1) a PIP claim against your own insurance company, regardless of fault, (2) a property damage claim against the other driver’s property damage liability insurance coverage if the other driver is at fault, and/or (3) a bodily injury claim against the other driver’s bodily injury liability insurance coverage if the other driver is at fault and you are injured.

If you are a resident of Florida and own a motor vehicle, you are required to purchase PIP insurance. Your PIP policy provides the following coverage:

- 80% of medical benefits for all reasonable expenses for necessary medical, surgical, x-ray, dental and rehabilitative services (including necessary travel related to medical care)

- 80% of necessary ambulance, hospital and nursing services

- 80% of necessary remedial services (nursing home care or home nursing care)

- 60% of disability benefits for any loss of gross income and loss of earning capacity from inability to work due to injury suffered in the accident

- All expenses reasonably incurred for household services that, if not for the injury, the injured person would have performed (i.e.: house cleaning, yard work, etc.)

SETTLEMENT PROPOSAL:

As soon as all necessary information is obtained, we will thoroughly evaluate your case, arrive at a settlement figure that we feel is fair and appropriate, and discuss the evaluation and settlement with you. We will then submit our agreed upon settlement proposal to the appropriate person and will negotiate the best possible settlement for you.

If a settlement cannot be reached, we will discuss with you the advisability of filing a law suit.

PREPARING FOR TRIAL:

Once the lawsuit has been started, both sides will have the right to obtain information about the case through methods such as interrogatories (written questions which must be answered under oath), depositions (asking oral questions), and requesting documents such as income tax returns, pay stubs, insurance policies, damage estimates, etc.

PATIENCE, PLEASE:

Please note that your case cannot be properly settled until all damages have been determined and all investigations have been completed. This process can take from several weeks to several months. If a trial becomes necessary, it could take more than a year to see your case to completion.

 

The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free, written information about our qualifications and experience.

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