Lawsuits For Additional Damages From Car Accidents
Jacksonville, FL Personal Injury Litigation Lawyers For Car Accident Claims
The personal injury attorneys of the Law Office of Craig Gibbs represent the victims of motor vehicle collisions in North Florida. Our lawyers have established a reputation for negotiating large settlements and winning substantial jury awards. If you’ve been injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle crash, you should receive complete compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, diminished work capacity, and pain and suffering. Contact our Jacksonville law office immediately to schedule an initial consultation.
Suing At-Fault Parties and Insurers for Additional Damages in Florida
Unfortunately, many injured motorists in places like Duval and St. Johns counties don’t reach out to an experienced personal injury lawyer in the hours immediately following their accidents. In a typical car accident with injuries, within twenty-four hours, a claims adjustor or a lawyer from the insurance company will approach the injured party and offer to pay for their immediate medical expenses on the condition that he or she will sign a waiver of liability—an agreement not to pursue additional money after you accept the insurer’s settlement.
The problem is that initial settlement offers almost always fail to cover long-term expenses and are usually far lower than the amount that a qualified personal injury lawyer would be able to recover. Signing a waiver and accepting an initial settlement offer complicates matters but that does not necessarily prevent the injured party from recovering additional damages. If it can be shown that the insurance company representative used unethical tactics to get the plaintiff to sign the waiver, it’s possible to show that the agreement was signed under duress and the case can be reopened.
Professional Personal Injury Lawyers of Duval, St. Johns, Clay, and Nassau Counties
If you’ve been injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle crash, you are entitled to a full and fair recovery. That means however much it takes to restore you to the condition that you were in prior to the accident. Don’t sign a waiver of liability or give a statement to an insurance adjuster before you speak to a plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer who is familiar with litigating insurance claims. Contact the Jacksonville, FL Law Office of Craig Gibbs. Our personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis and initial consultations are free. Call (904)396-4499 to schedule an appointment.