Auto Accident Attorney in Orlando, FL
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If you have been involved in a traffic accident, it’s best to consult an experienced attorney. At Nater Law Firm, PLLC we can help you maximize your recovery if you are injured. At Nater Law Firm, PLLC cases are handled on a contingency. This means that we only receive compensation (a percentage of the total settlement) if we are able to recover a settlement for your injuries.
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An auto accident can cause economic and non economic losses.
By hiring the Nater Law Firm, PLLC you will receive superior legal guidance. You will be able to minimize the negative effects of the accident and claims process by allowing us to represent you and walk you through the difficult, tedious, and painstaking claims process. In the majority of cases, clients who tried to navigate the claims process alone find themselves frustrated because the insurance company has failed to respond appropriately, timely and in the best interest of the injured party.
Accident and injury victims and their families suffer physically, emotionally, and financially. We understand the devastating impact this can have on their lives and we are here to get them a full recovery for all their losses, including:
• Medical bills
• Loss of future earnings
• Loss of ability to work
• Pain and suffering
• Mental anguish
• Funeral expenses
- Personal Injury
- Auto Accident
- Slip and Fall
- Premises Liability
- Criminal Defense
- Insurance Claim
- Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death
- Quality over Quantity
- Over 30 years of combined legal experience
- Orlando, FL
- Kissimmee, FL
- Clermont, FL
- Davenport, FL
- Haines City, FL
- Sanford, FL
- Lake Mary, FL
- Altamonte Springs, FL
- Ocoee, FL
- Winter Garden, FL
- Winter Springs, FL
- Casselberry, FL
- Oviedo, FL
- Lake Nona, FL
- Lake Buena Vista, FL
- Poinciana, FL
- And other surrounding areas.
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What to do after an Auto Accident
If you are involved in an auto accident there are several things you should do to ensure you are documenting the accident correctly. Here is some advice.
1. Stay at the Scene
Even if you are not at fault, never leave the scene of an accident until after the investigating officer arrives, talks to the parties involed in the accident and any possible witnesses. Once the investigating officer clears the scene, or you have exchanged information with the other parties involved in the accident, you may leave the scene of the accident.
If you leave, particularly if someone has sustained injuries or was killed, you can face serious criminal penalties.
2. Check on All Drivers and Passengers
Always evaluate the scene of the accident and determine if someone is in need of medical attention. If they are in need of medical attention, you must call 911 and request an ambulance service to come out to the scene to treat the persons who present immediate injuries. If a person is unconscious or has neck or back pain, do not move them until qualified medical help arrives.
3. Call the Police
Always ask for law enforcement (dial 911 to get the – city police, county sheriff or state highway patrol) to come out to investigate the scene.
While waiting for law enforcement to arrive, you can take photographs of the scene of the accident, the other vehicles involved in the accident and obtain insurance information from the other persons involved in the accident.
If law enforcement does not arrive at the scene, you may exchange information and follow up with your local law enforcement office to fill out an incident report. However, it is important that you obtain information regarding the other party at the scene of the accident in order to complete the report at your local law enforcement office. You may also be able to look online to print out an agency report from your local law enforcement agency.
4. Exchange Information
Get the name(s), number(s), address(es), driver's license number(s), license plate number(s), and insurance information from all driver(s) involved. If there are passengers and/or witnesses, also obtain their names, numbers, and addresses. If possible, call the insurance company for the at fault driver to set up the claim while you are still at the scene of the accident. By calling the at fault driver's insurance company while you wait at the scene of the accident, you may be able to ensure the policy information is correct and active.
Assess the situation and see if there are any potential witnesses to the accident. If there are, get their name, telephone number and address. You may also be able to go to any storefront to determine if they have cameras or anyone within the store saw the accident occur.
6. Inform Your Insurance Company
With Attorney Nater you should promptly inform your insurance company of the accident. Your attorney will guide you on the best way to explain the accident and your injuries to your insurance carrier. Having an attorney during this time is crucial to your case because often times insurance companies will record your answer to poorly phrased questions. At Nater Law Firm, we are on the phone with you during this process. Other times we may be able to entirely eliminate this process by opening the claim for you.
7. Take Pictures
Take photographs of the damage to all the vehicles involved in the accident immediately after the accident. Photographs are important to access the point of contact, as well as the extent of damage. Also, take photographs of track marks or skid marks left on the road by any of the vehicles involved in the auto accident. Document the scene of the accident as best you can by taking many pictures.
8. Get a Property Damage Valuation
Obtain a property damage valuation from the at fault driver's insurance carrier or your own insurance carrier if you have collision coverage. If you aren't satisfied with how the insurance companies have valued the repair of your vehicle or the market value of your vehicle, do not give up! We can work with you on getting an independent damage appraisal to compare with that of the insurance carriers. You are required by law to receive market value for the damage to your vehicle. Obtaining additional independent evaluations will also assist in making a diminished value claim against the insurance company of the at fault driver if your vehicle is repairable.
9. Consider Hiring an Attorney
An attorney can help you maximize your recovery if you are injured. At Nater Law Firm, PLLC we represent the injured.
Prior to representing the injured, the attorneys at Nater Law Firm, PLLC worked for insurance companies or law firms that represented insurance companies. We understand what insurance companies need to properly evaluate your claim and ensure your case is properly documented and managed at all stages. This kind of detail to the process is what makes the Nater Law Firm, PLLC a five star rated firm.
At Nater Law Firm we take pride in our high settlement offers. Millions recovered and Millions to be recovered!
Experience and Knowledge When You Need It Most
Trucking accident cases are more complex and different than the average car accident case. The legal issues that accompany trucking accidents deal with severe injuries and complex laws that regulate the trucking industry.
Many drivers are intimidated when sharing the road with large semi-trucks. The intimidation is understandable because semi-trucks are the giants of the road. They can trample and decimate most vehicles on the road riding around them. The size and weight of trucks makes them inherently dangerous in an accident. The average passenger vehicle weighs 4,000 pounds. Semi-trucks are approximately 20 times larger than the average vehicle and can weigh up to 80,000 lbs if not loaded. When fully loaded, a semi-truck is that much more dangerous. The height of these trucks, the length of time it takes for them to stop, and the driver’s field of vision make trucking accidents more catastrophic. Often resulting in permanent physical injuries or death.
For these reasons, truck drivers are required to have special training in order to obtain the proper designation on their driver’s license. The special training is to ensure that the truck drivers are informed of the government regulations that they are required to follow. Truck drivers are regulated in how long they can drive each day, how much rest they are required to get each day, how much cargo their trucks can carry, and how often their vehicles are maintained.
Because of the elevated risk factors attributed to the driving of trucks, truck drivers are required to carry a higher level of insurance than the average driver.
Trucking accidents require a lot of detail and specialized knowledge. If the initial investigation is not done properly and swiftly, proving liability could be difficult. This translates to undervaluation of the injured party's damages .
If you are going up against a large trucking company, you should be prepared to deal with legal counsel representing the trucking company from the day the accident occurred. To best protect your legal rights and secure fair and adequate compensation for your injuries caused by a large truck, we advise you hire Attorney Fanny Nater.
Attorney Fanny Nater of the Nater Law Firm, PLLC will see you through your trucking claim and aggressively fight your claim against the big insurance companies.
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Contact Attorney, Fanny Nater of Nater Law Firm at 407-688-8896 for a free consultation. Our team is ready to handle your case. Our experience and commitment is to obtain the best possible outcome for your injuries.