Auto accidents can lead to severe injuries and even death. If you have been involved in one of these accidents, you may be dealing with significant consequences, including ongoing pain and suffering. You may have even lost the ability to work because of the injuries or psychological trauma sustained. Whatever your situation may be, consulting Josh Frick, an experienced trial attorney who handles auto accidents, is recommended.
About Auto Accidents in Orlando
When an auto accident occurs, one or more drivers is typically to blame for the accident. Those at fault for the incident are then held responsible for all of the expenses incurred by victims in the crash. In many cases, these expenses will ultimately be covered by the at-fault driver’s insurance company. However, if the expenses exceed the limits of the insurance policy, the remainder of the settlement may come from the injured party’s uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage, or sometimes it can come directly from the person at fault.
If you have been a victim in an auto accident and you file a successful claim, you should receive a recovery that covers all of the expenses you incurred because of the accident. These expenses can include medical bills, lost wages, the cost of replacing personal property and compensation for your pain and suffering.
Choosing an Experienced Trial Attorney is an Important Factor when Deciding Which Auto Accident Attorney to Hire
If you are planning to file a personal injury claim following an auto accident, hiring the right auto accident attorney is essential. There are literally over a hundred thousand attorneys to choose from in Florida, and many of them claim to “litigate” auto accident cases. However, very few have actually ever taken an auto accident all the way to trial. You may be surprised to learn that there are even some attorneys in Florida who have never tried an auto accident case in front of a jury, despite claiming to be auto accident attorneys for 20 years or longer. Moreover, and perhaps most importantly, insurance companies know which Florida attorneys always end up settling their cases, and which attorneys will go to trial. As you can imagine, the lawyer who always settles their cases ends up receiving much smaller offers for their clients, because the insurance company knows their feet will never be “held to the fire” in trial.
Josh Frick has personal knowledge of how the insurance companies evaluate auto cases because he worked for them his first five years as an attorney at one of Florida’s biggest insurance defense firms. Here is some insider information, each time a new case is sent to a defense attorney from one of the many auto insurance companies, one of the first things that the defense attorney will do is send an initial evaluation letter to the insurance company about the merits of the claim. One of the first portions of that letter is often a short paragraph about the plaintiff’s attorney in the case. This paragraph will tell the insurance company whether the plaintiff’s attorney is settlement-prone, or is willing to take a case all the way to trial and win. You want that initial evaluation letter to say that your attorney is willing to go to trial. Josh Frick is a trial attorney and insurance companies know it. Josh Frick is experienced in the courtroom and will try your case if the insurance company is not fair in their evaluation and compensation to his clients.
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If you are thinking about filing an auto accident claim in Florida, you need to consult an attorney as soon as possible. Florida law requires these claims to be filed within four years so it is important to move quickly to give yourself the best chance of success.