Fort Lauderdale, Florida Car Accident Lawyer
Have you been injured in a car accident in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area? Call our lawyers at Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman and Associates, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at (954) 772-2644 today. We want to protect your legal rights and help you in any way that we can. Our lawyers at Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman and Associates, P.A. have over 70 years of combined experience in providing competent and compassionate legal representation to people in Fort Lauderdale, Florida who have been injured in a car accident. Approximately 180,000 people live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the largest city in Broward County. With so many drivers on the road, numerous car accidents occur every day in Fort Lauderdale, especially during morning and evening rush hour traffic. Just last year, the Fort Lauderdale Police Department reported a staggering total of 8,200 traffic accidents, a 4% increase from 2010. That is why it is so important that you contact the skilled lawyers at Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman and Associates, P.A. to represent you if you have been injured in a car accident. Even if you are not a resident of Fort Lauderdale, it does not matter. We represent people injured in car accidents in the State of Florida, regardless of where they live or move.
Our lawyers at Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman and Associates, P.A. handle all types of car accident cases, including:
- Head-On Collisions
- Rear-End Collisions
- Side-Impact Collisions
- Failure-to-Yield Accidents
- Chain Reaction Accidents (also called "Pile-Up" Accidents)
- Rollover Accidents
- Hit-and-Run Accidents
- Distracted Driver Accidents
- Drunk Driver Accidents
- Uninsured Driver Accidents
- Underinsured Driver Accidents
Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman and Associates, P.A. highly recommend that you take the following steps if you have been involved in a car accident:
Move Your Car Out of the Lanes of Traffic ⎯ If you are physically capable at the time of the accident, and there is enough space on the side of the road to do so, move your car out of the lanes of traffic. This may prevent your car from being struck again by other vehicles continuing to travel on the road, as well as reduce the possibility of you being further injured.
Call 911 ⎯ Regardless of whether you believe you have not been injured and/or your car has not been severely damaged, call 911 anyway. The operators at 911 can alert the police to the accident scene. A police report is the first step to the successful resolution of a potential injury claim resulting from a car accident.
Take Photographs of the Accident Scene ⎯ If you are physically capable at the time of the accident, take photographs of the damage to your car, the damage to the other driver's car, and the damage to any other property at the scene (for example, road signs, railings, utility poles, mailboxes, trees, etc.).
Obtain Information from Eye Witnesses ⎯ If anyone else nearby observed the accident as it occurred and/or directly after it occurred, try to obtain information from them regarding what they saw and heard. Additionally, get their name and contact information so that your attorney can reach them in the future as a potential witness for your case.
Call Your Automobile Insurance Company ⎯ Regardless of the severity of the accident, always call your automobile insurance company to report the accident to them and to open a claim. Your insurance company will give you further instructions regarding what you need to do to complete the claims process.
Obtain a Medical Evaluation as Soon as Possible ⎯ If an ambulance does not transport you directly from the accident scene to a hospital, see a doctor as soon as possible after the accident. Even if you do not feel like you have been injured, certain injuries have latent symptoms. This means that you may not begin to feel any pain or other side effects from the accident until days, weeks or months later. With most injury claims, a doctor's report is absolutely necessary in achieving a successful resolution of your case.
Contact an Experienced Fort Lauderdale, Florida Car Accident Lawyer ⎯ Although some accidents may be minor enough that a lawyer need not be involved, it is always recommended that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible after a car accident. An experienced car accident lawyer will be able to evaluate whether you have a case and inform you as to your legal rights and options. At Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman and Associates, P.A., our consultations are always free, so it is to your advantage to give us a call if you have any questions about a car accident in which you have recently been involved.
Following are some additional resources that you may find helpful if you have been involved in a car accident in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area:
If you recently have been involved in a car accident in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area, call Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman and Associates, P.A. today, at (954) 772-2644. We make it our goal to answer your questions promptly. Do you think you have a case? If so, please complete our CONTACT US form and email it to our office. Please remember that we accept all of our cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we never charge you any fees or costs unless we recover monies from the defendants or their insurance companies. Additionally, our consultations are always free. We await your call and look forward to representing you.
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