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What to Do If You’ve Been in a Car Accident in Naples

What to Do If You’ve Been in a Car Accident in Naples

If you or someone you care for has been injured in a no-fault car, truck or SUV accident, you’ll want to speak with a personal injury attorney as quickly as possible. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, a no-fault accident is an accident that was caused by another driver.

Examples would include being struck by a driver who was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, being hit by someone who was texting while driving, or being struck by a vehicle that ran a red light or stop sign.

Regardless as to how you were injured, if your Naples car accident injuries were caused by another driver, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries.

What you need to know

If the at-fault driver’s insurance company hasn’t contacted you yet, it’s likely they’ll attempt to do so. And while a $20, 000 settlement offer can seem like a lot of money- especially if you’re struggling to pay your rent, you should avoid negotiating with the insurance company on your own.

The reason for this is simple- the insurance adjuster does not have your best interests in mind. Their entire job is to minimize losses for the company.

A cautionary tale

One woman we spoke with recounted an auto accident her father had gotten into when he was younger. His injuries were fairly significant, and in addition to needing to spend two weeks in the hospital, his doctors told him he’d need to take several months off from work to recover.

Her parents, she said, became extremely concerned with how’d they pay the bills—and when the insurance company of the at-fault driver called with a settlement offer, they accepted it immediately.

In retrospect, that decision was a mistake. More than two decades later, her father continues to have complications that are a direct result of the injuries. The settlement offer had seemed like a lot of money at the time, but the money they received didn’t come close to covering the long-term effects of his injuries.

Call today to speak with a personal injury attorney

If you or someone you care for has been injured in a car or motorcycle accident, don’t try to negotiate with the insurance company on your own. Call The Law Offices of Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. today to schedule a free, no-cost consultation.

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