Do I need an attorney if I’ve been injured in a car accident? (Yes, and here’s why.)
Earlier this year, one of our employees at Barrett, Fasig & Brooks had a car accident. She and the other driver were, thankfully, not injured, and both cars sustained minimum damage. But, even though she works for a Tallahassee law firm that represents victims of car accidents, she was still surprised at how difficult it was to deal with her insurance company. A simple car accident, minor damages, no injuries—and still, a lot of headaches before everything was all said and done.
Dealing with insurance companies after you’ve had a car accident can be a difficult and stressful experience, even if you have a minor claim. Now, imagine how hard it can be to try to go it alone if you’ve been injured in a car accident. How do you know where to start? Do you have a case? How much is your case worth? Do I need an attorney? How do I choose an attorney?
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you need an attorney. You need an attorney who knows the law inside and out, and who can go up against the experience and vast resources of a big insurance company. Even more importantly, you need an attorney who knows the local customs and local judges. If you have a car accident in Tallahassee, do you want to be represented by a law firm that’s headquartered in Miami, or even Jacksonville?
If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Tallahassee, you need an attorney from Tallahassee. You need an attorney who knows the lay of the land; who knows all of the behind-the-scenes details that can make a difference in the outcome of your case. Barrett, Fasig & Brooks has been taking care of our clients for over 30 years. We have longstanding relationships in the Tallahassee legal community. We know who’s who and what’s what, and that knowledge is invaluable to helping our clients get the best possible outcome for their case.
Being an established law firm in Tallahassee isn’t the only reason to choose Barrett, Fasig & Brooks. If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Tallahassee, you need a law firm that insurance companies know are willing to go to trial.
Because personal injury attorneys are compensated only if you have a successful outcome, they have a vested interest in resolving your case as quickly and efficiently as possible. Being able to take a case to trial requires significant resources, and insurance companies know that. At Barrett, Fasig & Brooks, we have the resources to tell an insurance company that their offer isn’t fair for our client, and we are willing- and able- to ask the good members of a jury to give us their judgment.
And insurance companies know we’re not bluffing.
So, how do you know what the value of your car accident case might be? There’s not a simple, one-size-fits-all equation to make that determination. There are many variables that go into determining the value of a case; that’s one of the reasons you need an experienced attorney. The type and seriousness of the injury, if there was a fatality, the negligence of the other party (if there was one), whether or not there was a mechanical failure— these are just a few of the factors that influence the value. The value of a case is also highly influenced by the location of the car accident. An injury that happened in a car accident in Tallahassee might not have the same value as one in another area.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Tallahassee, Leon County or Wakulla, Madison or Gadsden Counties (we have many clients in these areas, and know the ins-and-outs of the local customs there as well), you need to talk to a personal injury attorney. At Barrett, Fasig & Brooks, you’ll talk to an attorney from the very beginning. We will help you determine if you have a case, first, and if you do, we will roll up our sleeves and get to work.
While not every case is going to end in a six or seven figure settlement, we have had many successes for our clients over the many years we have been practicing.
- $1, 675,000 Settlement – Wrongful Death, Truck/Pedestrian Accident – North Central Florida
- $400,000 Settlement – Auto Accident – North Florida
- $300,000 Settlement – Automobile Accident – Northwest Florida
- $250,000 Settlement – Automobile Accident – North Florida
A disclaimer: Prospective clients may not obtain the same or similar results, as past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. The settlements listed above represent gross amounts before deductions for attorney fees and costs, and are not representative of the actual amount received by clients. Most cases result in a lower recovery.
We work hard, every day, to do what’s right for our clients. At Barrett, Fasig & Brooks, we give you personalized service, from attorneys who care. Barrett, Fasig & Brooks was founded on the simple principle of helping friends and neighbors get the justice they deserve, and our commitment to our clients is one of the reasons Tallahassee has honored us with the Tally Award for Best Law Firm for 5 years in a row.