Won for our Clients
At Steigner, Greene & Feiner, our West Palm Beach car accident lawyers have helped thousands of victims get the full compensation they deserve. Since 1997, our team has recovered over $1 BILLION on behalf of our clients.
Our team is here ready to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Don’t let money keep you from contacting us. You don’t owe us a dime until we win your case. So give us a call at 800-560-5059 or reach out to us online for a free, no-obligation consultation today.
Our past settlements include:
$13,000,000 Settlement for a car accident involving a bicyclist
$11,500,000 Settlement for death resulting from an auto accident
$10,000,000 Settlement for death resulting from an auto accident
Because every accident and injury is different, a West Palm Beach car accident attorney will take the time to investigate the unique details of your case. We’ll help you work through the legal details and stress of your accident so you can concentrate on getting better.
A personal injury can occur in a variety of ways, but almost all have the same results in common. Suddenly, your life is disrupted and possibly jeopardized physically, emotionally, and financially by an accident or incident which could have been prevented.
You should call your insurance agent soon after you are involved in an accident, even before you see a physician if possible. The other driver should call his or her own insurer, but you’ll want to get the contact information and policy number just in case the driver doesn’t report the accident. Never let anyone convince you not to tell the insurance company, even if the other driver promises to just pay all your bills. The other driver may not have enough money and your injuries or losses could turn out to be very serious. If you haven’t reported the collision, coverage could be denied.
If you wish to recover compensation for losses, you are going to need to explain your version of events to both your own insurance company and the insurance company of the other driver. However, you need to be careful about the statements you make, as the things you say to the insurance company could be used to try to deny your claim, cast blame on you for the accident, or limit your coverage. In your initial phone call when you report the collision, tell the insurer briefly that the accident happened. Review your insurance policy and speak with a lawyer before you make any in-depth statements and never apologize for being to blame or indicate that you aren’t hurt. Sometimes symptoms of injuries don’t show up right away, and sometimes all the factors leading up to the collision are not immediately clear.
You should call the police after the collision so an accident report can be written and you should obtain the contact details of any witnesses who may have observed the accident. If you have a camera or your cell phone with you, it can be very helpful to take pictures of the crash area as well. Focus on damage to the vehicle and debris on the road, all of which can help to pinpoint how a crash happened. You can provide the information you have obtained to your insurer, under the guidance of your lawyer, if there are questions raised later about how the incident occurred.
Stressed businessman talking on phone Your insurer or the other driver’s insurance company may want to record your statement about the collision or have you sign a written statement. You should generally not agree to either until you have reviewed your insurance policy and talked to your lawyer because anything you say in your statement could potentially be used (or misused) to try to reduce the value of your claim. While you shouldn’t let the insurance company write down what happened, you may wish to record some of your memories of the accident for your personal use. It can be hectic and stressful to deal with the aftermath of a crash and you may not remember small but important details. Discrepancies in your story can sometimes be used to cast doubt on whether you are telling the truth about the accident, so it does not hurt to write down exactly what occurred to jog your memory.
Insurers may try to pressure you into accepting a quick settlement and signing a liability release. Don’t do that. You cannot change your mind later, even if it turns out you were much more badly hurt than anticipated. You should never sign anything until you know the extent of the damage and you have a full understanding of your rights. Having a lawyer look over any settlement offers is also a smart choice.