Delray Beach, FL asked in Car Accidents for Florida

Q: I was in a car accident in 1/8/2018 the other driver was ticketed her ins. Co. Ac. Has accepted liability I live fl,

I sent a demand letter and asked fir a reply in 14 days due to accident I will require back surgery, but I have to settle before then for the money i have to pay dr.i can't hire an attorney due to the limits on the other ins.what can I do to have them take me serious in my demand and reply to me

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Steve Louis-Charles
Steve Louis-Charles
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Plantation, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Stop what you are doing! You need help from an attorney to handle this type of matter. Going it alone is not a good idea at all. You will surely be taken advantage of by the insurance company of the negligent party.

David Hughes Harris
David Hughes Harris
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Venice, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Unfortunately, it is difficult to handle a major claim without experienced counsel. These can be challenging claims, and you could do harm to the compensation value of your claim. Accordingly, I suggest you consult an attorney about your circumstances, and then decide whether you still want to proceed on your own.

An attorney will initially request insurance disclosures pursuant to Florida Statute 627.4137, which requires the other driver's insurance company to disclosure what coverage is available for your claim.

If you have a doctor who has recommended surgery, you may ask your doctor to provide an a short note or written opinion explaining that your back injury/condition was caused by the motor vehicle accident and requires surgery.

Whatever you decide, you should consult a lawyer first (it's typically free) and then consider your next steps.

I wish you well.

Andy Wayne Williamson
Andy Wayne Williamson
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: See my prior answer. You really need to hire an attorney

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: See my other answer. You need an attorney in the county where it happened. If it was an Alabama County,you need a member of the Ala. Justice Assn. There will be issues involving medical liens, you need to stop this d.i.y. stuff now--you've already probably said many helpful things for the other side.

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