Car Accident Lawyer
An accident on the road can leave you shaken and overwhelmed. You may not know where to begin in order to collect the money you need.
At Joe Horrox Law in Daytona Beach, FL, our car accident lawyers can help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Knowing what to do after a car accident can be difficult...
Immediately after an Accident, You Should:
Stay on the Scene
Remain at the scene of the accident and wait for the authorities to arrive. If you can do so safely, move all vehicles involved out of traffic.
Call for Help
Contact the police as soon as possible after an accident. You should also call emergency services if necessary.
Make sure to exchange contact and insurance information with all other drivers on the scene.
If you can, take photos or videos at the scene of the accident, any vehicles involved, and all injuries.
Avoid Admitting Fault
Even a simple apology at the scene of an accident can later be seen as an admission of guilt.
Contact an Attorney
As soon as you can, contact a car accident lawyer from Joe Horrox Law to learn more about your options.
"Another thing that sets us apart is our law firm guarantee, and by that I mean we guarantee that at the settlement of the case, our client will walk away with more than what we get in terms of attorney fees." Joe Horrox
Each Year, Car Accidents Cause Millions of Injuries
The cause of your accident could play a major role in your case...
Understanding the Cause of Your Accident Can Make Your Case More Successful
The exact cause of a car accident is not always easy to identify. What may seem like a simple case of distracted driving may actually involve a defective auto part. In that example, you may have a case against the manufacturer of your vehicle as well as against a careless driver.
Our car accident lawyers have the background and advanced training to investigate the cause of your accident and identify the most effective way to collect the level of compensation you deserve.
So what are your options?
The 2 Main Routes to Compensation
The insurance company of the other driver is responsible for paying for the damages to your vehicle or any injuries caused. However, their provider may not offer you a proper settlement. Our car accident attorneys can negotiate on your behalf to ensure you are paid a fair amount.
In some cases, insurance providers refuse to offer sufficient settlements after a car accident. If you are having trouble with the insurance company, our attorneys can file a lawsuit on your behalf and represent you in court to secure a jury award or convince the insurance company to offer a fair result.
Certain laws in Florida can impact your case...
What Is Comparative Negligence and How Does It Affect Your Result?
Florida has a specific set of laws which impact the outcome of personal injury cases, such as car accidents. Known as pure comparative negligence, these laws allow you to recover financial compensation from any driver more at fault for the accident than you are. However, this process may also reduce the amount of money you can receive.
For example, if the court awards you $10,000 in damages but determines you are 20 percent at fault for an accident, you will only receive $8,000 as a settlement.
After an Accident, Time Is Crucial
You have a limited amount of time to pursue a lawsuit after an accident. Schedule a free consultation today by calling our Daytona Beach office at:
Insurance companies often take advantage of motorists after accidents. If you have been injured in a car accident, you may feel pressured to quickly accept a settlement as compensation for your injuries. Accepting a rapid settlement, however, is rarely in your best interests.
Pursuing a proper settlement takes a certain amount of time. You need to wait until your treatment is fully completed before you can arrive at a full understanding of how the injury has affected your life. In most instances, only then should you proceed with a settlement.
Located in Daytona Beach, our law firm understands the need to gather all necessary information before we pursue a car accident claim. We work with all of our clients very closely, speaking frequently to arrive at a full understanding of the legal situation. We also keep our clients informed of any actions they should take to strengthen their position.
If necessary, our law firm can also help clients gather and present important medical information. Not all doctors, for example, are able to properly diagnose certain car accident injuries. At Joe Horrox Law, we can connect our clients with skilled doctors who are equipped with the latest in diagnostic equipment. These diagnoses can provide our law firm and our clients with invaluable medical insights.
ACTIVELY SEEKING THE MAXIMUM SETTLEMENT
Though a car accident case can take time to develop, we never delay in taking action. Once your treatment is completed and all necessary information has been gathered, we continue to actively pursue your case until it has been resolved. We never let our cases sit in a file cabinet. We revisit them every week to determine the best actions we can take to pursue the maximum settlement.
It takes a skilled lawyer to pursue the maximum case value in a complex car accident case. Auto accident attorney Joe Horrox has more than 30 years of experience helping Volusia and Flagler County residents get the full compensation they deserve.