Attorney David Glatthorn Answers Your Car Accident Questions
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Over the past 30 years, car accident attorney David Glatthorn has fought to protect the rights of people injured in many different types of auto accidents. He knows that a car wreck, even a seemingly minor one, will lead to many questions. You might wonder whether you need an attorney, or how much your case is worth. These are just a couple a common questions car accident victims and their families typically have.
Attorney Glatthorn has helped countless clients after they've been injured in a car accident. He knows what you are going through, and the difficulties you will encounter when dealing with insurance companies. He also knows how to overcome these difficulties to get you the compensation you deserve.
People in South Florida turn to attorney Glatthorn after an accident for many reasons. They know he is honest and trustworthy, and will treat them with compassion and respect. They know they will get personal attention from an attorney who will seek a resolution that meets their needs. And they know they are being represented by a skilled and experienced lawyer that gets results.
We have gathered some of the top questions car accident victims have on their minds. If you have other questions, don't hesitate to contact David Glatthorn Law for a free consultation. Call 800-990-9394.
Do I need an attorney for my car accident claim?
Should I talk with the insurance company adjuster before contacting an attorney?
How much does it cost to hire an attorney?
How much is my car accident case worth?
How long can I wait before filing a car accident lawsuit?
Q: Do I need an attorney for my car accident claim?
A: Not every accident requires the services of an attorney. You likely can handle a routine fender-bender on your own. However, many accidents are complicated. You may be in a dispute over who was at fault. You may be injured or you may have lost a loved one in an accident. In such cases, it's wise to have a lawyer. Attorney David J. Glatthorn provides free, no obligation case reviews. Don't hesitate to contact his office to learn about your options if you were injured or a loved one was injured or killed in an accident.
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Q: Should I talk with the insurance company adjuster before contacting an attorney?
A: The short answer is "no." It's best to play it safe and contact an attorney before you speak with the insurance company adjuster - especially if you or others in your car were injured. The only case where you might not need to contact an attorney would be a minor accident involving no injury and minimal damage to your car.
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Q: How much does it cost to hire an attorney?
A: It costs nothing up front to hire David J. Glatthorn. Attorney Glatthorn works on a contingency fee basis, which means he only collects a fee if the case is successful. If he settles your claim or obtains a verdict, he will accept a fixed percentage of the recovery (typically one-third).
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Q: How much is my car accident case worth?
A: The answer to this question depends on a number of factors, such as the extent of the injuries and the experience and reputation of your lawyer. Typically, severe injuries will have a significant impact on aspects of your life. You may have significant hospital bills. You may be unable to work. You may have to make modifications to your home. These factors will affect the value of your claim. An experienced attorney will need to evaluate your case and consider medical records, witness statements and other evidence. Your attorney may need to consult with various experts to show how the accident affected your ability to do your job, your life expectancy and other critical elements. That's why it's critical to have a seasoned attorney representing you. In the hands of the wrong lawyer, you may not get the full compensation you need.
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Q: How long can I wait before filing a car accident lawsuit?
A: Every state has what's known as a "statute of limitations" which places a limit on the amount of time you have to take legal action. Generally speaking, the clock begins ticking when the accident happens, and in Florida victims have up to four years after the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. Keep in mind that the statute of limitations is shorter on certain other personal injury claims, such as medical malpractice cases. You should not delay taking action after a car accident. The faster you contact an attorney, the better off you will be in the long run. Your attorney can begin working on the case while evidence is still fresh, and witnesses still have a clear recollection of what happened.
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How a West Palm Beach attorney can help
Contact attorney David J. Glatthorn as soon as possible for more information about your car accident. Call 800-990-9394 or complete the online contact form. Your consultation is free and confidential. If you or a loved one needs assistance, you can depend on getting straight answers from David Glatthorn. A Board Certified attorney with 30 years of experience, David Glatthorn is well-versed in Florida law and is prepared to fight aggressively for the compensation you need and deserve.