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SARASOTA, FL CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS WHO FIGHT FOR JUSTICE
Lawyers who put your needs first after your accident
Confused about what to do after your Sarasota car accident? Not even sure if you have a case? Get straight answers from an attorney you can trust. Talk to a lawyer at Farrow & Pulice, P.A. right away.
Our legal team has been working with injury victims and their families in Sarasota for decades. We know what evidence to look for. We know what questions to ask. And we know how to litigate complicated car accident claims in Sarasota County and other surrounding areas.
So, whether you’re dealing with a rear-end accident on South Tamiami Trail, a speeding accident on Fruitville Road or a distracted driving accident on North Orange Avenue, our experienced legal team is here for you every step of the way.
How did your car accident happen?
Motor vehicle accidents caused by other drivers happen for many different reasons. Odds are your Sarasota car accident happened because the other driver was doing one of these dangerous activities:
- Texting while driving
- Drinking and driving
- Talking on a cell phone while driving
- Driving too fast during hazardous weather
- Falling asleep at the wheel
Whatever the circumstances of your accident, it’s critical that you talk to an attorney as soon as possible. Every accident is unique. That’s why we take the time to develop a strategy that addresses your specific legal needs.
What to do after a car accident in Sarasota
Make sure the scene is safe, then call 911. Unless you must leave to get emergency medical treatment, remain at the scene until the police arrive, and answer the investigating officer’s questions. The accident report prepared by the Sarasota Police Department will be a key piece of evidence in your claim.
Under Florida law, you need to exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver(s) involved. You should also get contact information for any witnesses. However, in your discussions with anyone else at the scene (including the investigating officer), keep your comments brief and stick to the facts of what happened. Don’t apologize or admit fault.
Get medical attention right away, even if you feel okay. Go to the emergency room at one of Sarasota’s hospitals, an urgent care center, or your primary care provider. Tell the doctor about all your symptoms – don’t exaggerate, but don’t leave anything out either. Car accidents often cause delayed symptoms, and medical tests may be needed to completely diagnose your injuries. In addition, this creates a record of your injuries in case an insurance company disputes them.
Then, contact us as soon as possible, before you talk to the insurance company. You can come to one of our Sarasota offices for a free consultation, or if you can’t make it, we can come to you. The sooner you get a lawyer involved, the better; we can investigate and deal with the insurance company on your behalf while you focus on healing.
A Sarasota law firm that understands the high cost of a car accident
Living in Sarasota means enjoying the beaches, living an active lifestyle, and taking advantage of all the amenities our area has to offer. An accident can change that in a moment. It’s not just the initial pain and short-term medical treatment; it’s the ripple effects of a serious injury on your entire life. Your career may be derailed, and your ability to enjoy life may be affected. Those are real losses that demand real compensation.
Under Florida law, you can pursue compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses due to the accident. Getting that compensation can be a challenge, though. As far as the insurance company is concerned, your losses are just exposure to their bottom line. They want to pay you as little as possible – or nothing at all. They will fight hard to reduce or deny your claim.
We take that personally, and we know how to fight back. The only way to level the playing field with an insurance company is to get a car accident lawyer who knows Florida law and knows the courts in Sarasota County. It may be a challenging process, but we are with you every step of the way.
What we can do to help you
You might think you don’t need a lawyer if another driver clearly caused your accident. All you have to do is call the police, contact your insurance company and they’ll take care of everything, right?
Don’t be so sure. Many drivers often deny doing anything wrong. They might even try to claim you somehow caused the accident. And even if both sides can agree, the other driver’s insurance company often does everything it can to avoid paying a fair settlement offer.
That’s where we come in. Our experienced legal team can aggressively investigate your accident. We know how to analyze accident reports. We frequently consult with accident reconstruction experts. We then present that information to the other driver’s insurance company. Often, they agree to cooperate. If not, we’re prepared to take them to court.