Selecting an Accident Attorney in Tampa

How to Choose the Best Tampa Car Accident Attorney

If you’ve been involved in a car accident and have suffered injury, it’s important to speak with a car accident lawyer as soon as possible. However, this isn’t a decision that should be taken lightly. As there are many car accident attorneys in Tampa, it’s in your best interest to learn about an attorney’s background and experience before deciding that attorney is right for you. For example, the insurance company for the responsible party may call the injured person within hours of the accident to try and obtain a recorded statement about the extent of their injuries. However, many injuries do not manifest until days or weeks after an accident, meaning a statement made immediately after an accident would likely underestimate the extent of someone’s injuries — a fact the insurer can use to undervalue the injured party’s claim.

An experienced accident lawyer can advise you on how to handle the insurance companies after an accident, and can even speak with them on your behalf. As you begin your search for the best car accident attorney in Tampa, keep in mind the following guidelines. The Tampa car accident lawyer you choose should:

  • Have experience with car accident cases
  • Have experience dealing with insurance companies
  • Be willing to speak with insurance companies on your behalf
  • Be willing to aggressively pursue your claim if an insurance company tries to deny or undervalue your claim
  • Be willing to go to trial if necessary
  • Be willing to guide you through the legal and claim process in obtaining the appropriate and necessary medical treatment
  • Be able to present evidence from experts and local healthcare providers and medical specialists who can testify about the severity of your injuries if necessary
  • Be a good listener with whom you feel comfortable discussing your case
  • Offer a free consultation
Contact a Tampa Car Accident Lawyer

Tampa car accident lawyer Dereck Capaz started his legal career defending insurance companies and large corporations. Through his experience as a defense attorney, he learned the ins and outs of how insurers evaluate and defend claims, and under which circumstances settlements will be paid. He also understands the unfair tactics insurers use to try and limit the amount awarded to the injured party. If you or a family member has been seriously injured in a car accident in Tampa, contact the Capaz Law Firm now. We will work aggressively to hold the negligent party accountable and help you seek the fair compensation you deserve for your injuries including the costs of medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. Call (813) 440-2700 for your free consultation.


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