New Port Richey Car Accident Lawyer

A Brief Summary of the Following Article:

  • Investigation: Following a car accident, a dedicated attorney engages in thorough investigation, gathering eyewitness accounts, traffic footage, medical records, and expert testimony to establish fault and protect client interests.
  • Compensation: Victims of car accidents can seek compensation for lost wages, both current and future, based on the accident's impact on their ability to work and earn as before.
  • Medical Costs: Legal expertise is vital in claiming past and future medical expenses, accounting for complex factors like insurance coverage and the need for ongoing care or therapy post-accident.
  • Law Firm: McPherson & Thomas, P.A., emphasizes guiding clients through claim filing within legal deadlines, ensuring they recover damages for lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering due to car accidents. If you are in need of an experienced New Port Richey car accident lawyer, contact us here or give us a call at 727-848-8892 for a free consultation.

Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident can abruptly take you from the tranquility of everyday life to an overwhelming roller coaster ride of emotion and mounds of legal paperwork. An accident caused by someone else's negligence can make it feel impossible to live your life normally. In these moments, while you are recovering from your injuries and having your car repaired, a personal injury accident lawyer becomes your indispensable navigator, helping act as a guide through the legal complexities to ensure you receive the support and compensation necessary to recover and move forward.

After your accident, having a dedicated New Port Richey car accident lawyer by your side can significantly influence the outcome of your claim. Our team at McPherson & Thomas, P.A. represents clients who have been injured in automobile accidents and is ready to help navigate the aftermath of your case with you today. 

How a Dedicated Attorney Can Help Your Car Accident Case in New Port Richey, FL

At McPherson & Thomas, P.A., we're committed to guiding you through the aftermath of a car accident. After your initial consultation, we will immediately begin an internal investigation into the circumstances surrounding your car accident. Our team specializes in collecting robust evidence and establishing the fault of the liable party, leveraging our legal expertise to protect your interests. For a car accident, this evidence can include everything from eyewitness account interviews, traffic camera footage, detailed medical records, expert testimony, or even a police report.

Our goal is to act as a guide through the entire process and ensure your claim is filed within Florida’s two-year statute of limitations. This is crucial for safeguarding your rights to compensation. From here, our car accident attorney in New Port Richey will also handle all other aspects of the claim process, including all communications and scheduling with the insurance company. 

What Types of Damages Can I Recover After a Car Accident in New Port Richey?

Assuming that the other motorist caused the accident, the following addresses the most common types of losses an injured motorist will seek to recover in a bodily injury claim:

Lost Wages

If you have lost wages as a result of the motor vehicle accident at the time your case is resolved, then you are entitled to be compensated for those losses.

Similarly, if you are no longer able to work, not able to work as much, or if you are in a lower-paying job due to your injuries, you are entitled to claim damages for future wage loss. This may be true even if you are earning the same income after the accident, but there is reason to believe (and we can prove) that you will not be able to work as long in your career due to residual medical problems that are progressive, and that will likely affect future earnings.

Past Medical Expenses

At the time of a settlement or verdict, you will likely (but not always) have outstanding medical expenses. This area can be more complex than it sounds, and requires a good legal knowledge of how such losses should be computed. For example, medical expenses paid by your own auto insurance company under Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage do not amount to “out of pocket” medicals, because you do not have to pay them back from your injury settlement. On the other hand, your private health insurer and other entities that paid for treatment frequently do have a right to be reimbursed. 

Future Medical Expenses

For more severe motor vehicle accidents, one trip to the hospital will not likely be enough. Many car accidents are capable of causing injuries that require future care. This can stem anywhere from rehabilitative therapy, prescription medications, and even surgical procedures. If your doctor has rendered an opinion that you will require future care, then this becomes a part of your claim, and must be factored into any analysis of a claims fair value.

Future care can involve many types of treatment. Such future care could involve the likelihood that you will require future surgery, or that you may just need periodic massages, injections, or medication therapy. An experienced attorney will make certain that all of these things are factored into negotiations with the insurance company.

Pain and Suffering

If you have been permanently injured as a result of the automobile accident, then you are entitled to fair compensation for past, present, and future pain and suffering. Pain and suffering involves quality of life issues. For example, if prior to your injuries you enjoyed spending time in the garden, and now such activities create painful flare-ups, your quality of life has been affected. 

Additionally, if you are depressed or anxious due to your injuries, or relations with your significant other are impacted, then that can also affect your quality of life. You are entitled to fair compensation for these damages, and our car accident attorneys in New Port Richey are very aggressive at seeking full compensation for our clients who have had their quality of life affected due to an automobile accident.

Contact a New Port Richey Car Accident Attorney Today

Nobody deserves to pay the emotional, financial, or physical cost of another person’s blatant disregard for your safety. Take matters into your own hands today by partnering with a trusted, knowledgeable, and dedicated car accident attorney from McPherson & Thomas, P.A. today. 

To get the process started today, please don’t hesitate to contact our experienced New Port Richey personal injury attorneys for a free consultation. To discuss the specifics of your case, utilize our contact form or call our office directly at (727) 848-8892.

Emily's True Story

After Getting Terrible Advice from Her First Attorney, Emily Hired Us to Takeover

Emily is a young woman in her 20s who hired a "mass marketing" firm.  Like many people, Emily thought the person on the billboard must be a great attorney with so many billboards in town.  She did not understand that law firms who use "mass marketing" also adopt an assembly line approach to cases. Emily's case was moving too quickly.  When I met with her, she had $20,000 in unpaid medical bills and an attorney telling her that she should accept a $25,000 offer because that was "all she was legally entitled to receive."  When Emily raised questions and refused to accept the offer, her attorney quit on her, sending her a letter telling her to get a new lawyer!
The first thing that jumped out at me was that the former attorney had offered to settle Emily's case for $30,000.  This was going to be a big problem because there was a total of $100,000.00 to pursue ($50,000 in Bodily Injury coverage and $50,000 in Underinsured Motorist Coverage).  By making such a low offer to settle, I knew the former attorney had greatly compromised the negotiating position.  Secondly, and perhaps most startling, is that the accident was very bad and Emily had signs of post-concussion syndrome.  She had not seen a neurologist, so any settlement discussions were premature.  Once Emily saw a specialist, I made a demand for the first $50,000, which, of course, was rejected because the first attorney had already demanded less than the policy limits.  I filed a lawsuit and within a few weeks Emily's case settled for the $50,000 policy limits.  I then made a claim for the $50,000 in Uninsured Motorist Benefits and that was paid as well.  With all said and done, Emily received the entire $100,000 available in coverages.  Had she followed the advice of her first attorney, she would have owed money.  Instead, even after paying her medical providers and a 1/3 attorney's fee, she received nearly $40,000 in her pocket!
Emily's case is a prime example of why it is so important to hire an attorney who will not run your case with an "assembly line" approach, but will instead fight for you!

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