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Car Accidents

If you or a loved one have suffered in a car accident, The Mike Hostilo Law Firm is here to help.

Car Accidents

We know it isn’t easy to navigate the fallout of an accident when you’re the victim. Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident can be one of the most stressful times in your life, especially if there’s a serious injury involved. That’s why you need a qualified attorney to get you a fair settlement for your accident.

We take your case totally off your plate, so you can get back to your life while we work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
Work with a car accident attorney who will go above and beyond for your case.

What determines the value of your case?

When your car accident lawyer is determining the value of your case, there are a number of key factors involved, including:

  • Lost income

  • Medical bills

  • Loss of normal life

  • Pain and suffering

  • Disability and disfigurement

Every case is unique, and as your lawyer, we’ll do everything in our power to investigate all the facts and get you the settlement you deserve.

If you’ve been in a car accident and haven’t called 844-GET-MIKE yet, here are a few important things to remember.

Never admit fault in a car accident.

  • Let the evidence speak for itself. Even if you believe you were at fault, never admit it openly to the police or the other party. Let the investigators look at the evidence from the accident to determine who was at fault.

  • Getting an attorney can be difficult after you’ve admitted fault to the responding officer or other party involved.

Be cautious of who you speak to.

  • One of the most common tricks in the book comes from insurance adjusters trying to get you to make a statement. Never give a statement to the other party without your lawyer present.

  • The insurance adjuster will use your words against you. So while you can give them a statement, you should always have your lawyer present to ensure that you don't falsely incriminate yourself.

Don’t settle immediately.

  • Never sign anything until you’ve spoken with your attorney!

  • Many times, the insurance company covering the other driver will try to get you to sign a release for claims that you may have.

  • In some cases, victims end up finding out that their car accident claim could've been worth 80% more than what they were offered.

If you’re injured or in pain, see a doctor right away.

  • After you’ve been in an accident, you should always go to see the doctor. Even if the injuries were minor, this gives you credible evidence that you can use in court if you start to develop problems

  • If you don't go to a doctor to establish the injuries and you later experience health problems, the other party's lawyers could try to pass the blame off onto another cause. This could significantly lower the amount of compensation you collect.

Keep a paper trail.

After an accident, it’s smart to collect some records and photos that will help your claim. In many instances, having the right documentation can win or lose a case.

  • If a police officer responds to the scene of the accident, they’ll file a report that includes essential information like statements from drivers, traffic laws violated, and the potential causes of the accident. To get a copy of the report, you need to contact the law enforcement agency that filed it.

  • Medical records are also important to your case and could include pharmacy prescriptions, physical therapy, emergency room treatment, and hospital admission.

  • If your vehicle needs to be repaired after an accident, keep a careful written record of everything that you paid as a result of the car accident.

The Mike Hostilo Law Firm is on your side.

There are a ton of complex factors to consider after an accident that will determine the price of your settlement. Keeping track of everything on your own can be a hassle, and you’re already dealing with enough.

That’s why finding the right car accident attorney is so important. Mike Hostilo hand-picked our team to ensure that every step of your case is handled with care, from intake and investigation to help with your medical care and insurance.

Our firm has the resources, experience, and commitment to take on the largest insurance companies with ease. You focus on recovery; we focus on results.

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