Can You Still Take My Florida Car Accident Case if I Don’t Live Near You or I Live Out of State?

GavelYes. We can represent you regardless of where you live. Your first step is to find an attorney you can trust and who you believe is the best fit for you. We often represent clients who live in other cities in Florida, outside of the Clearwater area.

Every car accident case has a special set of circumstances. Sometimes it is necessary to meet our clients in their own homes, even if it is in other cities in Florida. If we accept your case, meeting you where you live will not be a problem. We have found that even clients who live within minutes of our office prefer to have most of their contact with us by phone.

Will Your Lawyer Return Your Phone Calls?

It doesn’t help to hire a lawyer who lives around the block and doesn’t return your phone calls. This is the biggest single complaint about lawyers! I give every client a written commitment to return their phone calls. And at the close of each case, I ask our clients whether I kept my commitment. View our testimonials to see what our clients say about how we communicate with them.

Live Out of State and Injured in a Clearwater Car Accident?

Whether you were on vacation in Florida or visiting on a business trip, if you were injured in a car wreck in Florida you need an experienced Florida accident lawyer. Let me tell you why. I’ve talked to people who went back to their home town wondering “should I hire a lawyer in my own state.” Some even are convinced by their home town lawyer that he/she could handle their car accident case even though the lawyer is not licensed in Florida.

Why it’s Not a Good Idea to Hire an Out of State Lawyer

The claims adjuster knows they have a huge advantage. An out of state lawyer just doesn’t know what the Florida requirements are for your claim and the insurance company will use this to pay you less money.

The claims adjuster also knows that the out of state lawyer can’t file a law suit in Florida if the settlement offer is too low. They use this to their advantage as well!

Do you really want to turn your injury claim over to a lawyer who practices out of state and who has never handled a car accident case in Florida?

We Can Help You If You Live Out of State

Your first step is to find an attorney you can trust and who knows what needs to be done to protect your interests in dealing with the insurance company. Let’s face it; Florida is still a vacation destination. Unfortunately, all too often many of our visitors are injured in accidents here. As a result, we regularly represent clients who live in other states or in Canada. We’ll gladly put our experience to work for you and walk you through every step necessary to complete your claim. We can represent you regardless of where you live.

Jim Dodson
A Florida injury lawyer, family man and avid cyclist who clients have trusted for over 25 years.