Michael F. Hornung, P.A.
15611 New Hampshire Court • Fort Myers, Florida 33908
(239) 437-0095 • FAX (239) 437-0018
Criminal Defense Ext. 1  /  Personal Injury Ext. 2

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We handle claims arising out of motor vehicle accidents such as car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and school bus-related accidents. We also handle Slip and Falls, Dog Bites and premises liability.

Unfortunately, you are likely to be involved in at least one auto accident during your lifetime and you should know what to do to protect yourself and your legal rights.


The following are the first steps you should take after an auto accident:

  1. Call the police and do not leave the scene until the police arrive.

  2. If there is an injury, seek medical help immediately.

  3. Gather all the information you can regarding the other driver such as: Name, address, phone, drivers license, license plate and insurance company name and policy number.

  4. If there are witnesses get their name, address and phone numbers.

  5. Report the accident to your Auto Insurance Carrier as soon as possible regardless of who is at fault.

  6. If you are given a traffic ticket, be sure to contact your attorney before you pay any fine or appear in court.

  7. Before admitting guilt or any direct responsibility for the accident and any resulting injuries, including your own, you should seek your attorney's advice.
     

We understand that after a serious accident you don't want to encounter the strain of making important decisions alone, we will assist you every way we can to be sure your rights are protected.

Our consultation is free of charge, and if we do accept your case, you will not pay any fees and costs unless there is a recovery.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, our firm can help.

 

28 Years Trial Experience
in State and Federal Courts

  »  Wrongful Death

  »  Slip and Falls

  »  Premise Liability

  »  Automobile Accidents

  »  Boating Accidents

  »  Truck Accidents

  »  Motorcycle Accidents
  »  Animal Attacks
  »  Insurance Claims

 

PERSONAL INJURY QUESTIONS

Q: I was involved in an accident and went to the emergency room and have seen a doctor. Who is responsible to pay these medical bills?
A: Florida is a no-fault state. Your own insurance policy is the primary pay for those bills.

Q: I was involved in an accident and the other driver did not have insurance. What do I do?
A: There may be insurance available that you are unaware of. This needs to be looked into extensively. You may also have Uninsured Motorist coverage that would apply.

Q: My insurance Company seems to be taking care of things, do I still need an attorney?
A: Yes.

Q: I have property damage due to an accident. Who is responsible to pay for the repairs, or the deductible?
A: Generally the at fault person’s insurance is responsible. However, if that is not available your Collision coverage would come into play, but there would be a deductible.
 
Q: Someone is calling from an insurance company to take my statement. What should I do?
A: Seek the advice of an Attorney.

Q: I was involved in an accident that was not my fault, however, the other person did not receive a ticket. Can I still make a claim against his insurance company?
A: Yes.

Q: When is an attorney necessary?
A: A qualified Attorney should be contacted for a consultation any time there is an automobile accident with injuries.

Q: What exactly is an attorney going to do for me?
A: Your rights are protected and you will be compensated to the fullest extent of the law.

Q: What about the time I have missed from work? Can I be reimbursed?
A: Wage loss falls under the Personal Injury Protection of your policy.

Q: If I obtain an attorney, how long will it take for my case to be settled?
A: All cases are different. Generally it can take 8 - 15 months.

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