When Should You Contact An Attorney Or Lawyer After An Accident?

As soon as you physically are able to call and speak to the attorney.


After being involved in a car or automobile accident it is important to speak to an attorney to understand your rights, preserve evidence in the form of pictures, obtain video footage from cameras recording the area of the accident, contact witnesses and obtain statements, and to contact the appropriate insurance companies to notify them of your claim.

Is it bad to contact an attorney or lawyer after an accident?

Absolutely not; It is your right.

Speaking with an attorney benefits you, not the insurance companies. Insurance companies would much prefer to speak with you directly rather than your attorney. This makes it easier for insurance companies and their adjusters to control what happens, manage what evidence is preserved, and take advantage of the situation if possible. Insurance companies regularly send investigators to crash scenes and have adjusters contact witnesses immediately. They may contact you right after a crash in the hopes that you will not speak with an attorney first. Many times insurance companies will tell you that they can help you directly and you can proceed without legal representation. They ask you for information, obtain a statement from you and try to dissuade you from presenting a claim.

Does having an experienced attorney on your side make a difference?


These days, with all the advertising and companies promising to help you after an accident, it is extremely important to contact an experienced attorney who can effectively handle your case and properly present a claim to an insurance company. Retaining an attorney who is experienced in handling automobile accidents, truck accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, and tractor-trailer accidents is important to maximizing your claim. Many attorneys settle cases without trying to obtain the best possible result. At Vinas and Deluca, we make every effort to maximize our clients’ recovery. Oftentimes it takes more time and effort to achieve a good result for a client. Some lawyers are unwilling to spend the necessary time, money, and effort to help clients make a full recovery. We do.

Is it important to meet and get to know the attorney who will represent you?


Many law firms send investigators or paralegals to meet with new clients. Some people retain a law firm to represent them without ever meeting or speaking to their attorney. At Vinas and DeLuca, our attorneys take the time to meet with and talk to each and every one of our clients. It allows the attorney to properly educate the client on the process and the attorney is in a better position to represent the client if they know the individual and understand the facts of their case.

Why hire Vinas and DeLuca to represent you?

Because we care about our clients and endeavor to obtain the best possible result for each of our clients. Many times it requires more work on the part of our attorneys which is at no additional cost to the client.

Our goal is to obtain the best possible result for our clients. We want our clients to feel that the best possible result was obtained for them given the facts of their case.

What is the cost to retain us?

If there is no recovery, then there is no fee. It’s that simple. Our firm is only compensated if we successfully win your case.

If you believe that a loved one suffered injury or harm as a result of an accident please call us for a free case evaluation. We would be happy to investigate your claim and help you receive justice for you or a loved one.

Our Process

The 4 Steps We Take After You Retain Us

01. Report

We notify all insurance companies and potential defendants that we represent you. From there, we handle everything. You will not need to speak with anyone but your lawyers. All communications go through us – your advocates.


We help you get the medical care you need when you need it. Our lawyers and staff help you make appointments, obtain medical advice, and recover from your injuries, both physically and financially. We are at your side each step of the way.

03. Review

Our lawyers and medical experts review your medical records to determine the most effective way to present your injury claim. This may require forensic expert reports, professional medical illustrations, or 3D animations of your accident or injury. We spare no expense when it comes to effectively telling your story.


Drawing on decades of combined legal experience, our lawyers aggressively pursue top dollar settlements and verdicts for each of our clients. The vast majority of defendants in our cases choose not to go to trial against our law firm, setting the stage for our clients to receive satisfactory settlements and results.

Francisco Viñas
Personal Injury Attorney
Jarrett L. DeLuca
Personal Injury Attorney

South Florida Top Attorneys

The attorneys at Viñas and DeLuca have over 35 years of combined experience handling personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout Miami and the State of Florida. Over the years, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, representing them in both state and federal court. Each of our attorneys is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, signifying the highest level of professional excellence for legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards. Attorneys at Viñas and DeLuca have also been recognized by Super Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and Top 40 under 40, Avvo, and others. Some of the results we have achieved for our clients are highlighted below. While the results of any case can vary depending on the facts, our commitment to winning big for our clients never changes.

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With An Experienced Attorney

We offer our services on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not have to worry about legal fees unless we win your case. That’s right. You get to focus all of your time, energy, and money on getting better while we handle your complex personal injury law case. You only have a limited amount of time to file a claim, so contact us today. We’re available to assist injury victims throughout Miami-Dade County.

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