A Personal Injury lawyer helps you when you have experienced an injury through no fault of your own. An experienced injury attorney will help you receive fair compensation for your injury, from an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit filed against the responsible party.
There are a number of critical steps you must take to improve your chances of receiving compensation. The following are the steps that you should take:
During our free consultation, we will determine whether you have a valid claim. If you do have a valid claim and you decide to work with us, we will take the following steps to build and strengthen your personal injury case, thereby putting you in the best possible position to earn the compensation you deserve:
We will record your full statement about the accident and your injuries
We will obtain witness statements to back up your statement
We will speak with the police involved with your case
We will obtain your medical records and review them thoroughly
We will analyze your financial losses
We will speak to the insurance company on your behalf
We will reconstruct the accident using the state-of-the-art technology if necessary
We will speak with medical experts concerning your case
We will do further investigative work regarding any other aspects of your case to ensure that we get all the information and evidence that's available
Our goal is to build your case in order to reach a reasonable resolution with an insurance company or the party responsible for your injuries so that you can receive the compensation you deserve. If we cannot agree on a settlement, we will take your case to trial.
There are two types of damages that we can help you obtain as part of your compensation - economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages cover the financial losses that you have sustained or will sustain as a result of your injury. These include:
Non-economic damages refer to the physical and emotional toll caused by your injuries. These types of damages are more difficult to quantify since they do not have a designated value attached to them. However, these types of damages tend to cover pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, loss of consortium, lost opportunity, loss of quality of life, and mental anguish.
In some cases, you may also be entitled to punitive damages, which is a form of compensation provided to punish the defendant for their conduct as well as to serve as a deterrent to others.
It's important to understand that Florida has a statute of limitations for personal injury claims. For most personal injuries, you have to file a claim within four years from the date of your injury. For medical malpractice and wrongful deaths, it's two years. Because of this, it's important that you get the legal process rolling as quickly as possible by speaking with a personal injury lawyer that can help you file a claim.
There are no fees unless there is a recovery for our client.