Personal Injury Claims Lawyer
What is a Personal Injury Claim or Lawsuit?
If you have suffered an injury due to the negligence of another person then you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. Personal injury lawsuits cover a range of case types, such as car accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and more.
A serious injury can have life-altering effects that can last for the remainder of your life and potentially put you in a considerable amount of debt. Oftentimes, a personal injury claim can assist you with getting compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering, as well as emotional distress.
It is imperative to be represented by a personal injury attorney who will work to get the most compensation for your personal injury lawsuit so you can begin to move on and heal — physically and emotionally.
What to Do if You Have Been Injured
Take pictures and Document Witness Names
Take pictures or videos from the scene where the injury took place if possible. Visual proof can greatly impact the outcome of your case. Write down the names and phone numbers of all the witnesses of your injury. They may be able to testify on your behalf.
Get medical assistance
If you have been injured, seek medical attention immediately. The injuries may get worse without treatment. If you do not get medical treatment and properly document your injuries, the insurance companies will claim that you are not injured. You should consult our office regarding your choice of doctor as some doctors have a reputation for taking your insurance money without properly treating and documenting your injuries.
Contact our office
When you report an automobile collision, the insurance company will deploy a team of people to evaluate your claim. The purpose of these insurance employees is to evaluate your claim and to resolve it as quickly and cost-effectively as possible to the benefit of the insurance company. See the insurance claims page for more information.
Do not sign any papers yet
Do not sign any papers from the insurance company. Insurance adjusters want to settle your entire case for as low a sum of money as possible. Many insurance adjusters tell people to sign documents up front, sometimes for an initial payment of money, and promise that more money will be paid later. In truth, the papers often release the insurance company from any future payments and the person’s entire claim is lost.
Do not give the insurance company a recorded or written statement
Do not give the insurance company a recorded or written statement. If you misspeak, the insurance adjuster will try to use your own words against you. If you present your statement properly, the insurance adjuster may “lose” it, refuse to provide you with a copy or alter it. If a statement is required, it should be done in the presence of your attorney, with a certified court reporter, and with a certified interpreter (if necessary).
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How Much Does a Personal Injury Attorney Cost?
When you choose to work with our firm, you do not have to pay anything unless we recover money for you. In other words, our services are free unless we win. If we do recover monetary compensation for you, then our attorney fee is the percentage pre-determined by the Florida Supreme Court.
What does a Victim Have to Prove to Receive Compensation
You or your loved one must prove that the acquired injuries are the fault or negligence of a third party. Taking pictures and collecting the information of witnesses at the scene can help support your case against the defendant.
To receive compensation for your injury, you must prove that you have sustained emotional or general damages as a result of the injury. Damages can include but are not limited to: physical pain, loss of present and or future income, disfigurement, emotional pain, as well as medical treatment associated with the injury.
How long does a typical Personal Injury lawsuit take?
A settlement can happen rather quickly – within a few months or up to a year. However, if the defendant does not offer a satisfactory settlement then your attorney will advise you to go to court to receive compensation for the damages associated with your injury. On average, a lawsuit can take between one to two years.
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