How Do I Choose The Right Injury Lawyer For My Case?
Florida personal injury
Well one thing for sure is that there is no shortage of personal injury attorneys in Florida! You see them on television and billboards all over the state promising you “millions of dollars”. Did you ever wonder if they’re so great, how come they have to spend so much money advertising? It is very confusing!
As if asking for help and making a good, informed decision was not already difficult enough!
Common cases we handle
- Car Accidents
- Slip and Falls
- Dog Bites
- Nursing Home Neglect
- Bed Bug Bites
- Prescription Errors
- Amusement Park Injuries
3 Steps To Determine If You Need Assistance
First, recognize is that if you are injured, it’s a good idea to get an attorney. You may think that your insurance company works for you and that the other party’s insurance company is going to do the “right thing.” Well, the truth is that your insurance company and the other party’s insurance company have one basic goal – save money so that can be as profitable a company as possible. Now that does not mean that they will not be polite and return your phone calls. It simply means that they don’t have your best interests in mind!
The second thing to remember is that if you are injured, you need to focus on getting well. Recovery is not always smooth. Sometimes physical rehabilitation and surgery does not produce the hoped-for results. All of us are creatures of habit. When are routine is disturbed, we don’t always function well. Sometimes we get anxious or depressed. That’s not when we do our best thinking. You need to focus on getting well.
Lastly, keep in mind is that if you do not make your claims on time, you will be forever barred from compensation for your injuries! It doesn’t matter how strong your claim was or how much time you lost from work. You see the legal system is very complicated and you don’t want to learn from your own mistakes. You need someone in your corner who knows the ropes and will fight for you. You need someone in your corner who has experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a typical personal injury case?
Automobile accidents, the area in which most personal injury actions arise, provide a good example of how the tort system works. You have a negligence claim in a “fault” state if you are injured by a driver who failed to exercise reasonable care because drivers have a duty to exercise reasonable care anytime they are on the road. When they breach that duty and your injury results, personal injury law says you can recoup your losses. (Note, though, that the system may be very different in states that have passed no-fault laws.) Negligence reaches far beyond claims stemming from car accidents. It is the basis for liability in most personal injury lawsuits, including medical malpractice.
What happens if I file a lawsuit?
What does it mean to settle a case?
Settling a case means that you agree to accept money in return for dropping your action against the person who injured you. You’ll actually sign a release absolving the other side of any further liability. To help you decide whether to accept the settlement offer, your lawyer will be able to provide a realistic assessment of whether a lawsuit based on your claim will be successful. (Settlement also can take place at any point in a lawsuit once it is filed, including before trial or even after a case has been tried but before a jury reaches a verdict.) The decision to accept a settlement offer is yours, not the lawyer’s.
Does a personal injury lawsuit have to be filed within a certain amount of time?
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