Frequently Asked Questions

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What types of personal injury cases do you handle?

We handle a wide range of personal injury cases including auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, slip and fall incidents, and general personal injury claims.

How much does it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer in Florida?

Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no upfront costs. We only receive a fee if we successfully recover compensation for you.

What compensation can I expect from a personal injury claim?

Compensation can cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. The exact amount depends on the specifics of your case, including the severity of your injuries and the circumstances of the accident.

How long will my personal still take to resolve?

The duration of a personal injury case can vary widely. Some cases settle quickly, while others may require extensive negotiation or litigation. Our goal is to resolve your case as efficiently as possible while maximizing your compensation.

Can I still recover compensation if I was partially at fault in the accident?

Yes, Florida follows a comparative negligence rule, meaning you can still recover damages even if you were partially at fault. However, your recovery will be reduced by your percentage of fault.

What are the risks of going to trial for a personal injury claim?

Going to trial can lead to a longer process and there is always the uncertainty of the outcome. However, it might also result in a higher compensation if the verdict is favorable. Your attorney can help assess the risk and advise whether a trial is the best course of action based on your specific case.

How do you determine the value of my personal injury claim?

The value of your claim depends on several factors, including the severity of your injuries, the cost of medical treatment, lost wages, and the impact on your quality of life. We gather all relevant information to ensure that we accurately determine the full extent of compensation needed.

Can family members claim compensation in the event of a wrongful death?

Yes, in the case of wrongful death, immediate family members such as spouses, children, and sometimes parents, can claim compensation for their loss. This includes loss of support, companionship, and potential future earnings.

Are there any upfront fees for hiring your personal injury law firm?

No, our firm works on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only charge fees if we recover compensation for you. All fees will be a percentage of the settlement or verdict, and these terms will be outlined in our agreement.

How does the law firm handle communication throughout the case?

We prioritize clear and consistent communication with our clients. You will be updated regularly on the progress of your case, and we are always available to answer any questions you may have.

What should I do immediately after an accident?

Ensure your safety and the safety of others, seek medical attention, document the scene if possible, and contact law enforcement. It's also advised to contact a personal injury lawyer to understand your rights and options.

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in Florida?

In Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally four years from the date of the accident. However, it's important to consult a lawyer as soon as possible to ensure your rights are fully protected.

Do I really need a lawyer for a personal injury claim?

While you are not required to have a lawyer, having experienced legal representation can significantly improve your chances of receiving fair compensation. A lawyer can handle negotiations with insurance companies and ensure your rights are protected throughout the process.

What should I bring to my first consultation with a personal injury lawyer?

Bring any documentation related to your injury, including medical records, police reports, photographs of the scene, and any correspondence with insurance companies. This information will help us better understand your case and provide you with accurate advice.

What happens if the responsible party does not have insurance?

If the responsible party is uninsured, you may still have options for recovery, such as through your own uninsured motorist coverage or through legal action against other potentially liable parties. It's crucial to discuss your specific situation with a lawyer.

What is the difference between a settlement and a verdict?

A settlement is an agreement reached between parties outside of court, often facilitated by your lawyer. A verdict, on the other hand, is a decision made by a judge or jury at the conclusion of a trial.

What if my injuries prevent me from working?

Compensation for lost wages can be claimed as part of your personal injury case. If your injuries result in long-term disability, you may also be entitled to compensation for future earnings and medical care.

What is a ‘no-fault’ insurance claim?

Florida is a no-fault state, meaning that after an accident, your own insurance company provides coverage for minor injuries regardless of who was at fault. However, for more serious injuries, you may step outside the no-fault system and pursue a claim against the at-fault driver.

How do I know if an offered settlement is fair?

Always consult with your personal injury lawyer before accepting a settlement. A lawyer can help you understand whether the offer adequately covers all aspects of your damages and negotiate for a better deal if necessary.

Can I claim for emotional distress in a personal injury lawsuit?

Yes, emotional distress is considered a non-economic damage and can be claimed in a personal injury lawsuit if it is directly related to the physical injuries suffered in the incident.

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