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PERSONAL INJURY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We know you have questions about the law, and we are pleased to provide answers. Our firm brings our extensive knowledge and dedication to the practice of law straight to you. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, contact our firm today at 813-929-4231 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.

WHAT RIGHTS DO INJURED PARTIES HAVE IN PERSONAL INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH CASES?

If the accident is caused by another party’s negligence, the victim (or their family) has the right to receive compensation for damages, including past and future medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Florida law provides protection for these rights, and victims should explore their options after an accident. You should consult with an attorney to explore your options so that you can recover for the full extent of your damages.

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT?

The first concern for someone injured in an accident is to seek medical care. In addition, an injured party must contact their own insurance carrier to report the accident. After these matters have been addressed, an accident victim should contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss the ramifications of insurance and ongoing medical care. During the case, our firm deals with your and the at-fault party's insurance carrier and collects evidence to dramatically improve your chances of receiving the maximum benefits available to you under the law.

WHAT OPTIONS DO I HAVE FOR RESOLVING MY CASE?

There are multiple avenues for an injured party to pursue recovery after an accident. Your lawyers may negotiate a settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance carrier, or your case may be litigated to pursue a jury verdict or judgment. Many of the decisions regarding monetary resolutions are up to the client. Either way, a settlement cannot be reached until your lawyer knows the full extent of your injuries. Our firm is equipped with years of experience in litigating and trying cases. It is important to have the guidance of an experienced personal injury lawyer who is committed to helping you recover the maximum compensation possible.

HOW LONG WILL MY PERSONAL INJURY CASE TAKE?

The length of time that a personal injury case may take varies greatly based upon a number of factors. Accidents involving clear liability and severe injuries may resolve more quickly than cases where liability is disputed or prior injuries are involved. It is not uncommon for a complicated case to take several years to resolve. Although your attorney will work to resolve your case as quickly as possible, you should be prepared for circumstances beyond your attorneys' control that may delay your case.