A severe injury often comes unexpectedly. Accidents can happen anywhere, at work, school, shopping, or even while visiting a private home. Dealing with the pain and consequences of recovery is tough enough but is sometimes not comparable to the shock when the bills roll in. You can talk to a Brandon personal injury attorney about your legal options for recovery if someone else is responsible for your injuries.
We hlp our clients hold parties who caused their accidents and injuries accountable, and if this is your situation, we want to help you, too. You could seek financial awards for your losses via an insurance claim or a lawsuit. We can advise on the next steps in your situation. We can talk with you today during a free consultation.
Accidents in Brandon Can Cause Injuries
Anyone in Central Florida can have an accident at any time, which could land them in the hospital. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that in 2018, 37.9 million visits were made to U.S. emergency rooms for injuries per year; 57.5 million Americans saw their primary care physician for injuries.
Common Types of Personal Injury Cases
- Dog bites
- Slip and fall accidents
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Product liability
- Premises liability
- Construction injuries
- Wrongful death
Places Injuries Happen
- Grocery stores
- Gas stations
- Parking lots
- Private residences
- State parks
We can review the extent of your injuries to determine liability. We can also investigate the cause of your accident and determine the four elements of negligence: the duty of care, breach of duty, causation, and damages.
An example would be if you went shopping and, upon entering the store, you encounter water on the floor and slip before falling. We can look at the cause of the water, if the store owner was aware of the water, and what actions were taken to remedy it. The investigation will, of course, must show there was water on the floor.
The store would be responsible because it happened on their premises. However, it may be determined that the store was negligent if water had been on the floor for an extended period, particularly if the store’s managers knew about the situation but chose to ignore it.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Brandon, call 863-250-5050
Ask Dave How a Law Firm Can Help Your Brandon Injury Case
Getting help from a law firm for an injury case can benefit you in many ways. For one thing, attorneys can file your claim and aim to negotiate with insurance companies to settle the matter while you focus on your injuries. That is taking a lot off your shoulders. The most significant benefit might be stress relief.
Law firms often have connections with many specialists in the medical field. When a client needs special treatment or has trouble getting the medical help they need, your legal representative might be able to give you a referral. Often, attorneys also hire expert testimony, which could include doctors who can verify your injuries and explain them to the court.
When developing your lawsuit, the law firm handles many tasks to find a solution long before you go to court. Settlements can be reached without ever seeing a courtroom.
Common Tasks Managed in a Personal Injury Case
- Gather evidence
- Review medical records
- Investigate the cause
- Determine responsibility
- Negotiate with insurers
- File suit
- Manage deadlines
- Interview eyewitnesses
- Present your case
- File appeals
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Which Losses Can Be Claimed in a Florida Injury Case?
Florida allows injury victims to file for two types of losses: general damages and special damages. These are also often referred to as economic and non-economic losses. Economic losses are also financial losses. It can include medical expenses, rehabilitative therapy, lost income and benefits, and property damage.
Non-economic losses are more challenging to put a price tag on. It can consist of mental anguish, pain and suffering, loss of life enjoyment, and more. We will review your situation and identify the losses you can recover.
Ask Dave How to Afford a Lawyer After a Brandon Injury
Justice should not only be available to those who can afford it. Law firms realized long ago that asking a victim injured and out of work to pay an upfront sum to collect compensation doesn’t work. It can also lead many to believe they have no options for legal recourse.
We care about helping those who have been hurt or injured. To allow everyone access to the justice system, we accept clients’ cases on contingency.
We Accept Cases on Contingency
Cases accepted on contingency mean you enter into a payment agreement with the law firm. You have no upfront costs. The law firm offers to settle your claim for a percentage of your compensation. The law firm will be driven to obtain the maximum settlement on your behalf. If you settle your case through negotiations or win your case, you can pay the bill out of your compensation. If you don’t win, you won’t owe a legal statement.
You can learn more about your next steps for a Brandon personal injury during a free consultation. A complimentary review might be helpful if you want to know more about what your case can be worth. Lawsuits can vary in length of time to resolve.
Your injuries may heal quickly or take many years. Your settlement covers long-term disability and pain and suffering. Any review could be an estimate until you know how the injury can impact your life long-term.
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Florida’s Deadlines to File Injury Lawsuits
Florida sets mandatory deadlines for filing legal action for an injury or loss. Florida Statutes § 95.11 outlines various time limits for filing an action. It’s best to check with your attorney which deadlines apply to you. Here is a list of some expected deadlines:
- Government municipality – 6 months
- Personal injury – 4 years
- Product liability – 4 years
- Medical malpractice – 2 years
- Worker’s compensation – 2 years
- Wrongful death – 2 years
Ask Dave If You Need Answers About Your Brandon Injury Case
Dismuke Law can answer your questions and handle your insurance claim or lawsuit after a Brandon personal injury occurs. Our attorneys have represented injured victims in Florida for many years. We can help you, too; our compassion for those injured drives us to find justice for them. We’ll help hold the responsible party accountable for their negligence.
Moving past injuries can be challenging when it impacts your finances. Legal representatives at Dismuke Law can assist you in filing for the compensation you need. Call us today for a free consultation.