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Pursuing a Personal Injury Claim in Florida

Having an experienced personal injury attorney can be the difference between securing a worthy settlement or not when you sustain a personal injury in an accident caused by the negligence of another person. Be it a slip and fall, auto accident, or any other kind of accident, choosing the right personal injury attorney is a crucial decision and determinant of success.

Typically, when a person is involved in an accident, the insurance company of the other party who caused the accident tries to reach out to the victim immediately. Their investigators will try to talk to the victim and record the conversation. During this process, victims might end up saying things that may limit or completely take away their legal rights. This is one of the reasons why it is advisable that a person who has sustained a personal injury employ the services of an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. A personal injury attorney will represent your interests, make sure you preserve the relevant evidence, and ensure that you provide only the necessary information that puts you in the best position for compensation. 

When Do You Need a Personal Injury Attorney?

A person who has suffered a personal injury may sometimes believe he does not need the services of a personal injury attorney and may be willing to accept any offer given to him by the other party as compensation. This mindset may not be the best and it is highly advisable to still consult with a personal injury attorney as a much higher settlement may be achievable within a shorter time than without an attorney.

Several expenses may be covered in the amount paid to a person who has suffered a personal injury as compensation ranging from medical expenses, cost of repair and replacement of damaged properties, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, etc.  It is highly advisable to employ the services of a personal injury attorney to help you determine the different compensations you may be entitled to based on the circumstances of your case.

You should hire a personal injury attorney in Floridian the following cases:

  1. If You Are Injured in an Accident Due To The Negligence of Another Person

You are entitled to receive compensation and a fair settlement that covers your medical bills for the treatment of the injuries sustained during the accident. The insurance companies are likely to hire an experienced adjuster. Therefore, it is advisable you hire an experienced personal injury attorney to help you through negotiations with the insurance companies. It is important to note that you may be entitled to compensation even if you only got minor injuries from the accident.

  1. If You Are Unsure Of the Settlement Value 

It takes an experienced personal injury attorney to calculate the settlement value in Florida. It requires taking into account all the relevant factors including the extent of your injuries, lost income, psychological effect, damaged property, and many other factors, depending on the facts of the case. A personal injury attorney in Florida will examine your case and determine the kind of compensation you are entitled to.

  1. If You Suffer a Temporary or Permanent Disability

If you sustained temporary or permanent disability due to the accident, you need a lawyer who can determine the negligence level of the defendant and the corresponding settlement you deserve. A disability will affect your ability to earn, provide for your family, and live a normal life. A personal injury attorney will ensure that you get as much as you deserve to make you live a decent lifeagain.

  1. If the Insurance Company Refuses to Pay Your Claim

Often, insurance companies will look for ways to avoid any kind of liability for the accident. It would not come as a surprise if an insurance company refuses to pay the claim made by you for several reasons e.g., stating that the negligence criteria is not met. There is also a possibility that the insurance company decides to pay you less than your claim and what you deserve. When an experienced personal injury attorney in Florida represents you, it increases your chances of getting a fair settlement. Whether you are involved in a minor or major accident, hiring an attorney is advisable. 

  1. If You Missed Work Due to Your Injury

If, due to the injuries sustained, you are or were unable to work for some time, it is important you get a personal injury attorney to help you get compensation for your lost earnings. The calculation of lost wages depends on the work missed due to the injury, and future income due to the recovery process. If a victim becomes permanently disabled to work or the victims ability to work is permanently reduced, the lost wages over the victim’s lifetime are calculated and taken into consideration.

  1. If You are Emotionally Affected or Distressed

You can get compensated for pain, suffering, and emotional distress caused by the accident. The calculation of emotional distress damages is very complicated and peculiar hence the need to hire a personal injury lawyer who has experience in calculating these damages and working with insurance companies.

Why Should You Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

As someone who has suffered physical and/or emotional stress due to an accident caused by the negligence of another, the process of getting duly compensated may become too much of a hassle for so many reasons including physical and mental state, lack of knowledge, lack of the necessary negotiation skills, etc. A personal injury attorney has the requisite experience and knowledge to navigate this process and help you to receive a quick and favorable compensation. Some of the things a personal injury attorney will do includes:
  • Offer a more realistic perspective.
  • Professionally handle the negotiations.
  • Represent you in court, if necessary.
  • Get the best possible compensation.

Conclusion

Hire a personal injury attorney as early as possible after you sustain injuries in an accident that you believe was caused by the negligence of another. The earlier you hire an attorney, the higher your chances of getting the best possible settlement on time.

At Imudia Law, we have years of experience in representing clients in personal injurycases as well as in dealing with insurance companies. If you have suffered from injuries from an accident, our personal injury attorneys are ready to provide you with the requisite legal representation promptly in Florida