Help For The Injured In Arcadia Florida From A Law Firm That Will Fight For You
- Millions Of Dollars Recovered
- For Our Clients Every Year
- Over 100 Years Injury Law Experience
- The Resources and Experience To Take A Case To Trial
- Over 10,000 Accident Cases Settled
- A Highly Trained Team Of Legal And Technical Professionals
Arcadia's history is so rich that its Historic District is actually included on the National Register of Historic Places. While it's a small town with a population of just 6,600 residents, it's regularly visited by thousands. Accidents can happen anywhere, and when you're injured as a result of an accident that wasn't your fault you may need to get help from an experienced legal team.
We've been serving the Florida area for more than 20 years, and our legal team has more than 100 years' combined experience in personal injury law. Each year, we work with clients to get them compensation for injuries sustained in everything from a slip and fall accident to severe accidents involving commercial trucks.
The time following an accident can be difficult, and your recovery can seem to take forever. It's made even worse when you have to deal with heavy financial burdens caused by your injuries, and that's why we fight so hard to get you what you're owed. You shouldn't have to pay for injuries that were caused by someone else, and our team will work to stand up to the insurance companies – we have a reputation in the legal system for getting results.
How can a lawyer help after an injury?
By turning to a professional legal team you'll give yourself lots of advantages. The level of stress you have will be reduced, and you can focus on healing instead of on legal action or negotiating with an insurance company. But there are a couple of key ways that our team can really help that are worth learning more about.
The statistics show that when you have a lawyer on your side, insurance companies are far more likely to settle out of court than they would be if you were on your own. The reason is that with a team like ours fighting for you, insurance companies know that we are prepared to head all the way to court to get you what you're owed. They want to avoid this, so they'll settle faster.
You also improve your chances of getting a larger settlement amount. Insurance companies want to save money, and they will always offer low amounts in a settlement to avoid paying what you really deserve. With an attorney on your side, you're more likely to get a larger amount that's closer to fair.
In short, with the help of an attorney it's likely that you receive a larger settlement amount and that you get your money faster. When you're trying to recover from injuries, those are two very important things.
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What is the process of an injury claim case?
The process of injury claim cases is very similar to any other type of legal case. We have to gather evidence, make settlement offers with insurance companies, negotiate settlement amounts, and potentially go to trial.
You have very little to do with all of this when an attorney represents you. We handle all of the heavy lifting while you recover, and we may occasionally need your help but for the most part you don't have to worry with the details.
In most instances a case won't go to trial. Instead, injury companies will settle out of court, reducing the time you have to wait for your money. It all starts with us determining whether or not you actually have a case – by figuring out who's at fault and whether or not the other party was reckless or negligent. Contact us for a free consultation to get started with this process.
How will your firm prove my case?
In order to get compensation for injuries, it must be proven that the other party was negligent or reckless and that those actions led to your injuries. If those things aren't present, getting you compensation will be more difficult.
For example, negligence could be a situation where a property owner knows that a stairway is damaged but chooses not to fix it, leading to an injury. Recklessness could be texting while driving, or even drunk driving.
To prove that negligence or recklessness were a factor in the accident, we'll gather evidence and build a case. We could use a variety of things to determine this including:
- Driver histories
- Medical histories
- Commercial driving logs
- Property repair records
- Witness testimony
- And more
How Is Compensation Calculated?
The calculation of compensation involves a lot of different figures. In general, it will involve looking at all of the medical expenses related to your injuries up to this point as well as an estimation of all future medical expenses and long term care costs that you could face.
Additionally, any wages you've lost due to your injuries – and an estimation of the wages you'll lose over the future – will be added to the sum.
This gives a clear idea of just what kind of real, hard expenses are related to your injuries and what kind of compensation you deserve. However, pain and suffering and other factors are often included as well. These are the things that insurance companies fear in a trial, and the main reason that they'll be quicker to agree to a settlement when you have an attorney on your side.
A big part of our representation process is calculating what kind of compensation is fair for you and your injuries. We then use that figure to negotiate a settlement with insurance companies, and work to get you what you're owed.
Frequent Accidents that can result in personal injury lawsuit
Traffic accidents are the most common type of accidents that lead to personal injury lawsuits, but they're not the only ones. We represent any type of injury caused by any accident, and some of the most common accidents we see include:
- Workplace injuries
- Slip and fall accidents
- Commercial trucking accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Struck pedestrian accidents
- Distracted driver accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Defective product related injuries
No matter what type of accident you've been involved in, you owe it to yourself to see if you have the right to seek compensation. We can help with that.
Common injuries that representation is recommended for
No matter the nature of your injury, there is a chance that you could need representation. However, there are some injuries that are far more commonly seen in the personal injury court system. These are injuries that are often quite serious and that can lead to serious financial burden. Common injuries represented by our legal team include:
- Spinal Injuries
- Wrongful Death
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Lost Limbs
- And more
How Much Will Your Legal Representation Cost Me?
It costs you nothing for more than 100 years of combined years of personal injury law experience in Venice and throughout Florida.
If you have suffered an injury, Florida laws enacted recently have reduced the time available to file your case in some situations. Do not wait, contact an attorney today and learn your rights.
Arcadia Personal Injury Attorneys
The lawyers of Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh have over 100 years of combined Florida legal experience in personal injury, wrongful death and negligence cases.
Attorney M. David Shapiro is an AV-rated civil trial lawyer, the highest rating awarded to litigation attorneys.
Attorney David Goldman has practiced law exclusively in personal injury and wrongful death.
Since October of 1987, Michael Babboni has practiced civil and criminal litigation in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Stephen Fernandez has been named a “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers magazine
Mr. Walsh is listed in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association.