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Current statistics show that Florida car crashes are on the rise, especially in Southwest and Central Florida. The Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles report concluded that between the years of 2011 and 2012, the area experienced a 24% increase in car accidents, which is staggering. With the increased danger of being on the road, it isn't uncommon to find yourself the victim of a road accident. With such an extreme alteration in your life, it is necessary to get the help you need.
Personal injury lawyers are legal professionals that are able to help you get your life back on track after a personal injury by holding insurance companies responsible for providing adequate compensation. Motor vehicle accidents are not the only types of personal injury cases. Other claims include medical negligence, work accidents, and an injury in a public place. For most victims, taking the step and contacting a personal injury lawyer can be daunting. However, to help you understand the process better and ensure your comfort, below are the most common questions that victims have. At Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh your legal needs will be fully met.
How can a personal injury lawyer help after an injury?
There are many reasons that you may find yourself in need of a personal injury lawyer. The most common include a motor vehicle accident, medical malpractice, and a work accident. Personal injury lawyers are legal professionals that have the professional experience and ability to interact with insurance companies to provide you with the compensation that you need. Insurance companies are notorious for poorly compensating individuals and lessening the severity of their injuries. However, with a legal professional on your side, you can ensure that your insurance company provides you with fair compensation for your injuries.
In addition to this, personal injury lawyers are highly equipped to build personal injury cases. At Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh, you're in good hands. The firm is not only comprised of a team of highly skilled lawyers, but also specialists such as forensic engineers, accident reconstructionists, vocational rehabilitative counselors, economists, and taxicologists. With a team like this, the case built has an extremely high chance of being successful so that you are well taken care of.
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What is the process of an injury claim case?
The goal of an injury claim case is to negotiate with the insurance company so that you are given the compensation that you need for your injury. This compensation is meant to cover both your medical aliments and your pain and suffering. Most insurance companies do not want a case to go to court, but at Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh, the team has no issues with taking all the steps necessary to make sure that you get what you deserve.
The negotiation process for an injury claim case begins with the firm writing a demand letter to the insurance company. Chances are, if the insurance company has an issue with the claim the insurance adjuster sends it back with arguments. After the arguments are sent back, the firm counters those arguments and the demands are readjusted. Once the final demand is made, if the insurance company does not concede the firm will threaten to go to court. Either the insurance will concede at this point or the case will then go to court. The four items that are covered during the injury claim case are coverage, liability, the severity of your injuries, and the nature of your medical treatment.
How Is Compensation Calculated?
The amount of compensation that you receive depends on a number of different things. These include:
- Medical costs thus far for injuries
- Estimated future medical costs
- Long term care costs
- Lost wages or reduced salary differences
- Lost wages over the future
- Pain and suffering
Our team will try our best to look at your case and give you the most accurate estimate possible as to what your compensation will be. It's impossible to know with total accuracy, but a solid estimate will help you understand more about what to expect. In the case of pain and suffering, juries and judges often award widely varying amounts, so estimating that is the more difficult part of the process.
Frequent Accidents that can result in personal injury lawsuit
While any type of accident can occur that leads to personal injury, there are a few that are actually very common.
One of the most common types of motor vehicle personal injury accidents is when a vehicle is making a left turn and does not see the victim. The victim can be a cycler, another vehicle, or simply a pedestrian.
Another type of accident occurs when another vehicle or individual is in the blind spot of another individual. This can be the result of a driver not paying attention on the road to his or her surroundings or taking the right precautions on the road.
Finally, substance abuse while on the road is another common cause of personal injury. When another driver is abusing a substance, he or she puts other motorists and pedestrians at risk, thus leading to accidents.
What are common injuries that representation is recommended for?
The severity of injuries greatly varies depending on the type of accident. However, there are a few types of injuries that are best handled with proper legal representations. These injuries include spinal cord injuries, back injuries, head trauma, leg pain, sprains, whiplash, and disability. Each of these injuries are extremely life altering and have the ability to affect you on a permanent basis. For this reason, hiring a personal injury lawyer can help you attain the compensation that you deserve for a quality life and an ability to pay your medical bills.
At Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh you are hiring more than a personal injury lawyer, you are hiring a team that is fully dedicated to doing everything possible to ensure that you are provided with the compensation that you deserve. No one needs to suffer more than they should after a personal injury, and seeking legal action can mitigate your suffering, reduce your medical expenses, and give you the quality life that you deserve.
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 Lakeland 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.
Lakeland 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.