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Helping Victims of Injuries Caused by Negligence
Even a relatively minor injury can change your life dramatically. More serious ones can have lifelong consequences. If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation that is commensurate with the extent of your injury and the impact your injury will have on your life going forward. At Winters & Yonker our personal injury attorneys, we fight for the rights of injury victims and aggressively pursue the best possible outcome for our clients.
If you (or someone you love) have been injured in any kind of accident, you should speak with one of our injury attorneys as soon as possible. You may be entitled to significant compensation, but only if you act now. The law imposes very strict limits on the amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim in Florida.
Personal Injury and the Law
Personal injury is defined as any injury suffered by an individual through no fault of his or her own that is the result of negligence on the part of another person or entity. Every personal injury case is unique. The outcome needs to be determined based on a preponderance of evidence. Judges interpret the law and reach decisions based on evidence and the way that evidence is presented. Having a knowledgeable personal injury attorney fighting for you is always to your greatest advantage.
There are also strict limits of liability placed upon defendants named in personal injury cases. For this reason, it is of utmost importance that you hire an injury attorney or legal team that is well-versed in state laws and is able to present the details of your case effectively before a judge and to opposing counsel.
Be assured that the negligent entity also has an attorney or group of attorneys tasked with presenting its interests as well. Let the legal experts at Winters & Yonker will counsel you thoroughly on your rights and tell you truthfully whether or not you have an actionable case.
Full, Fair Compensation
There are several determining factors that affect the amount of compensation you can expect to receive for your injuries. The most common include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering,
- The overall impact your injury will have on your life
The last must be understood, tracked, and thoroughly documented if you are to receive a fair and comprehensive judgment or settlement in your case. Some injuries are more difficult to describe or pinpoint than others. Some will affect you short-term. Others will have an effect on you for the rest of your life.
Since no two cases of personal injury are the same, we work to understand your specific situation. We strive to understand all the physical and emotional impacts of your injury as well as the pain and suffering you endure as a result. By understanding the life-changing nature of your injury, we can build and present a case that argues for the most appropriate compensation. If we are able to determine that yours is a justifiable claim, we will then work tirelessly to settle your case swiftly and collect compensation that adequately represents the long-term impact of your injury.
Types of Injuries
Our team has handled nearly types of injury claims. Regardless of the extent of the injury, we can help you collect compensation that is reasonable for the level of pain, disability, and general inconvenience caused by the injury. Regardless of how you sustained your injury, we can help. Call us today at 888-373-7770 if you have experienced any of the following:
- Brain injury
- Soft tissue injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Wrongful death
- Broken bones
- Any other instance where temporary or permanent injury is suffered
Do You Have a Personal Injury Case?
It is impossible to determine whether you have an actionable case on your own. People shy away from hiring lawyers because they think it will be too expensive. This leads many to take a sub-par settlement offered by an insurance company, individual, or other entity. At Winters & Yonker, you will never see a bill unless we collect. The initial consultation is free and you are under no obligation to work with us should you choose to seek a second opinion or other legal representation.
Even if you are certain that the other party was negligent, you still need the help of an attorney to help determine the limits of liability that exist on both sides. We are here to provide you with sound counsel and direct you on how best to proceed.
Definitively proving fault in a personal injury case can be a difficult task, for lawyers and judges alike. If seasoned legal professionals grapple with the details (and we do), how much more difficult would it be for you to try to sort things out on your own? This is why you must seek the help of qualified legal counsel with your case. Even if the evidence seems very cut and dry, you can be assured that the negligent party will disagree and hire a lawyer to defend his or her position as well.
Don’t Do It Alone
You have every right to represent yourself, not hire an attorney, and accept the outcome of your case based on your interactions with the negligent party, his or her lawyers, and insurance company, but this is an unwise course of action at best. If you choose to go up against a corporation, insurance company, or even an individual, you are practically guaranteed to get short-changed.
Negligence vs. Carelessness
There are clear legal differences between negligence and carelessness. Carelessness actions are the result of a momentary lapse of judgment or a thoughtless action that results in another person’s injury. While cases like this do have specific legal application, they are often dismissed in personal injury cases. This is yet another reason you need an experienced attorney on your side.
For an individual or entity to be found negligent in a personal injury case, the plaintiff must be able to prove that there was a foreseeable danger that led to and culminated with an injury. A seasoned, aggressive personal injury lawyer is one who is able to recognize and effectively argue the existence of negligence in the case.
If you believe you are the victim of someone else’s negligence, you need to contact a lawyer immediately. You have the right to the best possible legal counsel, as well as the right to refuse a settlement you believe to be less than what your injury is worth.
Aggressive Legal Representation That Gets Results
Suffering injury due to the negligence of others can leave you feeling very vulnerable, even powerless at times. You need aggressive attorneys on your side who will protect your rights. Contact Winters & Yonker, P.A., today to discuss your case. Can’t come to us? We’ll come to you. Call 888-373-7770 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.