The decision to choose the right lawyer falls entirely up to you. However, it can also have a massive financial impact. After suffering personal injuries, chances are you are going to be weighed down with stress on what you should do next. Furthermore, medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, house rent/mortgage, and other expenses will continue to pile. Let us not forget the pain you have suffered, stress, and lack of life enjoyment.
However, with an experienced lawyer in your corner, you will be in a better position to recover all the damages you have suffered. The Seminole personal injury lawyers at Winters and Yonker are in a position to help you through this difficult time.
Therefore, if you are a victim of personal injuries caused by the negligence of a third party; call us or fill in the contact form and speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We will protect your rights aggressively and ensure you get the compensation you deserve. We offer free case evaluation without any obligation. Also, with our service, we do not get paid until we win you the case. Call us today through (888) 373-7770.
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What Should You Do After An Injury?
The actions you take after sustaining an injury can make your case stronger or weaker. Therefore, what should you do after an injury?
- Get immediate medical attention and keep all treatment records
- Report the incident to the proper authority. For example, in an auto accident, call the police; in a workplace accident, inform the supervisor or manager; etc.
- Collect names and contact information of witnesses
- Call an experienced personal injury attorney
Avoid speaking about the incident to anyone, not unless they are from the proper authority. That is because whatever you say; may be used against you. Therefore, do not try to assume or provide inaccurate information. If you are not sure of what happened, say so.
Why Do I Need A Seminole Personal Injury Lawyer?
You will need the services of an attorney if you are a victim of injuries from a negligent third party. Here’s why:
Filing a lawsuit
Filing personal injury litigation requires a special set of skills and experience in navigating complex court systems. Filing a lawsuit case without the help of a specialized attorney may end up harming your claim.
The truth is that many compensation cases do not get to a civil court because of settlement negotiations. Both parties will always want to settle the matter out of court for many reasons.
Trial preparation and representation
Not all compensation claims are settled out of court. Disagreements may occur, which means the case must be settled in court. If this happens, an experienced Seminole personal injury lawyer will prepare and represent you in court.
What Types Of Damages Can I Recover?
Damage types are categorized into three different groups. They include: –
- Economic: This type of damage covers all/everything that can be quantified. Its examples include medical and rehabilitation expenses, property damage, lost income, future medical bill expenses, etc.
- Non-Economic: This type of damage covers everything that cannot be quantified. Its examples include pain suffered, trauma, loss of life enjoyment, etc.
- Punitive: This is a type of damage that is awarded to a victim as of punishing the offender. This is often against repeat offenders.
How Is Liability Determined In Seminole, Florida?
Florida is a comparative negligence state. What does this mean? Well, it means that a victim can be found liable for the injuries they sustained but will get compensation if they are found to be less than 50% responsible. On the other hand, their liability percentage will affect the amount of monetary compensation they will get.
For example, assuming that a victim was involved in a car accident and sustained injuries because of another driver’s negligence. If the other driver manages to prove that the victim had a role to play for the injuries, a percentage is awarded based on the severity of the victim’s actions. If, for example, the court awards a victim a liability of 10% and the other driver a liability of 90%; then the victim’s compensation amount will decrease by 10%.
For this reason, a victim must prove liability by showing the other party had: –
- Duty of care: A victim must prove the offender had the legal and moral obligation to ensure the safety and well-being of others.
- Breach of duty of care: The victim must prove a breach of duty of care by showing that the third party acted carelessly or negligently.
- Causation: The victim must prove how the third party’s actions resulted in the accident. In other words, the relationship between the defendant’s actions to the result (injuries).
- Damages: The victim must provide evidence of loss suffered because of the breach of duty of care.
What Is The Statute Of Limitations In Florida?
Florida is one of the most generous states in America. For this reason, its statute of limitation differs based on the case type. The standard Statute of Limitations is four years, which is a law that can be found in Florida Statutes Annotated section 95.11(3). However, the Statutes of Limitations will differ in the following ways: –
- The Time frame will change to three years if you are filing a personal injury claim against a government entity.
- The time can be increased by two years if the damage was not discovered in time or takes time to discover like those involving medical malpractice
- The time can be paused or tolled if the victim is mentally incapacitated or the defendant is absent from the state
What Is The Cost Of Hiring A Seminole Personal Injury Lawyer?
At Winters and Yonker, we work on a contingency basis. This means that we do not get paid unless we win you the case. It also means that we do not ask for payment until you get the compensation you are owed.
The Types Of Personal Injury Cases We Handle At Winter And Yonker?
Personal injury lawsuits make up a range of different injuries. In other words, it is a collective name for different types of injuries. personal injury cases involve: –
Auto Related Accident
This covers all forms of vehicle-related accidents and covers all forms of accidents involving car, truck, Uber, taxi, tractor, etc. common types of accidents related to cars include head-on, rear-end, speeding, wrong-way driving, and other.
In Florida, there are more motorcycles on the road than in any state. However, it is common knowledge that motorcycles cause severe injuries that need extensive medical attention and therapy.
Most of the time pedestrians are struck by a vehicle, often as a result of carelessness. We help pedestrians get the compensation they deserve.
Slip and Fall accidents
We represent clients who have suffered injuries from slip and fall accidents caused by a third party’s negligence.
Wrongful death cases are never easy, and losing a loved one is a loss that is devastating by itself. We help people get the compensation they need if the death is a result of a faulty product, medical malpractice, etc.
Reach Out to a Seminole Personal Injury Lawyer at Winters & Yonker
Contact us today and speak with an experienced Winters and Yonker Personal injury lawyer in Seminole, FL. We offer free initial consultation services and work on a contingent basis. Call us through (888) 373-7770.