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Personal Injury FAQ

Answers you can trust from an experienced personal injury lawyer in Florida

Personal injury claims and lawsuits can be complex, and if you’ve been injured in an accident in Palm Beach County, you may have a lot of questions. At The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A. in Palm Beach Gardens, our law firm has compiled responses to common questions that arise during personal injury cases.

Whether you’re seeking clarification on legal procedures, compensation, or your rights, our law firm is here to provide guidance. If you don’t find the answers you’re seeking, don’t hesitate to reach out. Your questions are important to us, and we encourage you to contact our firm for personalized assistance tailored to your unique circumstances. Our goal is to ensure you find the information you need to navigate your personal injury claim with confidence.

Common personal injury questions

How do I know if I have a case?

If you are unsure about having a personal injury case, it is vital to know that not every accident qualifies automatically. However, it is also crucial not to assume you don’t have a valid claim. Typically, a personal injury case arises when significant losses result from someone else’s negligent or reckless behavior leading to your injury.

The most reliable way to determine if you have a claim is by speaking with a specialized lawyer who can evaluate your case. With their extensive experience, through a free consultation they can help you understand your legal options.

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Should I see a doctor?

Seeking medical attention after an accident is crucial. Even if you do not initially feel seriously injured, some injuries may not be immediately visible but could worsen over time without treatment. Additionally, getting medical documentation of your injuries is essential for any potential legal claims you may pursue later.

Getting checked by a doctor right away is not just about looking after yourself – it is also about building a solid record of your injuries. This record can be quite helpful if you decide to pursue a personal injury case down the road. Plus, putting your health first is always a smart move. So, after an accident, getting medical care pronto isn’t just a good idea for your recovery, but it is also a key step in protecting your legal rights.

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Should I accept a settlement offer?

Deciding whether to accept a settlement offer can be tricky. There are a lot of things to think about, like how serious your injuries are, how the injury is affecting your finances, and whether the offer really covers all your losses.

Keep in mind that once you say yes to a settlement, that is it – you cannot ask for more money later, even if your bills end up being way higher than you thought. So, it is important to take your time, think it over, and speak with a personal injury lawyer before making any big decisions. They can help make sure the offer really matches up with everything you’ve been through and help you get fair compensation for your injuries and expenses.

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Will I have to go to trial?

Most cases get resolved through negotiations without ever setting foot in a courtroom. However, there are some cases where negotiations just can’t reach a resolution, and trial becomes the necessary next step. That’s why it’s crucial to choose a lawyer from the get-go who has trial experience – someone like Mr. Shomo. Even though most cases settle outside of court, having a lawyer who’s ready to go to trial if needed can give you peace of mind and ensure you’re prepared for any scenario.

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Is there a deadline to take legal action in Florida?

In Florida there is a “statute of limitations,” which basically means there is a deadline for taking legal action after an accident or injury. Generally, you’ve got a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit, and if you miss that deadline, you can’t pursue your case anymore. On the day of the accident, the clock starts to count down, so it’s essential to know about it and act fast if you are thinking about taking legal action.

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How much does it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer?

Hiring a personal injury lawyer does not cost anything upfront because our law firm works on a contingency fee basis. This means that we only get paid if we win your case and you receive compensation. Our fee is a percentage of the amount you’re awarded.

If you do not win, you don’t owe us anything. It is a win-win situation where you have legal representation without worrying about upfront costs. So, if you are concerned about the cost, rest assured that with a contingency fee arrangement, you can focus on seeking justice without financial stress.

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Why hire The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A.?

When it comes to personal injury representation, choosing Mr. Shomo means prioritizing personalized attention and dedicated support throughout your legal journey. At The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A., we understand the importance of easy access to your lawyer, attentive service tailored to your needs, and consistent communication every step of the way.

Our clients aren’t just cases – they’re valued individuals, and we treat your concerns as our own. We go the extra mile to ensure you receive the highest level of compensation possible and stand by your side when you need us most. We’re ready to hear from you. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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