West Palm Beach Personal Injury FAQ
Have questions about your case? We have answers.
If you have been seriously injured in an accident, you may be wondering whether or not you have grounds to file a claim or lawsuit against the person(s) responsible for your injuries. You may even find yourself asking, "What is my claim worth?" or "Do I really have the right to pursue legal action?" At the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A. we have extensive experience protecting the rights of the injured. We are highly skilled in personal injury law, and are committed to helping clients pursue justice and recover the compensation that is deserved.
We believe in using our knowledge and expertise to help you to navigate through the process of pursuing damages and holding those responsible liable for their actions. To assist you in getting answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, you can review the answers to common questions we have provided. If you need further assistance, contact our West Palm Beach personal injury attorney to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
How can I be sure I have grounds to pursue compensation?
If you have suffered financial, physical, economic or emotional and personal damages, and you have reason to believe your losses occurred as a result of another person's negligence, neglect, misconduct or intentional wrongdoing, you may have grounds to pursue compensatory damages. Each case is different, and proving liability can be complex. To get a clear understanding of your rights and to find out if you have a viable claim, we advise you speak to our accomplished injury attorney.
How long will it take to fully resolve my personal injury claim?
The length of time it takes to resolve a personal injury claim depends on various factors, but initially, whether there is clear evidence of wrongdoing or negligence, and whether the case can be fairly settled out of court or whether it will require litigation, and numerous other factors. In our experience, some cases can be resolved within a matter of months, while others could take a year or longer for resolution. An attorney from our firm will be able to review your unique case to give you a better idea on what to expect.
What factors will be used to determine the value of my claim?
There is not an exact science in determining the final worth of a personal injury claim until a settlement has been negotiated, or a verdict reached. To get a better idea of what your case could be worth, our firm will thoroughly review the details of your case, evaluate the damages you might be eligible to receive, and determine a reasonable estimate of what your claim. The personal and emotional damages from the accident, injury, illness or condition, the costs of medical care, and the estimated lost earnings are all evaluated to come up with a figure.
Will I need to go to trial to recover damages in a personal injury case?
Many victims are reluctant to pursue legal action in a serious injury case. They simply do not want to go through the hassle and stress of a civil trial. While this may pose a valid concern, it is important to remember that close to 95% of all personal injury cases in the U.S. come to a fair, and mutually agreed upon settlement without the need to go to trial. We recommend you contact our firm to discuss your rights and weigh your options so you can make an informed decision on how to proceed. The outcome of your case can provide for you, and allow you to have the best possible quality of life and medical care.
How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit in West Palm Beach, FL?
Florida allows for r years in which to file a personal injury claim. The victim of an accident, or their family, only has limited amount of time in which to pursue legal actions against the negligent party they believe responsible for the injuries and other damages. Under certain circumstances it may be possible to qualify for an extension. A West Palm Beach personal injury attorney from our firm will be able to advise you of your options.
If the insurance company offers a settlement, should I accept it?
There are unique circumstances where an offer from the insurance company could be in your best interests. If you believe you have received a reasonable settlement offer worth pursuing, we recommend you contact our firm so we can provide you with an accurate analysis of what your case or claim could really be worth. Should you feel you are entitled to a larger settlement in a personal injury case, it may be necessary to take the case to trial for resolution. In either instance, it is advised that you consult with a skilled West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer before accepting any offer. It is likely far lower than could be recovered with our help.
If you or a loved one was seriously injured due to the negligent acts of another, you have the right to pursue legal action and recover financial damages for the injuries and losses you sustained. Before you make a decision about moving forward with a claim, contact our firm for a free case evaluation.