Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
When you’ve been injured in an accident, the last things you want to deal with are legal paperwork, arguing with insurance companies over who was to blame for your accident, and trying to figure out complicated legal jargon.
The most significant reason to hire an injury attorney is so you can focus on getting over your injuries, both physically and emotionally. Your attorney can work on winning the compensation you deserve so that, when you recover, you will have a future that looks brighter. And it will look brighter without piles of medical bills blocking out the light.
Understanding Florida’s Negligence Laws
A qualified personal injury lawyer will know Florida’s complicated personal injury laws backward and forward. That knowledge alone is a great reason to work with a lawyer as you seek compensation for your injuries.
For personal injury cases, Florida uses a system called comparative negligence. Basically, if you’re involved in a serious accident, you can seek damages from the responsible party. However, if you are partially responsible for what happened, the damages you can be awarded will decrease based on the percentage of fault you hold.
For example, if you’re found 20 percent responsible for your accident, and you’re awarded $100,000, you will receive only $80,000.
How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help?
An attorney can help make the process of filing a personal injury claim easier for you in many ways:
- For starters, as with the negligence law discussed above, we can help you decipher the laws that pertain to your case. We can unravel the tangled web of legal requirements so you’ll know when to file paperwork, what documents are needed, and how to prove your case.
- We can investigate your accident to help you prove fault, interview witnesses, and speak with insurance adjusters on your behalf.
- We will advise you on legal matters, and we can take your case to court to see that you’re compensated fully and fairly.
Hire a Florida Personal Injury Lawyer
Why do you need a personal injury lawyer? Because we can help you file your claim, investigate your case, and offer legal advice to help you get the best outcome possible. Don’t let confusing laws and tricky details cause you to throw up your hands and quit. We can help.
To speak with a qualified and experienced personal injury lawyer in a free initial consultation, call the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo at 561-659-6366 or complete the form below.