When you have been injured by the negligent actions of another person, it is within your rights to file a claim for compensation for your losses. You are given this right because of how much a personal injury can impact your life.
Personal injuries change the way that you live, affect your employment, and may even cause you to need long-term medical care. These accidents cause financial hardships, disrupt activities, and even change your overall happiness.
If you have been injured in an accident that was no fault of your own, you should contact a liability injury attorney. Your attorney can help you make a successful claim for compensation.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
Personal injuries can happen in any type of situation. It has been the experience of our la firm that most personal injuries will fall into one or more of the following categories:
- Automobile Accidents
- Passenger vehicle accidents
- Commercial vehicle accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Public transportation accidents
- Ridesharing accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- General malpractice
- Birth injuries to infant and mother
Most personal injuries will fall into these categories. If you believe that you have been injured at no fault of your own, you are encouraged to speak with a personal injury attorney about your case.
What Services Does An Injury Liability Attorney Provide?
When you have been injured in an accident, you will need to contact the insurance company covering the event. The insurer will seem very concerned and will reassure you that they will “take care of everything.” Many even go as far as to discourage the injury victim from seeking legal assistance because they promise the victim that they will manage the case carefully.
While it may make the injury victim feel secure that the insurance company “cares” during this chaotic time in their lives, the truth is that the insurance companies only have their best interest in mind. It is the goal of every insurance company to settle cases quickly and for the least amount of money, even if it is not right or fair to the injured party.
When you have a liability injury attorney managing your case, they will provide you with the following services to make sure that you are treated fairly throughout the claims process:
Investigate the Accident
Your attorney will make a full investigation of your accident. This includes reviewing reports, video footage, pictures, and statements. They will consult with experts, talk to witnesses, and review all other evidence. Your attorney will also conduct research into how many similar cases like yours have happened in the past if this applies to your case.
Manage All Communication With Insurance Company
Your attorney will manage all communications between you and the insurance company. This includes requests for second opinions, requests for additional care, and changes to your injury status.
Interview Negligent Party
Your attorney will interview (depose) the negligent party so that they can get a complete picture of the accident and any events leading up to the accident happening. If the insurer wishes to depose you, your attorney will be there to guide you through the process.
Your attorney will negotiate a settlement on your behalf with the insurance company. They will make sure that the settlement is fair and that it covers all of the benefits that you are entitled to under the law and the terms of their insurance policy.
Take Your Case To Court
If a settlement cannot be reached, your personal injury attorney will file a lawsuit on your behalf and represent you in court for your claim.
Statute of Limitations
It is very important to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident to protect your rights to make a claim. All persona injury claims are subject to the Statute of Limitations. These statutes determine how long a person has, from the time an event happens to file a lawsuit.
These statutes are in place to protect all of the parties involved in a lawsuit. For most personal injury cases, you have 24 months from the date of the accident to make a claim. However, there are some instances where you may only have 18 months to file. To avoid any problems with the Statute of Limitations, speak to an attorney right after the accident occurs.
How Much Does An Injury Liability Attorney Cost?
Our law firm understands that when you are injured, you face many problems, including financial instability. Because of this, we work on a contingency payment basis. This means that you never pay any money upfront for our legal services.
Once we win your case, our fees will be deducted from your settlement. This method of paying for legal representation helps assure that everyone has access to quality legal representation in their time of need.
Contact An Injury Liability Attorney Today
If you have been injured in any type of accident, you are encouraged to speak with a personal injury attorney. You have very specific rights as an injury victim, and these rights should be protected.
As an injury victim, you will face many challenges. You will have physical and mental challenges from your injury. You will have work-related and financial challenges to face. You may even have challenges to face with your family and friends. With so much going on in your life, it only makes sense to have an attorney manage the legal issues. You do not have to face all of these challenges alone.
There is no reason to delay speaking with an attorney. In fact, delaying could cause you to miss the opportunity to file a claim for compensation. Schedule a free consultation today with South Florida’s most trusted injury liability attorney.