Accident injuries can leave you with more than just physical pain to worry about. Medical bills can be expensive, and if your injuries are severe, you could be facing a long road to recovery that requires ongoing treatment. If you were injured in an accident borne of negligence, you do not need to stress about what lies ahead.
An experienced Melbourne personal injury attorney at our firm could help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Regardless of what type of accident you were in, an experienced legal professional on our team could handle the case and advise you accordingly.
When someone becomes injured in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, they suffer “personal injuries,” which include compensable monetary and non-monetary losses. Many different types of accidents can cause harm such as:
Unfortunately, some of these incidents can result in catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord damage or traumatic brain injuries. Regardless of the severity, having competent legal representation can make a difference in seeking the damages an injured person is entitled to and achieving the best possible legal outcome given the circumstances.
When someone is injured in an accident, the first thing they should do is get immediate medical treatment. Waiting to seek medical treatment can limit an injured person’s right to recovery in a civil case. After receiving proper and prompt medical treatment, it is equally important to retain skilled legal counsel as soon after the accident as possible.
If your or the at-fault party’s insurance company attempts to contact you before you are able to meet with an attorney, it is important to refuse to speak to them or give them details that could be used to build a case against your eligibility for compensation.
Injured individuals have the right to request that a lawyer be present before they agree to answer questions about the accident or their injuries. This is important because a skilled Melbourne attorney can prevent personal injury victims from inadvertently offering information that the opposing party could use against them in a lawsuit.
Our attorneys understand state civil law and can advise injured individuals on the statute of limitations for personal injury claims. According to Florida Statute §95.11, injured claimants have four years, in most situations, after the date of an accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. If it involves death, or medical malpractice, the time period is typically only two years. A Melbourne personal injury attorney could also help gather the documentation and evidence needed to build a strong case for compensation.
Possible damages awarded in a successful personal injury case may include pain and suffering, lost wages or decreased earning ability, reduced quality of life, costs for medical treatment, property damage, and more. In most Melbourne cases, there is no specific cap to the amount of compensation an injured person can receive. The amount must be fair and reasonable. A good attorney will seek maximum compensation and know how to assist to ensure that you and your family get fully compensated for the losses you have sustained.
A Melbourne personal injury lawyer understands the stress an accident can cause, and they can help ease some of that burden. Reach out to our firm to learn more about the options in your case and whether or not a lawsuit is necessary.