Helping Injured Victims Throughout Central Florida

Has someone else caused you an injury in Titusville, Florida? If so, state law may permit you to seek compensation from them by filing a personal injury claim. With help from Norden Leacox Accident & Injury Law, you can receive money damages for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.

We’re a trusted personal injury law firm in Central Florida that consistently gets our clients winning results. Our Titusville personal injury lawyers have 75 years of combined experience, and we’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars for accident victims in the area to date. We’ll make your case a top priority from the start if you choose us to represent you.

Send us a message online or give us a call today to get started. Your initial consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys in Titusville is free of charge.

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Why Should I Hire Norden Leacox Accident & Injury Law To Handle My Titusville Personal Injury Case? 

Why Should I Hire Norden Leacox Accident & Injury Law To Handle My Titusville Personal Injury Case? 

Sustaining a personal injury can impact you and your loved ones significantly. The consequences might include mounting financial expenses, ongoing medical care, and severe mental, emotional, and physical pain and suffering. It might seem overwhelming to pursue legal action when faced with all of this – but you don’t have to go it alone.

Norden Leacox Accident & Injury Law can provide you with comprehensive legal services throughout every stage of your case. One of our founding partners is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar Association, a recognition only given to select lawyers in the state. With our legal team on your side, the opposing party will know that you’re willing to do whatever it takes to recover maximum value for your claim. 

We can help after an accident in Titusville, FL, by:

  • Internally investigating your case
  • Fully calculating all of your damages
  • Protecting you from allegations of contributory fault
  • Hiring experts to help with your claim as needed
  • Handling all of the negotiations with the at-fault party on your behalf
  • Filing a personal injury lawsuit in court if necessary

Contact our law offices today for more information or to begin forming an attorney-client relationship. We can provide you with preliminary legal advice during your free consultation.

Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

As long as you’ve been harmed by another person or entity, there’s at least a chance you have a viable personal injury case. The law allows you to seek legal recourse regardless of whether the at-fault party was negligent (careless), intentional, or reckless in their actions. 

The following are just a few examples of situations that could lead to a case:

  • Motor vehicle accidents, including those involving pedestrians or bicyclists
  • An error by a doctor or other healthcare provider 
  • Accidents occurring on a piece of public or private property, such as a slip and fall
  • An injury or illness caused by a defective product

We encourage you to schedule a free consultation if you’re unsure of whether you have a personal injury case. During your meeting, we can look into your legal options and let you know of your best next steps.

Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Hiring a personal injury lawyer is about ensuring you are fully compensated for your injuries. It’s one thing to get a settlement offer, but it’s another to get an offer that actually represents the full value of your claim. A few examples of ways hiring an attorney can benefit you include:

  • Leveling the playing field. Insurance adjusters are trained negotiators and will do whatever they can to minimize their liability for your claim. However, personal injury lawyers are professional negotiators as well and can make sure you aren’t taken advantage of.
  • Hiring experts to assist along the way. Some experts can help strengthen your legal claim, while others can help calculate your damages accurately. Lawyers have established relationships with leading experts who can help as necessary.
  • Protecting you from allegations of blame. Under state law, your compensation can be reduced – or even eliminated altogether – if you are blamed for your accident. A personal injury attorney can respond to these accusations effectively.
  • Allowing you to take the time you need to rest. If you hire a lawyer, they can handle every aspect of your compensation claim while you focus on healing from your injuries.

To learn more about why hiring a lawyer for your case may be in your best interest, reach out to us today to set up your free initial consultation.

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We Handle All Personal Injury Cases in Titusville

Car Accidents

Car Accidents

Even though Florida is a “no-fault” state for car accidents, you may still be eligible to pursue a claim against the driver who caused your crash. Contact our experienced Titusville car accident lawyers to learn about your legal rights and options.

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Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle crashes can cause severe injuries to the rider, as these vehicles offer relatively little protection. Our Titusville motorcycle accident lawyers are here to help you recover compensation for every aspect of your collision.

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Truck accidents

Truck Accidents

Collisions involving large commercial vehicles can be especially dangerous, considering how large and powerful these trucks are. Our Titusville truck accident attorneys can help you determine your best course of action.

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Brain Injuries

Brain Injuries

A brain injury can have long-term consequences that impact the victim’s life severely. If you’ve suffered this type of harm, get in touch with our Titusville brain injury lawyers to learn about how you can get maximum compensation.

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Bus Accidents

Bus Accidents

Bus accidents happen on a regular basis in Titusville, Florida. Regardless of whether your accident involves a private bus like a Greyhound or a public transit option, you may be due compensation from the responsible party. Our experienced Titusville bus accident lawyers can help you maximize the value of your claim.

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Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents

When a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle, the results can be catastrophic. Our Titusville pedestrian accident lawyers are capable of assisting you no matter who is on the other side of the case.

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Slip and Fall accidents

Slip & Fall Accidents

Property owners and managers have a responsibility to keep their premises safe. If you’ve been injured on another person’s property, contact our Titusville slip and fall accident lawyers for assistance.

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Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one in an accident is one of the most difficult experiences to go through. It goes without saying that a wrongful death claim could never make up for what has happened. However, taking legal action could help with your financial circumstances as well as with a sense of justice against the at-fault party. Contact our compassionate Titusville wrongful death lawyers for legal help.

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What Damages Are Available to Titusville Accident Victims?

What Damages Are Available to Titusville Accident Victims?

The two primary types of compensation (damages) you can recover through a personal injury claim are called economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages reflect the financial consequences of your accident and injuries, and non-economic damages make up for the other consequences that aren’t as easy to convert into a dollar amount.

Examples of economic damages include:

  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Medical bills (current as well as future)
  • Rehabilitation and therapy

Examples of non-economic damages include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Mental anguish and conditions such as anxiety or PTSD

You can also potentially recover punitive damages, but only in rare cases. Your case must go to trial for punitive damages to be awarded, and you must also prove that the at-fault party acted egregiously (such as with an intent to cause your injury).

How Much Does It Cost To Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

How Much Does It Cost To Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

We understand that you may be facing difficult financial circumstances after sustaining a personal injury. As a result, our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. We don’t charge by the hour or for a flat fee; instead, we only get paid if we secure compensation for you.

At the beginning of your case, we’ll agree to a contingency fee with you. If we secure a settlement agreement or jury verdict for your case, we will receive a percentage of your monetary award as payment for our legal services. The exact fee varies depending on the facts of the case, but is usually around 33%.

Under this payment system, we are incentivized to maximize your case’s value as much as we can. Further, you owe us nothing at all in attorney’s fees if we do not successfully handle your claim. 

If you have any questions about how the contingency fee structure will work in your particular case, get in touch with us for a free consultation. 

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

The value of your personal injury case is based, in large part, on the specific facts and circumstances surrounding the situation. Factors that can influence the amount of money your case is worth include:

 

  • How serious your injuries are
  • Whether you share responsibility for the accident
  • The identity of the at-fault party and their ability to pay your damages
  • The terms/details of any applicable insurance policies
  • Whether you’ll make a full medical recovery
  • The strength of the available supporting evidence
  • The sum of your financial losses and the nature of your pain and suffering

 

The skill of your personal injury attorney can also play a role in how much your case is worth. An experienced lawyer can negotiate on your behalf, utilize their extensive resources, and work with experts as needed, all in an effort to increase your claim’s value.

Florida Personal Injury Laws (Brief Overview) 

There are certain aspects of personal injury law in Florida that are worth paying special attention to, which are:

  • Florida is a “no-fault” car insurance state. After a crash, you’ll usually turn to your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) policy for compensation. However, for some accidents, you can take additional legal action by filing a claim or lawsuit against the other driver.
  • You have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury lawsuit in most cases. This is the default deadline for personal injury cases under state law, but there are a number of exceptions. Contact us for help determining the time limit for your case.
  • Florida follows a “modified comparative negligence” standard with a 51% rule. As long as you aren’t mostly to blame for your accident, you can still recover damages. However, your compensation can be reduced in proportion to your assigned percentage of fault.

If you suspect that any of these considerations may have an impact on your case, we encourage you to reach out for a free consultation. We can provide you with personalized insight at that time.

What Is Negligence and How Do I Prove It?

What Is Negligence and How Do I Prove It?

Most personal injury cases revolve around a theory of negligence, which is a legal term with a close meaning to “carelessness.” A person is negligent when they fail to uphold their duty of care to someone else, causing them injury as a result. 

As the injured victim, you will have the initial burden of proof to establish your case. You must prove each element of negligence “by a preponderance of the evidence,” which means enough to show that your contentions are at least 51% likely to be true. Types of supporting evidence you can bring include:

  • Medical records
  • Financial documentation
  • Pictures
  • Video footage
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Expert analysis

Our personal injury attorneys in Titusville, Florida, have helped clients prove even some of the most complex negligence claims. For help with your case, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.

What Should I Do After an Accident?

The aftermath of an accident can, for better or worse, have a large impact on the success of your resulting legal claim. Keep the following in mind to help protect your rights and interests:

  • Get to safety and call 911 to alert law enforcement of the accident. A police report can be helpful to your claim, and taking this step is often required by state statute.
  • Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver(s) involved in the collision.
  • Receive prompt medical treatment, even if you don’t have any obvious injuries. Medical records can help prove your case, and not all injuries immediately present symptoms.
  • Collect evidence if you can, such as taking photos and video, getting contact information from eyewitnesses, and more.
  • Do not apologize or accept any blame for the accident, as doing so could affect your compensation.  

It is also wise to contact a personal injury lawyer for a free case review as soon as you can. The sooner you have legal representation, the better, and your attorney can advise you on how best to proceed based on the facts of your case.

Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions

What if I’m Partially at Fault for the Accident?

Florida follows a “modified comparative negligence” doctrine with a 51% recovery bar regarding the issue of contributory fault.

 

This means that you can still potentially recover compensation if you are partially at fault for your accident – but only as long as you aren’t mostly at fault.

 

Per state law, you may be assigned a percentage of blame for your accident. You will be barred from getting damages if this percentage amounts to 51% or higher. Otherwise, your damages can be reduced according to your assessed percentage (for example, sharing 15% of the blame can reduce your damages by 15%).

 

Because of how this system works, the defendant in your case will likely try to pin as much blame on you as they can. Hiring a personal injury lawyer is the best way to deal with these kinds of allegations, as an attorney can respond appropriately and aim to minimize the percentage of responsibility you are assigned.

How Long Do I Have To File a Lawsuit After an Accident in Florida?

The Florida statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years by default. That means you will generally have two years from the date of your accident or injury to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. If you miss the deadline, you’ll likely lose your ability to recover damages.

 

Note, however, that there are many exceptions to the two-year statute of limitations. You may have a different amount of time to take legal action in your case. Contact our law offices as soon as you can to confirm the deadline for your circumstances and to protect your legal interests.

Will My Personal Injury Case Go to Trial?

It’s possible, but not likely. Most personal injury cases don’t even make it to court in the first place and, instead, are resolved via settlement negotiations.

 

However, sometimes, the at-fault party will refuse to negotiate in good faith or offer an adequate settlement agreement. In these cases, it may be in your best interest to file a lawsuit and take the case to court.

 

Once a lawsuit is filed, pretrial discovery can take place. This process allows your legal team to collect information from the defendant that could strengthen your claim substantially. Settlement negotiations can still continue during this time as well, so this newfound evidence could persuade them to increase their offer.

 

Defending a case at trial is also a resource- and time-intensive effort. Oftentimes, the other party may prefer to avoid litigation. Therefore, the mere “threat” of a lawsuit and potential trial could lead to a more lucrative settlement offer for your case.

How Long Will My Injury Case Take?

Personal injury cases vary significantly in terms of how long they take to resolve. Some reach a final outcome in just a matter of days or weeks, but others can take months or longer.

 

One factor that can influence the timeline is whether you’ve reached Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI), which is the point at which you’ve recovered as much as possible from your injuries. Ideally (though it may not be realistic in all cases), you’d wait until this stage to demand compensation from the at-fault party; otherwise, it can be difficult to know how much your case is truly worth.

 

Another factor is whether your case requires filing a lawsuit. Cases that make it to court – and especially those that reach trial – will likely take longer to finalize. However, sometimes, that’s the best way to get full compensation for your claim.

At the end of the day, our lawyers are here to help you achieve your desired goals. We won’t cut corners in representing you and will make sure you are kept apprised of your case’s status at all times. Call us today for more information about the possible timeline of your specific case.

Contact Our Experienced Titusville Personal Injury Lawyers for Legal Help

Contact Our Experienced Titusville Personal Injury Lawyers for Legal Help

If you were injured in an accident in Titusville, Florida, you may be due money damages from the responsible party. Our Titusville personal injury attorneys will do everything in our power to help you recover the compensation you need and deserve. We have a track record that you can depend on, with tens of millions collected for our clients since our founding.

Contact Norden Leacox Accident & Injury Law today to set up a free consultation. We’re ready to begin as soon as you are.

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