Many types of accidents can leave a victim injured with unpaid medical bills, and unsure how to manage their situation. However, the victim or a family member can pursue compensation so long as the accident was someone else’s fault.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in just about any kind of accident, our firm can help in your pursuit of compensation. We’ll help you by establishing the other party’s fault in your case and utilizing our decades of experience to build and bolster your case. During a free initial consultation, we’ll tell you all about what an Estero personal injury lawyer from our firm can do for you.
What Accidents Can an Estero Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me With?
There are a number of different situations that can result in an accident and injuries. In many of these situations, the victim isn’t at fault at all and can recover compensation from the at-fault party. You may be able to recover compensation from the following situations:
- Car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, or bicycle accident
- Public transportation accidents, such as a ridesharing accident or a bus accident
- Pedestrian accident
- Slip and fall accident
- Defective and dangerous product accident
- Sports accident
- Dog bite
- Incident of another kind that left you with injuries or that caused a loss of life
An Estero personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you with any of those incidents. Personal injury lawyers like ours handle personal injury cases exclusively, so they have the experience you’d want in a legal team. They also have a great deal of experience managing wrongful death cases resulting from personal injury.
How Do I Know I Have a Personal Injury Case?
It can be hard to tell whether you have a legitimate personal injury case against another party. Generally, an accident victim has a case if the other party was negligent in some way, and their negligence led to the victim’s injuries. For instance, if a driver drove recklessly, hit your car, and caused injury, you have a personal injury case. Even if you were partially at fault for the accident, you still have a case.
A personal injury lawyer from our firm can determine whether you have a personal injury case against another party.
Establishing Your Case
Once our lawyer is convinced you do have a case, they will work on establishing the other party’s negligence and fault. This can be a complex process but we have years of experience so trust us to help you.
Establishing negligence and fault entails:
- Showing how the other party owed you a duty of care, or a responsibility to act in a way that avoids causing you any harm
- Showing how the other party failed in their duty of care and acted irresponsibly
- Showing that the other party’s actions caused the incident
- Showing that the incident resulted in your injuries and that you have actual damages
Our firm works with accident reconstructionists, scientists, medical experts, and other experts who can help us establish negligence and fault in your case.
What Damages Can I Claim in My Estero Personal Injury Case?
In addition to establishing fault in your case, your lawyer will establish what your damages are and list them in your legal action. This will help persuade insurers (or a judge) that your damages are legitimate. Additionally, your lawyer will establish the value of your damages, which will prevent insurers from diminishing them. Your lawyer can work with experts here, too.
Your list of damages could include any of the following:
- Your medical expenses
- Expenses for your rehabilitation
- Wages you can no longer earn due to your injuries
- The costs of services you can no longer perform for your family, such as childcare
- The costs of your property, such as your vehicle
- Your pain and suffering
- Any loss of quality in your lifestyle
- Loss of companionship and related damages if you lost a loved one in an accident
The Limitations of Personal Injury Claims
To pursue your damages, you can file either a personal injury claim or a lawsuit, like a wrongful death suit. There are some limitations to claims, however, especially when it comes to claims in Florida that involve Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance. For example, in a car accident claim, you won’t be able to pursue pain and suffering as a damage, and there’s a cap on the amounts of certain damages, like medical expenses.
A lawsuit may be a better option for you, but this depends on your situation. An Estero personal injury attorney from our firm can help you decide between filing a claim or a lawsuit. Our lawyer can also explain PIP insurance in greater detail or assist you with a PIP insurance claim.
Is There a Deadline for a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Florida?
In Estero and elsewhere in Florida, there is a filing deadline that applies to personal injury lawsuits. This deadline is 4 years from the date of an incident, according to Florida Statutes § 95.11.
There’s also a filing deadline for wrongful death lawsuits in Florida. This deadline, per the same statute, is 2 years from the date of the deceased person’s loss of life.
One of our firm’s attorneys may be able to expedite your case in order to meet the filing deadline that applies to you.
About Our Firm’s Estero Injury Lawyers
For decades now, our firm’s personal injury lawyers have been representing people like you in communities throughout Florida. We’ve been providing legal representation in vehicle accident cases, wrongful death cases, and other personal injury cases, and we’re proud to have played such an important role in your community of Estero.
We have great connections with professionals and experts throughout Florida who play important roles in many of our cases, and we have excellent results for our cases, as well. Additionally, we’re able to accommodate our clients’ communications needs by speaking with them in Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Creole, Greek, Spanish, Turkish, or another language.
Finally, our attorneys offer different fee arrangements, including a contingency fee arrangement in which you pay nothing unless we recover compensation for you.
Connect With GED Lawyers for an Estero Injury Attorney
With decades of experience in personal injury law, our legal team knows how to manage your (or your loved one’s) case for you and how to pursue your due compensation. We’d like to tell you more during a free consultation. We’ll review your case with you and advise you on how to proceed with it.
To learn more about hiring one of our attorneys and for your free consultation, call GED Lawyers today at 844-4GEDLAW (844-443-3529).