So… you’ve been injured.
Nothing can turn back time and prevent the injury from happening. But if your injury was caused by someone else, you can protect your future.
Medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, even lost ability to work in the future—all of this and more can result from an injury. And if someone else was responsible—if their negligence contributed to your injury—then a personal injury lawsuit may be your best means of getting the compensation that can help offset the unfortunate results of that injury.
But to win a personal injury lawsuit, you have to have a strong case. And a strong case means enough evidence to prove to a jury that the other party’s negligence caused your injury. A powerful case may be enough that your lawsuit is settled ahead of a trial with a satisfactory settlement.
Types of Personal Injury
You may have sustained a personal injury case from any number of things:
- A Defective Product
- Vehicular Accident with DUI
- A Distracted Driver Accident
- Boating or Jet-Ski Injury
- Hotel or Restaurant Injury
- Injury at a Theme Park
- Scuba or Snorkeling Accident
- Medical Errors or Medical Malpractice
Anytime your injury might have been prevented by reasonable actions or precautions of another, you may have a personal injury case. A rear-end collision; slip-and-fall; nursing home neglect; failure of a business to maintain safe conditions; a known dangerous situation on another’s property and more… these can all be instances in which another party’s negligence contributed to you becoming injured.
But again: you must have a strong case.
What To Do After an Injury
If you have become injured, and need medical care, don’t wait. But as soon as possible you will need to take some steps to protect your own interests:
Use your smartphone and take photos—borrow someone’s phone if you must—but record the scene of the instance from as many angles as possible.
Record exactly what happened as soon as you can. Don’t take a chance on your memory alone.
Try to get contact information from any witnesses on the scene.
If the negligent party is available, make sure to record their contact information.
Do not say anything about fault or accept any kind of remuneration from the negligent party.
Do contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Your attorney will have your best interests in mind. Don’t count on anyone else to do that.
Time Limits for Filing Personal Injury Lawsuits
The Florida Statutes basically give you four years from the date of your injury to file a claim, but your case may be different. The safest thing is to ask your attorney about your particular case.
Have you or a loved one been injured due to the negligence of another?
If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligent actions of another, Thomas & Pearl offer you a free case consultation, and upon taking your case will work on a contingency basis. You pay no money upfront—only if Thomas & Pearl wins your case and gets you the compensation you deserve.
You can receive compensation damages to your vehicle, for your pain & suffering; for lost current and future wages, and medical expenses as well.
Before you speak with an insurance company, the attorneys at Thomas and Pearl want to speak to you.
$150 MILLION in verdicts and settlements
Injuries and deaths happen. It’s a fact. Sometimes they occur because of the negligence of another. Thomas & Pearl attorneys have the skills and training, plus the financial resources necessary to take on the big insurance companies, and to negotiate settlements favorable for our clients. And Thomas & Pearl Attorneys will absolutely litigate to protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.
Ask about our experience as attorneys helping victims of personal injury.
Ask about the more than $150M (MILLION) dollars in recent and past jury verdicts and settlements we have gained for our clients.
We’ll evaluate your case situation with you, develop a strategy to win or successfully negotiate the highest amount of compensation for you.
Experienced legal help can make the difference between a successful resolution and losing in court. And you pay nothing unless we get that successful resolution for you.