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STEPS IN A PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT

Every day when we leave our homes and venture into the world for our daily activities, we expect to get back home at the end of the day safe and sound, but this isn’t always the case as a lot of unforeseen activities can occur including an unplanned accident. You could be a victim of a car accident in different forms. It could be a hit-and-run, a drunk driver who knocks you down, a head-on collision or any other kind of car accident. You could also be a victim of a slip and fall accident in an establishment or an organization. These accidents may or may not be a result of your own carelessness. Some of them may be caused by the staff of such organizations either in the cinema, a restaurant or any other place where you can be a victim of personal injuries.

In such situations where you are a victim of such accidents, it is important that you get in touch with a professional personal injury attorney that has experience in dealing with personal injury cases. The Injury Firm in Fort Lauderdale has experienced personal injury attorneys that have an excellent track record of representing personal injury victims and ensuring that they get the compensation that they deserve, be it a car accident lawsuit or a trip and fall lawsuit, the Injury firm has got you covered.

Slip and fall accidents

Slip and fall accidents happen more often than we know and the injuries obtained from slip and fall can be really dangerous. There are a lot of hazards in different organizations that can cause these accidents, broken handrails, wet floors, spilled liquids and even wrongly placed products can cause a slip and fall accident. These hazards most times are the faults of officials that work in these establishments but do not take their job seriously or sometimes the hazards lead to accidents because of mismanagement in such establishments.

It is possible that without a personal injury attorney, a victim of a slip and fall accident may not be aware that he or she is entitled to compensation for their injuries. These injuries can include:

  • Dislocations
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Bruises
  • Loss of teeth etc.

In some cases, a victim may not be able to continue at his or her job or may have to pay for surgeries just to get his or her body back in shape. These victims need to be compensated for all of this and this is why the personal injury attorneys at The Injury Firm in Fort Lauderdale are at your service. They help you investigate your case and handle the personal injury lawsuits to ensure that the victims get the compensation that they deserve.

Car accidents

No one needs to be told that car accidents cause a whole lot of personal injuries today. A lot of us own vehicles today and accidents can occur whether we plan for them to or not. If you are a victim of a car accident, the personal injury lawyers at The Injury Firm in Fort Lauderdale can help you get compensated for your injuries and car damages. Car accident injuries are still on the rise today and a lot of injuries can occur from car accidents from the littlest fractures to the worst-case scenario which is death. It is essential that you are aware of the fact that you are eligible for compensation if you are a victim of a car accident and it doesn't matter if you are a passenger or the driver.

Some types of car accidents include:

  • Bicycle collision
  • DUIs (driving under influence)
  • Hit and run
  • Road hazards including potholes and open drains
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Head-on collisions
  • Truck, taxi collisions.

These are a few of the types of car accidents that can occur on the road and they can happen to anyone as no one plans for these accidents to happen.

Some personal injuries that can occur in car accidents include:

  • Fractures
  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

Some of these injuries can render you immobile and you may be confined to the hospital while you undergo treatment and possible surgery. Your work may suffer and, in some cases, if you do not have high job security, you can be laid off at work and your family may suffer if you are the breadwinner or sole provider. This is why you need compensation for all that you would go through throughout the course of your healing process. The personal injury lawyers at The Injury Firm in Fort Lauderdale are dedicated to ensuring that you get full compensation. It is important that you contact them whenever you have such an injury because they would put all their tools to use to help you build a strong case and file a car accident lawsuit if the case demands that.

Steps to take in a personal injury lawsuit

Immediately you are a victim of slip and fall or a car accident, there are steps and procedures that you need to follow in order to get the best possible compensation out of it. They say knowledge is power and some people may ruin or lessen their chances of getting compensated due to the steps that they took when they were personal injury victims. If you are a victim of a slip and fall accident or a car accident, following these steps would help ensure that you get your full and deserved compensation.

  • Contact a personal injury lawyer

As soon as you have been able to see a doctor and you are able to, it is essential you contact a personal injury attorney. The Injury Firm boasts of highly trained personal injury lawyers that have your best interests at heart. These lawyers are ready to come to visit you at the hospital if you are confined to a bed and are ready to help you start the process of getting your compensation. A professional personal injury lawyer such as those provided by The Injury Firm would ensure that no stone is left unturned in helping you get your compensation. The consultations cost nothing and this goes to show how badly they want you to get the compensation you deserve.

A personal injury lawyer would guide you on how to go about making statements and preserving evidence, including medical records and bills. They would bring in all their resources to investigate and find out all the details of the accident so as to build a strong case in court. They liaise with law enforcement if necessary and also battle the insurance companies and organizations that may want to shy away from claiming responsibility for the accident. A personal injury lawyer helps you know the extent of your legal options and what is possible in your case as every case is unique. They ensure that your best interests are kept as the maximum priority throughout the period of the lawsuit.

The personal injury lawyers from Fort Lauderdale have a track record and have proven themselves to be one of the best personal injury lawyers around. They are tested and trusted and put all their resources into ensuring that you get the compensation you deserve.

  • Case investigation

As soon as you have contacted a personal injury lawyer, the personal injury attorney would immediately swing into action by investigating all the facts and details involved in the case. They go through photographs of the accident scene, talk to law enforcement and witnesses. This is to help build a strong case without loopholes that would ensure that the victim is compensated for their injuries. The attorney goes through statements of witnesses, searches for security camera footage if any that may have recorded the accident so as to get a clearer picture and also compile evidence for the case. The personal injury lawyers would handle the insurance companies and also tell the client how to relate with the press if need be.

  • Demanding for a settlement

The personal injury attorney that is representing you then demands a settlement. They give this letter to the other party involved and included in this settlement demand is a letter that contains all the details of your accident and injury, including all your medical bills and every other thing you may have suffered like the loss of your productive time and any other suffering you may have suffered. The other party goes through this letter thoroughly and then they can then choose to accept, reject or counter the demand. The demand letter is a very important document as it shows the other party what they are dealing with. This is one of the reasons why it is important that a professional personal injury lawyer help you draft and send this letter to the opposing party. The quality and content of this letter are very important as it can help you get an easy and quick settlement if possible.

  • File a personal injury lawsuit

If the demand for a settlement is not met or rejected, then the personal injury attorney would then file a lawsuit that would help you get compensation. The personal injury lawyers at The Injury Firm would help file your lawsuits in the most professional way possible.

  • Discovery

After filing a lawsuit, before the actual trial begins, the parties involved begin to obtain information and gather evidence from each other. This helps the two parties involved to gather as much relevant information on the case as possible. In this phase, it is important that a professional team handle your discovery. This would help ensure that you have an airtight case and know all you are dealing with. Different ways of obtaining information during discovery include:

  • Depositions: This involves questioning a witness or the other party concerning the case. The party under deposition is bound by oath to answer the questions truthfully. The questions and answers are recorded and used as evidence if the need arises.
  • Physical examination
  • Requests for production: this involves requesting documents necessary for the case from the other party.
  • Interrogatories: these are specific questions asked by one party and answered by the other party. The party being asked the questions is bound by oath to answer the questions truthfully and in writing.
  • Mediation

Mediation is a process where an unbiased an impartial third party (usually a judge) helps in assisting both parties to reach a mutual agreement and resolution. The aim of mediation is to try and reach an agreement without having to go to trial. The results from the mediation actually play an important role in determining how the case goes. This is also one of the reasons why the personal injury lawyers from Fort Lauderdale are your best choice. They have a high success rate from carrying out a lot of mediations and coming out successful.

  • Trial

If mediation still doesn’t solve the case, the next phase is the trial. In a trial, a jury would examine the facts and the evidence available and determine the party that comes out victorious. The Jury awards the compensation to the victim if the case is ruled in their favor. The Injury Firm is known for winning cases and has a lot of experienced personal injury lawyers that have been successful in several trials.

  • Appeal

Depending on how the trial goes, the party that loses may decide to appeal the case if they are not happy or comfortable with the verdict from the trial. The personal injury attorneys from The Injury Firm in Fort Lauderdale are absolute experts in winning appeals because they take these cases like they are the victims. They feel the pain of the victim and hence are not satisfied whenever a victim doesn’t win at trial. Though this involves a different process, the personal injury lawyers are always ready to go that extra mile and possess all the necessary experience needed to win personal injury lawsuits no matter how unique the case may seem.

The Injury Firm
2000 N.E. 45th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308

Phone (954) 951-0000
Fax: (954) 951-1000
Email: info@flinjuryfirm.com

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The information contained in this website is provided for informational purposes only.  This website may contain information about The Injury Firm's past results, testimonials about the firm or a lawyer within the firm, and statements regarding the quality of The Injury Firm's work product. This information has not been reviewed or approved by The Florida Bar. Please be advised that: 1) the facts and circumstances of your case may differ from the matters for which results and testimonials have been provided: 2) Not all results of cases handled by the firm or its lawyers are provided and not all clients have given testimonials; and 3) The results and testimonials provided are not necessarily representative of results obtained by the firm or by its lawyers or of the experience of all clients or others within the firm or its lawyers. Every case is different, and each client’s case must be evaluated and handled on its own merits.

  

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