Accomplished Personal Injury Lawyers in Daytona Beach
The Morgan & Morgan Daytona Beach personal injury attorneys have years
of experience recovering compensation for victims who have been injured
in accidents that were not their fault. We have been able to recover
multi-million dollar verdicts for our clients so that they have the
means to fully move on from the incidents; compensation for medical
bills, lost wages, and mental, physical, and emotional suffering.
The attorneys in our Daytona Beach office handle a wide variety of personal
injury lawsuits and have the resources needed to take cases to trial to
ensure our clients receive proper compensation for their injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured, and you suspect that it was
someone else’s fault, complete our case review form on this page for a
free, no-obligation case review from our Daytona Beach office. In
Florida, there is a time limit, otherwise known as a Statute of
Limitations, in which a personal injury lawsuit may be filed. It’s
important that you contact an
attorney as soon as possible.
Can I Sue?
If you’ve been involved in an accident that was caused by the negligent and reckless actions of another, you may be wondering how you can hold the responsible party accountable for your injuries, medical bills, and other damages. A personal injury attorney may be able to file a lawsuit on your behalf to recover compensation for these damages.
A person or corporation acts negligently if they fail to
act how a reasonably prudent person or entity would act under similar
circumstances. In addition, doctors, nurses, and other medical
professionals must provide healthcare in a manner that conforms to the
accepted standards of the medical profession. If this duty is breached
resulting in an injury to the patient, medical malpractice may have
Depending on the details of your accident, a number of other factors may
affect your right to file a personal injury claim. Only a qualified
Daytona Beach attorney will be able to determine whether you have legal
recourse under Florida law.
How Our Daytona Beach Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help
In handling your personal injury case, the attorneys in our Daytona
Beach office may:
Gather Evidence: As part of a personal injury lawsuit,
your attorney may:
- Take photographs of the accident scene and review any video
surveillance footage of where the accident took place
- Collect all necessary medical records to demonstrate the extent of
- Interview witnesses and healthcare providers
- Review Daytona Beach police and accident reports
Because witnesses’ memories fade over time and physical evidence may
become lost or damaged, it is important that you contact an attorney
immediately after suffering an injury.
Work with Experts: Our Daytona Beach attorneys work
with leading medical experts to help us win cases for our clients. In a
personal injury lawsuit, a medical expert can evaluate the victim’s
injuries and explain how they were caused by the defendant’s actions. In
a medical malpractice case, a medical expert may be used to review the
level of treatment the patient received and explain to the jury how the
doctor or healthcare professional violated the accepted standard of care
of the medical profession.
Negotiate with Insurance Companies: In many personal
injury cases, the wrongdoer’s insurance company may attempt to settle
the lawsuit to avoid the expense and uncertainty of a jury trial. If a
settlement offer is received, our personal injury attorneys will
evaluate the offer and negotiate on your behalf to ensure that the
settlement provides adequate compensation for your damages. If
negotiations do not result in an acceptable settlement offer, your
personal injury attorney will prepare your case for trial.
Prepare for Trial: At trial, your personal injury
lawyer will argue your case to a judge or jury to prove that your
injuries were caused by the negligence, recklessness, or malpractice of
another. Your attorney may offer opening and closing statements,
question witnesses, and cross-examine any witnesses called by the
defendant or its insurance company.
Damages Available in Personal Injury Lawsuits
The following types of damages may be available in a personal injury
Medical Expenses: Through a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able
to receive compensation for all medical expenses incurred as a result of
the accident. In addition, you may also receive compensation for medical
expenses that you will incur in the future as a result of the accident.
This may include compensation for rehabilitation services and the cost
of in-home care aides.
Lost Wages and Earnings: Damages in personal injury lawsuits often
include compensation for lost wages and earnings. If you are unable to
perform the essential functions of your job after suffering a personal
injury, you may also be able to recover compensation for your decreased
earning potential. Your attorney may retain an economic expert to
determine the value of your diminished earning capacity over the course
of your lifetime.
Pain and Suffering: Based on the severity of your injuries, you may
be able to recover damages for the physical pain, emotional suffering,
and mental anguish caused by the accident. You may also be entitled to
compensation for chronic pain or reduced quality of life. In addition, a
spouse of a personal injury victim may be able to recover damages for
loss of consortium, which is intended to compensate a victim’s spouse
for loss of a family relationship.
Punitive Damages: In cases of wanton negligence and reckless
disregard for the safety of others, a personal injury victim may be
eligible for punitive damages, which are designed to punish the
wrongdoer and discourage others from engaging in similarly dangerous
To learn more about how the personal injury attorneys in our Daytona
Beach office may be able to help you, please complete our free case