Am I Eligible for a Lawsuit?
In Florida, depending on the claim, you may have as little as two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. That’s why it’s so important that you contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Only a licensed attorney can determine if you qualify for legal action.
What Can an Attorney Do?
Gather Evidence: When filing a personal injury lawsuit, your attorney may:
- Take photographs of the scene of the injury and review any video surveillance footage
- Collect all necessary medical records to demonstrate the extent of your injuries
- Interview witnesses and healthcare providers
- Review police and incident reports
Because witnesses’ memories fade over time and physical evidence may become lost or damaged, it’s critical 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 build strong 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 to explain to the jury how the doctor or healthcare professional violated the accepted standard of care.
Negotiate With Insurance Companies: In many personal injury cases, the negligent party’s insurance company may attempt to settle the lawsuit to avoid a jury trial. Our personal injury attorneys will evaluate any 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, we will present your case at trial.
Types of Compensation Available
The following types of damages may be available in a personal injury lawsuit:
- Past and future medical expenses incurred as a result of the injury
- Lost wages/earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages (designed to punish the guilty party)
- Funeral expenses (in the event of a loved one’s death)
You may also be entitled to other damages depending on your case’s unique circumstances.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer in Daytona Beach
If you or a loved one has been injured, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the personal injury attorneys at our Daytona Beach office to learn more. Over the past 30 years, Morgan & Morgan has recovered over $7 billion for our clients. We fight For The People, not the powerful, and it costs nothing upfront to hire us. In fact, we get paid only if you win.
Give us a call or fill out our online form for a free case review. These cases are time-sensitive, so don’t wait. Contact us today.