What Will a Kissimmee Personal Injury Attorneys Do for You?
As part of a personal injury lawsuit, your attorney may:
Gather Evidence: The first step in a personal injury lawsuit is to determine if the injured victim has a viable claim for damages. Your personal injury attorney will review the facts of your case to determine who may be liable for your injuries. Do determine this, they may question witnesses and review any police or accident reports that were prepared. Because witnesses’ memories fade and evidence may become lost or destroyed over time, it is essential that you retain a personal injury attorney immediately after an accident so that all relevant evidence can be preserved.
Work with Medical Experts: Our personal injury attorneys work with medical experts to evaluate the extent of our client’s injuries. The medical expert may also determine if future medical treatments and rehabilitation services will be needed to help you recover. In a personal injury lawsuit, a medical expert may also be used as an expert witness to explain to a judge and jury how the accident, medical malpractice, or defective product caused your injuries. The attorneys in our Kissimmee office regularly work with top doctors and medical professionals in Florida to help us win cases for our clients.
Negotiate a Settlement: Far too often, insurance companies attempt to offer personal injury victims quick, but often inadequate, out-of-court settlements. If a settlement offer is received, our attorneys will evaluate it with you to make sure that it takes into account all of the economic and non-economic damages you have suffered. Our Kissimmee attorneys will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to ensure that you receive full compensation. If settlement negotiations do not result in an adequate settlement offer, your attorney will prepare the case for trial.
Do I Have a Case?
If your injuries were caused by the negligence, recklessness, or intentional act of another, you may have a legitimate personal injury claim. A person acts negligently if he or she fails to behave in a way that a reasonably prudent person would have in a similar situation.
In addition, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are held to a higher standard of care, which requires them to provide medical services that meet or exceed the accepted standards of the medical profession. If this standard is not met, malpractice may have occurred and you may be eligible for compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.
Only a qualified personal injury lawyer will be able to determine whether your injury was the result of another’s negligence and whether you have a claim that is eligible for compensation.
Damages Available in Personal Injury Lawsuits
Through a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to recover the following:
Economic Damages: A personal injury lawsuit may provide you with compensation for past and future medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, and lost wages. In addition, if you are unable to perform the essential duties of your job because of an injury, you may be able to receive compensation for your decreased earning capacity. In cases where a personal injury prevents you from performing common, everyday tasks such as cooking and cleaning, you may also be able to receive compensation to cover the costs of hiring help to perform these tasks for you.
Non-Economic Damages: Non-economic damages include compensation for physical pain and emotional suffering. You may also be able to receive compensation for physical impairment and the loss of enjoyment of life that you have suffered as a result of the personal injury. In some cases, your spouse may also be able to sue for loss of consortium, which provides compensation for the loss of family relationships that are caused by a personal injury.
Punitive Damages: In cases involving egregious recklessness, malice, or willful disregard for the safety of others, the judge may choose to award punitive damages. Punitive damages are intended to punish the responsible party and discourage others from engaging in similarly careless and dangerous behavior.
For over two decades the attorneys at Morgan & Morgan have worked to protect the people, not the powerful. Our experience and extensive resources give us a distinct advantage in the courtroom. Our Kissimmee personal injury attorneys have developed an enviable track record of results and will fight for the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury involving the negligence, malpractice, or recklessness of another, please complete the case review form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.