Why Choose Morgan & Morgan?
Talking to an attorney about filing a lawsuit can be a daunting proposition, especially in the aftermath of injury, economic loss or the unfortunate death of a loved one.
A lawsuit allows you to recover compensation for those losses when another individual or entity is at fault for acting negligently or carelessly to cause the injury. Our attorneys can help you estimate the financial burdens you face from the accident and help you file a claim to receive compensation for those burdens.
Claims can be filed to recover for losses for:
- Any current and future medical expenses you have to bear, including physical therapy, surgery, home modifications etc;
- Loss of wages and earning capacity;
- Pain and suffering;
- Mental and emotional trauma;
- Loss of life’s enjoyment; and
- Loss of companionship, comfort, affection, and consortium.
In the unfortunate situations where fatalities occur, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim to claim compensation for expenses related to your loss, for e.g. funeral expenses, loss of wages, and loss of wages/earning capacity.
Monetary awards for damages are meant to make victims whole again. While compensation cannot heal your injury or bring back loved ones it can cover expenses during a difficult time for you and your family. Taking legal action can also hold parties responsible for their negligence or careless actions and, in some cases, you may be awarded larger awards of punitive damages meant to discourage the same type of action or omission by other similar actors.
Can I Sue for My Injuries?
Not all injury victims are entitled to file a lawsuit and recover for their losses. A number of factors are considered when determining whether you are able to recover for your injury, including the cause and severity of your injury as well as the time and place it occurred. A qualified Melbourne attorney will be able to evaluate all of the relevant factors and determine whether you are able to bring a lawsuit.
The majority of personal injury claims in Florida are based on the theory of negligence. Negligence is the failure of a party to adhere to a certain level of care that causes or results in injury to another. Someone deemed negligent, can be held liable for the resulting injuries or damages caused by their failure to protect others against an unreasonable risk of harm.
For instance, a driver might be considered negligent if he or she violates Florida law by driving through a stop sign or driving under the influence, causing injury to another.
Additionally, a doctor my be found liable for injury resulting from a missed diagnosis after failing to perform a certain diagnostic test, that another doctor in a similar situation would have performed. Negligence can be complex and our Melbourne attorneys can help you make sense of your situation.
How Much Does an Attorney Cost?
You pay no fees unless the attorneys in our Melbourne office favorably resolve your case. This fee is typically a percentage of your final court award or settlement.
To learn more about how we may be able to help, contact us today by filling out a free case review form.