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Freequently Asked Questions

What do I do after an accident?
In the event that you have been harmed in an accident, the first thing to do is to get medical attention. Assuming that you are not taken to the emergency room promptly, you should take photographs or recordings of the accident scene and get the contact data of any witnesses. You ought not take blame or apologize to any person who was included, regardless of whether it appears to be something polite to do. Anything that you say in the event of an accident can be utilized against you on the occasion that you seek a claim or a lawsuit later. If you presume that another person may have been to blame, you should set up a counsel with an attorney to discuss your alternatives.
How do I know if I have a case?
You don’t have to decide about that by yourself. Contact an attorney and set up a free conference to go over your circumstance in detail. The attorney will reveal to you whom you can sue and what you can expect to recover, in view of current realities of the accident and the laws in your state. Basically, as a rule, you will have a case on the event that somebody acted imprudently on the occasion and caused your injuries. Applying this standard is more complex than it sounds, which is the reason it is imperative to counsel an attorney.
What damages are available in a personal injury case?
The primary kind of damages is known as compensatory damages, which is additionally partitioned into economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages depend on visible, comparatively objective expenses, like doctor’s visit expenses, lost income and earning ability, property harm, and the expenses of future treatment. Non-economic damages are more abstract, covering things like pain and enduring, mental torment, and lost satisfaction throughout everyday life. Harms should be sensibly quantifiable to be granted, instead of being speculative. In the event that the respondent has acted in a particularly appalling way, you might have the option to recover punitive damages together with compensatory damages. These are intended to discourage this kind of conduct. Punitive damages are rarely awarded but can be substantial, although there are constitutional limits on how much they can exceed compensatory damages.
What if the accident happened on the job?
In the event that you were hurt at work, the first thing you must do is notify your employer and fill out an accident report. Make sure you get a copy of the accident report to document when you reported it. You have 30 days from the date of accident or your knowledge of suffering an injury caused by your job to notify your employer. If you notify your employer of an accident and they refuse to take action, contact us immediately to make sure your rights and benefits are preserved.

In most cases, you will be qualified for workers’ compensation benefits through your employer or their insurance carrier. These will cover your doctor’s visit expenses and a part of your lost wages. If somebody other than your manager or a co-worker caused your mishap, you may have an additional personal injury claim against the third party. For instance, you could possibly sue a manufacturer of workplace equipment if defective items caused your injury. Workers’ compensation may be an option, but a personal injury case would be more beneficial, as it could potentially pay more than a workers’ compensation claim in this case.

Once your injury is reported, you will need a medical evaluation with a physician approved by the workers’ compensation insurance carrier for the determination of whether your injury was due to your job, what treatment you require and your ability to return to work. If the physician determines you are not able to return to work, the workers’ compensation insurance carrier is to reimburse you a portion of your lost income.

One of the common misconceptions about filing a workers’ compensation claim is that in doing so, you will risk being fired as a result. In actuality, Florida Statute Sec. 440.205 makes it illegal for your employer to harass, coerce, discriminate against you, or terminate you, simply for seeking workers’ compensation benefits.

Filing a workers’ compensation claim after your injury on the job, actually gives you greater protection against being subsequently fired due to your injury.

Do I need a lawyer for a personal injury case?
Some straightforward individual injury cases can be settled without a lawyer. For instance, maybe you were in a backside crash in which the driver was obviously to blame, and in which neither one of the drivers was seriously harmed. You could possibly resolve this case reasonably by haggling with the insurance agencies all alone. In any case, you most likely need an attorney if the current situation of the mishap is unpredictable, your injuries are severe, or the blame gathering is a challenging obligation. In the event that a large amount of cash is in question, you ought not take a risk by not using a lawyer.

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