The Law Offices of Scott Sobol

When Should I Contact a Florida Personal Injury Attorney?

People rarely go out expecting to get injured, but accidents happen. You could be going about your day when suddenly someone’s reckless behavior causes you to have an accident. Personal injury accidents can happen anywhere, whether it’s an auto accident, a slip and fall, or medical malpractice. When they do occur, it’s worth considering getting a personal injury attorney to help you with your case. 

Some accidents may seem minor, but there are certain scenarios you could experience after an accident where a personal injury attorney would help everything run smoothly and come out in your favor.

You Sustained a Severe or Catastrophic Injury in the Accident

Personal injury cases can involve injuries of varying severity, but cases involving severe or catastrophic injuries present unique challenges. These injuries usually require ongoing medical care and could have long-term repercussions on other aspects of your life, such as your career and marriage. They can even result in permanent disability. These factors should be considered when calculating the damages you’re attempting to recover. 

You will suffer future losses due to your disability or impairment, and it’s essential to have someone experienced in this area who understands the full scope of your losses. A skilled personal injury attorney can use their previous experience and work with specialists to help determine the value of your potential damages to maximize the payout for your claim.

You Need to Determine and Establish Liability for Your Accident

While it may be clear to you who was at fault for your accident, you must still show that the other party’s negligence caused your injuries. The other party may dispute liability, complicating your case. Failing to provide sufficient evidence against them will jeopardize your ability to recover compensation for your injuries. 

When you hire an attorney, they can do the heavy lifting for constructing your case and establishing liability. An experienced attorney can perform their own investigation to gather evidence and develop a solid legal strategy.

Multiple Parties Were Involved in Your Accident

There are times when more than one person may be responsible for your injury. When multiple parties are involved in a personal injury case, the case becomes substantially more complex. 

You must build a case to contend with the other party, their lawyers, and still protect yourself. Attorneys have the necessary skills and resources to handle any additional challenges that could arise in a multi-defendant case.

The Insurance Company Is Trying to Avoid Paying Your Claim

People have insurance to help them finance taking care of accidents and injuries. However, insurance companies don’t just protect you. They also must protect their best interests. When you seek compensation from the liable party’s insurance, they may do whatever they can to avoid giving you a payout. They may even engage in unethical practices like denying a valid claim or misrepresenting the terms of your policy to avoid paying you.

Experienced personal injury attorneys are well-versed in the rules governing personal injury claims and can effectively combat these methods. They can also file a personal injury lawsuit if an insurance company refuses to negotiate a reasonable settlement for your accident claim.

Contact an Experienced Florida Personal Injury Attorney

Personal injuries are already stressful, but handling your personal injury case on your own can be overwhelming and lead to a less than ideal outcome. Everyone’s situation is different, so you need an experienced personal injury attorney to examine your case and determine the best strategy to secure the maximum payout for your damages.

Since 2003, Scott Sobol has been providing quality representation to his clients. Sobol has represented more than 1,000 victims and their families throughout his career, so you can rest assured that he has the experience needed to secure the compensation you deserve. Call (954) 440-2000 or fill out our contact form to schedule your consultation and determine the best strategy for your personal injury case.

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