When you are grocery shopping, taking a walk, or driving on Florida’s busy roads, those around you owe you a duty to care for your safety and act responsibly. When someone neglects this duty and causes you harm, you have the right to file a claim and seek financial compensation for your losses. However, this process can be complicated and confusing, even in the most straightforward situations. Fortunately, you don’t have to go through it alone. Our experienced lawyers at the Law Offices of Scott Sobol are here to handle every aspect of your claim while you focus on recovery.
We have proudly served personal injury victims in the Sunrise area for many years, giving us the resources and knowledge to take on all types of claims. Our compassionate lawyers listen to your story and lay out the terms of your claim clearly and concisely so you better understand your legal options. We support you every step of the way with your best interest and unique needs in mind. Our team understands the stresses of your injuries, so we do everything we can to make the legal process as stress-free as possible and give you the best chance of achieving full compensation.
Understanding Fault in Personal Injury Claims
One essential element of a personal injury claim is identifying a liable party and proving their negligence. Accidents often happen so quickly that you may not know or forget who caused the accident, making this an often challenging aspect of the process. Our knowledgeable lawyers can help determine whose careless action caused the accident by considering the following:
Burden of Proof
As the victim of someone else’s negligence, you carry the burden of proof. You are responsible for presenting evidence that proves the following points:
- The at-fault party owed you a duty of care.
- They breached this duty by acting negligently.
- This negligence directly caused the accident and your injuries.
- Your injuries resulted in damages.
While this may seem intimidating, our hardworking lawyers can help you gather critical information, like medical records, police reports, video footage, witness testimony, and expert opinion, to prove these points. We strive to build the strongest possible claim to secure the compensation you deserve.
If you were partially at fault for the accident, you might still collect damages thanks to Florida’s comparative negligence system. Each party involved in the accident receives a percentage of fault, and this percentage gets deducted from their respective compensation. For instance, if you were in a car accident and were 20% at fault for speeding, your damages would be reduced by 20%. While this system can benefit your claim, insurance companies often use it to undermine your claim and assign you an unfair fault percentage. We understand these tactics and fight tirelessly to achieve a fair settlement.
Have You Been
Injured in an Accident?
What Potential Damages Can You Recover for Your Florida Personal Injury Claim?
After suffering injuries due to another party’s negligence, you may worry about the financial toll your injuries have on your life and not know how to fight for compensation for your damages. Our Sunrise injury attorneys are here to fight for your rights and a successful outcome. Depending on the severity of your injuries and other details of the accident, you may recover the following damages:
- Pain and suffering
- Current and future medical bills
- Hospital bills
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages from missed work
- Loss of earning capacity
- Surgery costs
- Prescribed medications
- Reduced quality of life
- Punitive damages
While some of these costs, like medical bills and lost wages, are often simple to calculate, others, like pain, suffering, and emotional distress, are more difficult due to their abstract and subjective nature. We can help you accurately determine your claim’s worth to significantly improve your chance of achieving total compensation.
How Can a Lawyer Help With Your Personal Injury Claim?
The aftermath of suffering personal injuries can be overwhelming, and you deserve time to focus on recovery instead of worrying about filing a claim. Our dedicated lawyers allow you to do that by handling all aspects of your claim, including the following:
- Conducting a detailed investigation
- Collecting and analyzing evidence
- Identifying a liable party
- Calculating your claim’s worth
- Answering all your legal questions
- Utilizing resources like traffic analysts and medical professionals
- Filing your claim properly
- Negotiating with insurance adjusters
- Taking your claim to trial if necessary
It’s important to note that Florida law only gives personal injury victims four years to file their claims. Four years may seem like plenty of time, but the complex nature of the process and your recovery can make it harder for you to meet this deadline on your own. Our seasoned lawyers can help you take advantage of your opportunity to fight for your rights while giving you the peace of mind that your claim is being handled effectively and efficiently.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Reputable Sunrise Personal Injury Lawyer
Sustaining personal injuries through no fault of your own can be traumatic, and finding the strength to take on the legal process is not easy. Therefore, you deserve top-notch representation that will fight for you and allow you to focus on your recovery. At the Law Offices of Scott Sobol, we manage all aspects of your claim to take a weight off your shoulders and difficult tasks off your plate.
Our Sunrise team has worked on all types of personal injury claims, from auto accidents to slip-and-falls to nursing home neglect. Our proven track record and unmatched legal services have helped thousands of victims achieve compensation for their injuries. We take a personalized approach and develop a legal strategy based on your unique needs and circumstances, which we start discussing during your free consultation. To schedule yours, call (954) 440-2000 or fill out our contact form.