6 Reasons it Pays to Enlist the Help of a Personal Injury Attorney
Personal injuries can occur in different situations: from car accidents to other road and vehicle accidents, slip, trip and falls, medical malpractice, birth injuries, and so on. In fact, 60% of these injuries happen on the job – research has shown that nearly 200 fatal injuries occurred in Florida due to transport-related accidents and slip and falls. Injuries may lead to a quick visit to the emergency room for a concussion to a prolonged stay for treating severe injuries.
Injuries range from minor scrapes to neck and back injuries, fractures, brain damage, paralysis, and other life-threatening ailments. While many people feel that they can file a claim for damages on their own, it is advisable to seek help from an experienced and dedicated personal injury attorney so that you can focus on your treatment and recuperation.
Read on as we look at the main reasons why you should consider hiring an attorney for your personal injury claim:Top 6 Reasons to Hire a Florida Injury Lawyer
Through the course of this list, we’re going to take a look at the key areas where your attorney and their experience can help you pursue your personal injury claims. This covers the process of filing your claims, handling any trouble from the party at-fault, collecting evidence, and overall building your case.
1. Level the playing field
The insurance company of the party at-fault and their defense attorneys are well-versed with the legal implications of handling a claim for personal injuries. They will likely have more expertise and monetary resources to invest. Having a personal injury attorney on your side could show your opposition that you are not going to step aside silently and that you demand your rightful compensation. At Frankl & Kominsky Injury Lawyers, our personal injury attorneys have over 40 years of combined legal experience and have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our personal injury cases.
2. Gather Sufficient Evidence
Your attorney will ask you for a detailed account of the day of the accident including the presence of potential witnesses, surveillance cameras, and so on. They will be able to provide documentation for your claim by obtaining copies of the accident report, taking witness statements, accessing surveillance footage for you, keeping copies of your medical records, evidence of lost wages and medical expenses, and consulting with medical experts and accident reconstructionists.
3. Protect you from overreaching by the claims adjuster
The at-fault party’s insurance company may request that you give a recorded statement or sign documents that will prevent you from asking for a higher settlement or even filing a lawsuit.
Additionally, they may make aggressive attempts to try to get you to settle early on and for less than the value of your claim.
Your personal injury attorney will handle all communications and negotiations with the at-fault party’s insurance company and their defense attorneys. The attorneys at Frankl and Kominsky Injury Lawyers are dedicated to helping you get fully and justly compensated for your damages.
4. Negotiate from a position of strength
The insurance company of the defendant is trained in handling negotiations and could possibly try to make a lowball offer, stonewall you or threaten you with consequences for filing a case. Experienced personal injury attorneys should not be fazed by such threats and will be able to recognize their tactics. With our legal team on your side, you will only need to worry about getting better. Let us handle your claim and fight on your behalf for the compensation you deserve.
5. Prepare a Demand for Settlement
Your settlement proposal should cover all your damages including both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include emergency room bills, surgical costs, medical prescriptions, long term care such as 24-hour nursing for patients with paralysis or other hindering injuries, home construction, physical therapy, mental therapy, etc. This also focuses on a loss of income during recovery and reduced or lost earning potential if a complete recovery is not possible. Non-economic costs include loss of consortium with your spouse, reduced quality of life, and the inability to perform daily functions, which can lead to extensive pain and suffering.
We can help document your economic and non-economic losses and present your damages to the at- fault party’s insurance company. We will try to settle your claim to provide you with fair and just compensation.
6. Advocate on your Behalf in Court
Frankl & Kominsky Injury Lawyers have years of experience in handling personal injury cases in Florida. If we are unable to settle your claim, our attorneys will file a lawsuit on your behalf. We will fight for the compensation you deserve.
Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle
- Automobile Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Uber or Lyft Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Injuries at Work
- Medical Malpractice
- Product Liability
- Wrongful or Accident Death Claims
Frankl & Kominsky Injury Lawyers are experienced and dedicated personal injury attorneys. We have represented clients in their personal injury cases due to auto accidents, slip and falls, negligent security, truck accidents, work accidents, medical malpractice, and other similar circumstances. We pride ourselves on providing excellent service and communication to all our clients. We offer a free consultation and case evaluation, no strings attached. If you can’t come to us, we’ll visit your home or hospital seven days a week.
Reach out to us at:
- (561) – 800 – 8000, Boynton Beach
- (954) – 800 – 8000, Pompano Beach
- (772) – 800 – 8000, Port St. Lucie
You can also visit our website for more details as well as access to our 24/7 chat service.
We hope this list was helpful to assist you in filing a personal injury claim. Feel free to reach out for a one-on-one consultation so that we can determine the extent of your suffering and the compensation that can help you restart your life.