What People Usually Ask
When you sustain an injury as a result of someone else's negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against them.
In this section, you'll find answers to some of the most frequently asked legal questions about the various practice areas. These frequently asked legal questions will help you make an informed decision when choosing a personal injury attorney.
If you still have questions after reading our law-related FAQs, please contact us for a free legal consultation. We can answer all of your questions and help you determine whether or not you have grounds to file a personal injury claim.
Although each case is reviewed on an individual basis, you may be entitled to compensation for present and future medical treatments, lost earnings, physical pain and its consequences, and all other related expenses, depending on the circumstances of your case. If a spouse or family member passes away as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to further compensation, which may include funeral and medical expenses, lost income, loss of companionship, and other damages.
Mediation is a type of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that allows an injured person to settle their claim against an insurance company without having to go before a judge or a jury. Personal injury mediation is always a voluntary option, and it is meant to help parties achieve a fair settlement in these types of instances.
It is in the best interests of the insurance company to settle your case as soon and as fairly as possible. In order to do so, they may immediately offer you a low settlement. At first glance, this first offer appears to be quite substantial. You can be certain, however, that it will almost always be far less than what you need and deserve.
Additionally, if the accident happened recently and you are still recovering from your injuries, it might not yet be possible to estimate the exact amount of compensation to which you are entitled from the other party. The wisest course of action would be to discuss preliminary settlement negotiations with an experienced personal injury attorney.
According to state law and the statute of limitations, a personal injury claim in Florida must be filed within four years of the date of the injury. You will lose your right to file a personal injury lawsuit and seek compensation for your injuries if you do not file a claim by this deadline.
Flanagan Injury Law will assign you an attorney and a paralegal to assist you. They will personally contact you the same day you submit your application form. Our representatives will discuss your case with you and make every effort to answer any questions or concerns you may during the process.
Yes, your information is protected by the attorney-client privilege and will be kept strictly confidential at all times. This protection will remain in effect even if our legal representation ends or if you decide not to retain our services.
Because all information presented is protected by attorney-client privilege, you must provide us with full disclosure of all relevant details about your personal injury claim, including previous injuries so that we can properly evaluate your case.
Having all relevant information on hand will help us avoid any surprises or obstacles while presenting your case, which could put us in an unfavorable position.
Not every personal injury claim requires the need of an attorney. If, on the other hand, you try to deal with an insurance company directly, you will lack the negotiating power required to secure a fair settlement. You can be sure that your compensation claims will be strongly supported if a personal injury attorney handles your case.
Attempting to resolve a dispute on your own before hiring the services of an attorney may have a negative impact on your case if you later decide to retain the services of an attorney. Flanagan Personal Injury Law offers a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss in detail the advantages and disadvantages of hiring a lawyer in your specific case.
Since each case is different, the circumstances surrounding your personal injury will determine whether the person or the party who acted carelessly and caused your injuries may be held responsible. In a car accident, for example, the driver at fault may be held liable, but in medical malpractice cases, a group of doctors may be held liable for their negligence.
The most important thing to remember is that you should never sign a document you don't understand or accept a settlement that you don't agree with. Insurance companies will do their best to settle disputes as soon as possible, because it is for their own interests, not the victim’s, which means you may be receiving insufficient compensation. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury as a result of an accident, our personal injury attorneys at Flanagan Injury Lay in Florida, are ready to assist you.
You are not responsible in any way. If we are unable to obtain a favorable outcome in your personal injury case, you will not be held financially liable for any fees paid as a result of the lawsuit.