Personal Injury Lawyers In Lakeland You Can Trust
Lakeland offers plenty to love, but when you're injured in an accident, it can be hard to get out and enjoy anything the city has for residents. Our lawyers know that your recovery can be stressful, and we fight to make sure that you get justice fast.
We fight for the injured, not the powerful, and we will take the fight to the insurance companies and lawyers for the other side to make sure you get what you're owed.
If you’ve been injured in an accident in Lakeland, contact our team today for a free case review.
Representing Clients For All Types Of Injuries:
Recovering from an accident takes time and effort, and it's important to remember that you'll need to recover not only physically, but financially as well. Serious injuries can leave you struggling to pay bills, and one of the only options for getting back on your feet may be to seek compensation for your injuries. If you've been hurt in an accident caused by someone else, contact our office today to let us start fighting for you.
Who Can Seek Compensation?
Florida law allows anyone injured in an accident to seek compensation if they show that the other party acted in a way that was negligent or reckless, and that those actions are what led to the injuries in question.
This can mean a variety of different things. In the case of a vehicle accident, negligence or recklessness is often a fairly straightforward factor to prove. It may mean things like:
- Drunk driving
- Texting while driving
- Failure to obey traffic lights or signs
- Failure to follow other traffic laws
In a slip and fall accident in Lakeland, what may be called premises liability, it can be somewhat harder to prove fault. This is because negligence or recklessness is predicated on showing that the property owner actually knew about unsafe conditions that led to your accident and chose to do nothing about them. It can be more difficult to show that this is true, but not impossible and our Lakeland personal injury lawyers could still show that you are owed compensation.
The only way to know for sure if you are owed restitution is to contact the pros. Our team can review your case and quickly determine who is at fault and what options you have available to you. If you have the right to sue, we'll handle your case and ensure that you get the maximum amount owed to you. You don't have to do a thing unless we need a signature.
What Damages Are You Owed?
Determining what you are owed can be difficult to do since a wide range of factors will impact the overall cost of an accident. Not only will current bills and missed hours at work have to be considered, but your case needs to be considered throughout the future as well.
Some examples of what will impact your damages include:
- Medical bills from the accident
- Future estimated medical bills including things like medication, physical therapy, surgery, and so on.
- Compensation for lost wages due to missing work
- Future potential lost wages due to missing work for future procedures or any other impact the injury could have on earnings potential
- Compensation for your pain and suffering
- Punitive damages used to punish the person responsible for your injuries
Our lawyers consult with economic and medical professionals to create a clear picture of the real, long-term costs of your accident. Then we use that data to negotiate a settlement amount that is fair for you and that will help you get back to where you would have been had the accident never occurred.
How Does Your Lawyer Prove Fault?
Your attorney uses a variety of different techniques, tools, and resources to show that you deserve restitution.
Some examples of the things we use in a Lakeland personal injury lawsuit to prove that our client deserves restitution include:
- Accident reports
- Witness statements
- Data recorder info if available
- Security camera footage
- Mobile phone records
- Driver histories
- Commercial truck driver logs if applicable
- Property safety history if applicable
- And more
In short, we utilize every tool available to us to show that you deserve restitution, and then we work to negotiate a settlement on your behalf. If we can't reach an agreement that is fair, we'll head to court to argue your rights and get you what you are owed through a trial. No matter what it takes, we're your tireless, fierce advocate and we won't stop fighting until you get what you're owed.
The Untold Reason A Lawyer Matters So Much One thing that isn't often discussed or even known about by many until they are involved in an accident is the fact that insurance companies aren't there to hand out money like crazy. Instead, most insurance companies and lawyers for the person responsible or your accident will actually do all that they can to avoid paying out a dime. They often use Things like:
- Bullying tactics
- Scare techniques
- Ignoring you
- Refusal to pay at all
And since they do this while victims are struggling to heal, the injured often feel that they have no options. That's the key reason that having an attorney on your side is so important. Our legal team stands up for you and makes sure that you aren't bullied around. We'll fight to get you what you deserve and ensure that you're able to heal from your injuries - no matter how serious they may be.
If you've been injured in an accident of any kind, our office is here to help you get back on your feet and recover financially so you can focus on physical healing as well. Contact our office today to get your free consultation and to let us start fighting for you.
The lawyers of Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh have the firm belief that justice pays.