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Navigating The Timeline Of A Personal Injury Case

No one wants to find themselves facing a personal injury case, but knowing what to expect can make the entire process much less stressful. While the personal injury timeline isn’t an easy one, your Florida personal injury lawyer is there to help you through a much clearer and simpler experience. The timeline of navigating a personal injury case is:

• Your Accident – The timeline begins with your accident, and your accident will serve as something of a foundation for the entirety of the process. After an accident occurs, it’s important to keep a clear head if you’re able, and to begin the evidence collection process as quickly as possible. Calling the police as well as emergency services, taking photos of the scene, and collecting witness contact information should all be completed at this time.

• Seeking medical attention – After your accident you should always seek medical attention. Whether you believe you’ve been injured or not, some soft tissue and brain injuries may not be present straight away, an examination by a medical professional can assess the situation and begin with any necessary medical intervention. The more quickly you’re assessed by a medical professional, the stronger your injury case will hold up in negotiations or if the case goes to court.

• Consult a Florida personal injury attorney – After being treated for any immediate injury needs, your next call should be to your Florida personal injury attorney. On average, a personal injury attorney can help you to receive a settlement 3.5 larger than those handled without an attorney present, and these professionals in Florida personal injury law can help to guide you through each step of your process. Your personal injury attorney will also begin investigations, interviewing you and learning every in and out involved with the case.

• File your claim – With your attorney present, it’s now time to file your personal injury claim. Most personal injury claims do not need to go to court, and after filing a claim you’ll then begin the negotiations process. In negotiations, you and your attorney will present a demand package to the insurance provider outlining your needed settlement, which the provider will then counter with their offer. These offers and counter-offers will go back and forth until a settlement is reached. If a settlement cannot be reached, the case will then go to court.

• Filing a lawsuit – If a settlement cannot be reached, a lawsuit will have to be filed in order to get you the compensation you deserve. In the state of Florida, the lawsuit must be filed within 4 years of the accident occurring, and the sooner the lawsuit is filed the better. In some cases, a lawsuit being filed can cause insurance providers to rethink low-ball offers and provide an acceptable settlement, allowing the case to finish before it ever goes to court. If the case does go to court, however, the assistance of a Florida personal injury attorney is critical.

Why Do I Need A Personal Injury Attorney?

Whether your personal injury case is settled in negotiations, or it goes all the way to trial, your personal injury attorney will be your best defense. Florida personal injury attorneys are well versed in all of the ins and outs of Florida personal injury law, and can ensure you are equipped with your best chance at your best possible settlement amount. To learn more about Florida personal injury law after suffering an injury, contact us at today.

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

Navigating The Timeline Of A Personal Injury Case

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