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If you were injured in an accident in Jacksonville, FL, that was caused by the negligence of another, you must pursue compensation to cover the cost of your accident-related damages. At Friedland & Associates, our Jacksonville personal injury lawyers can help you build a strong case against the at fault party to help you obtain compensation that can help make you financially whole.

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Do I Need to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

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You’re not required by Florida law to hire a personal injury lawyer, however, hiring an attorney will not only help reduce stress and allow you to focus on your recovery, but it can also significantly increase your chances of recovering maximum compensation and losses. At Friedland & Associates, our legal team will go above and beyond to ensure you recover the economic and non-economic damages you’re entitled to after an accident that was caused by the negligence of another.

What Cases Do Friedland & Associates Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?

At Friedland & Associates, our personal injury lawyers handle the following types of cases:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Slip and falls
  • Dog bite incidents
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Premises liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • Birth injuries
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Boat accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Product liability

How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help?

At Friedland & Associates, our personal injury lawyers can help you recover compensation by filing a claim or a personal injury lawsuit, depending on the circumstances of the case, whether insurance coverage is involved, and what the policy limits are.

Other ways our personal injury lawyers can help include:Investigating the Accident

Our legal team can visit the scene of the accident to take photos and gather evidence.

Other types of evidence we will obtain can include:

  • Police report/accident report
  • Photos of your injuries, property damage, and the accident scene
  • Video footage
  • Pay stubs
  • Employment records
  • Phone records
  • Medical bills
  • Medical records
  • Black box data
  • Expert testimony
  • Witness statements

And more.

We will use the evidence we have gathered to build a strong case against the negligent party to help you recover maximum compensation for your losses.

Work with Experts

At Friedland & Associates, we may consult with experts to help prove liability, determine how an accident occurred, and accurately value your case for damages. Some of the experts we may consult with include:

  • Accident reconstructionists
  • Life care planners
  • Economists
  • Private investigators
  • Forensic accountants
  • Medical professionals
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists

And more.

Negotiating with the Insurance Company or Defense Attorney

Most personal injury cases are settled out of court. Whether you’re dealing with an insurance company or a defense attorney, we will work tirelessly to negotiate with the other party to ensure you recover a fair settlement for your accident-related damages. If the claims adjuster or defense attorney refuses to make a reasonable settlement offer, we will be prepared to file a lawsuit on your behalf and represent you in court.

Filing a Lawsuit

We will prepare your case for trial and present it in front of a judge and jury. During this time, we will continue to negotiate with the other party. In most cases, insurance companies are more willing to negotiate once a lawsuit has been filed.

What Damages Can I Recover After a Personal Injury Accident?

The damages you’re entitled to will depend on many factors, such as:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • Whether you sustained a permanent disability
  • Your prognosis
  • Whether you can return to work
  • How much time you’ve missed at work
  • The extent of property damage
  • Whether you’re forced to switch careers due to your injuries

And much more.

Our personal injury lawyers will carefully investigate your accident and determine which damages you’re entitled to. They may also consult with experts to accurately value your damages and ensure you pursue every penny of compensation you’re owed.

Damages you may be entitled to include:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Scarring and disfigurement

And more.

What is the Statute of Limitations in Florida?

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Like all states, Florida has a statute of limitations, which is a deadline for filing personal injury lawsuits. You will have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. If you miss this important deadline, your case will be dismissed and you will be unable to recover any compensation for your economic and non-economic damages.

Should I Accept the Insurance Company’s First Settlement Offer?

While a claims adjuster may seem helpful and friendly, they are not on your side. An insurance company is out to make a profit. That means their goal is to pay out as little as possible, if anything at all.

A claims adjuster will often make a settlement offer without even knowing the full extent of your damages, including the severity of your injuries. These lowball settlement offers are never enough to cover the full cost of your accident-related damages, instead, it’s more of a jumping off point for settlement negotiations. Never accept the first settlement offer. Instead, contact a personal injury lawyer. An attorney can assess your case and accurately value your damages. They will also take over settlement negotiations, and ensure you pursue maximum compensation for your losses.

What is Pure Comparative Negligence?

Florida operates under the pure comparative negligence system. Under this system, accident victims can still recover compensation for their damages as long as they are only 50% or less at fault, however, their compensation will be reduced based on their percentage of fault. If they are 51% at fault, they will be unable to recover damages.

What Are Common Types Of Accident Injuries?

Accident victims can sustain mild to severe injuries. In some cases, these injuries can be fatal. At Friedland & Associates, our personal injury lawyers have handled cases involving injuries such as:

  • Soft tissue damage
  • Whiplash
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Internal organ damage
  • Broken bones/bone fractures
  • Burns
  • Crush injuries
  • Loss of limb
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Leg and arm injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Dental injuries
  • Facial injuries

What Qualifies As Personal Injury?

A personal injury is classified as an injury to the body, mind, and emotions that was caused by the negligence of another. If another person’s actions or inaction caused a person mental anguish, physical pain, or emotional distress, then the law can consider it a personal injury. If you were involved in an accident that resulted in an injury, a personal injury lawyer can review your case to determine if you have a valid claim or lawsuit.

Contact Us Today

At Friedland & Associates, our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience handling complex accident claims and know how to negotiate with insurance companies to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

If you were injured in an accident and your insurance company is refusing to pay you the settlement you deserve, contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We can discuss your case and explain your legal rights and options, moving forward.

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