Table of contents:Do I Need to Hire a Pompano Beach Personal Injury Attorney?What Cases Do Friedland & Associates Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help?What Economic and Non-Economic Damages Am I Entitled to?What If I'm Partly At Fault for the Accident?What is the Legal Time Limit for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Florida?Contact Us Today
Do I Need to Hire a Pompano Beach Personal Injury Attorney?
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
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
- Private investigators
- Forensic accountants
- Medical professionals
- Occupational therapists
- Physical therapists
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 Economic and Non-Economic Damages Am I Entitled to?
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.
- 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
What If I’m Partly At Fault for the Accident?
In the state of Florida, if you were 51% responsible for the accident, you will be unable to recover compensation. You can still recover compensation for your accident-related losses if you were 50% responsible, however, your settlement or award will be reduced based on your percentage of fault.
What is the Legal Time Limit for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Florida?
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.
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 auto 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.