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What should I do if I believe I have a personal injury case?
1) Document any potential witnesses of the incident or your injuries.
2) See your doctor and document and photograph any injuries.
3) Maintain notes of the effects of your injuries, also document any lost work, and changes in your lifestyle.
4) Maintain receipts of any expenses you incur due to the incident.
5) Don’t make any statements to anyone including any insurance company until you have discussed your case with an attorney.
6) Consult with an attorney about your case as soon as possible to determine your legal rights and options.
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Why shouldn’t I make any statements to an insurance company before speaking with an attorney?
Your statements are usually being recorded and most insurance companies are looking to pay the least amount possible on any claims. You may be asked questions in a manner that only protects their interests, and your injuries or difficulties may also change over time. You have a right to consult with an attorney before making any statements and should do so at your earliest convenience. Call Today to speak with an Orlando car accident lawyer and Orange County Florida injury attorney.
What is negligence?
It is the failure to use such care as a reasonably prudent and careful person would use under similar circumstances. The following are just a few examples of negligence:
1) Driving without headlights at night; following to close to a vehicle; failing to stop at a stop sign; speeding; or driving recklessly.
2) Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of a drug or chemical.
3) Creating or failing to correct after warning a hazardous situation at a store or premises open to the public.
4) Not performing a medical procedure properly.
5) Not anticipating a problem that medical personnel should have during a procedure.
6) Failing to properly maintain a ride or provide warnings of dangers associated with ride.
7) Designing or manufacturing a defective product that causes injuries.
8) Failing to provide proper warnings or instructions on a product.
9) Not properly securing or warning of a dog known to bite.
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Can I sue someone if I’m not a Citizen?
Yes, you do not need to be a United States Citizen to file an accident claim or personal injury case. Call Today to speak with an Orange County Florida personal injury attorney.
What if someone deliberately causes physical harm to me?
If someone commits a battery upon you or causes you physical harm, you likely have a cause of action against them and should document any injuries you received. In some of these cases, you may be able to recover damages from the Defendant, however, in other cases, the Defendant may not have any assets or insurance for you to recover damages from. If you have been physically harmed by another, you should consult with an attorney. Call Today to speak with an Orange County Florida personal injury attorney.
What is a pain and suffering award?
Usually this is money awarded over and above lost wages and medical expenses.
What are punitive damages?
Money awarded that is meant to punish the defendant.
What kinds of damages are recoverable?
It depends on the type of case, the following list contains some of the damages that may be recoverable in different types of cases:
1) Past and future medical expenses.
2) Past and future loss of income or earning capacity.
3) Past and future pain, suffering and emotional distress.
4) Loss of enjoyment of Life.
5) Car repairs and/or replacement.
6) Rental car costs.
7) Expenses associated with death.
8) Loss of victims retirement benefits or medical coverage.
9) Loss of companionship to survivors.
10) Punitive damages.
11) Any other financial loss that would not have occurred but for the injury.
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How long will the case take and will I have to go to Trial?
In many cases, the parties may make a reasonable settlement offer within a few months or even before a lawsuit is filed. However, where there is a dispute as to fault or the extent of the injury, it may take a considerable amount of time before a resolution is reached and in some cases a trial is necessary. Call Today to speak with an Orlando personal injury attorney.
Speak with an accident attorney today. You can also review the following Florida Statutes for some more information on personal injury and accident questions:
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