Each day we leave our homes, we put our trust in countless strangers to uphold their duties of care, just as we do for them. We all have many duties of care that we owe to society each day, such as driving safely, performing our work in a way to avoid unnecessary harm, and ensuring that we avoid negligent or reckless behavior that could lead to an accident. Depending on the activity we are engaged in, our duty of care routinely changes throughout the day and may vary from moment to moment. For example: as you are driving in a car, you are carrying out your duty to drive safely, in accordance with Florida laws, and the restrictions imposed by your drivers’ license. When everyone upholds their end of the social contract, we can go about our days without suffering injuries caused by avoidable accidents. Unfortunately, there are countless instances across the United States every day when an injury or wrongful death occurs because of someone else’s dangerous behavior.
While no amount of money can ever undo an accident, there are laws that allow for a victim to seek compensation for a wide range of damages following one of these accidents. These are referred to as torts and are covered under personal injury law in Florida and beyond. Each state has many specific statutes that dictate things like the length of time a victim has to take legal action, the limits or restrictions to the amount or type of compensation they can seek, and more. Trying to navigate the complicated world of personal injury law can be complicated, especially while you are trying to prioritize your recovery. This is why working with a Pensacola personal injury attorney is such an important step towards getting the compensation and justice you deserve.
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Our law firm offers a free consultation to personal injury victims so we can have an in-depth conversation about their accident, their injuries, and how we can help them move forward with an insurance claim or lawsuit. Many people think that hiring an attorney is out of their reach because of financial limitations — especially as their injuries lead to increased hospital bills and missed time from work — but we work on contingency fees. You don’t pay unless we win, and then the fee will be a percent of your award. Working with an award-winning team of personal injury lawyers IS within your reach and is one of the most effective ways to get the money you rightfully deserve. The insurance company or the defense lawyer is focused on paying as little as possible, and you deserve an advocate who will hold them accountable for the damages you are owed.
Read more below about personal injuries and the types of cases we practice, and contact the team at Fasig | Brooks as soon as possible to schedule a consultation and get started on your Pensacola case today. The sooner we are working together, the sooner you can focus on your recovery without taking on the added burden of dealing with your legal stresses.
Why Work With Pensacola Personal Injury Lawyers?
If you have been hurt in any sort of situation caused by someone else’s negligent, reckless, or malicious behavior in Pensacola, you may have a right to file an accident claim against their insurance company or file a lawsuit directly against the at-fault party in court. Most often, this is done through an injury claim, and many people fail to realize how much they stand to gain by working with experienced personal injury lawyers from day one and only realize that they may need help once the insurance company makes a shockingly low settlement offer. This is just one reason why it is a good idea to hire an attorney before you initiate your injury claim. Take a look at a few more reasons how personal injury attorneys can help below.
If you simply go along with the accident claim and accept whatever settlement offer the insurance company makes, the claims process is not very stressful at all. Unfortunately, the cost of this option is too high: insurance companies focus on paying as little as possible to victims for any given claim in order to maximize profits. If you want to be sure that you get the compensation you deserve from a claim, you will need to play an active role in the investigation, and then will need to negotiate in order to reach a fair settlement agreement. This is all very stressful — especially while you are trying to recover from your injuries. Stress can have a major impact on recovery from physical injuries, so by having lawyers handle the entire process you are giving yourself a better chance of a full recovery.
Legal Support and Advice
A good portion of the stress that victims endure during an injury case is the uncertainty about the future: as lost wages continue to pile up, medical bills keep coming, and the financial impacts of being injured continue to mount, it is understandable for victims and their families to worry about what lies in store. Working with experienced personal injury attorneys in Pensacola, FL can help you get a clear understanding of your situation and avoid this unnecessary anxiety. One of the hallmarks of award-winning law firms like Fasig | Brooks is a dedication to clients that goes beyond a final settlement amount and takes into account the many other aspects of an injury case that can have a serious impact. When you are working with Fasig | Brooks, you can always count on getting answers to the many questions you likely have as we work through your case. Whether we are negotiating for a settlement or presenting your case to a jury, you can be confident that we will keep you informed every step of the way.
Negotiate a Higher Settlement
You don’t need to file a lawsuit in a Florida court and go through a jury trial in order to get the money you deserve; in fact, a majority of personal injury cases are settled before a lawsuit is ever even filed. Your Pensacola, Florida attorney will first go through an in-depth investigation of your personal injury case in order to identify ALL damages you have suffered. Commonly, a claims adjuster will go through and calculate the most obvious damages like lost wages, repair costs, and medical bills in hopes of avoiding the many smaller damages that add up to significant dollar amounts in a settlement. Once each party’s investigation has been concluded, the next step will be to negotiate a settlement that fairly compensates the injured party while avoiding a trial in front of a judge and jury. In the event that the insurance company is unwilling to pay fair damages, the next step will be to file a lawsuit.
Representation In a Court Case
As mentioned before, a significant percentage of personal injury cases in Florida and beyond, are settled before ending up in court; however, statistics are no guarantee that your situation will avoid court. In the event that your personal injury attorneys are unable to reach a fair settlement, they will have all of the information necessary to take your case in front of a judge and jury. In many personal injury cases, there is an incentive to reach an out-of-court settlement, but in certain instances, your attorney will determine that it is best to hold out and let a jury decide the outcome. This is a common practice if you have been injured in a particularly egregious or heinous accident and your attorney believes the judge or jury may be inclined to award additional punitive damages beyond the compensatory damages that a personal injury case entitles a victim to.
Our Practice Areas
The following are some of the most common types of personal injury cases we practice, but whether or not you see your own situation below, simply contact us now to speak directly with an attorney.
After a car accident, many people simply file a claim with the other driver’s insurance company and accept the initial offer that the adjuster makes. The unfortunate reality of this situation is that there are many other damages an individual likely suffers following an auto accident, and they do not deserve to take on ANY of the financial burdens of someone else’s behavior. Our personal injury attorneys understand the best way to handle an auto accident case and will fight to get you the money you deserve. While we typically focus on settling without a lawsuit, we are ready to take your case in front of a judge and jury if necessary.
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When you visit a medical professional, you rightfully trust that they will take all appropriate measures to provide you with the care that any reasonable and prudent medical doctor would provide. In the event that the doctor or practice fails to provide you with this care, and you are injured as a result, then you are the victim of medical malpractice and deserve compensation for a range of damages that go beyond what the doctor’s liability insurance will voluntarily offer for a settlement. Florida imposes damage caps for medical malpractice cases, limiting economic damages at $500,000 and non-economic damages at $1,000,000.
A motorcycle is an exciting motor vehicle to ride, but the risks of being injured or killed on one are substantially higher than in other vehicles. A rider has much less protection when compared to a car accident, simply because there is no structural protection around them, meaning that even in low-speed crashes, they are likely to be thrown to the ground and injured. Pensacola is a popular destination for riders, which is why it is so important to know that there are attorneys who have the necessary experience to help their injured clients get the money they deserve after this unique type of motor vehicle accident case.
Each time you lawfully visit someone else’s property in Pensacola, Florida, you have a legal right to expect that they have taken the necessary steps to make your visit safe. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case, and you may be hurt in a slip and fall or other types of premises liability caused by their negligent maintenance. A slip and fall is a common type of premises liability case and often happens when someone slips on a wet floor or trips over a hazard. You will likely file a claim with the owner’s property insurance, and we will help you through every step of your case.
Sexual assault is a criminal act, but there are many civil damages a victim suffers as well. We understand the sensitive nature of these cases, and our clients can count on working with an experienced, compassionate, and aggressive attorney after a Pensacola sexual assault. Contact us as soon as possible to speak directly with an attorney about your situation and get a better understanding of how we can help you move forward with your case toward the compensation you are rightfully entitled to.
We understand that there is a major difference between a car accident and a truck accident, which is why we approach these cases differently for our clients. Any auto accident case comes with many impacts and measurable damages, but the size difference between a commercial truck and a passenger vehicle often makes for a much more complex case. In addition, our clients will typically be filing a claim with a commercial insurer, meaning that there are added layers of complexity in order to reach a fair resolution to the case. Whether negotiating directly or presenting the case to a jury, we have the experience our clients can count on.
A wrongful death case is, in theory, very similar to any other personal injury; in practice, though, there are many significant differences to this case, starting with the fact that the survivors are left to deal with the emotional impact of losing a loved one due to someone else’s behavior. If you have lost a loved one in Pensacola, Florida in a situation that someone else caused, contact us now to work with an experienced attorney who can help make things right, and give you the emotional space you need to work through this terrible experience with your loved ones.
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Take advantage of our free consultation today to get a better understanding of your situation and how we can help you recover fair and comprehensive compensation for your injuries and damages. You do not deserve to take on the financial burden of someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior, and we are here to guide you through the complex legal process required to get a settlement you truly deserve.