If you have suffered an injury due to the negligence of someone else, you have the option to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover monetary compensation for the damages and expenses you have endured as a result.
Hiring a Cutler Bay personal injury lawyer from Lavent Law is the best way to ensure that you receive as much compensation as possible from those responsible.
The need to prove negligence makes it important to gather evidence documenting how and where you were injured and what caused your accident in the first place. Your Cutler Bay personal injury lawyer will thoroughly investigate your accident and build a strong case for why you are entitled to compensation.
During this process, the actions of each involved party will be analyzed to determine what role they played in your accident. For example, if you were injured at the door of a retail business, we would need to determine what the precise cause was. Was it due to a wet floor or a lack of handrails? Either of these reasons would indicate negligence on behalf of the business.
Similarly, if you were involved in a car accident with a commercial truck, both the driver and the company he or she works for could be to blame. Identifying all of the negligent parties makes it possible to name them in your lawsuit.
Valuing Your Injury Claim
A Cutler Bay personal injury lawyer from our office will be able to accurately value you claim. Your settlement needs to take into consideration all past, current, and future damages and expenses related to your injury.
You could receive money for all of the following factors:
- Medical bills (current and future)
- Cost of alternative treatments like massage, rehabilitation, and physical therapy
- Wages you have lost due to taking time off from work or being unable to work at all
- Pain and suffering
- Funds for transportation or purchasing a safer vehicle
- Cost of retrofitting your home to accommodate your injuries
- Mobility devices
- Any other expenses that have resulted from your injuries
You may also be entitled to disability payments or a lump-sum settlement if your doctor believes that you will be unable to return to work.
The Legal Process of a Personal Injury Claim
Once evidence has been gathered and a value has been placed on your claim, your Cutler Bay personal injury lawyer will perform all of the following tasks:
- File a lawsuit on your behalf, naming all negligent parties
- Create a demand letter to open the door for settlement negotiations
- Conduct depositions to ask the other party questions under oath
- Prepare witnesses for trial
- Represent you in court
At any time during this process, your case can settle. So long as the other party is willing to make a fair settlement offer, there will be no need to proceed to court.
Florida Statute of Limitations
Time is of the essence for hiring a Cutler Bay personal injury lawyer. Florida has a four-year statute of limitations. Once you have passed it, you may lose your ability to successfully file a lawsuit.
Get Help from a Cutler Bay Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have questions related to personal injury law or how to file a lawsuit, call and schedule a free consultation with a Cutler Bay personal injury lawyer from Lavent Law, PA. We can answer your questions, provide you with legal guidance, and discuss your next steps.
Scheduling a meeting is as easy as completing the form below or calling (305) 440-0450.