Have you recently been injured in an accident in Florida? Unexpected injuries can seriously disrupt your life. In addition to a painful injury, you’ll have to figure out how to cover the mounting costs. If someone else is to blame, you may be entitled to compensation. At Lavent Law, P.A., our Florida personal injury attorneys are ready to help you maximize your financial award. Call us today to schedule your free consultation. We will review the details of your accident and determine the best strategy for your case.
Florida personal injury attorney Boris Lavent has been advocating for accident victims across Florida since 2014. His dynamic and inventive approach to the law allows him to secure the very best settlements for his clients. He knows how to deal with stingy insurance companies and will fight to make sure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries. Call today to schedule your free case assessment.
How Our Florida Attorney Can Assist You
When you are injured in a Florida accident you have the right to demand the compensation you deserve. If you want to get the most out of your accident claim, you need to hire an experienced attorney to handle your case.
1. You Need to Focus on Getting Better
An unexpected accident can turn your life upside-down. You may be dealing with an incredibly painful injury. If the accident was quite severe, you may also be struggling to cope with the emotional trauma of the incident. Injuries also tend to generate overwhelming financial costs and expenses. The last thing you need to do is also try to navigate a complex legal claim.
Hiring an attorney to represent you will give you the time you need to recover. At Lavent Law, P.A., our attorneys are dedicated to getting you the money you deserve. We are well-versed in Florida law and procedure and have experience handling all personal injury matters. We will take care of your legal issues while you spend time focusing on physical and emotional recovery.
2. Insurance Companies Are Tough Competition
When you are injured in an accident you’ll likely be dealing with someone else’s insurance company. These companies will do everything they can to prevent you from getting all of the money you deserve. Some companies may deny any claim you submit. Others may try to offer a lowball settlement right away, hoping that they can make the case go away. One thing is certain: insurance companies do not want you to hire an attorney. Why? They know that they have an advantage when you are handling a case on your own. When you have an attorney by your side, you are more likely to recover the money you need.
At Lavent Law, P.A., our Florida personal injury lawyers know how these insurance companies operate. We will not allow them to manipulate you into accepting an unfair offer. We will investigate your accident and gather evidence that proves their client is to blame. We will leverage them into offering you a fair settlement.
3. Valuing Your Case Can Be Difficult
What is a fair settlement offer? In order to answer this question, you’ll have to know what your case is worth. This is something that will require a detailed analysis of your accident and injuries. Our Florida personal injury lawyers work with experts to make sure that your case is valued properly. We determine your actual costs as well as expenses you may have in the future because of your injury.
If you try to handle your claim on your own, you will probably have to accept the insurance company’s assessment of your case. Since they are interested in minimizing your payout, you can be certain that they will undervalue your claim.
Shared Fault in Florida Accidents
Our attorneys can recover money on your behalf even if you are partially responsible for your own injuries. In Florida, your own fault will not prevent you from getting the money you deserve. We can get you money as long as someone else was also to blame. In fact, we can recover money from anyone who contributed to your accident or injury.
It is important to know, however, that your shared fault will affect your case in two major ways:
- Reduced Recovery: Your financial award will be reduced by your degree of fault. Imagine you suffer $100,000 in damages in a Florida car accident. You were 25% responsible. You will only be able to recover $75,000 in damages. ($100,000 reduced by 25% fault.)
- Liability to Others: If you share fault for an accident you can be responsible for a portion of another victim’s injuries. Let’s say that someone else was injured in your car accident and suffered $20,000 in damages. Since you are 25% at-fault, you are on the hook for $5,000 of their damages.
It is important to hire an attorney to handle your case when you share fault for your accident. The other victim(s) will try to push as much of the blame onto you as possible. The greater your share of fault, the less money you will be able to get. Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your accident and determine the cause(s). This will allow us to determine who is responsible and shift blame away from you. Our goal is to maximize your financial award.
Damages Available to Florida Accident Victims
Accidents can generate tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of dollars in medical bills. Some injuries will be so severe that you will be forced to miss time at work. Any lost income, whether temporary or permanent, will just make a tough situation even more difficult. Most Americans do not have enough saved away to make a meaningful dent in the financial costs of an accident. Filing a personal injury lawsuit is often the best solution.
At Lavent Law, P.A., our attorneys will fight to recover every penny you deserve. In most cases, you will be entitled to both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are awarded to help with the financial costs of your accident. This compensation helps to put you back in the financial situation you would have been in if the accident had never happened.
Our Florida attorneys will seek economic damages to compensate for:
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Nursing care
- Lost wages
- Disability, and
- Reduced earning capacity.
Non-economic damages are awarded to compensate for injuries that are difficult to value. These injuries tend to be very personal and subjective. Just because they do not have a specific monetary value does not mean that they are not harmful.
Our Florida attorneys will seek non-economic damages to compensate for:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Anxiety and depression
- Loss of sexual relations, and
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
Have you been injured in a Florida accident? Are you struggling with the financial costs? The attorneys Lavent Law, P.A. can help. Call us today to schedule your free case evaluation.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Our Florida personal injury attorneys are here to help you get the money you deserve after an accident. Since 2014, we have successfully handled all personal injury matters. These are some of the types of cases we handle most frequently.
There are nearly 400,000 car accidents in Florida every year. This number has been steadily increasing over the past decade. Between 2014 and 2016, the number of accidents spiked by nearly 15 percent. Many of these accidents are caused by distracted drivers. Florida has the second highest number of distracted drivers on the road. In 2016, 50,000 Florida crashes involved distracted drivers. That’s more than 5 accidents every hour.
Our Florida car accident lawyers know that it can be difficult to get the money you need from a stingy insurance company. We will analyze every aspect of your case and identify anyone who may be at fault. This will help us maximize your financial award. We can also help if you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident. Call Lavent Law, P.A. today to schedule your free consultation.
Florida is the second most dangerous state in the country for pedestrians. Accidents involving pedestrians are happening more frequently. Many of these accidents occur at intersections. Pedestrians aren’t paying attention to their surroundings and drivers are distracted. As a result, more pedestrians are dying on Florida roads than ever before.
Many pedestrian accidents have multiple causes. Our attorneys will fight to get you the money you deserve even if you share fault for the accident. We will thoroughly analyze your accident and find ways to shift blame to others involved. The less blame you share, the more money you can get. Call our Florida pedestrian accident attorneys to learn more.
Florida is one of the most popular spots in the country to ride a motorcycle. However, congested roads and aggressive drivers put riders at risk. In fact, Florida is the most dangerous state for motorcyclists. In 2015, there were 606 fatal motorcycle accidents in the state. Motorcycle accidents that aren’t fatal can still inflict life-changing injuries.
The costs of a motorcycle accident can be extreme. Our attorneys are here to help you demand the compensation you deserve. We will aggressively pursue money on your behalf and make sure that you get a fair settlement. Contact our Florida motorcycle accident lawyers today to learn more.
Truck accidents tend to be violent events. Passengers in smaller vehicles are at an increased risk of suffering a fatal or catastrophic injury. The medical costs of a serious injury can easily surpass hundreds of thousands of dollars. This won’t even include the impact of a disability or lost income.
At Lavent Law, P.A., our attorneys are here to help you during this difficult time. We will handle the complex legal claim while you focus your time and energy on getting better. Truck accident cases can tough to navigate because there are many possible defendants. We will find each and every one and get the money you deserve. Contact our Florida truck accident lawyers to schedule a free consultation.
Florida is a boater’s paradise. There is a body of water nearly everywhere you look. However, boat accidents are not uncommon. In 2017, there were 766 reported boat accidents in the state. 67 of those were fatal. Boat accidents can have devastating consequences and inflict serious injuries. It is not uncommon for boat accident victims to struggle with emotional trauma and extensive medical bills.
Our attorneys know that a financial settlement will not guarantee a full physical recovery. However, the money you get can be incredibly helpful after an accident. We will determine what caused your accident and demand compensation from anyone who caused you harm. Call our Florida boat accident lawyers to set up your free case evaluation.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Florida is home to some of the most popular resorts and tourist attractions in the world. When you visit these places you expect to be safe. In fact, property owners in Florida have a legal duty to protect you from foreseeable harm. When property owners cut corners or take shortcuts, accidents are likely to happen. If you slip and fall as a guest on someone else’s property, you can hold them responsible for damages.
It can be hard to get the money you need after a slip and fall accident. Most property owners will try to blame you for your own injuries. Our attorneys will gather the evidence that proves the owner was negligent. We know which information will be most beneficial to you and will use it to leverage a fair settlement. Contact us today to speak with our Florida slip and fall accident attorneys.
Accidents in the workplace are incredibly common. In 2016, there were 309 fatal workplace accidents in the state, an increase of nearly 14 percent from the year before. Thousands of other workers suffer serious injuries on the job every day. If you suffer a workplace injury you may struggle with a painful injury and be unable to work. The financial costs of your injury can be overwhelming.
If you suffer a workplace in Florida you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. You may also be able to get money from a negligent third party. At Lavent Law, P.A., we will determine the cause of your accident and make sure that you are fairly compensated. Workplace injury cases can be complicated, so call our Florida personal injury lawyers for help.
Filing a Timely Personal Injury Claim in Florida
When someone else causes an accident, you have the right to demand compensation for your injuries. However, you only have a short period of time to act. Florida has a strict statute of limitations for all bodily injury matters. You must file a personal injury claim within four years of the date of your accident. If your claim isn’t filed on time you won’t be able to get the money you deserve.
Contact Lavent Law, P.A. immediately after your accident. We will make sure that your claim isn’t denied because of a legal technicality. Call our Florida personal injury attorneys to schedule your case evaluation today.
Call Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Boris Lavent Today
Have you or someone you love recently suffered an injury in a Florida accident? The attorneys at Lavent Law, P.A. can help you recover the compensation you deserve. We work on a no-win, no-fee basis, so you do not have to worry about costly legal fees. We only get paid when we win your case. Call us today to schedule your free consultation. We will review your case and explain your legal options.