If you’ve suffered a personal injury, your next step should be to reach out to an attorney. Accidents can change your life forever, and if you’re facing medical expenses, loss of work, and a long recovery, a personal injury attorney may be able to help you receive financial compensation.
David I. Fuchs is a personal injury lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and South Florida. If you’ve suffered an accident, reach out to us to schedule your free consultation. Don’t pay the price of someone else’s negligence: talk to David I. Fuchs today.
The Personal Injury Process
If you’ve suffered a serious injury, you may be considering filing a lawsuit. From a car accident to a bad fall, personal injuries can derail your life. Your first step after your accident should be to reach out to an experienced attorney. An attorney can help you assess your case and determine your chances for compensation.
Not all accidents lead to financial compensation, but an attorney can help you understand your options. Don’t accept a meager settlement from a greedy insurance company. Consult a personal injury lawyer to better understand your options and what fair compensation should look like.
You may be eligible to receive compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more.
Once you’ve hired an attorney, you’ll begin negotiations for a settlement. Your attorney will use proven tactics to maximize your compensation. Not all cases lead to a settlement, however, so you may find yourself needing to go to court to get fair compensation for your damages.
In court, your attorney will argue before a judge on your behalf, and attempt to prove that the respondent was responsible for your injuries and owes you financial compensation. The court will decide first whether the respondent is liable for your injuries, then what kind of damages you should receive. In Florida, you may receive compensation for injuries, and you may receive additional punitive damages if the accident was a result of gross negligence.
What Your Attorney Can Do
No one should spend their recovery sweating over legal documents and under pressure from insurance companies. Working with an attorney can take away the stress of a lawsuit and help your case fight through denials and delays.
Your attorney will prepare for negotiations or your court date by filing paperwork and reading your legal documents. A lawyer will take care of organizing your case. With our firm, you’ll have an experienced lawyer to communicate with doctors and witnesses, collect evidence to present to the court, examine the scene of the accident, and prepare statements.
Preparing for Trial
If your case goes to court, your attorney will make the necessary preparations and communicate to you what needs to be done for court. First, your attorney will ensure that your court date is appropriate. They will research the judge and build their case. Depending on whether your case goes to the county courts or the circuit courts, your attorney may have more or less work to do. Your case will go before the county courts if your total damages are less than $30,000. If your claims are more than $30,000, you will go before a circuit court.
Next, your attorney will arrange to have witnesses and testimony ready for the trial. This may include having your doctor or an expert witness testify on your behalf. Your attorney will also collect necessary evidence, build a narrative for your trial, and draft up opening statements or questions for witnesses.
Your attorney will also communicate expectations for the trial with you and discuss a strategy for presenting your case.
Contact Us Today
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury, you may be able to receive financial compensation. David I. Fuchs is a personal injury attorney with over 30 years of experience fighting for fair compensation. Our team is ready to work with you. You need a case crafted specifically for you. With our firm on your side, you’ll have tough and tenacious representation every step of the way.
At David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A., we believe that negligence should have consequences. You shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s carelessness.
Contact us online to make an appointment. A personal injury attorney can help you get your life back on track. Get started on your case today.