Dixie County Personal Injury Lawyer
According to the Florida Times-Union, multiple surveys and reports completed by insurance companies, public health officials, and law enforcement come to the same conclusion that Florida is a dangerous place to drive. The state saw 3,183 traffic fatalities in 2019 and many more traffic injuries. While traffic collisions are a common source of personal injury claims, a personal injury claim can be filed anytime another person is at-fault for injuries you sustained. For instance, the Sun Sentinel reported that there were 1,281 claims for dog bite injuries over the course of 2018. Filing a claim allows the victim to receive compensation for the damages such as lost wages or medical bills. A skilled Dixie County personal injury lawyer at Douglas and Douglas can help you compile everything needed to submit a personal injury claim and will fight the insurance companies until you receive the compensation your case is worth.
We Represent Clients in the Following Personal Injury Cases
- Aviation Accidents;
- Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents;
- Boat Accidents;
- Car Accidents;
- Catastrophic Injuries;
- Defective Products;
- Dog Bites;
- Motorcycle Accidents;
- Nursing Home Abuse;
- Premises Liability;
- Pool & Swimming Accidents;
- Slip & Falls;
- Truck Accidents;
- Watercraft Accidents; and
- Wrongful Death.
How an Attorney Can Help in Your Personal Injury Case
It is common for the other party and their insurance company to deny fault because they do not want to accept responsibility and pay compensation. Hiring an attorney for your case will send a message to the insurance company that your case should be taken seriously. If they deny liability, our attorneys can help investigate further. We look at evidence such as police reports, medical reports, accident scene photos, surveillance footage, witness statements, and experts.
Comparative Negligence in Florida
Florida follows comparative negligence law, which states that a victim can be held partially liable for their injuries. If they are found partially liable, they cannot collect full compensation. For example, if you are found to be 15 percent responsible in an auto collision, you would only be awarded 85 percent of what your case was worth. An attorney will fight to make sure you are held zero percent liable for your injuries so that your compensation is not reduced.
What Does Compensation Include?
Compensation is determined by the adding up the economic and non-economic damages that the victim incurred. While economic expenses will be concrete, such as the ambulance bill, non-economic damages are determined by other similar cases. A skilled attorney can help you determine what your case is worth based on:
- Medical expenses;
- Anticipated future medical bills;
- Lost wages and future lost earning capacity;
- Pain and suffering;
- Property damage; and
- Emotional distress.
Call a Dixie County Personal Injury Attorney Today
One of the first steps you should take after seeking medical attention for your injuries is to contact an experienced Dixie County personal injury attorney at Douglas and Douglas. We can help you determine who should be held liable and can take over the hard work of compiling a personal injury claim to submit to the at-fault party’s insurance company. We do not get paid until you receive compensation. Contact our offices today at 904-201-8226 for a free consultation.