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PROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS AS A VICTIM
If you were injured by someone else's negligence, such as in a car accident or truck collision, you have valuable legal rights that need to be protected. At Evers Law Group, we will protect your rights and interests after any type of motor vehicle accident and help you secure compensation for your injuries. We handle all types of personal injury cases, including car accidents, 18-wheeler crashes and wrongful death claims on a contingency fee basis. This means that we are only paid if we obtain a successful settlement or verdict on your behalf. Our fees are based on a percentage of the compensation we collect for you. Please fill out our online form or call our at 1-850-932-7733 to discuss your legal rights.
PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS
Shortly after a car wreck, you will receive a phone call from the insurance company that covers the person who caused the wreck. Always remember that the other driver's insurance company is NOT representing your best interests. They are after a quick resolution to the claim. Anything you say to them can and will be used to minimize the value of your claim. It is crucial to seek legal advice as soon as possible after your accident so your lawyer can handle the communications with the negligent party's insurance adjusters.
CONSULTING WITH A LAWYER
When you are injured as a result of someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation for: property damage, medical bills, hospital bills, economic damages and physical pain and suffering. Your rights need to be protected by a team of qualified personal injury attorneys. At Evers Law Group, we treat each case as if it is going to trial. Our legal team gathers the facts, speaks with your doctors, obtains your medical records and witness statements, hires the necessary experts and creates graphics to help the jury understand the complexities of your case.
Injuries from a motor vehicle accident can be as severe as death, paralysis, spinal cord injury and brain damage or involve other injuries to soft tissue such as whiplash, back injury or a neck injury. Depending on the severity of the injuries, it may be some time before a lawsuit can be filed in a court of law. The injured party must reach maximum medical improvement (MMI) before the lawyer can begin to negotiate a claim for the injuries you received in the accident. Be patient. It would be unjust to you if we quickly settled and later found your "small injury" was in fact a lifelong condition. It is important you see your doctor regularly for treatment. Your doctor will determine when you reach MMI. In Florida, you must prove a permanent impairment/injury in order to file a lawsuit. When you reach MMI and your physician determines that you have sustained a permanent impairment, a lawsuit may be filed.
YOU HAVE ONLY A LIMITED TIME TO FILE A LAWSUIT
Personal injury claims must be brought within a specific period of time after the accident. After that time period the claim will be barred by a deadline called the statute of limitations. If that deadline passes without your having filed a lawsuit, you will be forever barred from seeking recovery for your damages in a court of law. The length of this strict time limit varies from state to state and also by the type of claim. For example, a medical malpractice injury has a different statute of limitations time frame than a negligence personal injury claim, such as a car or motorcycle accident claim. Therefore, it is very important that you see an attorney soon after your motor vehicle accident rather than waiting until just before the expiration of the statute of limitations. If there is insufficient time left before the statute of limitations expires for a lawyer to undertake the necessary pre-filing investigation, it could be difficult to find an attorney to represent you.
Once the lawsuit has been filed and the defendant has been served with the complaint, both parties in the case begin a process of requesting documents and information from each other, called discovery. This process is a necessity as it is how the lawyer develops the evidence in your case. The attorneys need to gather medical records, doctors' reports, take depositions (which is when an attorney questions a witness under oath) and generally conducts a thorough investigation into the facts of the case. The discovery process takes time depending on the nature and complexities of your case.
Barring special circumstances, you will be required to be present at the trial. The court will hear evidence from witnesses and will also review documents submitted in the case. In most cases, after the trial concludes, judgment will be given for either the plaintiff or the defendant.
CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT LAWYER
For a free consultation regarding your motor vehicle accident, contact our personal injury lawyers online or call us at 1-850-932-7733. Our attorneys will help you understand your claim, protect your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve.