When someone else’s bad behavior causes you to suffer injuries, Florida’s personal injury laws allow you to try to hold them liable for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to the accident. A personal injury lawyer in Orlando, FL at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you understand your options for going after the compensation you need and deserve.
Our personal injury attorneys will identify the at-fault party who caused your accident and injuries, collect all available evidence against them, and handle your case for you. We will file your insurance claim or lawsuit, and aggressively pursue a settlement or verdict in your case.
Call us at 1-800-747-3733 for your free case review with one of our Orlando injury lawyers.
Recoverable Damages After an Orlando Personal Injury Accident
The damages that may be available when we win an Orlando personal injury case vary based on several factors, including the circumstances of your accident and the nature and severity of your injuries. It is impossible to determine exactly how much you may be able to recover before we investigate your case, but we can help you understand the potential recoverable damages in an injury claim.
Some of the most common damages we recover for our personal injury clients in a winning case include:
- Medical treatment and related costs
- Ongoing care costs
- The costs associated with wheelchairs, lifts, and other mobility and accessibility devices
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Other related out-of-pocket expenses
Understanding the Personal Injury Claims Process in Orlando
We may be able to help you negotiate a settlement in your personal injury case without ever having to go to court. While we will not shy away from litigation if there is a compelling reason why it is our best option, we can often help our clients reach a settlement agreement sooner. This may be possible if the person who caused your injuries carries an insurance policy to cover their liability. Depending on how and where your accident occurred, this could include:
- Business liability policy
- Homeowner’s insurance policy, for premises liability and dog bite claims
- Auto liability coverage, if you meet the state’s strict “serious injury” threshold
- Other policy, such as an umbrella policy for boat insurance
We will investigate your injury and collect all available evidence, including documentation of your full range of related expenses and losses. Then, we can approach the insurance company and demand it offer fair compensation based on the case we present. Usually, this begins the settlement negotiation process. Often, we can reach a fair settlement for clients at this point in the process.
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
If the liable party is uninsured or if their insurance company refuses to offer you a fair settlement, we can file an injury lawsuit. This lawsuit will attempt to recover compensation for you, holding the at-fault party accountable for their actions. We will present your case to the judge and jury, fighting for the verdict and financial award you deserve.
Negligence and Your Orlando Personal Injury Case
An injury case revolves around negligence. To win a settlement or verdict, we must prove the other party acted in a careless, reckless, or intentional way and caused your injuries. Before we try to file a claim or pursue a personal injury lawsuit, we will collect and analyze evidence to help us prove the at-fault party acted negligently.
Proving negligence requires four elements:
- The negligent party had a responsibility to behave in a reasonable way to keep you from undue harm.
- They failed to uphold this responsibility.
- This directly led to your accident and/or injuries.
- You suffered physical injuries and financial damages in the incident.
Identifying Qualifying Orlando Injury Accidents and Injuries
Many people call us for guidance and are not sure if their accident qualifies as a personal injury incident. In general, if another person’s negligence caused your injuries, you may be eligible to pursue a personal injury case. We handle all types of injury accidents, including:
- Falls including slips and trips
- Other premises liability accidents
- Car accidents
- Truck wrecks
- Pedestrian and cycling accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Injuries and deaths resulting from medical malpractice
Act Quickly; Your Deadline May Be Approaching
In Florida, you only have four years from the date of your injury to file an injury suit. This may seem like plenty of time, but there are several steps we must take before we can determine if we must take your case to court. For this reason, we recommend you contact us as soon as possible after your accident for your free case review. The deadline may also be shorter in some cases.
For example, imagine you suffered injuries in a fall in an Orlando public park. You know the cracked sidewalk caused you to trip and need compensation from the City of Orlando to help you pay for your injuries. Because the potentially liable party is a government agency, we must follow specific procedures with much shorter deadlines. In some cases, the deadline to notify a government agency is only a few months.
Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer in Orlando, FL
If another party’s negligent actions caused you to suffer injury, we may be able to help you win a settlement or verdict. If we believe you have a viable case, we will investigate your situation, file your claim or lawsuit, and fight for the payout we believe you deserve.
Call us today at 1-800-747-3733 for your free case review with one of our Orlando personal injury attorneys.