Accidents happen every day in Florida, often due to a person, company, or corporation’s negligence. Negligence is the failure to exercise appropriate care or caution to prevent someone else from injury, illness, or an accident.
If you or a loved one were injured because of someone’s careless act or failure to act, a personal injury attorney in Tallahassee can help you get a settlement. You could recover compensation for pain and suffering, medical treatment, and other expenses.
How an Attorney Can Help You File a Lawsuit
Florida’s civil laws can often be complex and difficult to understand. It is your right to seek legal advice as well as voice your questions and concerns about your status as a plaintiff. We are here to answer your questions and advise you about your rights under the law.
The personal injury lawyers at Ben Crump, PLLC can handle cases by:
- Investigating the source or cause of your injuries and identifying all liable parties
- Securing the necessary evidence, testimony, and documentation to show negligence
- Filing and managing a claim against the defendant’s insurance coverage
- Communicating with all parties
- Negotiating an acceptable settlement or taking your case to trial
You should not have to worry about multiple tort laws and their details while you are recovering or mourning the wrongful death of a loved one. Let our team of compassionate attorneys pursue an award of compensation for you based on the facts of your case.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Tallahassee, call 800-730-1331
You Should Not Suffer Twice After a Personal Injury
Our firm’s founder, attorney Ben Crump, has tackled and won high-profile injury and civil rights cases. Whether you lost a family member to a drunk driver or are a sexual violence survivor, our law firm is committed to making sure you do not bear the financial burden your physical suffering and emotional distress may have caused. We can hold the liable parties accountable for your damages.
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Ben Crump Law, PLLC Has Experience Handling Cases
Personal injury law provides a resolution (usually an award of compensation) if you were hurt in an accident that you did not cause. Contact our legal team if you, or a loved one, where involved in any of the following incidents:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Civil rights violations
- Nursing home abuse
- Slip and fall accidents
- Class action lawsuits
- Negligent security
- Burn injuries
- Wrongful death
We can most likely help you if someone’s reckless act or omission caused pain and financial loss for you or a loved one. A member of our law firm can evaluate your case for free at your home, the hospital, our office, or by telephone.
When You Should Contact a Tallahassee Personal Injury Attorney
It is your right to hire a personal injury attorney in Tallahassee to pursue an award of compensation for someone’s error or negligence.
Like most states, Florida has a statute of limitations, or a deadline, for taking legal action. Any lawsuits filed after this time frame run the risk of being dismissed by the court.
As you will see in the Florida Statutes, different types of personal injury cases have different statutes of limitation. These include:
- Four years for personal injury
- Two years for wrongful death
- Two years for nursing home abuse
Many of these claims begin with an insurance company. Our injury attorneys at Ben Crump Law, PLLC are skilled trial lawyers and negotiators. If we cannot reach a fair settlement because the defendant will not negotiate in good faith, we can take your case to trial.
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Our Personal Injury Lawyers Will Assess Your Damages
One of the most important aspects when filing a case is an accurate assessment of your damages. A Tallahassee personal injury lawyer with Ben Crump Law, PLLC will take certain factors into consideration, including:
- The extent and severity of your injuries
- The length of your recovery and overall prognosis
- The impact of your accident had on your dependents
We may consult with medical, vocational, and financial experts to help strengthen your case so you receive the proper compensation.
Pursuing Compensatory Damages
Compensatory damages are specific to each case so it is therefore difficult to explain exactly what you may be able to recover. In our experience however, these are the most common types of damages for which clients may be awarded compensation:
- Medical expenses (hospital care, physical therapy, ongoing treatment)
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Lifecare or domestic costs
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished earning capacity if you have become disabled or diagnosed with a lifelong medical condition
- Mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of consortium or companionship
How Much Can a Personal Injury Attorney Get in a Settlement?
When you meet with your personal injury lawyer in Tallahassee, you will need to bring any evidence you have that will prove your expenses that were related to the accident. This could be medical bills, receipts, paycheck stubs and employer statements, or even your tax records to prove income.
Your attorney will go over this evidence and calculate it to determine the value of your monetary damages. Non-monetary damages like pain and suffering will be based on a percentage of your monetary damages. The percentage will be determined using either the per diem or modifier methods.
How Much Will a Tallahassee Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?
Your personal injury lawyer won’t cost you any money up-front. Your attorneys will cover the cost of expert witnesses, accident reconstruction, and other court costs during the settlement and/or trial process. In addition, you won’t be required to pay for the lawyer’s time in advance.
So how does the law firm get paid? They work on a contingency fee basis. The fees for their time and reimbursement for the other expenses will come out of your settlement or award at the end. These costs will be clearly explained at the beginning of the process.
What happens if we don’t win a settlement or award in your favor? You don’t owe us anything. It’s that simple.
Call a Tallahassee Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Even with multiple locations across the United States, Ben Crump Law, PLLC lawyers in Florida are knowledgeable about the state’s laws and regulations. We are proud to be in a position to help you begin the legal process.
The longer you wait to reach out to a Tallahassee personal injury attorney, the less time you’ll have to file your claim before the statute of limitations runs out. We are here for you, so contact us today.
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122 S. Calhoun St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
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