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Being injured in an accident can take a physical, emotional, and financial toll that can last for months, or even years. Having the added stress of a legal case is something that no victim of personal injury wants, and our Florida personal injury lawyers are here to help. The experienced personal injury lawyers at The Pendas Law Firm have a proven history of successfully representing the victims of personal injury across Florida in many different types of accident claims. Our Florida personal injury law firm is ready to zealously advocate on your behalf and get you the full compensation that you deserve. We serve clients all over the state of Florida, including Orlando, Ocala, Tampa, Bradenton, Fort Myers, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Broward County & Miami-Dade County.
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Why You Need an Experienced Florida Personal Injury Lawyer
There are many benefits to retaining a Florida personal injury lawyer if you have been hurt in an accident. An injury lawyer takes on the responsibility of dealing with the insurance companies, so that you will not have to continue to receive constant phone calls from adjusters. In addition, a lawyer can conduct their own investigation into the case to determine who is at fault and what the proper compensation should be. Finally, a personal injury lawyer knows the law and how the legal system works. Our injury lawyers can make sure that your case is being handled properly with the insurance companies as well as in the court system. Some of the main areas we serve can be found below.
Having an experienced Florida personal injury lawyer can also ensure that you are getting the full compensation that you are owed for your injuries. This can include costs for medical bills, lost wages, disability, scarring and disfigurement, impaired earning ability, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and any other damages that are reasonably related to the injuries that you sustained in the accident. Our personal injury lawyers can safeguard you from insurance companies offering you a settlement that is worth far less that what you fully deserve for your claims.
The Florida personal injury lawyers at The Pendas Law Firm have years of experience successfully advocating on behalf of clients in a wide variety of personal injury cases. The Pendas Law Firm has a history of successfully representing clients from Orlando, Tampa, Bradenton, Fort Myers, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Miami, Fort Lauderdale & West Palm Beach.
Negligence Is the Legal Doctrine from which Personal Injury Lawsuits Most Commonly Arise
For an accident victim to recover damages stemming from injuries suffered as a result of the accident, the accident must have been the fault of someone other than the victim. Otherwise, there would be no victim, but rather simply a person who has only him or herself to blame. While collisions, falls, and injuries resulting from faulty products are still often referred to as “accidents,” which implies that the injury was simply caused by a freak of nature and could not be helped, many of these entirely preventable injuries would not occur if it were not for human error. In fact, human error accounts for the vast majority of motor vehicle collisions, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Only two percent of vehicle collisions are due to failed or degraded components of the vehicle, the majority of which are tire and brake issues and some of which could arguably be attributed to additional human error on the part of the owner for lack of maintenance. And, finally, two percent of collisions are due to adverse weather conditions such as wet or icy roads and debris. Motor vehicle collisions almost always have one or more drivers at fault. If you were injured by another, that party should be held accountable for their careless actions.
Human error is relevant in all types of unintentional injuries, not just in car crashes, when one party acted in a way that was lacking in a reasonable amount of care for the other party. Sometimes, as in assault and battery lawsuits, fault is embodied in bad acts and/or intent of an aggressor. However, in the personal injury context, fault is not always so easily identified. Contact our Orlanso personal injury lawyers for more information and assistance.
The Pendas Law Firm is focused on the pursuit of justice for our clients and strives to achieve results that exceed expectations. The vision that we were founded on was that every client should receive not only a high level of legal representation but also a feeling of service and caring. No victory is ever absolute if a client has felt that their needs were not understood and addressed. No justice received is complete if a client has felt that they did not receive our very best.
We at the Pendas Law Firm view every client’s problem as if it were our own. This perspective assures us that clients will leave our office feeling fulfilled, no matter the outcome of their case. The lifeblood of the Pendas Law Firm has been and always will be the personal recommendations of clients to friends and family in the community. The success of this firm is intimately tied to the satisfaction of our clients. Our professional Florida personal injury lawyers are profoundly aware that what we do can have a significant impact on the health, happiness, and financial security of our clients.
We strive to be good citizens of our communities. It is not enough to celebrate accomplishments if we are not making our communities better places to live, work, and grow in at the same time. Beyond excellent legal representation, the goal of The Pendas Law Firm’s involvement in the community is to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we reach out to. We will always seek to positively affect the lives of the most needy and disadvantaged in our community.
It is our honor to serve our clients in their moments of need, whether with our legal expertise, or with our time and compassion. We do so with a dedication to excellence, responsiveness, and caring and always with a sense of humble appreciation for the trust placed upon us by those who call upon our services. Contact an experienced Florida personal injury lawyer from our firm today.
Florida Personal Injury FAQs
How long will it take to resolve my case?
This really depends on what kind of case you have, how seriously you are injured and who is being sued for your injuries. Some simple car accident cases can reach settlement in as little as four months. Some complex wrongful death cases can take years, with an investment on our part of hundreds of hours of work and tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. Many times, the more your case is worth, the more of a fight the person who is being sued will put up.
Do I have to go to trial?
The short answer is no. Most cases are settled without having to file a lawsuit, or what we call, litigation. We sue defendants in court only when it is the only way to achieve a fair settlement, and we prepare our cases as though they are going to trial. But before going to trial, we will thoroughly explain all your options and help you make the best decision for you.
What is “mediation”?
Before allowing us to go to trial, the Courts in Florida will make both parties attend mediation. Mediation is an informal settlement conference, where you and one of our lawyers get together with the lawyer and defendant (or insurance adjuster) from the other side to try and reach a settlement. A mediator is a lawyer, hired by both sides (we each pay half the fees for the mediator) to try and help reach an agreement. The mediator is not a judge and does not have the authority to compel an agreement like an arbitrator. He or she is there to help the sides communicate and compromise. As the client, you don’t have to do anything except listen and decide if you want to settle. Many of our cases scheduled for trial settle at mediation.
If we settle, how much of the settlement will I get?
That really depends on how much your medical bills are and how much we had to spend to get the case settled. Once we have to file a lawsuit in court, our percentage of the total settlement goes up from 33.3 % to 40% of the total settlement. After that, our costs and your medical bills get paid from the rest of the settlement. Whatever is left is yours, and we try to make sure you know just how much you have coming to you before you agree to settle.
Will I be responsible for any costs if we lose at trial?
No. In personal injury matters, the Pendas Law Firm pays all the costs, including filing fees, experts, and discovery costs up front. If we successfully settle your case, or win at trial, we recover our costs out of the settlement or award from a jury. If we are not successful in either settling your case or winning at trial, you will not be responsible for any costs.
Contact Our Experienced Florida Personal Injury Lawyers Today
Our firm has nine different offices, so our Florida personal injury lawyers are prepared to help you with your injury case no matter where you live. With locations in Orlando, Tampa, Bradenton, Fort Myers, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Miami, Fort Lauderdale & West Palm Beach, The Pendas Law Firm is ready to help you get back on your feet by getting you the compensation that you deserve for your claims. Call the office or contact us today for a free and confidential consultation of your case.