A Trinity personal injury lawyer at Perenich Law Injury Attorneys is experienced, well-qualified, and offers you professional help and the personal attention you deserve. We are an established personal injury law practice that always puts client service and the unique needs of each client first.
How a Personal Injury Lawyer Assists with a Claim
Personal injury lawyers bring many qualities to your claim, but perhaps the most important is their legal experience. An experienced Trinity personal injury attorney and their legal team provide many services to navigate often-complex personal injury claims. Below is a brief look at some of the services our personal injury attorneys provide for clients seeking compensation for their injuries.
Investigating the Claim
Upon entering an agreement with a client, a personal injury lawyer will investigate the claim to determine important pieces of information, such as:
Who was liable for the accident that caused your injury? To obtain compensation from an at-fault party’s insurance policy, you must show that they were at fault.
What insurance resources can provide compensation? Lawsuits are generally not filed against individuals and entities directly but rather against the carrier of their liability insurance policy.
What is the value of the claim? The value of your claim is the dollar amount you seek from the at-fault party’s insurance coverage. This amount is calculated based on many factors, including the severity of your injury, the likelihood of permanent disabilities preventing you from earning an income, and the cost of medically treating your injury, as well as an estimation of future expenses to continue treating it.
Managing Communication with the Insurance Company
It is not unusual for the at-fault party’s insurance adjuster to contact you following an accident. The provider may even offer you a settlement. This action is a common tactic insurance adjusters use to avoid large payouts for accidents caused by their insured. Limit communication with any insurance companies that are not yours, and do not agree to a personal injury claim settlement without speaking to an experienced attorney.
It is impossible to know what the totality of your expenses will be just after an accident. If you accept a settlement and then realize it wasn’t enough to cover your expenses, you cannot go back to seek more money from the at-fault party or their insurance provider.
A seasoned personal injury lawyer in Trinity can calculate the value of your claim and communicate with the insurance company to protect your claim from insurance adjuster tactics. Additionally, your attorney will initiate contact through a demand letter and will negotiate with the adjuster to make a settlement offer that fairly compensates you for the expenses and effects of your injury.
Negotiating a Settlement
About 95 percent of all personal injury claims resolve outside the courtroom, with settlements the most common resolution. A settlement is an offer of less than the value of the claim. Insurance adjusters typically make an initial settlement offer of around 30-40 percent of the claim’s value. Your diligent Trinity injury attorney will negotiate to convince the insurance provider to increase their offer to an amount that will compensate you for your medical expenses, wage loss, lost earning capacity, property damage, and pain and suffering.
Providing Guidance to their Client
While your accident attorney can negotiate a settlement and communicate with others about your claim on your behalf, you alone make the decisions of your case. This personal agency includes determining whether to file your claim as a personal injury lawsuit in court or to accept a settlement offer.
Your lawyer’s role in this process is to provide you with as much guidance and information as possible to ensure that your decisions reflect your interests.
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
In Florida, personal injury claimants generally have two years from the accident to file a lawsuit in the civil courts. You can file in court even if you are in a settlement process. Settlement negotiations can continue after a lawsuit begins. A settlement agreement can happen after the trial starts if the court has not yet decided the case.
After filing your lawsuit, your proactive injury lawyer in Trinity will gather and organize the evidence and witness testimony needed to prove your claim. This process can include deposing witnesses, obtaining expert testimony, and preparing courtroom exhibits.
Though very few personal injury lawsuits in Trinity wind up in court, having an attorney with courtroom experience and confidence in their ability to prove your claim is important. Your proactive injury attorney can provide litigation services such as delivering opening and closing arguments, presenting evidence, and examining witnesses.
Assistance Collecting a Settlement or Award
Once your claim resolves through a settlement agreement or a court decision, your attorney will collect the money for you. From the compensation, the attorney will deduct payment for their services and pay for any credits per your contingent fee agreement. They will forward the remainder of the settlement or award to you.
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What is the Process of Seeking Compensation After a Family Member Dies?
A personal representative of the deceased’s estate (such as the executor of their will) can seek compensation for family members and the estate through a wrongful death claim. This person must file the claim in court within two years of the date of the death.
Claimants can recover compensation for expenses and effects such as:
Medical and funeral expenses paid directly by the family member or the estate.
Loss of support and services provided by the deceased to their family members.
Loss of instruction, companionship, guidance, and instruction.
Mental pain and suffering.
Lost wages, benefits, and other earnings from the time of the deceased’s final injury until their death.
Loss of net accumulations to the deceased’s estate from the income they would have earned and saved if they had survived.
I Can’t Afford an Attorney. What Should I Do?
You should contact the legal team at Perenich Law Injury Attorneys for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. We will explain the contingent fee billing method, which allows you to withhold payment for our services until there is a successful outcome to your claim. We will agree to payment terms, and when we resolve your claim, your committed Trinity personal injury attorney will receive a percentage as outlined in our agreement.
The contingent fee not only ensures access to legal assistance for anyone who needs it, regardless of their financial status, but it also allows us to keep working on your case without worrying about whether you are current on your bills.
Contact us today for more information, and get the compensation you deserve.
Have You Been Injured? Call a Trinity Personal Injury Attorney
If someone else’s carelessness injured you, the experienced legal team at Perenich Law Injury Attorneys can explore your legal options for seeking compensation during a free case evaluation. Call a Trinity personal injury lawyer now.
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