Personal Injury Attorney in Gainesville
If you have suffered an injury and are considering a personal injury lawsuit in Gainesville, contact the legal team at Abercrombie P.A. today for a free consultation. In it, we will discuss the nature of your injuries, the circumstances that led to your accident, and any associated consequences of the incident. From there, we will be able to determine the validity of a personal injury claim, and explain to you how we will work on your case. You do not need to suffer through your injuries without compensation, and our legal team will make sure that you recover all of the damages you are rightfully entitled to following your injuries. Our experience with Florida personal injury laws will be a tremendous asset to your case, so you can get on with your life as soon as possible.
How Much Money Can I Get For My Injuries?
Every accident that results in a personal injury lawsuit is different, but there are some common factors that go into determining a fair and just amount of damages for your to request through a settlement or lawsuit. Below is a short list of things that we use to build our financial case against, although your case may include many more factors than these. When you discuss your situation with the team during your free initial consultation, you will be able to get a better idea of what to expect in your case, and how to consider your injuries in terms of monetary damages.
Medical bills are the foundation of most personal injury cases. This is a simple economic factor that requires totaling all of the medical expenses that you have incurred as a direct result of your injuries up until now. This will include everything from ambulance rides, medication costs, tests, and routine visits, as well as surgeries, physical therapy, and any other associated cost. We will be sure that no expense is excluded from your case, so that you are not required to pay any of these bills without damages from the case.
In addition to medical bills, we will use your past income statements in order to determine the amount of time you have missed from work as a result of your personal injury, and therefore the amount of money you have missed out on in form of wages. Much like your medical expenses, you should not be required to suffer financially because of the negligence or malice of someone else.
Future Medical Bills
In addition to your past expenses, we will make a reasonable estimate of any future recovery expenses that will take place, and be sure that you are able to recover damages for them. There is no reason for you to foot the bill for any medical expenses after your case is concluded.
In the event that your injuries are a limiting factor in your ability to return to your previous line of work, we will work to factor in any expenses that would arise from job training to get you into a new field that can accommodate your injuries. If your injuries keep you from returning to work, we will also consider this disability as a factor in your settlement amount, as a separate issue.
Diminished Earning Capacity
If you have suffered injuries that will affect your earning capacity for the rest of your life, we will factor that into your settlement amount to be sure that you do not need to adjust your quality of life because you are unable to sustain your income. Since the accident was not your fault, your inability to resume your work as you could before the accident is also not your fault, and we will fight for you to be fairly compensated for that.
Pain and Suffering
In addition to the economic factors that can be affected and addressed during a personal injury lawsuit, Florida also allows for there to be non-economic considerations in the final amount. This could include such intangibles as pain and suffering, something that is more complicated to determine an amount for than something like past medical bills, but still very real and important to your case. We will use our experience with personal injury law to ensure that you are able to pursue the maximum reasonable amount of non-economic damages for your accident.
There are many other factors that we will consider while determining the amount we will pursue for your injury. The aforementioned issues only make up a small amount of what we will explore, and will depend on the specifics of your accident. We will work with you to custom-tailor the lawsuit to your exact situation.
Common Personal Injuries
Personal injuries in Florida can come in any number of ways, but below we have listed some common injuries that we have handled for our clients. If your injury resembles any of these, or we did not mention it, contact us today in order to begin building your case and recovering the financial damages you are owed.
Slip and Fall
A slip and fall is an extremely common accident in Florida, and is otherwise known as a “premise liability.” In this lawsuit, we will build a case that proves the business establishment had a reasonable expectation to be aware of the hazard that caused your injury, and should have been able to amend the hazard in a way that would have avoided an accident. This could be something like a failure to property warn shoppers of a wet floor with a sign, if they were unable to dry the floor immediately.
Car accidents are extremely common in Florida, but in a personal injury lawsuit, we will not be filing a claim against the repair or replacement value for your vehicle or any other personal property that was damaged. We will incorporate all of the factors of your personal injury, and pursue monetary compensation for these issues.
Contact Abercrombie P.A. Today
Regardless of the nature of your injury, contact the team at Abercrombie P.A. today to begin the process of recovering the financial damages you are rightfully owed. Schedule a free consultation immediately, so that you can start to get back to a normal life with the help of an experienced legal team.