Personal Injury Attorney Winter Haven

Personal Injury Law Winter Haven

If you have been injured by another party or business due to negligence or intentional actions, your suffering may not have to go without justice. Contact the team at Abercrombie P.A. immediately to discuss your options for filing a personal injury lawsuit in Winter Haven, and start working towards getting the money you deserve for your injuries.

To learn more about some general facts about personal injuries in Florida, read below.

Common Personal Injuries

Personal injuries come in many forms and include physical, emotional, and mental injuries that are the result of the actions of another party. Depending on the type of accident, the extent of the injuries, and the situations that led up to the injury, there are many different ways that a personal injury lawsuit can take shape in a Florida court. Read below about some of the more common personal injuries that result in a lawsuit, or contact us for an initial consultation to learn more about your options.

Slip and Fall

A slip and fall can take place on private property, government property, or a public area like a grocery store or shopping mall. The injury could be the result of slipping on a wet floor, tripping over a poorly-maintained footpath, or any other number of possibilities. Following your injury, it is up to the injured party to prove that the defendant had a reasonable responsibility to fix the hazard and that it was reasonable to expect them to be aware of the hazard. If we can prove these factors, then we are on our way to a solid premise liability case. Of course, many other details will go into determining your case, which is why it is important to contact us as soon as possible.

Accidents on the Roadways

Although the Lakeland-Winter Haven metropolitical area is the most densely populated region in Polk County, Winter Haven is still a relatively small city by Florida standards. Winter Haven is not, however, any stranger to motor vehicle accidents. With a population hovering around just 41,000, Winter Haven experienced over 700 crashes in 2018. Many of those accidents included serious bodily injury.

Car Accidents

Car vs. car accidents are not only the most common type of roadway accident in Winter Haven but throughout the country. That’s why Florida, like most other states, require motor vehicle owners to carry a minimum amount of insurance. In many cases, drivers opt for additional coverage because they know how frequently car accidents occur. If you have been injured in a car accident, your insurance should cover you up to the limits of your policy. However, insurance companies often attempt to lowball recovery estimates, so you should discuss your case with a qualified personal injury lawyer before accepting a settlement offer.

Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle accidents are very common in Florida, but just because they are common does not mean that you are not entitled to significant damages from your injuries. Before you make contact with an insurance company about a settlement, be sure to speak with us so that we can work to understand the nature of your accident, the extent of your injuries, and the amount of damages that you are rightfully owed.

Motorcycle Accidents

Because of their smaller size and lack of outer protection, accidents involving motorcycles tend to result in very serious injuries. In most instances, the motorcyclists suffer much worse injuries than the occupants of cars. As is the case with car drivers, motorcycle owners are required to carry specific insurance with minimum coverage.

Trucking Accidents

Due to their relatively massive size, commercial truck accidents can be extremely dangerous to the occupants of other vehicles. Because of this, truck drivers must go through additional training and the owners of commercial vehicles are required to carry additional coverages. If you’ve been involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, contact a truck accident attorney to discuss your case.

Pedestrian Accidents

If you were a pedestrian who was hit by a motor vehicle, there’s a high chance that you have sustained injuries. Drivers in Florida are required to carry insurance and you may be covered by their policy. Contact your attorney immediately to discuss your case.

Taxi Accidents

If you have been involved in an accident with a taxi, either as a passenger or as another driver, passenger, or pedestrian, then we will work with you to determine the full amount of damages that you are entitled to for your injuries. Taxi drivers can be aggressive on the road and may cause accidents because of these maneuvers. We will work with you to prove who was at fault, and how much you deserve for your injuries.

Slip and Fall

A slip and fall can take place on private property, government property, or a public area like a grocery store or shopping mall. The injury could be the result of slipping on a wet floor, tripping over a poorly-maintained footpath, or any other number of possibilities. Following your injury, it is up to the injured party to prove that the defendant had a reasonable responsibility to fix the hazard and that it was reasonable to expect them to be aware of the hazard. If we can prove these factors, then we are on our way to a solid premise liability case. Of course, many other details will go into determining your case, which is why it is important to contact us as soon as possible.

Wrongful Death

If you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person, you may be entitled to damages. A wrongful death attorney can examine the economic impact of losing a family member and help you get a settlement for your recovery. Nothing can replace the loss of a loved one, but you shouldn’t have to suffer from financial distress in the wake of your loss.

Whether your injuries are similar to any of the above listed or not, contact us today to discuss your circumstances and learn about how we can help with your personal injury case.

How Much Money Can I Get For My Injuries?

There are many details that go into deciding a reasonable and fair amount that a personal injury lawsuit can pursue, and our experience will be very valuable in ensuring that you are financially cared for. We have listed a few of the things that we will consider when determining how much we will be requesting for your settlement, but there are many other factors that will go into the final amount.

Medical Bills

Your medical bills may be mounting by the day, and they can mean financial ruin if they are not handled properly. If your medical bills are the result of your injuries, then we will fight to be sure that you are not required to pay for them yourself. We will include both past and future expenses into this amount, to be sure that you will never have this burden placed on you.

Lost Wages

Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may be unable to work or may have missed a considerable stretch of work during your recovery. We will include any lost wages, both past and future, into your lawsuit in order to be sure that you are fairly treated and your financial concerns are alleviated as much as possible. We will additionally consider any requirement for job retraining or finding a new job if you are unable to return to your previous field.

Disability

If your injuries have caused any sort of long-term disability that will diminish or restrict your ability to earn a livable wage for the foreseeable future, we will take this into consideration and determine a fair amount that you should receive to compensate for this change in financial stability.

Non-Economic Factors

In addition to the economic factors mentioned above, there are many types of non-economic factors to be considered. These factors are not as simple to calculate since they are not as easy as adding all of your medical bills together, or referencing your pay stubs and counting the time you missed from work. However, we have a history of experience with personal injury law in Winter Haven and will make it our top priority to fight for what you are owed. We will determine fair amounts for your pain and suffering, depression, fear and anxiety, and any other issues you have suffered that do not come with a receipt.

The above details are only a small sample of the things we will use to determine the amount we will pursue in your case. In working with your personal injury attorney, you will be able to go through every aspect of your life and how it was affected by the injury and be sure that you cover everything before moving forward with your case.

Contact Abercrombie P.A. Today

Personal Injury Winter Haven

Contact us today for a free consultation. We look forward to discussing how we can help you get your life back on track after this painful time. While we are focusing on recovering the damages you are rightfully owed for your injuries, you can focus on recovery, family, and getting your life in order.