The experienced and compassionate attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett are here to help if you suffered a personal injury due to a:

  • Motor vehicle accident
  • Slip and fall accident
  • Construction site or workplace injury
  • Medical malpractice
  • Product liability
  • Dog bite

Our dedicated injury attorneys know what you are going through and will leave no stone unturned to obtain from the liable parties the largest possible compensation you are entitled to.

Filing an Injury Claim in Florida

Before filing a personal injury lawsuit in Florida, you must make a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company. For instance, if you were involved in an auto accident that caused brain or spinal cord injuries, you should hire our personal injury attorneys, who will collect evidence and negotiate your claim with the negligent car driver’s insurance company first.

Our attorneys will conduct intense negotiations to reach a settlement before taking the case to trial within the state’s civil court system.

Filing a claim for personal injury informs the at-fault entity’s insurance company of a potential lawsuit. You should never accept the first offer from insurance adjusters that comes your way.

Many personal injury victims are unaware they can deny a settlement offer if it doesn’t meet their needs. Once you accept an offer, you cannot sue for further compensation, even if you experience new medical complications resulting from the injury. This makes it crucial that you allow your injury attorney in Florida to review the details of the claim, gather evidence, and negotiate on your behalf.

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Proving a Florida Personal Injury Case

You need to prove the responsibility of the at-fault party if you want to claim damages. The responsible party must have acted unreasonably that caused your injuries and damages. This issue of fault is based on the concept of negligence, which has three primary elements:

  • Duty of care
  • Breach of duty
  • Causation

Timeline of Personal Injury Claims Process in Florida

The personal injury process in Florida primarily involves the following:

  • Filing a claim with all responsible parties involved 
  • Putting the parties on notice that you will seek compensation
  • Negotiating with the insurance company of negligent parties through back-and-forth communications
  • If the negotiations prove to be unsuccessful, filing a claim with the court
  • Litigating in court to prove that you deserve compensation for your damages
  • Pursuing alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation or going to trial

The results-oriented attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett prepare solid claims and don’t hesitate to court if the insurance company refuses to offer an acceptable settlement amount. Our approach to personal injury claims is strategic. We are expert negotiators and know when to weigh options, navigate necessary processes, and choose the most effective ones to meet client needs.

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Recoverable Damages in a Florida Personal Injury Case

You need to realize that recovering damages in a personal injury claim is not about making the victim rich after becoming involved in an accident. Instead, it is about preventing the victim from facing financial hardships because of the accident. At Carlson Meissner & Hayslett, we look out for the financial security of our clients and their family. We want to ensure that medical bills and other related costs don’t impact your future financial health. Legal damages are primarily intended to compensate personal injury victims for the losses suffered from the accident.

Another way of viewing these claims is to make the victim “whole” again. You should not have to bear the expenses of another party’s bad behavior, including careless and thoughtless mistakes. Typical forms of compensation recoverable through Florida personal injury claims are:

  • Medical costs
  • Future medical treatment
  • Lost income
  • Damage to property

What is My Injury Claim Worth?

Most injury victims don’t know what their claim is worth. You must understand that no two accidents are identical, which means it is impossible to accurately determine the true worth of an injury claim.

Based on this, your attorney will provide a fair idea based on prior similar lawsuits. Several factors affect the worth of a personal injury claim, including:

  • Type of accident
  • Type and severity of the injury
  • Comparative negligence
  • Insurance policy limits

The experience, reputation, and legal capabilities of the law firm you hire also play an important role.

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Choose a Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyer to Protect Your Rights

The experienced personal injury attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett can help you understand your legal options, streamline the claims process, and bring your lawsuit to a favorable resolution through complex negotiations with the insurers or a court trial. Our proven attorneys have 125 years of combined experience in successfully recovering maximum compensation and justice for injured clients and their families.

Schedule your free and confidential consultation with us today. Call 877-728-9653 or write to us online.

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