Wellington attorneys are here to help you with your legal case. Unfortunately, while this is one of Florida’s best places to live, accidents do happen. By hiring a skilled attorney, you can try to ensure you get what is due to you in the event of an accident on the road, in the home, or at work. 

Get On The Right Track to Financial Recovery With a Wellington Attorney

Whether you experience a car accident, a slip and fall/trip and fall incident, trucking accident, boating accident, or work injury, you have legal rights. You will also incur costs, which you can try to recover from the at-fault party. The personal injury attorneys at Sokoloff & Weinstein will help you take on the insurance companies and get you the compensation you deserve.  

Types of Compensation a Wellington Attorney Could Be Able To Get For You

It is difficult to predict exactly what kind of compensation you can expect after your accident. It depends on the exact type of case and the circumstances surrounding it. We certainly can’t estimate a monetary figure before having a thorough understanding of the case, and while we do not have a ‘crystal ball’, we can tell you all the different types of compensation that might apply. Keep in mind that we work on a contingency fee basis which means that if we do not recover for you, we do not get paid. 

The most common form of damages is compensatory damages. These include the expenses you incur because of your injury, such as medical bills, lost wages, causing a new medical condition that you did not have prior to the incident and even worsening, aggravation and/or activation of previous injuries. These expenses are measurable and can be proven by presenting the appropriate documentation, making them the simplest damages to claim. 

There are also economic damages which would include past lost wages, future lost earnings and other income-based damages resulting from your injuries. 

Then there are also non-economic damages, which are more difficult to define and quantify. These don’t involve actual money lost, but rather the mental and physical suffering you might have endured because of the accident. These include pain and suffering, mental anguish, and the non-economic aspect of worsening, aggravation and/or activation of previous injuriesand more. These damages are very subjective in nature, and your Wellington personal injury attorney will need to develop a strong argument to secure your compensation. 

Insurance companies will typically offer a settlement that is less than you deserve. Their hope is that you will accept that offer without question. Before you accept any offer, consult with your attorney first. 

Wellington Attorneys Discuss Common Types of Injuries 

Accidents can happen in all sorts of ways, but there are a few types of injuries that are particularly common in Wellington and other locations in Florida. Most injuries reported in Wellington are caused by slip or trip-and-fall incidents. Road accidents/crashes are the second most common cause of injury. The severity of these injuries differs from minor to fatal. The compensation must suit the severity of the injury, regardless of the cause. 

Wellington Attorney FAQs

If you have been in an accident or experienced any injury resulting from someone else’s negligence, you may be left wondering what the next step should be. What should you do about your medical costs and lost wages? Who was to blame for the accident, and can you claim compensation from them? If so, how much? That’s when you need to consult a personal injury lawyer to help. While you are not legally obligated to get a lawyer in these cases and you can try to file a claim yourself, having the help of an experienced personal injury attorney will help ensure that you get the full compensation you are entitled to. 

If you have had to miss work and lose any income after an accident, you can file a claim for the lost revenue. That is part of your economic losses. The claim is included in a larger personal injury case, which would also include claims for medical costs and other damages. 

Personal injury cases have many different causes. Road accidents are among the most common, but there is a wide variety of others, ranging from slip or trip-and-fall incidents to trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, biking, and pedestrian accidents, scooter accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, brain injuries, any other incident resulting in a serious medical condition, and even wrongful death. 

After being involved in an accident, in an automobile crash, you should claim directly from your personal injury protection insurance (PIP), regardless of who is at fault (hence Florida a ‘no-fault’ state). That is typically the primary source of paying what health insurance would have otherwise paid in circumstances not involving a motor vehicle injury. You can also choose to seek additional compensation from an at-fault party. Such parties may include the other driver and/or owner of the other vehicle, in the event of a car accident, the manufacturer of a defective product, diminished value of the vehicle after a crash, or perhaps your employer if your accident happens at work. 

If your accident happens at work, and you are classified as an employee, it typically falls under the scope of workers’ compensation. You can’t typically sue your employer (unless there was a dangerous condition on the premises caused by an independent 3rd party, contractor, etc., which may involve a separate tort/personal injury claim), but you could be eligible for a workman’s compensation claim. This claim would cover the costs of your medical treatment and a portion of your lost wages. 

Timelines differ for personal injury cases. It depends on a variety of factors, including the size of the settlement, the available insurance company, the degree of liability of the other party, the amount of damages ascertained, etc. If you are claiming a significant amount, we find that the insurance company will likely delay settlement for as long as it takes to reduce the agreed amount and/or to make the payment. In the end, it depends on what you are up against and how much you are trying to claim, as well as how long it takes for the two sides to argue their respective cases. Another factor is whether the case is settled out of court or must be submitted to a judge and jury.

If you have had an accident and experienced injuries because of someone else’s negligence, you likely have a case. Many people hesitate to file a claim because they believe they don’t have a case or are tempted to accept whatever the insurance company offers them. The best way to know if you have a decent case is to consult a personal injury attorney. 

The main criterion that determines whether you have a case is that you have experienced injuries and/or damages that have cost you money and/or subsequent health issues. It is quite possible that you could have injuries you are not even aware of. You could feel fine for a long time after the accident, only to find that you have whiplash or a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Until a medical professional conducts a thorough examination, there is no way to know that you have injuries that would merit a personal injury claim. 

Get a Wellington Personal Injury Attorney Today To Discuss Your Legal Options

If you have experienced a personal injury in Wellington, consult a lawyer at Sokoloff & Weinstein. If retained, we will examine your case and determine whether you have a strong claim. We can then fight on your behalf to get you the compensation that is due to you. 

For more information about our Wellington personal injury attorneys, contact us to book a consultation.

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