Brandon Personal Injury Lawyer
When someone else’s negligence leaves you hurt and financially struggling, you deserve compensation. A Brandon injury lawyer at our firm can provide the help you need.
Accidents can happen any time, and they can leave you with bills, pain, and the trauma that comes with a major injury. Unfortunately, it’s possible that another person’s actions might have left you in this spot—injured and struggling to get by.
If you’re having trouble after a major accident, give a Brandon personal injury lawyer a call. We can walk your through your case so you know exactly what you need and what we’ll do to win the compensation you deserve.
At Lopez & Humphries, PA, we want to see your case succeed. Our lawyers will fight to make sure you get the full compensation you deserve.
What Is a Personal Injury?
Injuries are always difficult, but they don’t always warrant personal injury claims. How do you know the difference?
Typically, a personal injury happens when another person is careless, intentionally or unintentionally, and that lack of care causes you harm. A personal injury claim can also cover many types of injuries. As broad as the term is, there’s a good chance that we can cover your case type if you were injured by another person in Brandon.
Below is just a small sample of the types of personal injury claims we cover at our firm:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle wrecks
- Commercial truck crashes
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Dog bites
Recovering Compensation Through a Brandon Personal Injury Claim
While a personal injury suit can provide a sense of justice during a difficult time in your life, what we’ll need to fight hardest for is the compensation you’re owed for your injuries. If you’ve suffered because of another person’s negligence, you deserve compensation to help you get back on your feet.
Typically, you’ll be looking at two types of damages: economic and non-economic. These will cover the financial side of your injuries and the mental and emotional sides of them, respectively. Economic damages will cover your finances, so these are usually relatively easy to calculate. Property damage, medical bills, and any monetary losses you’ve suffered because of your injury should be included here.
On the other hand, you’ve also suffered trauma, pain, and reduced quality of life. These should be financially accounted for, but they’re a little harder to calculate than economic damages. After all, how do you put a price tag on the pain you’ve experienced?
Fortunately, a personal injury lawyer in Brandon can help you do that. We’ll discuss the severity of your pain and the impact on your life, which will make it easier to determine how much your settlement is truly worth.
Which Florida Laws Will Affect My Case?
You’ll also be dealing with state law as you fight for the compensation you deserve. If you’re not careful, Florida laws may harm your case, leaving you with less or no compensation, despite the pain and expenses you’ve suffered through.
While this doesn’t cover every law your lawyer may discuss with you, you’ll need to watch for the statute of limitations and negligence laws. These will affect your case, and they’ll be the ones to watch most closely.
You’ll need to file your Brandon personal injury claim within four years of your injury. If you don’t, you’ll be barred from recovery, so you’ll need to make that decision quickly.
Additionally, you’ll need to do what you can to avoid accusations of negligence. In Florida, you may be found guilty of a certain percentage of fault, and that percentage will be taken from your compensation. Let’s say your compensation should have been $100,000, but you were found at fault for 30 percent of the accident. That will leave you with $70,000 to cover all of your expenses and needs after the injury.
Consult a Brandon Personal Injury Attorney
Getting the compensation you need to overcome your injuries isn’t easy. One misstep could mean losing much of the compensation you deserve, which lets the at-fault party get away with the pain he or she caused you.
That’s why an attorney from Lopez & Humphries, PA can change your case. Winning the compensation you deserve isn’t easy, but our lawyers are ready and willing to fight for you. If you’re concerned about your compensation or have questions about your case, give us a call. We can set up a free consultation so you can find out exactly what we can offer you.
To speak with a Brandon personal injury lawyer, reach out to us today. Call us at 863-709-8500 or fill out the online contact form below.