Callaway Personal Injury Lawyers
Have you or someone you know been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligent actions? You may be entitled to receive considerable compensation.
When you suffer injuries in an accident, your life can be turned upside down in an instant. Not only are your injuries physically and emotionally painful, but the financial ramifications associated with the injuries from the accident can also be devastating. You shouldn’t have to bear these costs.
The Callaway, FL personal injury lawyers of The Bruner Law Firm have experience helping accident victims get the maximum compensation they deserve. We can help you hold the person or entity who injured you accountable for their actions. Call us today at (850) 243-2222 for a free consultation or contact us online.
Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle
For nearly 30 years, the attorneys of The Bruner Law Firm have handled a wide range of personal injury cases including:
- Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Jet ski and boat accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Workplace injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Defective medical device injuries
- Construction accidents
- Slip and falls
- Dog bite and animal injuries
- Wrongful death
If you’ve been injured in any of the above accidents, the attorneys of The Bruner Law Firm can review your case and let you know how we may be able to help you get compensation for your injuries.
Why You Should Choose The Bruner Law Firm
We have been committed to helping accident victims get the justice they deserve by holding the people who have injured them accountable and helping them obtain significant compensation for their injuries. Over the decades, we have secured millions of dollars in settlements and awards for our clients. We prioritize our clients and provide not only the best legal representation in Callaway, FL in personal injury cases, but we do so while giving our clients the compassion and respect they deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Claims
Many accident victims are already overwhelmed with recovering from their injuries and the impact their injuries have on their lives. Many victims worry about what seeking compensation will be like and what it entails. While your Callaway personal injury lawyers are here to guide you through this entire process, here are some answers to several questions that you may have right now.
What should I do after my accident?
After your accident, the first thing you should do is get immediate medical attention. This is so you can get the care you need for your injuries, and so you can have your injuries documented. When you receive medical care and any further treatment for your injuries, the medical professionals who treat you will record everything regarding the injuries you sustained, the severity of your injuries, and all of the treatment that was required to treat your injuries. This will be crucial evidence in your personal injury claim as it is proof that you were harmed in the accident. The costs associated with the medical care and treatment you received, for which you should be compensated, will also be included in the total value of your personal injury claim.
In addition, you should hire a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Your lawyer will be able to get to start working to try to get you the compensation you’re entitled to. They’ll also be your line of defense in negotiating with insurance companies that may be contacting you soon after your accident. It’s better to have your lawyer speak with any insurance company representative than to do it yourself.
What is the personal injury claims process like?
Once you’ve hired your Callaway personal injury lawyer from The Bruner Law Firm, your lawyer will get to work for you right away. We will conduct a thorough investigation into your accident and gather all evidence regarding the accident and your injuries to build the strongest personal injury claim possible. The purpose of the investigation is not only to gather further evidence but more importantly, to determine the cause of your accident to show that the person or entity responsible for your injuries is liable for compensating you.
Then we’ll begin negotiating on your behalf with the insurance companies to get you the greatest amount of compensation possible. This part of the process may take time. Insurance companies aren’t inclined to pay you what you deserve. Their priority is to pay you the minimum amount of compensation they can get away with. Successful negotiations will result in the insurance company giving you a settlement offer with which you are satisfied.
If negotiations are unsuccessful, meaning the insurance company either refuses to offer you a settlement of any amount or only wants to offer you compensation valued at less than your claim is worth, then we are ready to fight for you in court. The court process can be lengthy. But a successful outcome in a personal injury case typically results in a substantial award for damages. No matter what the process will be in your case, we are committed to seeing it through to the end and working hard to get you the maximum compensation possible.
How much compensation can I get?
The simple answer is: it depends. The amount of compensation you could receive varies case by case. This is because your potential compensation is equal to the value of your claim. The value of your claim is calculated by the objective and personal costs that you’ve incurred as a result of your injuries.
When determining the amount of compensation an accident victim is due, Florida considers that victim’s responsibility in causing the accident. As a comparative negligence state, your potential compensation will be reduced in proportion to your share of fault for the accident. The same percentage of the accident that you are assigned fault for is the percentage by which your total compensation will be reduced.
Once we determine who was responsible for your accident, the responsible party may owe you compensation. This compensation is called compensatory damages. Compensatory damages include both economic and non-economic damages and cover those objective and personal costs, respectively, that have resulted from your accident-related injuries.
The objective costs economic damages would cover include your past and future medical expenses for your accident-related injuries, your lost income or wages (as well as future losses) due to your injuries, and property damage. Non-economic damages would cover your emotional pain and suffering and the impact your injuries have had on your ability to enjoy your life.
In rare circumstances, you may be entitled to receive punitive damages if the person who injured you acted intentionally or with gross negligence, and you can prove it with clear and convincing evidence.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident that wasn’t their fault, you may be entitled to compensation.
Contact the experienced personal injury lawyers of The Bruner Law Firm for a free consultation to discuss your claim and your legal options. Our lawyers are here to help you. Call us today at (850) 243-2222 or contact us online.