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Car accident, truck accident, boat accident, slip and fall accident, maritime work accidents, passenger accidents and aviation accidents are all personal injury cases. For these cases we set our contingency fees at 1/3 of the settlement amount if the case settles without filing a law suit and if filed the case settles before an answer is filed. If a law suit is filed and the defendant files an answer our fee is 40% of the settlement or judgment. Go to Contingency fee retainer agreement information
Pain and suffering damages in a Florida auto or truck accident case are collectible only if the jury finds the client has a permanent injury. We take the client's doctor's sworn statement that the client has a permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability which is the standard to prove up a permanent injury.
First leg of a slip and fall case is liability; Second is an injury; and the third is insurance coverage. We evaluate your case to determine if all three requirements exist.Sometimes we cannot determine if a leg is missing from the information provided so we may choose to further investigate before accepting or rejecting the case
A wrongful death is an accidental death that occurs when the negligent conduct of a person or corporation causes another person to experience personal injury which leads to premature death. If you suspect the premature death of your loved one was caused by negligence contact us.
The Florida Supreme Court estimates a law suit should take no more than 18 months from filing of the complaint to the verdict. Realistically though, some cases settle within 12 months and some last several years. It all depends upon discovery and court scheduling. Our preference is to keep it under two years. If we can settle it for a fair amount and the client agrees then it takes much less time. We note however, these hasty settlements are almost never fair to you.
The jury trial is the finale of litigation. The jury has 6 members who decide how much money to give you for your injury damages. This occurs after the jury observes the formal introduction of evidence into your case. When the jury decides the case they fill out a verdict form. The jury verdict is read and if they find for you the judge will make off-sets if jury finds you at fault they write the percentage of that fault. The judge reduces the verdict further if insurance paid your medical bills.
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