Largo Personal Injury Attorneys – Jones Law Group
At 19 square miles, Largo, Florida is the third largest city in Pinellas County. What started as a small settlement for citrus farming is now an ever-growing city. Currently, Largo is home to over 86,000 people and 4,500 businesses, all going about their business and daily routines.
But when someone is negligent or careless, that routine day can become a nightmare that last months, years, or a lifetime.
A serious personal injury disrupts your everyday life and throws your finances into turmoil. Suddenly, you could be faced with hospitalization, surgeries, and numerous doctors’ appointments. It is a painful and stressful road to recovery. Meanwhile, you may be unable to earn a living as your medical expenses accumulate.
Fortunately, there may be avenues to recover the compensation you need to take care of your household and restore a sense of normalcy. The at-fault party can be held financially liable for all the ways you’ve suffered.
If you were injured due to another person's negligence in Largo, Florida, you have a right to pursue compensation for your damages. Contact Jones Law Group today for a free, no-obligation consultation. You do not have to pay any money upfront, because we don't get paid unless you recover money.
Why Should I File A Personal Injury Lawsuit?
When someone else causes your injuries, you have the option to file a claim against that person’s insurance company. However, your efforts may be unsuccessful. The insurance company’s goal will be to deny your claim in an effort to protect its own profits. If they’re unable to deny your claim, the insurance company will urge you to settle for less than your claim is worth. To avoid these traps, it is best to speak to a personal injury attorney first. If necessary, your attorney can pursue the compensation you deserve through a personal injury lawsuit.
How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help Me?
In a successful case, establishing the other party’s fault is key. This is a personal injury attorney’s area of expertise. Your attorney will evaluate evidence such as your medical records, accident reports, and photographs. If necessary, your attorney can investigate to obtain further proof. This may include business records, surveillance footage, and the knowledge of expert witnesses. Additionally, your attorney will demonstrate the extent of your injuries to maximize your compensation. For instance, an insurance company may try to get away with only paying your immediate expenses. Your attorney will consider how the damages will impact you in the long term, and will value your claim accordingly.
Common Examples of Personal Injury Claims
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Every year in Florida, over 255,350 injuries happen because of motor vehicle accidents. This is why injuries from motor vehicle accidents (car, semi-truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, and bicycle accidents) are the most common type of personal injury claim. When you combine how common cars are with how dangerous they are, injuries are a natural result.
Slip and Falls
Slip and falls are the third most common cause of injuries in the US. Lots of people think falling down is funny but for many people it is the cause of their very serious and life-changing injury. Slip and falls can easily cause somebody to hit their head and injured their brain or to damage their spine and cause a lifetime of back pain. Slip and fall accidents often happen when properties aren’t maintained to reasonable standards. They occur in workplaces, retail stores, and residential areas.
Product liability refers to injuries that were caused by harmful or dangerous products or medications. Companies that manufacture products have a responsibility to make sure that their products are safe and that they will not harm anyone or make them sick. Nonetheless, many companies put profits over customers and produce harmful products that can lead to personal injuries. Some of the most common products that lead to injury include medications, car parts, electronics, and foods.
When a person does not survive the accident or incident in question, the descendant's loved ones have a right to pursue compensation for the damages caused. Survivors of a personal injury victim may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim to recover damages for funeral services, for left behind medical bills, and for financial support that the deceased person provided to the family.
Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home residents are among the most vulnerable people in our communities. Sadly, some caretakers who have a duty of reasonable care to these residents betray them in the worst way. When this happens, they can be legally held accountable. Some of the most common types of nursing home abuse include neglect, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, and physical abuse.
Patients who are harmed because of a misdiagnosis, a negligent surgery, or other improper treatment can file a claim for damages due to medical malpractice. Medical malpractice is one of the hardest types of personal injury claims to pursue because of the protections provided to healthcare workers and doctors so that they can do their jobs. However, if a healthcare provider was seriously negligent in their duties it is possible to receive compensation for medical malpractice.
What Kind of Damages Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Case?
Medical expenses – It is no secret that medical care in the United States is extremely expensive. In the US, close to 67% of bankruptcies are due to medical debt. Recovering compensation for your medical bills may protect you from financial ruin. Recoverable medical expenses can include the cost of treatment, medications, surgeries, medical devices, and any other necessary services or procedures.
Lost wages – The more serious your injury is, the more time it is likely to keep you away from work. This could be a matter or weeks, months, or years in the case of a permanent disability. In a personal injury case, you may recover the earnings you’ve lost as a result of your injury.
Replacement services – While you’re injured, there are tasks you can no longer do for yourself. For example, mowing your lawn, driving your kids to school, or cleaning your home may be physically impossible. If you have had to pay for these services as a replacement, you can include them in your personal injury claim.
Pain and suffering – An accident can rob you of your physical and emotional well-being. Injuries put your body through significant pain and discomfort, and they can stop you from enjoying life to the fullest. For instance, you may not be able to pick up your grandchild or play your favorite sport. While money cannot replace life’s precious moments, your pain and suffering can compensated. The value of pain and suffering is very subjective but he's usually determined using the attorney's experience and past settlements, past jury verdicts, and negotiating with the insurance company.
How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
The value of your personal injury case depends on the impacts the injury has on your life. The bills you have accrued due to treatment are easy to calculate. However, if you will be living with chronic pain or you become permanently disabled, these conditions increase the value of your case. The extent of your pain and suffering is also a factor in determining your compensation.
An experienced personal injury attorney can effectively demonstrate these elements to get you the best possible outcome.
Contact the Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys at Jones Law Group
If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone else’s negligence, speak to an attorney at Jones Law Group. Our attorneys have a wide range of experience in all areas of personal injury. We will commit to securing the utmost compensation for your damages. Our no-obligation initial consultations are always free. You can call us at 727-571-1333 or contact us online.