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Boca Raton Personal Injury Attorney

The term “personal injury” generally refers to any injury which is caused by the negligent, reckless or even intentional misconduct of another. Living with the aftermath of such an injury can be expensive, painful and disheartening. Justice requires that the injured party be compensated by the person responsible for causing the injury. Although the law provides a means for an injured party to recover compensation, navigating the system and achieving fair compensation can be extremely difficult without the help of experienced Boca Raton personal injury attorneys.

Types of Personal Injury

Personal injury and wrongful death can occur in a wide variety of instances. In Boca Raton, some of the leading causes of personal injury are motor vehicle accidents, including auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and boating accidents. Another major cause of serious injury is a slip & fall on unsafe premises. Let an experienced Boca Raton personal injury attorney from our firm help you.

Personal Injury Process

A person who is injured because of the negligence or wrongful conduct of another may be able to recover compensation for his or her injuries. Florida law recognizes damages for present and future medical expenses, past, present and future lost income, and compensation for harm such as pain and suffering, emotional distress and mental anguish. How much one can recover depends upon the type of accident and the severity of the injury.

One challenging aspect of the process is that the burden is always on the injured party to recover the compensation. If there is any question as to the negligent party’s fault, the serious nature of the injury, or the proper amount of damages to be paid, it is up to the accident victim to prove all of these facts by a preponderance of the evidence. The negligent party is most often represented by an insurance company and their team of lawyers who are well-practiced in the art of deflecting the responsibility away from their insured and painting the accident victim as the one at fault, while also downplaying the serious nature of the victim’s injuries or claiming they were caused by some other reason. Contact our Boca Raton personal injury attorneys for more information.

Boca Raton Personal Injury FAQs

Why Should You NOT Accept Insurance Companies Early Settlement Offers?

It is to the injured parties advantage to take their time to ponder every detail of their claim to ensure their case is given the proper valuation. You must consider present circumstances and problems that are likely to arise in the future, such as future care, treatment and surgeries.

Why Insurance Companies Do Not Want You To Hire A Lawyer?

Because they know they can take advantage of someone who does not have an attorney. An experienced firm like Lavalle, Brown and Ronan will make certain that your case is resolved for full value.

How Long Does It Take To Resolve Your Auto Claim?

Every case is different but, after your medical diagnosis and prognosis is determined, the case should be set on a path to resolution by either settlement or trial.  Serious injuries can take months to fully diagnosis, evaluate and treat.

How Do You Determine Who Is At Fault In An Auto Accident?

Most cases begin with a review of the accident report prepared by the responding local law enforcement.  If necessary, our law firm will retain accident reconstruction experts to further evaluation the facts and circumstances of the accident.  The team at Lavalle, Brown and Ronan has expertise in knowing all of the Florida traffic laws by our extensive experience in prosecuting accident claims and trying cases.

Should You See A Doctor After an Auto Accident?

If you are experiencing any discomfort you should seek medical attention. Be aware that to recover money for pain and suffering in most automobile cases you need a permanent injury in the State of Florida.

What Is The First Thing You Should Do If Involved In An Auto Accident?

Seek medical attention if necessary and call police when able. Never admit fault and call an experienced attorney at Lavalle, Brown and Ronan to evaluate your cause. Take photos of the physical damage if possible.

Do I Need To Talk To An Insurance Agent After An Accident?

Do not speak to an Insurance Agent before being advised by an experienced lawyer. Ultimately Lavalle Brown and Ronan will cooperate with your insurance carrier and communicate with other insurance companies on your behalf.

Who Pays To Fix My Car If The Accident Was Not My Fault?

In most instances, the responsible party will pay. Hopefully all parties have required insurance under Florida Law. Lavalle, Brown and Ronan will look for all available sources of funds to help recovery for your damaged vehicle.

How Does Your Negligence Affect The Value of Your Auto Claim?

Florida is a pure comparative negligence state. Even if you are apportioned a percentage of responsibility for the accident, you are still able to make a claim and recover some portion of your damages.

Should You Purchase Rental Car Insurance?

This should be discussed with an insurance professional. There are many factors to consider.

What is an Umbrella Insurance Policy?

Typically this is insurance in addition to an individual’s primary or underlying insurance coverage which offers protection for catastrophic claims.

What is Bodily Injury Insurance?

This provides recovery for your personal injuries up to the amount of the purchased limits. It includes damages for pain and suffering, wage loss and unpaid medical bills. This is not required coverage in Florida; however the failure to have it exposes you to personal liability and potential loss of assets.

What is Personal Injury Protection Auto Insurance?

Commonly referred to as PIP or Florida No Fault, this insurance is required of all drivers and vehicle owners in Florida. It provides coverage for your medical bills and lost wages to a maximum of $10,000.00. It pays your medical bills up to 80% of the reasonable, necessary and customary charges and your lost wages up to 60% of the lost wages. There may be deductibles depending on the amount of coverage you purchased.

What is Medical Payment Auto Insurance?

This is insurance to pay for medical bills you or a covered dependent may have incurred as a result of a claim. It is generally offered in limits of $1,000.00, $2,500.00, $5,000.00 and $10,000.00. It is in addition to your PIP benefits.

How Much Bodily Injury Insurance Should You Purchase?

This should be discussed with an insurance professional. There are many factors to consider.

What is the Best Auto Insurance For You?

This should be discussed with an insurance professional. There are many factors to consider.

What is Comprehensive Auto Insurance?

This covers damage to your automobile as a result of your own fault or in the event a responsible party does not have property damage coverage.

What is UM Auto Insurance?

Commonly called Uninsured Motorist coverage. This is very important coverage. Many drivers in Florida do not carry bodily injury insurance. In the event you are injured as a result of the negligence of a responsible party and that party does not have bodily injury insurance, then you may collect for your pain and suffering, lost wages and unpaid medical bills under UM coverage. In Florida, it also includes coverage for Under-insured Coverage which gives you additional benefits in the event the responsible party does have bodily injury coverage but it is not in sufficient limits to cover you for your damages.

How Much Auto Insurance Should I Buy?

This should be discussed with an insurance professional. There are many factors to consider.

Our Boca Raton Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help

The insurance company may offer a quick settlement, but unless the injured party is represented by an experienced Boca Raton personal injury attorney, the amount offered may not approach what the claim is actually worth. When the insurance company knows they face an experienced trial lawyer who knows what the claim is worth and has a record of success at trial, they are more likely to negotiate a full and fair settlement without taking the case to court. Lavalle, Brown & Ronan, P.A. has a long history of providing strong, effective representation for personal injury victims in Boca Raton and all of the state of Florida and achieving exceptional results. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of another, contact our office at 561-395-0000 for a free initial consultation. You will not be charged a fee unless and until we obtain a recovery on your behalf.

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