Personal injury cases happen suddenly and often throw the victim’s entire life out of balance. Work takes a back seat as they try to recover enough to return to their job, and instead their days are filled with medical appointments. Even if you were the only person in your family that was physically injured, the incident will have an impact on all of your close loved ones. At Sholtes Law, PLLC, we understand how devastating and emotional the aftermath of a personal injury case is. Let us handle the legal case so that you do not have to question whether or not it is getting the attention it needs.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that Floridians drove 221,816 million miles in 2018. With all of that driving came 2,915 fatal crashes and many more injuries. Our Stuart attorneys focus their personal injury expertise on the following cases:
- Bicycle Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Distracted Driving
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Uninsured Motorist Accidents
The Damages of a Personal Injury Case
According to the National Safety Council, over 90 percent of motor vehicle crashes involve human error. The person who was driving distracted, speeding, driving drunk, or otherwise not following the rules of the road needs to be held liable for the damages they caused you. Damages include:
- Medical bills;
- Anticipated future medical costs;
- Lost wages from time away from work to heal;
- Lost earning ability;
- Pain and suffering;
- Property damage; and
While some of these costs can be quickly tallied, such as the amount lost in property damage, expenses such as future medical bills can take much longer to accurately estimate. Insurance companies will do everything in their power to avoid paying for damages, but an experienced attorney can fight on your behalf to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
How a Lawyer Can Help You
Injuries are not only physically taxing, but emotionally exhausting too. While you focus on your health, an attorney can take the lead on your legal case. We can assist with gathering evidence to prove liability. For instance, the other driver in a multiple vehicle crash may deny fault, but there could be traffic cameras or witnesses who will share the truth. We will also help you collect evidence for your damages to present to the insurance company, negotiate any settlement offers, and advise you on your legal rights along the way. We work on a contingency fee basis, so we do not get paid until you do. This allows you to seek legal help without it being a financial burden. The legal process can make the injured party feel like a victim all over again, but a skilled personal injury attorney will be there by your side as an advocate.
Talk With A Stuart Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you or your loved one has sustained injuries from a crash on Florida roads that was the result of someone else’s actions, it is time to get an attorney involved in your case. Contact the Stuart attorneys at Sholtes Law, PLLC by calling 855-534-2509 to schedule a free consultation at your earliest convenience.