Injured? You should be entitled to compensation.
Here at Sword and Shield, we help injury victims navigate the insurance and legal process to recover compensation for their medical bills, wage losses, pain and suffering, and more.
What kind of damages can I recover in a personal injury case?
- The cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation, and other medical care;
- Ongoing and future care costs;
- Home healthcare expenses;
- The cost of improving accessibility in your home;
- Wheelchairs, walkers, van lifts, and other accessibility products;
- Lost wages and future lost income;
- Property damage;
- Pain and suffering; and
- Other accident-related costs.
It's part of our culture to relentlessly pursue the compensation you deserve. Our firm will fight for the payout you deserve by building a strong, well-supported case that proves fault and the value of all your damages. Call us today at (850) 815 0256 to schedule a free, no-obligation case analysis.
Florida Personal Injury Attorney
Typically the wrong was unintended but personal injury is a part of life. Tort lawsuits can involve injuries caused by others, slips and falls, defamation, assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy, dog bites, travel accidents, and even nursing home abuse. Many situations leave the victim in a situation where they are entitled to indemnification.
How can I get compensation for my injuries and other damages after an accident?
We can often collect compensation without ever filing a lawsuit or taking the liable party to court. Instead, your attorney may file a third-party liability claim against the at-fault party’s homeowner’s, business, or auto insurance and work with the insurer to negotiate a fair settlement. Sometimes we can avoid court entirely and maximize the payout you receive without the added time and expenses of a trial.
How do I file a lawsuit against an insurance company?
Occasionally, the insurance company refuses to agree to a fair settlement and it's our job to stand in your corner and fight for the compensation you deserve. Filing a lawsuit often prompts the insurance company to reconsider their previous offers and the matter can still be settled out of court. In some cases, a judge may hear the case and the court will hand out a judgement that dictates compensationl.
How are car crashes different from other personal injury claims?
Florida is a no-fault auto insurance state. Florida law requires that all car accident victims to first turn to their own auto insurance for coverage.
In some cases, you can still file a third-party liability claim after a car accident. If you suffered serious injuries in motor vehicle crash, you can file a claim against the at-fault driver.
If you suffered a permanent loss of function or have another permanent injury, have significant disfigurement or scarring, or suffered other major injuries, you may meet the serious injury threshold. We can look at your medical records and help you determine if you can qualify to file a claim against the at-fault driver.
For severe personal injury or workers' compensation cases, you may be eligible for a contingent-fee arrangement where attorney fees are waived unless you win the case.
How can Florida law limit my ability to recover the money I deserve?
Florida law sets limits on how long you have to file a personal injury claim through a statute of limitations. Under Section 95.11 of Florida’s state statutes, the personal injury statute of limitations is set at four years. This means you have four years to file most personal injury lawsuits before your right to file for compensation is waived.
Establish a Paper Trail
Your lawyer will fight for maximum compensation for your personal injury claim. The key to getting the full payout you deserve is to collect receipts, documentation, and other proof of your damages.
Contact an attorney as soon as possible
It is important to mention that any incident caused by a government organization or employee who was on the clock at the time of the accident requires filing other paperwork within a few months of injury. This is also the situation when someone falls or suffers injuries at a park, on a sidewalk, or in other public places.
We can help you identify all possible evidence to prove your losses and can often find damages you may have overlooked.