Indian Shores Personal Injury Attorney
Being involved in a personal injury case, such as a car crash, bike collision, or slip and fall, is a traumatic experience in and of itself. Dealing with the aftermath—hospitals, insurance, missing work, purchasing a new vehicle or fixing the damage to your current one, and wondering how all of it is going to get paid for, only adds to the headache. When bills begin to pile up with no end in sight and no complete answers about the other party’s liability, it can be tempting to take whatever offer comes your way. But we encourage you to hold off, and to discuss your case with a qualified Indian Shores personal injury attorney before talking with the at-fault party or their insurance company. Once you decide to work with us, the Indian Shores personal injury attorney at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff are in your corner from day one, and will not stop fighting for you until the best possible outcome has been reached.
Proving Fault in an Indian Shores Accident
Proving fault in a traffic collision or other personal injury claim can be anywhere from simple to extremely complex. However, proving fault is crucial to your claim’s success. This can be accomplished with a myriad of techniques, including police reports, eye-witness statements, crash scene forensic information, expert witnesses, video footage, dash camera footage, and more. Because Florida is a comparative negligence state, the degree of fault both parties (the defendant and the plaintiff) are considered to have in causing the incident has an impact on the plaintiff’s compensation. Compensation can be reduced by the degree of the plaintiff’s own negligence.
Common Injuries in an Indian Shores Personal Injury Incident
No matter what type of injury or how severely you were harmed, it is usually worth pursuing a personal injury claim if the other party caused the incident. Some examples of injuries our clients generally have include the following:
- Fractured ankle, arm, or leg
- Fractured hip
- Fractured collarbone
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Fractured vertebrae
- Soft tissue injuries
- Facial injuries
- Herniated disc
Damages in an Indian Shores Personal Injury Accident
Damages in a personal injury claim pertain to economic and non-economic harm. Economic harm can include lost wages, lost earning capacity, medical expenses (including the expenses covered by health insurance), property damage, and home care and child care. Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, loss of joy of life, emotional distress, and loss of consortium in the event of death. Non-economic damages are often much greater than economic damages if the victim’s injuries are severe.
Call an Indian Shores Personal Injury Attorney at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff Today
No one should be subjected to the type of violent injury—whether it happened slipping down a flight of stairs or when you were pushed off the road by a semi-truck—that you suffered. The least that can be done for you and your loved ones is to have your damages compensated for. The Indian Shores personal injury attorney at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff are ready to get started today. Call us at 727-330-6502 to schedule free consultation.