Treasure Island Injury Attorney
If you were injured in a collision or premises accident, you need an attorney to file a personal injury claim. But not all injury attorneys have the same skill set, experience, dedication, or resources to win the size of settlement or verdict award you are looking for. We urge you to discuss your case with our Treasure Island injury attorney before talking with the at-fault party, but to also do your due diligence when it comes to choosing the lawyer you work with. Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff is dedicated to our clients, and will aggressively pursue maximum compensation no matter how large or small your injury case may be.
Damages in an Injury Case
- Medical bills
- Future medical bills and other medical expenditures
- Lost income
- Lost earning capacity caused by disability
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of joy of life
- Property damage
How Florida’s Modified Comparative Negligence Law Works
Let us imagine the three following car crash cases. Scenario one:
- Driver A changed lanes on the highway without checking their side view mirror, colliding with Driver B. Driver B, in this scenario, was paying attention and following the rules of the road. As such, Driver A is 100 percent at fault, and is liable for 100 percent of Driver B’s damages.
- Scenario two goes as follows: Driver A changed lanes on the highway without checking their side view mirror, colliding with Driver B. Driver B was speeding (going 75 in a 60), and is found to be 30 percent at fault. As such, Driver B can only receive 70 percent (100 minus their own 30 percent negligence) of their damages.
- Scenario three: Drive A changed lanes on the highway without checking their side view mirror, colliding with Driver B. Driver B was going 85 miles an hour in a 60 mile per hour zone. Driver B is found to be 50 percent at fault. Because of Florida’s modified comparative negligence law, Driver B cannot receive any compensation because they are at least half at fault in causing the incident.
Seven Questions to Ask Your Injury Lawyer
By asking the following questions, you can not only get an idea of the lawyer’s experience, but you can gauge just how motivated they are to take on your case and put in the work to win:
- Have you handled cases similar to mine before?
- What is your success rate?
- Have you litigated in court in a case such as mine before, and what was the outcome?
- Do you work on a contingency fee?
- Are there particular complications with my case?
- Do you answer clients’ phone calls and emails on a regular basis?
- Can I speak to one of your past clients?
Call a Treasure Island Injury Lawyer at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff Today
There is no way to be prepared for a serious traffic injury, slip and fall, or other accidental injury; any serious injury will derail your life. Period. A skilled Treasure Island injury attorney can help you get back on track by demanding fair compensation for your damages. Call Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff today at 727-330-6502 to schedule a free consultation.