Many people worry that hiring an experienced Personal Injury Attorney will cost an arm and a leg, plus the medical expenses and missing time from work because of the injuries your accident has caused. But this does not have to be you if you are seeking help to navigate the legal system to recover medical costs, lost wages or damages for pain and suffering if you were injured in an accident. That worry is misplaced because generally hiring an experienced Personal Injury Attorney does not cost the client anything upfront. At Fischetti Law Group, our attorneys do not get paid unless our client gets paid, meaning nothing is paid to the firm until the case is settled or judgment is paid out.
Our Firm Offers Free EvaluationsMeeting with an experienced attorney at Fischetti Law Group, for the first time does not cost anything but your time! During the evaluation meeting, you can take the time to explain your injury and what caused the accident in full detail. When preparing for your evaluation meeting make sure you have all your details straightened out as much as you can. To properly evaluate your case, your attorney will want to know the following:
- Who is at fault for the injury
- Material facts of your case
- The severity of the injuries
- The economic value of the accident
Who Is Liable For The InjuryAnalyzing who is liable for the case is a crucial factor for your case. It helps determine whether there is a need for further evaluation but it also helps to determine who the counter-parties should be. Liability means who is responsible for the injury and holding the correct party responsible can make or break your case. If you were the one to cause the accident and the injuries are supported by evidence then an attorney is discouraged from taking your case. However, Florida is a comparative negligence state, so just because you may have contributed to the incident does not mean the law will bar you from recovering damages from the other party or parties.
Material Facts Of The CaseOnce liability is determined and established the next step will be for the personal injury attorney will begin to investigate deeper into the details of the accident. The attorney will ask you to walk them through the entire accident and may interrupt to ask clarifying questions. The reason behind this is to determine whether the case is provable in court because it is not sufficient enough that you got resulting injuries from the accident but what needs to be proven is that someone's negligence caused the injuries. So, the attorney will ask questions to determine whether the level of negligence required to win in court is met or surpassed. They also want to make sure the statute of limitations has not expired, meaning you have missed your window of opportunity to take legal action after an accident, which in Florida is 14-days.
The severity of the injuriesThere are different levels of injury. Personal injury claims can arise from a minor wound that resulted in medical bills, or it could be considered a catastrophic injury, which is the most severe personal injury claim. The severity of the injury plays into how much time you are required to take off work, how many medical bills you ended up with and how much emotional and physical damage you sustained.
Catastrophic InjuriesFlorida Law holds that a catastrophic injury is one that causes permanent impairment, including but not necessarily limited to:
- Severe Burns
- Severe or traumatic brain injury
- loss of or injury to reproductive organs that prevent childbirth or the ability to become a natural parent
- Loss of other organs