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Winter Haven Injury Lawyers Fighting for Maximum Compensation for Victims
If you have been hurt in an accident and someone else is to blame, you don’t have to face the consequences alone. Being injured and unable to work can be a nerve-wracking situation, especially as medical bills and living expenses begin to pile up. At Jiles Law, P.A., our team is dedicated to serving injured clients in Winter Haven, FL, and surrounding areas, helping them recover compensation for their accident. If you have been hurt and need to know if you have a case, contact us at 863-875-6900.
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What Can a Personal Injury Attorney Do to Help Me?
A personal injury attorney’s main role is to represent victims of an accident caused by someone else. He or she works in a practice area known as tort law and can be instrumental in helping a client recover compensation through a civil lawsuit for personal injury.
A personal injury attorney is knowledgeable in tort law and can handle almost all aspects of a case on behalf of the client–from phone calls with insurance adjusters to paperwork and even in a court trial. He or she will also help strengthen the client’s case by conducting an independent investigation of the scene of the accident and bringing in expert witnesses when necessary. Because negotiation skills come naturally to attorneys such as the ones at Jiles Law, P.A., an attorney can also negotiate out-of-court settlements while protecting the client from well-known tactics insurance companies use to reduce the value of a claim or deny it altogether.
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How Can I Get Compensated After an Accident That Wasn’t My Fault?
Trying to understand where the money will come from after an accident resulting from negligent or reckless actions of another person or entity can be a complex task, at times. Most cases involve the at-fault party’s insurance company and will require filing an insurance claim. This often happens with car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and other motor vehicle accidents, in which the at-fault driver’s insurance will be responsible for providing compensation through an insurance pre-lawsuit settlement.
However, some cases are not so straightforward. Accidents involving a commercial truck, for example, can be more complex as more than one party may be at fault for the crash and thus multiple insurance claims may need to be filed. At Jiles Law, P.A., we can help you understand who is financially liable for your particular case and what steps need to be taken for you to obtain compensation for your accident.
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Should I Accept the First Offer From the Insurance Company?
It is quite common for clients to tell us that they are receiving frequent calls from an insurance company after their accident. The one thing to keep in mind is that even if the insurance adjuster may seem friendly and act as if they are sympathetic and on your side, they are really looking for ways to get you to say something that will indicate you were partially responsible for the accident and thus not eligible to receive full compensation.
Another common tactic is for an insurance company to quickly come up with a settlement offer that is low and does not reflect the true extent of the damages you are dealing with after the accident. Paying out large settlements is not in their best interest, so they will work to pressure victims into settling their claims as quickly as possible and for the smallest amount of money possible. Regardless of what they tell you, you have no legal obligation to accept their initial offer. Always talk to your attorney before accepting a settlement offer or making any decisions. If you turn down their initial offer, they will need to come back with a better number, and your attorney can help you during the negotiation process to ensure you get maximum compensation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our firm handles a variety of personal injury cases, including but not limited to:
- Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Dog Bites, Boating Accidents, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Bicycle Accidents, Brain Injuries and Pedestrian Accidents
In addition, we can also assist you with Social Security Disability cases, such as:
- Social Security Disability, SSD Appeals and SSD Application Process
Even if you don’t see your case type listed, reach out to us. Our legal team is well versed in a variety of areas within the personal injury and Social Security disability fields and may be able to help you.
What Happens if I Am Partially Responsible for My Accident?
The state of Florida allows victims to recover compensation for an accident even if they are partially responsible for what happened. For example, if you were a pedestrian making an illegal crossing on a busy street and were hit by a driver who did not try to stop or swerve because they were texting while driving and not paying attention, it may be determined that you are 30% at fault for your accident. This means that you can still recover damages but your final payout will be discounted by 30%. This is called comparative negligence.
If you believe you are partially at fault for your accident, it is important to be honest with your attorney and share all the details about what happened. Your attorney’s job is to protect your interests, work to reduce your percentage of liability, and advise you on what you should and should not tell the insurance company during this process. Even something as innocent as apologizing for the accident can be used against you later on, so talk to your attorney to understand how to avoid these costly mistakes.
Why Should I Choose Jiles Law, P.A. For My Personal Injury Case?
At Jiles Law, P.A., looking after our clients’ best interests is our priority. We know how overwhelming it can be to find yourself suddenly unable to make your regular wages after being hurt in an accident caused by someone else. That is why we handle every case with the professionalism, care, and respect you deserve. We fight on your behalf with tenacity and persistence.
When you come to Jiles Law, P.A. for legal help and representation for your case, you can rest assured you will be much more than just a number for us. Our attorneys have decades of combined knowledge and experience in handling a variety of personal injury cases. We get the results you need, no matter how hard or confusing your legal journey may seem. We take on many cases other firms did not succeed in or simply refused to tackle.
Our firm is conveniently located in Winter Haven, FL, between 6th Street SW and US Highway 17 just 12 minutes from the Winter Haven Regional Airport (GIF) and 8 minutes from Lake Howard Park. Call us at 863-875-6900 and schedule an appointment to discuss your case. We look forward to speaking with you!