An unexpected accident can leave a victim with a number of unanswered personal injury questions. You may be wondering what to do next, if you should file a lawsuit and what filing a claim could entail? Our personal injury FAQ provides detailed answers to some of the most common questions our clients have.
If you have further questions that are not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact our West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers by calling 1 (855) 722-2552 or completing a Free Case Evaluation form.
The legal definition of a personal injury is an injury to the body, mind or psyche caused by another’s failure to use reasonable care. If another's negligence led to your injuries, you may be entitled to receive compensation. The personal injury lawyers at Gordon & Doner can help you determine if you have a case.
Depending on the cause of the personal injury and the circumstances surrounding your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of opportunity, and more.
If a loved one has died because of another's negligence, you may be entitled to additional damages, including funeral and medical expenses, loss of income, loss of companionship, and more.
No. Many claims are settled without the necessity of filing a lawsuit. Speaking with an attorney can help you determine what your legal rights and help you determine if you are entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit to seek the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Because case-related expenses can run from $10,000 to $100,000, and even more in some instances, it is important to work with a firm that has the ability to finance these efforts. At Gordon & Doner, we have the resources to cover the costs of these expenses up front, and you owe us nothing unless you recover a favorable verdict or settlement.
You can't, but we can. We advance all costs. If we are successful with your personal injury or wrongful death case, our attorneys get paid a percentage of the total recovery and are repaid our costs. If we do not recover anything for you, we are paid nothing and we do not ask you to repay the costs.
To determine if your case is one that we are able to help you with, please contact a Gordon & Doner personal injury attorney by calling 1 (855) 722-2552 so that we can assess the merits of your case. Through an initial, free consultation we will review the details of your claim to determine if you have a case. From there, we will conduct a thorough investigation into the details surrounding your accident and injuries.
The individual or party that acted negligently and caused your injuries may be held responsible, however, because every case is different, it may depend on the cause of your personal injury. In the cases of a car accident, the other driver may be held responsible, whereas a medical malpractice claim may involve a team of surgeons being held accountable for their negligence.
Mediation is a settlement conference held prior to trial. Both sides, along with their lawyers, appear before a mediator, who is typically a retired judge or lawyer. The mediator's role is to hear both sides of the argument and attempt to resolve the conflict between the two parties. If the mediation process is not successful, the case then proceeds to trial. Information divulged during the mediation process is confidential.
In Florida, state laws and statute of limitations indicate that a personal injury claim must be brought forward within four years of when the injury occurred. If you do not file a claim within that timeframe you will lose your right to seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.
Negligence is the failure of an individual or party to use reasonable care. Negligence indicates that a person or party failed to act as an ordinary and responsible party would under the same circumstances, and thus caused you injury. Negligence must be proven in order for a personal injury claim to be successful.
Each case is different and necessitates a different time period to resolve. Depending on the nature of your personal injury case, the area, and the details involved, it could take anywhere from six months to a few years.
A personal injury lawyer from Gordon & Doner can answer any questions you may have about your specific case.
It is important that you do not sign anything you do not understand or agree to a settlement you are not comfortable with. Insurance companies will often try to settle claims as quickly as possible, but they have their own best interests in mind, not yours, which means you may be receiving inadequate compensation.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of an accident that led to a personal injury, our lawyers are here to help. Contact Gordon & Doner today by calling 1 (855) 722-2552 for a free case evaluation.
If we do not receive a positive outcome when prosecuting your personal injury case, you will not be responsible for any incurred expenses. You will only be responsible for costs if an attorney is successful and makes a recovery for you.
If you have additional frequently asked personal injury questions that were not answered in this FAQ, call 1 (855) 722-2552.