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Category: Personal Injury

How to Choose Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Personal Injury on December 23, 2021

If you were recently injured in an accident caused by a negligent or malicious party, you can likely fight for compensation from the insurance company or through the court system. The responsible party will then have to pay for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more, helping minimize your losses while you recover. In order to get the best results, it’s important to go into the process with a skilled and experienced lawyer by your side. So, make sure you have the right level of representation by using this guide on how to choose Tampa personal injury lawyer. Why Hire a Personal Injury Attorney? Although you could try to handle your personal injury case on your own, any mistakes could complicate your claim, potentially resulting in a dismissal of your case. Beyond that, unrepresented individuals may walk away with far less compensation than they deserve, especially if… read more

What to Do If You Get Hit by a Car in Florida

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Car Accidents,Personal Injury on November 15, 2021

When it comes to pedestrian safety, Florida has the highest danger index in the nation – and it’s always getting worse. In just the past 10 years, pedestrian fatalities have jumped by 45%, making it quite dangerous to walk along the streets even during the daytime hours. So, if you’re going to walk from place to place, it’s important to know what to do if you get hit by a car in Florida. To help you remember the steps, here’s a helpful guide on just what to do after an accident occurs. Call an Ambulance for All Injured Parties After an accident, the first step is to call for an ambulance to help all injured parties. The EMTs will come to the scene of the collision to assess everyone for injuries and transport them to the hospital if need be. If you need medical care, then you will need to… read more

Personal Injury Mediation: How The Process Goes

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Personal Injury on January 15, 2021

Mediation is one of the most efficient ways to resolve a personal injury claim. While a full-blown trial can take a great deal of time and money, mediation is fast and relatively inexpensive. It is a form of alternative dispute resolution that many parties use to achieve settlements and avoid the hassle of a trial. Here’s what to expect from the process if you choose personal injury mediation in Florida. Consultation With an Attorney Before you begin the personal injury lawsuit process, find a personal injury lawyer in Tampa to represent you. Hiring a lawyer for mediation can improve your odds of achieving a successful resolution, as your lawyer will use proven negotiation strategies during the meeting. A lawyer will make sure an insurance company does not take advantage of you during mediation and will not settle for less than your case is worth. Your lawyer can also represent you… read more

The Personal Injury Lawsuit Process: What You Need to Know

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Personal Injury on January 15, 2021

Unless you have a background in law or insurance, you will not be versed in the personal injury lawsuit process as an injured victim. It is normal to have questions about what to expect. Although every case is unique, most follow similar patterns in the pursuit of financial recovery. Review the legal process for your case with a Tampa personal injury attorney for more details. Initial Consultation with a Personal Injury Lawyer A lawyer can do more than just explain the legal process – he or she can guide you through it, taking you from step to step. Thus, the first thing to do when pursuing a personal injury claim is to arrange a consultation with a lawyer in your city. A local lawyer will understand the municipal laws you need to know for your case. During the initial meeting, you will have the chance to ask questions and receive… read more

7 Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Personal Injury on January 15, 2021

The search for the right personal injury lawyer is an important part of your case. You need to find an attorney who not only has experience in your practice area but shares your goals for the case. Choosing the right lawyer can be daunting due to the number of options in your city. The best way to make the right choice is to schedule an initial consultation (most personal injury lawyers offer them for free) so you can get to know the lawyer by asking key questions. 1) How Long Have You Been Practicing Personal Injury Law? The lawyer you choose should have enough experience in personal injury law to make you feel confident in his or her skills and abilities. Search for a lawyer with at least several years of experience representing clients specifically in personal injury law. Personal injury is not like other types of law, such as… read more

Florida’s Personal Injury Damage Caps

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Personal Injury on January 6, 2021

After an accident in Florida, you can seek damages for your injuries, property damage, and related losses. Damages refer to financial compensation, typically from the person or party who caused the accident. Some states, including Florida, impose damage caps on personal injury claims. These caps limit how much compensation is available to the injured person. What Are Personal Injury Damage Caps? Damage caps are laws that place a maximum on the amount of financial compensation available for an accident victim’s losses. Once an award reaches this cap, the victim cannot recover any further compensation, even if a jury awarded an amount that exceeds the state’s cap. The purpose of a damage cap is to discourage frivolous or fraudulent personal injury claims. Limiting the number of damages available may dissuade someone from bringing a claim solely to pursue a large award. Damage caps can also protect a community by limiting an… read more

What Is Considered a Catastrophic Injury in Florida?

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Personal Injury on November 24, 2020

You could suffer many different types of injuries in an accident in Florida. A bad accident could lead to more severe personal injuries than a minor accident. On a legal level, a catastrophic injury describes the most severe types of personal injuries. They are the injuries that will most likely stay with a victim for life, such as a permanent disability or severe disfigurement. A catastrophic injury negatively impacts a victim’s quality of life and the ability to earn a living wage. Determining whether Florida law considers your injury catastrophic can help you seek fair compensation for your related losses. Types of Catastrophic Injuries Florida is a no-fault car accident state. Under this car insurance rule, an injured crash victim can only recover financial compensation from the negligent or at-fault party if the victim has serious injuries. A serious injury under Florida’s threshold (Florida Statutes 627.737) is one that causes… read more