Schrier Law Group is not surprised to let you know that the state of Florida alone has over 400,000 car accidents per year. These accidents bring about over 250,000 injuries and over 3,000 fatalities. All of these accidents can usually be blamed on the negligence of one of the drivers involved.
When these accidents occur, you need a personal injury attorney that will aggressively back you in a court of law. The Schrier Law Group in Florida is the team that brings their years of personal injury expertise to the table. If you need an attorney to aggressively represent you after being injured due to the carelessness of another person’s actions, then call Schrier Law Group today.
What Types of Cases Does a Personal Injury Attorney Take
Personal injury is a very broad term that encompasses all injuries that have been caused due to the negligence of another. Examples of these situations are:
- Auto Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
- Wrongful Death Claims
- Construction Accidents
- Pool Injuries & Drownings
- Product Liability Claims
- Boating Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Work Accidents
All of these are examples of accidents that can happen when another person is being careless. Many of these accidents can leave you with a long period of pain and recovery. This means a lot of lost wages and time. You deserve to be compensated for the loss of wages, medical bills, psychological impacts of the accident, lost time, and the price of having to suffer through it all.
The Schrier Law Group handles many personal injury cases, and Schrier Law has the resources necessary to help you and your family score a successful outcome in any personal injury case. It is important that you have your rights defended by someone who knows the law. Contact the Schrier Law Group for a personal injury attorney in Florida today!
One of the most complicated and heartbreaking types of cases are the wrongful death lawsuits. These cases involve proving that due to someone’s negligence or intentional actions, your loved one has been lost. Not only are your trying to regain stability in your family after the death of a close relative, but you are attempting to sue for an amount that is “equivalent to your loved one’s life.”
In order to help guide you through the process of a wrongful death case, you’re going to need an attorney that’ll back you in an aggressive manner while you and your family recover. The Schrier Law Group has personal injury attorneys that will pursue the person or persons who acted with negligence in the death of your loved one.
What Types of Situations Call for a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
A wrongful death lawsuit can be pursued in any situation where a loved one is lost due to the negligence of another. Examples of this situation include:
- Automobile and/or Truck Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Boating Accidents
- Work Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Criminal Actions/Murder
- Defective Products/Improper Labeling
Regardless of the situation, if you have lost a family member due to the negligence of another person, then you are entitled to a wrongful death lawsuit.
What are you Compensated for?
The list of damages that need to be recovered for the loss of a direct loved one is almost impossible to put a price on. However, these damages are usually calculated based off of a few different variables. These include:
- Financial support— When you have lost current and future financial support as a spouse or child, we will do everything possible to get the maximum amount of compensation.
- Costs associated with death— Including medical expenses as well as funeral, burial or cremation expenses will be compensated should you be successful with your case.
- Pain and suffering— The pain and suffering of both the victim and family members is often taken into consideration when making this determination.
- Spouse’s damages— We will fight to recover compensation for loss of companionship and protection as well as pain and suffering from the date of the accident that ultimately resulted in the death of your partner.
- Children’s damages— When there are minor children of a decedent who died as a result of a deliberate act, we will seek damages for lost parental companionship, guidance and instruction as well as mental pain and suffering.
- Parental damages— When you lose a child due to someone’s negligence, we will recover compensation for pain and suffering.
- Punitive damages— Because someone acted in a manner that was considered intentional or grossly negligent, we will seek the maximum punitive damages under the law. Not only is this important for the family of decedents, but it also sends a clear message their behavior was
Thousands of auto accidents happen every day throughout the United States. All of these situations are always going to have a person at fault. However, this determination over fault could be very complicated. All of it comes down to either one party admitting fault or finding out who was negligent in the accident. That is where the importance of never saying sorry following an accident. An apology is basically you declaring you are at fault. That means you are going to be responsible for the accident.
Information to Gather Following an Accident
There is a lot of things that need to be done following an auto accident. However, the information you gather at the scene of the accident is most useful in the future if a case erupts. Here is a list of information you should be gathering:
- Report the Accident to the police. After doing so, record the time, date and parties involved.
- Obtain witness information but never admit fault. Regardless if you are at fault at not, any indication that you may have been in the wrong may be used against you in a court of law at a future date. Never apologize.
- Take pictures of the accident. Make sure to take very clear pictures of any damage to your vehicle and the other person’s vehicle. The more pictures the better. Making sure that their license plate is in at least one of the pictures is recommended as well.
- Gather personal information for the parties involved. Name, phone numbers, insurance information, license plate numbers are all very important for your insurance company.
- If you require any medical care at all, make sure to take note of all even slight injuries. If medication, treatment or surgery is required, then you need to keep all of the bills from medical treatment. These may be compensated to you in the future.
Regardless of the accident or if you are at fault, never apologize for the incident. You will be immediately seen as the person who was most likely being negligent prior to the accident.