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Evers & Preston, PL
609 W. Chase St.
Pensacola, FL 32502
1.888.863.6058 | 1.850.316.8101

 

Telephone: 1-850-316-8101 | Toll Free: 1-888-863-6058

    

  


If you were injured by someone else's negligence such as in a car accident, you have valuable legal rights which need to be protected.  We handle personal injury, motor vehicle injury and death claims on a contingency fee basis. This means that we only get paid if we obtain a successful settlement or verdict on your behalf. Our fees are a percentage of the monies we collect for you. If the case is not successful you pay no attorney fees or costs.  Please fill out our online form or call our Pensacola/Northwest Florida personal injury lawyers at 1-888-863-6058 to discuss your legal rights.

PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS AS A VICTIM 

Shortly after a car wreck, you will receive a phone call from the insurance company which covers the person who caused the wreck. Always remember that the other driver's insurance company is NOT representing your best interests.  They are after a quick resolution to the claim.  Anything you say to them can and will be used to minimize the value of your claim. It is crucial to seek legal advice as soon as possible after your accident so your lawyer can handle the communications with the negligent party's insurance adjusters.

CONSULTING WITH A LAWYER

When you are injured as a result of someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation for property damage, medical bills, hospital bills, economic damages, physical pain and suffering.  Your rights need to be protected by a team of qualified attorneys.  We treat each case as if it is going to trial.  Our team gathers the facts, speaks with your doctors, obtains your medical records and witness statements, hires the necessary experts and has graphics made to help the jury understand the complexities of your case.

MEDICAL ISSUES

Damages from a motor vehicle accident can be as severe as death, paralysis, spinal cord injury and brain damage to claims involving whiplash, low back injury and neck injury.  Depending on the severity of the wreck, it may be some time before a lawsuit is able to be filed in a court of law. The injured party must reach maximum medical improvement (MMI) before the lawyer can begin to negotiate a claim for the injuries you received in the accident. Be patient. It would be unjust to you if you quickly settled and later what was thought to be a small injury turns out to be a lifetime condition.  So it is important that you see your doctor regularly for treatment.  Your doctor will determine when you reach maximum medical improvement.  In Florida you must prove a permanent impairment/injury in order to file a lawsuit for your injuries.  When you reach MMI and are determined by your physician to have sustained a permanent impairment, a lawsuit may be filed. 

YOU HAVE ONLY LIMITED TIME TO FILE A LAWSUIT

Personal injury claims must be brought within a specific period of time after the accident, after which the claim will be barred by a deadline called the statute of limitations.  If that deadline passes without your having filed a lawsuit, you will be forever barred from seeking recovery for your damages in a court of law.  The length of this strict time limit varies from state to state and also by the type of claim.  For example, a medical malpractice injury has a different statute of limitations time-frame than a negligence personal injury claim.  Therefore, it is very important that you see an attorney soon after your accident rather than waiting until just before the expiration of the statute of limitations. If there is insufficient time left before the statute of limitations expires for a lawyer to undertake the necessary pre-filing investigation, it could be difficult to find an attorney to represent you.

DISCOVERY

Once the lawsuit has been filed and the defendant has been served with the complaint, both parties in the case begin a process of requesting documents and information from each other called discovery. This process is time-consuming.  The attorneys need to gather medical records, doctors' reports, take depositions, which is when an attorney questions a witness under oath, and generally conduct a thorough investigation into the facts of the case.  The discovery process could take months, or even years, depending on the nature and complexities of your case.

TRIAL

Barring special circumstances, you will be required to be present at the trial.  The court will hear evidence from witnesses and will also review documents submitted in the case.  After the trial concludes, judgment will be given for either the plaintiff or the defendant.  

CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT LAWYER AT OUR FIRM IF YOU BELIEVE YOU WERE INJURED AS A RESULT OF SOMEONE ELSE'S NEGLIGENCE.


Evers & Preston, PL

609 West Chase Street
Pensacola, FL 32502-4711
Telephone: 1-850-316-8101 | Toll Free: 1-888-863-6058

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