After experiencing an injury in Broward County or Fort Lauderdale, your priority should always be your health. If you’ve been in a serious car accident, medical attention could be important for two reasons;
- To highlight hidden and potentially fatal injuries (such as internal bleeding)
- To start building a case against the negligent party
Of course, your health should always be the focal point after a personal injury. After this, your mind will switch to insurance companies and compensation…and this is where we come in at Cannella Legal.
How Do We Help?
Rather than trying to recover from your accident and claim compensation from the insurance company, we can deal with the latter on your behalf. In our years in the market, there’s one mistake that we see causing more issues than any other; trusting the insurance company.
Shortly after your accident, the insurance company will get in touch. Immediately, we think this is brilliant customer service; we believe they’re phoning because they want to help us get the right compensation. Instead, what they’re actually doing is gathering evidence so they can get away with paying less compensation (or no compensation!).
As soon as you play down your injuries or admit blame, the amount you can recover will INSTANTLY reduce. With our experience by your side, you’ll know what you should and shouldn’t do while fighting compensation, and this is just one of the ways we can help.
While fending off the tactics of the insurance company, we will also gather evidence on your behalf and compile a strong case. Whether it’s boating insurance, homeowner’s insurance, business liability insurance, car insurance, or another entirely, we can help. Fortunately, we have the resources to see your case through to either a settlement or court case.
Furthermore, we should also note that we can help if you lost a loved one in an accident. Firstly, we’re sorry for your loss. During this difficult time, you don’t want to be thinking about insurance companies and building a case. Why not allow us to take this burden from your shoulders?
Across Fort Lauderdale and Broward County, we’ve had the privilege of helping lots of people in a range of different cases. Ultimately, we encourage you to contact us in any situation where you’ve been forced to pay medical bills or take time off work due to an accident. Assuming the other party was negligent or acted irresponsibly, compensation may be just around the corner.
We can help with;
- Auto accidents
- Dog bites
- Premises liability cases
- Slips and falls
- Nursing home abuse/neglect
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
Feel free to call Cannella Legal today or fill out your details in our contact form.
Recuperating Costs as Compensation
Regardless of where the accident may have occurred in Broward County or Fort Lauderdale, we can help. Starting with a consultation, it’s our goal to assess your case, review negligence, consider whether or not you’re likely to achieve a compensation package if pursued, and protect your best interests. If we take your case on, we’ll work hard to obtain the compensation that matches the impact the accident has had on your life.
Often, people think they can only receive compensation for medical expenses and lost wages, but this isn’t the case. After we assess your case, we might find that emotional damages should be compensated. Elsewhere, physical and mental pain and suffering is something else to consider.
Before moving on to your chances of success, did you know that your potential compensation claim should also include future costs? Rather than claiming for only current expenses and then claiming again in the future, your case should claim for absolutely everything. For example, we will consider any future medical costs. Perhaps you’ll need regular physiotherapy appointments or a live-in helper? Either way, you shouldn’t be responsible for the cost and this is why it will be considered immediately.
Will Your Case Succeed? What Are the Potential Outcomes?
Across the whole of Florida, it’s fair to say that the majority of personal injury claims are a result of an accident. In a car accident, the other driver didn’t wake up that day and decide to get into a collision. Meanwhile, the dog walker didn’t leave the home with the intention of having their dog bite a random stranger. Therefore, the question of intent doesn’t need to be explored. However, the question of negligence is another matter entirely.
In Broward County and Fort Lauderdale, this is just as important as in other locations in our beautiful state. To assess this debate over negligence, there are five aspects to consider. Not only will we consider them when reviewing your case, the judge will keep them in mind if a settlement isn’t reached.
Duty/Responsibility - Sometimes, although we might not think about it, there are people responsible for our wellbeing. Considered the ‘duty of care’, a good example would be in a store; the store owner has a duty of care for all customers who enter.
Breach of the Duty - If there was an active duty of care, the next consideration will be whether this duty was breached. Perhaps this comes through a certain action, or a failure to act; an example is a store owner not clearing up spilled liquid or a driver not paying attention to road signs.
Direct Correlation - At this stage, we know there was a breach of duty and you experienced injuries. But can the two be linked? If not, compensation may be hard to achieve.
Foreseeable Injuries - Do the injuries match the accident? To prevent injured individuals from taking advantage of the situation, all injuries must be foreseeable considering the accident in question. For example, a broken wrist is foreseeable after a slip in a store. Yet, a heart attack after the same slip is less foreseeable.
Damages - As the fifth consideration, there must be some form of physical injury that came as a direct result of the four previous aspects. When claiming, the mental damages such as pain and suffering can be included. However, the claim itself must start with a physical injury.
If there’s a positive outcome in all five of these considerations, compensation is likely in your case. Using our resources at Cannella Legal, we will chase a settlement using the evidence we’ve compiled from eyewitnesses, photographs, police reports, and more. If the provider still doesn’t want to settle, we’ll take our evidence to a judge.
Choose Cannella Legal
There are many routes your compensation claim could take; allow us to worry about the finer details because it’s something we do on a daily basis. For example, we will go through the investigation, settlement negotiations, lawsuit, mediation, depositions, and the trial and we’ll be by your side the whole time.
If you’re worried your case will be rejected or that you don’t have the energy to fight the insurance company, there’s no need to give up. Instead, get compensation for medical bills, for missed work, and beyond!