What can I be compensated for after I am wrongfully injured?
After you are injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be compensated for your medical expenses, loss of wages due to your inability to work, reduced earning capacity, property damage, and pain and suffering.
What should I do after an auto accident or other motor vehicle accident?
At the scene of the accident, you should exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver. If you’re able, take notes and photos of the accident. Doing so provides your case leverage. Reach one of our lawyers immediately. Last, make sure you’re only discussing the accident with your doctor and us so you don’t run the risk of harming your case.
How can I prove fault in an auto accident?
There are many ways to prove that another party is at fault for your auto accident. After investigating the case, your lawyer might be able to secure evidence through video footage, witness statements, analysis of the crash scene by an accident reconstruction expert, another driver’s DUI test results and arrest records, and so on. Once fault is proven, you can secure compensation for the damages you suffered.
What are some of the most common causes of trucking accidents?
Some of the most common causes of trucking accidents include truck driver negligence, improper loading, improper vehicle inspections, fatigued driving, violations of hours of service laws, and violations of other state or federal trucking industry laws. It is oftentimes possible to prove that an accident was caused by the truck driver and / or the trucking company.
What unique dangers do trucking accidents pose?
Truck accidents tend to be especially devastating due to the fact that these commercial vehicles are so massive in size and weight. In Florida, certain trucks are allowed to have a gross weight of up to 80,000 pounds, which means they far outweigh smaller vehicles with which they share the road. Trucks carry heavy cargo that sometimes includes hazardous materials, making a collision even more dangerous. It is much more likely that a driver or passenger in the smaller vehicle will be seriously injured or killed in a truck accident (rather than the truck driver).
How do I know if I am the victim of medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when medical professional (such as a doctor or nurse) provides a patient with negligent care and, as a result, causes the patient to become injured or ill. A few example of medical negligence include improper diagnosis, lack of patient monitoring, medication mix-ups, surgical errors, and anesthesiology errors. The medical professional can only be held liable if he or she failed to use caution or follow the standards of his or her profession.
What is the statute of limitations for medical malpractice lawsuits?
In Florida, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice lawsuit is two years. This means that an injured patient has two years from the date that the injury occurred or was discovered to file the suit, with a few exceptions.
Do I have to submit to DUI testing if I’m pulled over for driving under the influence?
Legally, you can refuse to take field sobriety tests without penalty. On the other hand, there are penalties in Florida for refusing to submit to a breath, blood or urine test after you are lawfully arrested for DUI. A first-time refusal can result in a 1-year license suspension, and a second or subsequent refusal can result in an 18-month suspension and possibly even a misdemeanor charge.
How can I fight my DUI charge?
If you have been arrested for alleged DUI, hire a skilled attorney immediately! Your legal counsel can help you fight your driver’s license suspension at your administrative hearing. The lawyer can also gather evidence and build a defense for your court case, which will determine whether or not you receive a DUI conviction. Your attorney might use flaws in the DUI testing process, procedural errors by police, or other evidence to challenge your charges.
Do I need a lawyer?
Yes. Having an experienced attorney working on your case from the beginning can greatly improve your chance of securing a favorable outcome. Our attorneys are well-versed in personal injury law, employment law, business law, general civil litigation, and DUI defense, so we can assist you with a broad range of legal needs. We can use our professional skill to handle all the challenging aspects of your case, such as negotiations with the insurance company, research of the laws that pertain to your legal matter, the collection of evidence, and the various steps of litigation. We recommend having one of our knowledgeable attorneys represent you.
Where can I find you?
Brock Law is located in Wesley Chapel, Florida. We serve injury victims throughout Tampa Bay and surrounding areas.