Personal Injury Lawsuits

Eight Steps to a Personal Injury Case – Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus

Every Case is Different but this is a General Guide

Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawsuit and Settlement Options

You wake up every day with plans to get things accomplished and make life better for you and your family. Sometimes there is a bump in the road and sometimes there are serious setbacks. Injuries caused by accidents are something we don’t expect but they happen more often than you may think.

When people are hurt due to someone else’s carelessness, negligence, or malpractice, they do have options. The key is to have someone to help you navigate the system, protect your rights, and heal physically, emotionally, and financially. This is what experienced personal injury attorneys do.

Our primary goals for every client are to (1) expedite the process so victims can move forward as soon as possible and (2) obtain the highest possible financial settlement or award so there are no issues regarding medical care or other expenses related to the injuries.

Here are 8 steps we are prepared to initiate to benefit our client’s cases. They are in no particular order and they may not be necessary, but it is good to understand the process.

Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury CasesGet the Facts – We will obtain all necessary reports and details so we understand the who, what, when, where, and how for each incident.

Gather Evidence – We want to win for you so we spare no effort in getting everything we need to prove your case. Physical evidence, photographs, witness testimony, and more.

Demand Letters – Often we can quickly settle a case with a very effective demand letter. We are tenacious dealing with insurance companies and they know we are serious about getting results.

File a Lawsuit – Lawsuits are sometimes necessary when a reasonable settlement is not possible. Once again, we plan and prepare to win every case and our reputation for complete and thorough lawsuits is well-known.

Settlement – Our experience has taught us when to settle and when to press on for more. Settlements sometimes happen literally hours before the start of a trial. We make sure your best interests are completely covered. Please remember that it’s generally not a good idea to sign a settlement without at least a consultation with your own legal advisor.

Mediation – This is often a preferred way to achieve a reasonable conclusion to a personal injury lawsuit. An impartial mediator helps settle issues in a manner that is acceptable to everyone.

Trial – When there is no way to settle or mediate a case, we are prepared to go all the way to a trial by judge or jury.

Appeal – In some rare cases lawsuits don’t go the way we hoped or expected. A careful appeal can reverse a previous decision and bring out the truth so justice is done.

Every option for every case is considered and we take the time to explain every step we take. As a small firm we are happy to spend time with every client so they never feel they’re on the outside of the process.

We’re available seven days a week at (954) 356-0006 for questions about your situation.

The Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus

(954) 356-0006

Bicycle Accident Injury Attorneys

Florida Bicycle Accident Injuries – Hire an Experienced Attorney to Protect Your Rights

Serious Injuries Require Swift, Determined Action to Cover Medical Bills, Pain, and Suffering

Florida Ranks High for Serious Bicycle Accident Injuries and Deaths

Florida has always been one the fastest-growing states in the nation and for 2020 we remain in the top 5 according to USNews.com with a growth rate of 1.12% and a total population of 21.7 million people. Most people and businesses in Florida are happy to see the growth but more people means more traffic and more traffic accidents.

Bicycle Innury Attorneys Fort LauderdaleBicycle accidents, injuries, and deaths are very high in Florida, in fact California, Florida and Texas are the most dangerous states for cycling, according to a recent report released by CarInsurance.org. The report found that the three states accounted for about 41% of the nation’s cyclist fatalities between 2014 and 2017.

Injuries to bicyclists are particularly serious because victims do not have the protection of bumpers and airbags, usually only helmets and many riders don’t wear them.

Often bicyclists say “it won’t happen to me” because they think their skills are so advanced they will avoid an accident, but it can happen to anyone. Recently the Sheriff of Volusia County, Florida was struck from behind while riding his bicycle. Sheriff Mike Chitwood was fortunate that he did not suffer serious injuries when a hit & run driver struck him and then left the scene of the accident. It appears the driver may have been shopping on her phone when the accident occurred. Click here to read the story.

Lazarus and Lazarus Law Firm – Bicycle Accident Injury Attorneys

Injuries from any accident require immediate attention and often result in long-term, sometimes life-long care. Some victims make a mistake when they agree to a fast settlement after an accident and they don’t take the time to fully assess possible future complications and costs.

The Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus has been helping people injured in car, truck, motorcycle, and bicycle accidents since 1992 and our record for getting results is excellent. Please read our reviews by clicking here and call us if you have questions or need assistance. (954) 356-0006

 

If you’re a bicyclist: Wear a Helmet – Follow all Traffic Signals and Rules of the Road

Drivers: Watch for Bicyclists – Never Drink and Drive – Never Text and Drive