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.
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