Pensacola Personal Injury FAQ
Has another party injured you? If you meet the qualifications to file a lawsuit and pursue financial compensation, you may meet the qualifications to file a lawsuit and pursue financial compensation. You may also have questions about your claim and need help figuring out where to start.
You may need a skilled Pensacola personal injury lawyer to win a strong settlement. We’re here to help. At Gross & Schuster, we’re dedicated to getting you the compensation you deserve. Read on to explore some commonly answered questions about Pensacola personal injury and reach out to learn more about how we can advocate for a fair settlement.
What personal injuries can count for a case?
A wide range of personal injury types qualify for personal injury lawsuits. If you’re injured in any of the following accidents, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim:
- Car accident
- Pedestrian accident
- Workplace injuries
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Wrongful death of a loved one
If you need more clarification, reaching out to a trusted lawyer can help determine whether or not your injury constitutes a case and what your best next steps should be. The most important detail that determines whether or not your injury can serve as the basis for a personal injury lawsuit is whether someone else’s negligence was the direct cause of your injury.
What is negligence?
Negligence occurs when an individual fails to take proper care in doing something. If a crane operator who doesn’t adhere to proper safety protocols injures his coworker, that injury directly results from the crane operator’s negligence. Similarly, if an individual gets behind the wheel under the influence, their negligence may cause the injury or death of another.
If another person’s negligence caused your injury and you decide to move toward justice by getting a fair settlement, it’s time to file your case.
How long do I have to file my case?
In Florida, you have up to four years from the date of your injury to file your personal injury case. If you were recently injured or injured in the past and want to move forward with your case now, as long as it’s within the four-year time limit.
The litigation process can take time, leaving you without the fair compensation you deserve. By filing your case now, you ensure your lawyer can get to work on building your best argument and advocating for your highest settlement. The faster you file, the quicker you can receive a settlement.
I think I was partly at fault for the accident. Can I still sue?
While you’ll still be able to sue, it’s important to work with a lawyer to make sure you’re covered in the chances of a lawsuit being filed against you.
What can I claim as damages?
When you file a Pensacola personal injury lawsuit, your compensation will be determined by the damages you’ve suffered. These can be both economic and non-economic.
Economic damages cover the financial costs of your accident, like medical bills. Non-economic damages are the emotional harms you suffer. This may include pain and suffering or loss of your enjoyment in life, among others.
What if I can’t afford a lawyer?
Many people believe they could never afford a lawyer, but it may be more affordable than you think to get the help you need. Lawyers work on contingency fees, which means you may pay a portion of the compensation you won if your claim is successful. If your claim isn’t a success, you don’t have to pay anything for your recovery.
Can I still sue someone if I was partially to blame for my Pensacola personal injury accident?
Yes, you can sue someone even if you were a little bit to blame for your accident. You might not receive as large of a settlement as you would if you were 100 percent blameless, but you still have every right to hold someone accountable when their actions caused you harm.
Can I file a claim against more than one person?
Yes, sometimes many people cause or contribute to an accident. You can file your claim against anyone who contributed to the injuries you have suffered.
How does my Pensacola personal injury lawyer get paid?
You don’t pay your lawyer upfront. Your lawyer gets paid when you do after your case is won.
Which of my losses are covered under personal injury laws in Florida?
All of your losses can be included in the settlement your lawyer negotiates from the insurance company. You could be compensated for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, scarring, permanent injury, mental trauma, cost of physical therapy, lost life enjoyment, and more.
What does a personal injury lawyer really do?
A Pensacola personal injury lawyer will investigate your accident, gather evidence, put your claim together, calculate a fair settlement amount, negotiate with insurance companies, and fight your case in court if needed.
How do I begin with my personal injury claim?
The first step to pursuing compensation after an injury is partnering with a strong lawyer. When you choose Gross & Schuster, you can count on our skilled Pensacola personal injury attorneys to fight for your fair settlement. We believe you deserve fair compensation, and we’ll work hard to help you secure it.
Contact our team today and start with a free consultation about your claim. Call (850) 434-3333 or fill out our online form.
Request a Consultation
Awards & Associations
Terence Gross a great lawyer who took the time time to explain and walk me through the legal process and he always kept me informed and reassured. I give him my highest recommendation.”- Michelle McCorvey
I am so thankful that Rhett was recommended to us – he is a thoughtful, intentional attorney who genuinely had our best interests at heart. He was not in a rush but took his time working with us ensuring we had the best outcome possible. Fantastic experience working with him and his team!- Angela Horne
Mr. Gross is a true savant when it comes to auto accident claims. Have never seen such a cohesive group of people work together in a timely manner to process all the information necessary to get us help. Second Nature defined. If you’re looking for an experienced lawyer, especially in this field, look nowhere else- mike sarra