Were You Injured in an Accident? Learn What You Can Expect When You Choose Spivey Law Firm
Dealing with the aftermath of an accident can be quite an ordeal. Nothing is as easy as it should be, yet all you are trying to do is get back to your normal life.
If you’ve been injured in an accident in Florida, we can help. Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. has experienced Florida personal injury lawyers who are passionate about helping accident victims and their families. We have recovered well over $169 million in financial compensation for our clients. If you have a claim, we will rely on our experience to seek maximum compensation for your accident-related losses.
What You Can Expect From Us
What can you expect when you choose Spivey Law Firm? As your Florida personal injury lawyers, we will:
1. Prepare Your Claim
We will conduct a thorough investigation, gather the available evidence and build a compelling case for just compensation.
2. Negotiate with the Insurance Companies
We will deal directly with the insurance companies on your behalf, and we will work to secure a favorable settlement as quickly as possible.
3. Pursue Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
If the insurance companies won’t settle, we may take your case to mediation or arbitration to move the process along.
4. File a Lawsuit
If the alternatives are not successful, we will file a lawsuit. Many cases settle once the insurance companies realize that we are prepared to go to court for our clients.
5. Represent You at Trial
If filing a lawsuit isn’t enough, we will take your case to trial and fight with everything we have to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
How We Can Prove Your Right to Compensation
Recovering financial compensation after an accident requires evidence of liability. There are many possible forms of evidence, and it is crucial to secure all available evidence to evaluate all potential claims and defenses thoroughly. Depending on the nature of your case, some examples of the types of evidence our attorneys may need to collect in order to prove your right to compensation include:
- Eyewitness testimony
- Traffic, surveillance or dash camera footage
- Cell phone photos and video
- Phone record
- Medical record
- Employment record
- Maintenance record
- Vehicle “black box” data
Compensation We Can Help You Seek to Recover
When you have a personal injury claim in Florida, the amount you are entitled to recover depends on the financial and non-financial costs of your injuries. This includes both costs you have incurred to date and costs you will incur in the future. Attorney Randall Spivey will work closely with you, your doctors and our trusted experts to accurately calculate just compensation for your:
- Medical care
- Prescription medications
- Other out-of-pocket costs
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of companionship, consortium, and enjoyment of life
In appropriate cases, we also seek punitive damages for our clients. If you got hit by a drunk driver, or if you were injured in any other type of accident where the at-fault party showed indifference for the value of human life, we may be able to obtain punitive damages on your behalf. As our client, we will explain all of your options in detail, and we will help you make informed decisions about all aspects of your case.
What You Can Do Now to Help with Your Case
While there is a lot that we can do for you, there are also some steps you will need to take on your own. To give yourself the best chance of recovering maximum compensation, you should:
1. Promptly See a Doctor
2. Follow Your Doctor’s Advice
Once you receive a diagnosis and treatment plan, you need to follow your doctor’s advice for the duration of the recovery process.
3. Keep Any Evidence You Have
If you have cell phone photos or video, damaged clothing, a damaged bicycle, or any pieces of the vehicle or watercraft involved in your accident, be sure to keep these in a safe place.
4. Avoid Talking to the Insurance Companies
We strongly recommend that you let us deal with the insurance companies for you, and we can begin doing so right away.
5. Contact a Florida Personal Injury Attorney at Spivey Law Firm
Our lawyers are available to speak with you, and it costs nothing to find out if you have a claim for just compensation.
What You Can Do to Help While Your Case is Pending
In addition to taking these steps before your claim, there are some things you will need to do during your claim as well. As our client, we will encourage you to:
1. Make Sure You Don’t Resume Your Normal Activities Too Soon
If your doctor says you need to rest, you need to rest. Resuming activity too soon could create issues for your personal injury claim.
2. Notify Us Any Time the Insurance Companies Contact You
If the insurance companies contact you during your claim, let them know that you have a lawyer and notify us right away.
3. Keep a Journal and Injury File
Keep a journal or a log where you record your daily pain levels and the day-to-day effects of your injuries. At Spivey Law Firm, we provide our clients with a monthly log to make it easy to keep track of your injury and treatment status. Also, start an injury file where you keep all of the records you receive pertaining to your accident.
4. Do Not Post on Social Media
While your personal injury claim is pending, you should not post on social media—anything you post can potentially be used against you.
5. Communicate with Us Regularly
It will be important for you to respond promptly when we need information from you, and we encourage you to contact us whenever you have questions about your claim.
Contact a Florida Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Free Initial Consultation
If you would like to know more about how we help our clients through the recovery process, we encourage you to get in touch. To speak with Florida personal injury lawyer Randall Spivey at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.in confidence, call 888-477-4839 or contact us online now.