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 $219 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.
Do You Have a Personal Injury Claim?
Do you have a personal injury claim? Florida’s personal injury laws protect individuals who suffer serious injuries in all types of accidents. This includes children and adults of all ages. Whether you personally are suffering from an accident-related injury, or your child suffered injuries in an accident that was someone else’s fault, your costs will begin to add up quickly. Therefore, it will be important for you to speak with a Florida personal injury lawyer about your legal rights.
We represent individuals and families in cases involving all types of accidents throughout Florida. Our experience includes securing favorable settlements and verdicts in cases involving:
- Bike Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Dangerous Premises Accidents
- Defective Product Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Truck Accidents
No matter what happened, if you believe you may have a personal injury claim, we encourage you to contact us. We will thoroughly assess your legal rights at no upfront charge, and we will help you make informed decisions about your next steps. If you have a claim and you choose to hire us, we will use our decades of experience handling personal injury cases in Florida to seek maximum compensation on your behalf. The vast majority of our clients’ cases settle, but we will not hesitate to fight for your legal rights in court if necessary.
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
If you haven’t done so already, you should see a doctor right away. If you’d like, we can refer you to a doctor in Fort Myers, Lee, Collier, Charlotte or any other city or county in Florida.
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.
5 Reasons to Choose Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. for Your Florida Personal Injury Claim
Numerous Florida law firms handle personal injury cases. So, why should you choose Spivey Law Firm? Here are five reasons why accident victims and families in Florida have trusted our lawyers for over 25 years:
1. We are a Team of Highly-Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers
Our firm has a team of highly experienced personal injury lawyers. Founding attorney Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Trial Attorney—a distinction held by just one percent of lawyers in Florida. He has also been named to the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers and Florida Super Lawyers, and he has received the Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubbell.
2. We Focus On Handling Serious Accident Cases On Behalf of Victims and Families
While many law firms handle a broad range of legal matters, we focus our practice exclusively on handling serious accident cases on behalf of victims and families. We are passionate about what we do, and we are committed to doing everything we can to help all of our clients recover the financial compensation they deserve.
3. We Work With Our Clients One-on-One to Maximize Their Recoveries
When you have a personal injury claim, you need to know that your Florida personal injury lawyer is giving your claim the time and attention it demands. At Spivey Law Firm, we work with our clients one-on-one to maximize their recoveries. We will remain in close contact throughout your case, and you will feel confident knowing that we are diligently pursuing your claim with your best interests in mind.
4. We Take Our Clients’ Cases to Court When Necessary
Some law firms focus on settling their clients’ cases to avoid going to court. While we do everything we can to settle our clients’ cases quickly for just compensation, we do not hesitate to go to court when necessary. If the insurance companies know that your law firm is prepared to fight for just compensation at trial, they will be more likely to offer a fair settlement.
5. We Empower Our Clients to Make Informed Decisions
While we will do everything we can to obtain a fair settlement offer on your behalf, it is ultimately up to you to decide when (and if) to settle. We will give you the information you need to evaluate all settlement offers, and we will help you make informed decisions about how and when to resolve your personal injury claim.
Our Results in Florida Personal Injury Cases
At Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., we are proud to let our personal injury case results speak for themselves. Below are some examples of settlements and verdicts we have secured for our clients:
- $40 million jury verdict secured for a client who suffered serious back injuries in a car crash caused by a drunk driver.
- $10.5 million settlement secured for a client who suffered severe burns in a car accident.
- $6 million verdict secured for a client who lost her son in a motorcycle accident caused by a driver who was fleeing the police.
- $5 million jury verdict secured for a client who suffered multiple fractures when he was hit by a reversing vehicle while riding a motor scooter.
- $4.5 million settlement secured for a client who suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and broken hip in a fall.
- $3.5 million settlement secured for a client who sustained a TBI in a crash caused by a faulty road construction project.
- $2.7 million jury verdicts secured for two clients who suffered severe injuries in car accidents while riding as passengers.
- $1.8 million settlement secured for a client who lost his wife in a rollover accident caused by a tire blowout.
- $1.5 million settlement secured for clients who lost their son in a wave runner accident.
- $1.3 million settlement secured for a child pedestrian accident victim who was struck by a drunk driver.
See more examples of our settlements and verdicts.
How Contingency Fees Work in Personal Injury Cases
We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that it costs nothing out-of-pocket to hire our firm to represent you. If you accept a settlement or receive a favorable verdict, our legal fees will be calculated as a percentage of your award. There are no attorney fees or costs until we receive a monetary recovery for you.
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.