Personal Injury Lawyer Gainesville, Ocala, Lake City, Palatka, Jacksonville & Citrus County
Accident & Injury Attorneys
Have you been injured in an accident in Gainesville or Ocala, Florida? Have you lost a loved one because another person was negligent or intentionally caused harm? You may be able to take legal action with the help of our Gainesville personal injury attorney at Steven A. Bagen & Associates.
Our law firm represents accident and injury victims throughout Gainesville, Ocala and the surrounding areas in Florida. We understand that this is an emotionally and financially trying time for you and your family, and this is why we are dedicated to providing the highest level of legal counsel possible. Our attorneys want to assist you in reaching the best possible outcome for your case, enabling you to seek justice and the money you need to rebuild your life. We take on all types of cases of this kind, including: car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, drunk driving accidents, speeding-related accidents, medical malpractice, slip and fall accidents, defective products, dangerous drugs, boating accidents, dog bites, medication errors, construction accidents, premises liability, bicycle accidents and much more.
Do not delay in consulting an experienced lawyer to discuss your case. With the right information and advice, you will have the invaluable opportunity to hold the responsible party legally accountable for their actions while recovering the financial compensation you and your family need for medical care, lost earnings, and more. We seek the highest possible compensation on your behalf through negotiations or in taking your case to court if the insurance provider has acted in bad faith in handling your claim. Whatever the approach, the goal is to seek the full and complete monetary damages that will make the most difference in your ability to move on with your life and face a secure future.
You do not have to face this difficult situation alone. With an injury attorney from our Gainesville law office to assert your legal rights, protect your interests and properly present your personal injury claim, you will have the support and guidance you need through the entire process – all while we seek the best possible result to your case.
Your Right to Compensation – Injury Claims in Gainesville & Ocala
One of the most advantageous steps you can take in the difficult aftermath of any accident or injury is to discuss the matter with a personal injury attorney. By contacting our law firm, you have the invaluable opportunity to discuss your case. We will go over the circumstances of the incident with you to determine whether you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. We will talk to you about recovering a fair settlement that will help you start the process of rebuilding and moving on with your life – even if this seemed impossible at first. If someone else acted negligently or intentionally and caused you emotional and/or physical injury, this may mean that you can sue for damages. A driver may have been distracted and may have caused a car accident that left you with serious injuries. Someone may have even acted intentionally to injure you or someone you love. In addition to suing in these circumstances, the same may apply in certain cases where a person or entity can be held strictly liable for your injuries, as in a situation where a manufacturer developed a defective product and this caused a consumer injury.
In reviewing the details of your case and talking to you about your immediate concerns and long-term goals, we will find out exactly how to best assist you. We will then develop a unique plan of action to seek maximum monetary damages on your behalf. It’s true that this cannot fully erase the pain and suffering you have experienced, but it can bring you peace of mind in knowing that you will face a more secure future. Our firm takes on claims involving all types of accidents and injuries in Gainesville and throughout the surrounding areas – and we are ready to see how we can help you.
About Personal Injury Law
Under Florida law, when a person is injured in an accident or any incident that results from another person’s conduct, this may be grounds for what is called a “personal injury” claim or lawsuit. A personal injury may include any injury to a person’s body, mind or emotions, as opposed to physical property. These injuries are caused by negligence or intentional misconduct on the part of another person or even a company. The simplest example of a personal injury that one may sustain is in the event of a car accident. Another driver may be distracted, speeding or driving drunk and may therefore cause an accident that results in injury to another driver, passenger, pedestrian or bicyclist. Because that driver caused the accident, the injured party would have the right to seek financial damages for his or her injuries from the responsible driver. Auto accidents are actually the most common grounds for personal injury claims throughout the United States, as the majority of traffic-related accidents occur due to driver negligence.
Liability in a Personal Injury Claim
In handling a Gainesville & Ocala personal injury claim, your attorney will need to prove the liability, or legal responsibility, of the other driver. This may be established in three different ways: strict liability, negligence or intentional conduct. Strict liability involves a situation where the defendant (the person against whom a personal injury claim is filed) is held accountable for the injury regardless of particular intent, actions or a failure to act. Negligence involves a person or business that does something or fails to do something and this results in a failure to act with proper care or reasonable concern for the safety of others. Intentional conduct involves a willful intent to cause another person harm.
To establish liability in an injury claim or lawsuit, your Gainesville personal injury attorney or Ocala personal injury lawyer may work with accident reconstruction specialists, medical professionals, private investigators, forensic experts, economists and various other expert witnesses to establish exactly what happened, the extent of damage you suffered, and how the defendant’s conduct caused your injuries. This will enable you to seek a positive case result that helps you recover the money that will help you with lost earnings, medical care, future medical expenses, and various other financial, physical and psychological damages you may have suffered.
Following an accident, you will often be struck with not only physical loss, but also the financial and emotional distress that can branch off from such incidents. At such a period in your life, the benefit of having the intervention of a skilled Gainesville personal injury attorney is without measure. When faced with the complex and twisting language of the law, it can often times be daunting and seemingly impossible to navigate. This overwhelming task does not have to be faced alone. With a strong, knowledgeable lawyer at your side, you can pass off some of the burden from the complex legalities. Their experienced hand can help usher you through the process with a seamless dedication to the achievement of your personal goals.
Attempting to face negotiations with insurance companies on your own is no easy feat. They are interested in little but their own personal profit and your future should not be left to their whims and desire to keep costs down. Often, in such negotiations, your case can be denied, delayed or settled for much less than the value you were hoping to compensate for your physical and non-physical losses. With the presence of a personal injury lawyer, you’re letting them know that you mean business and aren’t willing to be pushed around. This can often be the deciding factor that gets you the respect you deserve. If a settlement cannot be reached outside of court, we are more than willing to take whatever steps are necessary towards the desired end result. Regardless of what is needed to work towards your best outcome, you won’t be facing it alone. With our intervention to help handle the heavy brunt of the complicated process, you can focus your attention on what’s more important: your recovery.
Steven A. Bagen & Associates is comprised of experienced personal injury attorneys, wrongful death attorneys and a team of skilled support staff, all dedicated to preserving our clients’ rights and futures in the wake of serious accidents or injuries. If you would like to learn more about your particular case and how we can assist you, please contact us for your free consultation. We charge no legal fees for our services unless we win your case, in the form of a negotiated settlement or jury award in your favor. There is no risk but much to gain by acting now and involving a lawyer with extensive experience in handling personal injury claims and lawsuits.