When you have suffered a serious injury in a car crash or other accident, it can be a very difficult time for you and your family. You may be in excruciating pain, not knowing when, how or if the pain will ever stop. You may miss days, weeks or even months of work, not knowing how your family will survive without a paycheck. You may not even realize the full extent of your injuries, hoping that your sore back, stiff neck or other symptoms will go away in time. But with each passing day that hope fades a bit more, and you come to the realization you’re dealing with permanent consequences.
Whether your case involves a severe injury to yourself or to a loved one, Faught & Faught, P.A. is determined to seek fair compensation for your economic expenses, lost wages and other damages. With more than 50 years of combined experience handling a wide range of personal injury cases, our legal team will advocate for you aggressively throughout every stage of the legal process.
At Faught & Faught, P.A., we employ a practical, professional approach to every personal injury case with the goal of helping our clients obtain damages for their past and future medical bills, time lost from work and their pain and suffering. We represent clients in the following types of personal injury cases: car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, boating accidents, premises liability, slip and fall, dog bites, cruise ship injuries, catastrophic injuries and wrongful death.
With every case, we investigate the underlying incident thoroughly, speak with medical professionals to fully understand our clients’ injuries and vigorously advocate for their interests with insurance companies and, if necessary, at trial.
The sooner you consult with capable counsel after your accident, the sooner your attorney can investigate the scene, collect and preserve vital evidence and talk to witnesses and get their testimony on record before their memories start to fade.
An attorney can handle discussions with insurance companies more effectively than you can on your own. Insurers often try to hustle a personal injury claimant into a settlement prematurely, before the extent of the injuries are clear. But when you retain professional representation right away, you send a strong signal to the insurers that you won’t settle for anything less than the full value of your case.
If you hire an attorney right away, you won’t have to worry about the statute of limitations running out. Under Florida law, you have four years to bring a personal injury lawsuit and only two years for a wrongful death claim. After that period elapses, you lose your rights forever.
Remember, it costs you nothing up front to hire Faught & Faught to represent you. We take personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you only pay us if and when we recover damages through a settlement or court verdict.
When you have been injured due to another person’s negligence, you have the right to file a claim against the wrongdoer. In many cases, such as a vehicle accident, slip and fall, or medical malpractice case, the defendant has insurance, so the case begins as an insurance claim. Most personal injury cases settle before ever going to court. When the claimant’s losses exceed the amount of insurance coverage, or when the defendant is uninsured, it’s necessary to go to court to get a judgment for the full amount.
A lawsuit begins with the injured party filing a complaint in the court of the county where the injury occurred or where one of the parties resides. The complaint must lay out the necessary elements for a personal injury claim and specify the amount of damages that the injured party wants the defendant to pay. Drafting a complaint and quantifying damages are complex tasks that should never be attempted without the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney.
Faught & Faught, P.A. in Brandon, FL represents clients who have sustained losses in a variety of personal injury cases: vehicle accidents, dog bites, premises liability accidents, medical malpractice and more. If you or a loved one has been injured, our determined legal team is ready to fight for your rights. Call 813-681-4246 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.