Our Experienced New Port Richey Personal Injury Lawyers Have A Plan For Your Accident Case
Don’t worry – while pursuing a case can seem stressful and complicated, we will guide you every step. The lawyers at KFB Law Firm have the expertise and insight to help you get a clear idea of your options in your situation.
You may be wondering:
- How will I pay for damages to my car?
- Who will pay for my medical bills?
- Can I make a personal injury claim?
- Will I be fighting insurance companies?
- How do I recover compensation if I can’t work?
The personal injury lawyers at KFB Law serve New Port Richey and the Tampa Bay Area. We work tirelessly to get your life back in order with any physical or financial recovery. When facing the outcome of an injury or accident, we will help you navigate back to a place of stability.
Our Personal Injury Case Areas of Practice
- Auto Accidents
- Dog Bites & Vicious Animal Attacks
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Insurance Disputes
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents & Pedestrian Accidents
- Trucking & Tractor Trailer Accidents
- Pool Accidents & Child Drowning
- Burn Cases
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Lost Wages, Medical Expenses, and Future Medical Care
- Construction Injuries
- Negligent Hiring
- Negligent Security Cases
- On-the-Job Accidents & Workers Compensation Cases
- Wrongful Death
Legal Process for a New Port Richey Personal Injury Case
Not every case is the same. However, some general things must be done to preserve your rights and help you obtain your maximum monetary compensation.
In handling your claim, our New Port Richey personal injury attorneys may do a few things:
Investigate Your Case
As soon as you retain our service, we get to work investigating your case. This may include talking to witnesses and gathering evidence. An experienced personal injury lawyer will also visit the scene of the wrongdoing, speak with friends and family members, gather medical evidence, and consult with experts to ensure that we have the complete picture of the event as it happened.
Consider the Medical Side
In a personal injury case, the injured person must prove the accident was the cause of their injuries. At first glance, that may sound simple. However, insurance companies and corporate defendants fight tooth and nail to minimize injuries and push medical bills back toward the victims. They may also try to prove that your injuries were there all along.
Work with Medical Experts
It may be necessary to explain these injuries. Our New Port Richey personal injury lawyers work with some of the top experts in and around Florida. We will spare no expense to make sure you have the best medical experts on your side.
Damages You May be Entitled to
Our personal injury law firm is here to help you get all the reimbursement to which you are legally entitled. In Florida, you are allowed to claim certain types of damages, including:
You may be able to recover all medical expenses you incurred due to the injuries from your accident. You are also entitled to those anticipated in the future, as well.
You may be entitled to compensation if you miss work as a result of your accident. If you cannot work in the same capacity as you were before the accident, you may also be entitled to ongoing compensation.
Accident and personal injury victims can suffer various human damages. These may occur in pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of the capacity to enjoy life, and inconvenience.
The New Port Richey personal injury lawyers from KFB Law can help you understand these damages so we can work together to help you get proper compensation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need an attorney?
An injury from a car accident or a slip and fall can be life-changing. It can leave you with a temporary disability or, unfortunately, a permanent one. Medical expenses, on top of lost wages from missing work to recover, can quickly become overwhelming.
If you’ve suffered an injury, your main focus should be on healing, not worrying about how you will pay all of these expenses. That’s why hiring a knowledgeable personal injury attorney is so critical. An experienced lawyer can handle the legal side of things and help ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Without an attorney to negotiate on your behalf and prove your case’s worth, insurance companies will try to make lowball offers that don’t come close to what you need to cover the damages.
What if I can’t afford a personal injury attorney?
With your first case at KFB Law, we offer a free consultation. Our goal is to get families the justice they deserve—so we don’t charge you a penny unless we win your case.
If we win your case, we’ll accept a fee based on a percentage of what we recovered for you. If you have any questions about costs or your case’s value, just ask your KFB Law team. We want to ensure you understand every part of the process.
What should I look for when hiring a personal injury attorney?
Experience. This is the most important thing to look for—many attorneys promote themselves as personal injury lawyers. Yet, the practice of personal injury law may only make up a small portion of their work. A firm with a strong team of lawyers with a long history of service to clients and their community is ideal.
Communication. Another important quality to look for is strong communication. It’s well known that lawyers are busy, but that’s no excuse for not returning calls and emails promptly. Communication is a crucial part of a robust client-attorney relationship. Having an attorney that keeps you updated on your case can help you feel more at ease throughout the process.
Client reviews. Finally, you can see what others say about the personal injury attorney you have in mind by reading reviews.
Who pays for my medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages?
A personal injury claim may include legal damages such as medical costs, lost wages, and stress on the mental health of the accident victim. Claims are often paid for by the bodily injury liability insurance of the party that caused the accident.
The responsible party’s personal injury protection (PIP) or uninsured motorist insurance coverage may also cover punitive damages, depending on the nature of the accident. If a company is at fault and self-insured, it may pay the claims directly.
Will my case go to court?
Most personal injury claims or cases do not go to court right away. Ideally, we want to save our clients the potential stress and time involved in a lawsuit if there is a reasonable chance to negotiate a settlement outside of court.
That said, your lawyer should have the experience and strength to recommend a lawsuit if that is the best course of action and the skills to represent you through trial.
How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?
Legal filing time limits for Florida law follow a statute of limitations for four years from the time of the injury. This means you can file a lawsuit for up to four years from the time of your traumatic event.
What if I was partly at fault for my accident?
Even if you feel you were somewhat responsible for your accident, you should still contact a personal injury attorney.
That’s because in Florida, being partially responsible doesn’t eliminate your chances of receiving compensation as it does in some other states. According to Florida Statute 768.81, you won’t be eligible for total damages if you’re found partially liable for an accident. However, you may still receive some compensation depending on how ‘at fault’ the courts find you.
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Kinney, Fernandez & Boire PA – Address: 7617 Cita Lane. New Port Richey, FL 34653