Injured? Our Wesley Chapel Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help
Injuries are unexpected, stressful, and unfair. Some injuries are more severe than others and can quickly turn into serious situations. If you find yourself a victim of someone else’s negligence and are unsure of what to do after an accident, our Wesley Chapel personal injury attorneys at Kinney, Fernandez & Boire (KFB) Law can help. We’ll be able to provide you with answers and comfort in an otherwise scary situation.
Serving Wesley Chapel and Surrounding Tampa Bay Areas
We have a few members of our staff raising their families in this growing area of Tampa Bay, and they understand the needs of the local community. The team at KFB is dedicated to serving the families of Lutz, Land O’ Lakes, and Wesley Chapel.
Our Wesley Chapel Attorneys Will Answer All Your Questions
We will guide you every step of the way on your case. The lawyers at KFB Law have the expertise and insight to help you get a clear idea of your options in your situation.
You may be wondering about things like:
- How will I pay for any automotive damages?
- Who will pay for my medical bills?
- Can I make a personal injury claim?
- Will I have to fight insurance companies?
- How do I recover lost wages if I can’t work?
Even though life presents us with unexpected situations, you can expect to get the answers you need from us. That’s because we have assembled a team of incredibly experienced, dedicated, and compassionate lawyers and staff. The Wesley Chapel personal injury attorney at KFB Law assigned to your case is ready to do whatever it takes to get you on the road to recovery – and back to your normal life.
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
A Plan for Your Wesley Chapel Personal Injury Case
Some general things must be done to preserve your rights and help you obtain your maximum monetary compensation, even if every case is not the same.
Our dedicated attorneys may do a few of the following things when handling your personal injury claim:
Perform a Case Investigation
As soon as you retain our services, we get right 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, talk with friends and family members, gather medical evidence, and consult with experts to ensure that we have the full picture of the event as it happened.
Evaluate 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.
Talk with Medical Experts
It may be necessary to explain these injuries. Our Wesley Chapel personal injury lawyers work with some of the top experts in and around the state of 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 of the reimbursement you are legally entitled to. In Florida, you are allowed to claim certain types of damages, including:
You may be able to recover all medical expenses you incurred as a result of the injuries from your accident. You are also entitled to those which are expected to be incurred in the future.
You may be entitled to compensation if you miss work as a result of your accident. If you are unable to work in the same capacity as you were before the accident, you may be also entitled to ongoing compensation.
Accident and personal injury victims can suffer a variety of human damages. These may occur in the form of pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of the capacity to enjoy life, and inconvenience. The Wesley Chapel 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 been injured, your main focus should be on healing, not worrying about how you’re going to pay all of these expenses. That’s why hiring a personal injury attorney is so important. An experienced lawyer can handle the legal side of things and help ensure you’re getting 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 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 key part of a strong client-attorney relationship, and 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 are saying about the Wesley Chapel 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 be used to pay for damages, depending on the nature of the accident. If a company is at fault and they are self-insured, the company may pay the claims directly.
Will my case go to court?
Most personal injury 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 being 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 in Florida follow a statute of limitations for four years from the time of injury. This means you can file a lawsuit for up to four years from the time of your traumatic event.
What do they mean by negligence?
Negligence means that a person does not act in the way of a reasonable person. There are four elements under Florida case law which are duty, breach, proximate causation, and damages.
What this means in simple terms is that someone had a reasonable obligation to you, did not fulfill it, caused injury, and now there are damages as a result of the injury. This is where a highly experienced legal professional comes in and can help you demonstrate negligence.
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We are local members of your community
We are proud to represent our communities and serve our neighbors in their time of need. Many lawyers on the KFB team are proud graduates of Tampa area schools. Our staff has attended Villa Madonna, Sacred Heart, Hillsborough High School, and The University of South Florida.
Kinney, Fernandez & Boire PA – Address: 26650 Wesley Chapel. Suite A. Lutz, FL 33559