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What Can a Personal Injury Attorney Do to Help Me?

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A personal injury attorney’s main role is to represent victims of an accident caused by someone else. He or she works in a practice area known as tort law and can be instrumental in helping a client recover compensation through a civil lawsuit for personal injury. A personal injury attorney is knowledgeable in tort law and can handle almost all aspects of a case on behalf of the client–from phone calls with insurance adjusters to paperwork and even in a court trial. He or she will also help strengthen the client’s case by conducting an independent investigation of the scene of the accident and bringing in expert witnesses when necessary. Because negotiation skills come naturally to attorneys such as the ones at Jiles & Fugate Law Group, an attorney can also negotiate out-of-court settlements while protecting the client from well-known tactics insurance companies use to reduce the value of a claim or deny it altogether.
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How Can I Get Compensated After an Accident That Wasn’t My Fault?

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Trying to understand where the money will come from after an accident resulting from negligent or reckless actions of another person or entity can be a complex task, at times. Most cases involve the at-fault party’s insurance company and will require filing an insurance claim. This often happens with car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and other motor vehicle accidents, in which the at-fault driver’s insurance will be responsible for providing compensation through an insurance pre-lawsuit settlement. However, some cases are not so straightforward. Accidents involving a commercial truck, for example, can be more complex as more than one party may be at fault for the crash and thus multiple insurance claims may need to be filed. At Jiles & Fugate Law Group, we can help you understand who is financially liable for your particular case and what steps need to be taken for you to obtain compensation for your accident.
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Should I Accept the First Offer From the Insurance Company?

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It is quite common for clients to tell us that they are receiving frequent calls from an insurance company after their accident. The one thing to keep in mind is that even if the insurance adjuster may seem friendly and act as if they are sympathetic and on your side, they are really looking for ways to get you to say something that will indicate you were partially responsible for the accident and thus not eligible to receive full compensation. Another common tactic is for an insurance company to quickly come up with a settlement offer that is low and does not reflect the true extent of the damages you are dealing with after the accident. Paying out large settlements is not in their best interest, so they will work to pressure victims into settling their claims as quickly as possible and for the smallest amount of money possible. Regardless of what they tell you, you have no legal obligation to accept their initial offer. Always talk to your attorney before accepting a settlement offer or making any decisions. If you turn down their initial offer, they will need to come back with a better number, and your attorney can help you during the negotiation process to ensure you get maximum compensation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What Kind of Personal Injury Cases Does Your Firm Handle?
Our firm handles a variety of personal injury cases, including, but not limited to:
  • Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Dog Bites, Boating Accidents, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Bicycle Accidents, Brain Injuries and Pedestrian Accidents
In addition, we can also assist you with Social Security Disability cases, such as:
  • Social Security Disability, SSD Appeals and SSD Application Process
Even if you don’t see your case type listed, reach out to us. Our legal team is well versed in a variety of areas within the personal injury and Social Security disability fields and may be able to help you.
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How Much Is My Case Worth?
We understand money is a priority as you may be concerned about how you will make a living while you wait for your case to reach a resolution. While we cannot guarantee any results, in general terms, cases involving serious injuries and/or significant property damage will likely settle for higher amounts than those with less serious damages. However, each case is unique and the best way to get a more accurate estimate of the value of your claim is to schedule an appointment with our office to discuss your case.
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Do I Still Have a Claim Even if I Don’t Feel Injured?
In order to have a personal injury claim, you need to demonstrate that someone else’s negligent actions led to a situation that caused an accident, resulting in your injury. Some injuries do not manifest themselves for days, maybe weeks, after the date of the accident. The best way to determine if you have a viable personal injury claim is to schedule a meeting with our office.
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What Types of Damages Are Available for Recovery in a Personal Injury Case?
A personal injury case seeks to compensate victims for both financial,  economic damages and subjective, non-economic damages. Economic damages include medical bills, lost wages, the cost of repair or replacement of a vehicle, and other financial losses. Non-economic damages seek to compensate a victim for the emotional and psychological impact of the accident, including payment for pain and suffering. A typical personal injury claim will seek compensation for both economic and non-economic damages.
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What if I Can’t Afford a Personal Injury Attorney?
Personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that clients are not required to provide any upfront payment, and your attorney will receive compensation only after your settlement is awarded to you and your case is won. If you lose your case, no money is owed.
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Why Should I Hire a Lawyer to Help Me Apply for SSDI?
SSDI applications require a large amount of information and documentation in order to be processed. Most applications are denied and require additional work and escalation to an appeals court. A lawyer can help you avoid costly mistakes and maximize your chances of approval for the benefits you deserve.
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What Happens if My Application for Benefits Is Denied by the SSA?
It is not uncommon for most first-time applications to be denied by SSA. If your application was denied, the clock is ticking for you to take action and initiate an appeal process. Our attorneys can help guide you through the process of appealing your claim and represent you in front of an Administrative Law Judge during your hearing.

What Happens if I Am Partially Responsible for My Accident?

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The state of Florida allows victims to recover compensation for an accident even if they are partially responsible for what happened. For example, if you were a pedestrian making an illegal crossing on a busy street and were hit by a driver who did not try to stop or swerve because they were texting while driving and not paying attention, it may be determined that you are 30% at fault for your accident. This means that you can still recover damages but your final payout will be discounted by 30%. This is called comparative negligence. If you believe you are partially at fault for your accident, it is important to be honest with your attorney and share all the details about what happened. Your attorney’s job is to protect your interests, work to reduce your percentage of liability, and advise you on what you should and should not tell the insurance company during this process. Even something as innocent as apologizing for the accident can be used against you later on, so talk to your attorney to understand how to avoid these costly mistakes.
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Why Should I Choose Jiles & Fugate Law Group. For My Personal Injury Case?

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At Jiles & Fugate Law Group, P.A., looking after our clients’ best interests is our priority. We know how overwhelming it can be to find yourself suddenly unable to make your regular wages after being hurt in an accident caused by someone else. That is why we handle every case with the professionalism, care, and respect you deserve. We fight on your behalf with tenacity and persistence. When you come to Jiles & Fugate Law Group. for legal help and representation for your case, you can rest assured you will be much more than just a number for us. Our attorneys have decades of combined knowledge and experience in handling a variety of personal injury cases. We get the results you need, no matter how hard or confusing your legal journey may seem. We take on many cases other firms did not succeed in or simply refused to tackle. Call us at 863-875-6900 and schedule an appointment to discuss your case. We look forward to speaking with you!
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