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Do You Have a Personal Injury Claim?


If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury or death through no fault of your own, you may be thinking about filing a personal injury claim in order to recoup damages. What can you expect going forward? Our experienced personal injury attorneys can answer your questions as they fight for the best possible settlement for you.

Are You Eligible for Damages? 

The number one rule of a personal injury claim is that the injury or death occurred due to the negligence or recklessness of someone else. Florida is a comparative negligence state, meaning each party may be responsible for a portion of the damages depending on their degree of culpability. If someone else is at least 50 percent to blame for your injuries, you are a rightful claimant.


The amount of damages sought depends on a number of issues.  Some of them include:

  • Your percentage of responsibility for the accident;
  • The medical costs with the injuries sustained in the accident;
  • The length of time needed for a complete recovery;
  • The amount of time missed from work and associated earnings lost;
  • Evidence of negligence or recklessness from the other party;
  • The need for long-term care;
  • Estimates about lost future wages.

What are the Steps? 

These lawsuits can be complicated and lengthy.  Fortunately, our attorneys have done this countless times already, and are adept at filing the right paperwork, making and responding to motions, and working within deadlines.  They understand the rules of the courtroom, and follow necessary procedures as they take care of the paperwork, negotiations, and arguments on your behalf:

  • The first step in any claim process is documenting your injuries. It’s essential that medical attention be sought immediately after an accident, and copies of all documentation will need to be forwarded to your personal injury attorney. That includes both medical and financial records related to the accident.
  • Next, your attorney will notify the other party of the fact that you were injured and are filing a claim against them.
  • Now it’s time to assemble at least three quotes related to repairs of property damage.
  • Then it will be necessary to file claims with your and/or the responsible party’s insurance companies.
  • Now it’s time to file the demand letter, explaining precisely what your injuries were and the costs associated with the accident.
  • Expect the insurance company to balk at your request for money—but count on your experienced attorney to handle the negotiations.
  • While you will be hoping for a settlement, if that’s not possible you’ll end up going to trial.

Advocating for You 

The Kissimmee personal injury attorneys at Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. are prepared to use every legal tool in the toolbox in order to get you the settlement you deserve.  Schedule a confidential consultation today!

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