Personal injury and wrongful death cases are life-changing events for you or your loved ones. They are caused by the negligence or intentional conduct of others, resulting in serious injury or sometimes death. There are many situations that can be classified as personal injury lawsuits including slip and falls, vehicle accidents, defective products, and much more. Likewise, personal injury cases can happen anywhere, including restaurants, theme parks, hotels, etc.
Below, you can find links to some of the most frequently asked questions about personal injury and wrongful death cases. With personal injury cases, the team at Draper Law Office strives to help you receive the most compensation possible under Florida law for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses that can occur after an accident. According to Florida law, 80% of medical bills and 60% of lost wages, combined to a total of $10,000, can be covered under personal injury protection coverage for a motor vehicle accident. The length of time it takes to receive these benefits depends on the length of your treatment, and whether you can reach an amicable resolution with the responsible party. If a resolution cannot be met, a lawsuit can be filed, which can lead to further delay in the length of time before you receive your money.
If your personal injury or wrongful death case does go to trial, we will work to win your lawsuit as quickly and painlessly as possible. We only charge a fee if and when we negotiate a successful settlement with the insurance company or the verdict of the trial is found in your favor. In the case of a standard settlement, our fee is one-third of the settlement amount. Again, we only charge if you successfully resolve your claim - if the case goes to trial and the jury determines you are not entitled to compensation, we will charge nothing.
It will cost you nothing to hire us to represent you in a personal injury claim. We only get paid if we make a recovery for you. If we do not make a recovery for you, you do not owe us anything for attorney’s fees or costs. If we do make a recovery that is both reasonable and acceptable to you, then our fee is the standard 33 1/3% of any recovery, plus any costs advanced by our firm during representation.
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