What is Personal Injury?
Personal Injury involves any bodily or psychological harm inflicted on an individual by a responsible party. These cases determine two things: the liability of the accused and the damages sustained to the plaintiff. The most common cause of liability on the defendant is negligence. This happens when the liable party has not performed duties that would ensure the safety of others. Snedaker Law will work with you in a PI case to determine the damages done to you and fight for your due compensation.
What does a personal injury lawyer do?
A PI attorney assesses the strength of your case, submits the tort, collects evidence and paperwork necessary, and fights for the appropriate amount of compensation. In the early stages, a PI lawyer advised their client on foreseeable legal matters, including insurance claims and documentation of expenses. They also determine an achievable outcome for the case to aim for. During the process, they will submit evidence and legal paperwork. They will communicate with their client to work together to gather correct evidence and documentation to build a strong case. Their ultimate job is to fight for the due compensation for their client.
Putting the Personal Back in Personal Injury
Taking the time to explain and guide you through the entire process is what sets our law firm apart from most others. Our teams of attorneys and staff have the knowledge and experience to passionately litigate on your behalf. We will work as a team to get you the compensation that you deserve so that you can make a full recovery.
What to do when you are in an accident:
Call for Police Assistance
Document the Scene
Call Snedaker Law
Car Accident Stats New Smyrna Beach FL
According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 236,157 injuries from car crashes in 2018. Of these injuries, 7,849 were a motorcycle injury, 7,935 were a pedestrian injury, and 6,183 were a bicycle injury.
Who’s Liable in a Car Accident?
- Other Driver: most often, another driver’s actions are at least partially if not wholly responsible for an accident.
- Construction Company/DOT: If a construction company fails to comply with code, making roadways unsafe, they may be responsible for your accident.
- Vehicle Manufacturer: If a car’s safety mechanisms fail or have a known issue, the manufacturer could be liable.
- Rental Car company: If your accident occurred while using a rental car, it is important to make sure the company followed all safety precautions.
- Comparative Negligence: Even if you are partly at fault for the accident, you can still recover part of the damages.
What is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death occurs when someone can ultimately be held responsible for the death of an individual. Unlike traditional personal injury cases, a wrongful death lawsuit must be filed by an immediate family member on behalf of the deceased. Most often spouses or children file the suit, though in certain circumstances others such as grandparents, parents, siblings, or financial dependents can file suit. The statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim in Florida is two years from the date of death. If your loved one has died as a result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness in the past two years, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim.
Causes of Wrongful Death
- Car Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Defective Products
- Semi-Truck Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
About New Smyrna Beach FL
Located south of Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach boasts a beautiful coastline of gorgeous ocean water that attracts visitors from all around the U.S.A. This city of about 22,000 residents is also known as a surf hub for surfers looking for great waves. Local parks, such as Smyrna Dunes Park, offer great spaces for people to gather together and enjoy the Florida sunshine and beautiful landscape. Downtown, the Canal Street Historic District attracts visitors with shops, art galleries, and a history museum that displays the unique history of the area. Here at Snedaker Law Firm, we are proud to serve the residents of New Smyrna Beach Fl with personal injury lawyer services they can trust.
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