If you were injured by another party’s negligence in Leesburg, Florida, you may be able to secure compensation through an insurance claim or lawsuit. By proving the liability of the responsible party, you may recoup your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
A member of the personal injury accident team from Bogin, Munns & Munns’ Leesburg office can review the facts of your case and discuss your legal options.
Recoverable Damages in a Personal Injury Case
Every case is different, but we can determine your case’s worth during a free consultation. We may be able to recover the following types of damages in your personal injury case:
- Medical care and all related expenses
- Wages lost because you cannot work
- Reduced earning capacity if you cannot return to your previous work
- Property damages
- Expenses paid from your own pocket
- Pain and suffering
- And more
If your family member passed away due to another party’s negligence in Leesburg, you can pursue damages in a wrongful death lawsuit under Florida Statutes §768.21. A representative of Bogin, Munns & Munns can discuss what specific compensation may be available to you in a wrongful death case when you contact our firm.
How Negligence May Have Played a Role in Your Leesburg Accident
Bogin, Munns & Munns advocates for victims of negligence, and we want to see how we can help with your Leesburg case. Our team can review your accident and discuss its potential for an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit when you call us to get started.
Any situation where you are harmed due to the negligent actions of another party may qualify you for financial recovery. We take on many types of Leesburg personal injury cases, including:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Wrongful death cases
- Premises liability
- Slip and fall
- Trip and fall
- Product liability
- Boat accidents
- Negligent security
- Catastrophic brain injury or spinal cord injury
- Nursing home abuse and other elder law concerns
- Dog bites and other animal attacks
- Workers compensation and workplace injury
- Other forms of injury that occurred as a result of someone else’s negligence
If you were involved in any of these types of incidents, the responsible party may owe you compensation for your economic and non-economic losses.
The Four Elements of Negligence
It is not enough to prove that an accident led to your injuries to win compensation. In order to hold someone liable for your losses, a lawyer from our firm will work to demonstrate:
- Duty of care: The liable party owed you a duty of care, such as by obeying the laws of the road
- Breach of duty: The liable party breached this duty, such as by failing to yield the right of way.
- Causation: The breach of duty led to your accident, such as a vehicle collision.
- Damages: You suffered injuries and losses in the accident.
You should not have to suffer due to someone else’s negligence. We will work to gather the necessary evidence to hold the responsible party accountable.
We can Build a Case Against the At-Fault Party
If you hire a Leesburg personal injury lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns, our firm can handle your case from start to finish. We will assume all of the paperwork and communications involved with either a claim or lawsuit. When we take on your case, we will:
Investigate the Accident to Determine Liability
We can investigate your case to determine who is liable for your injuries. We will also work to gather evidence to establish their liability. This may include:
- Any police reports or other official reports about the accident
- Eyewitness statements
- Physical evidence
- Photo or video evidence
- Expert testimony
- Accident reconstruction
- Your relevant medical records
- Documentation of your related damages
- And more
Gathering evidence of your damages is also an integral part of your personal injury case. This evidence can help prove to the court or the insurance companies how this accident has impacted your life and what fair compensation might look like.
Calculate Your Losses
Our lawyers will also collect evidence of your losses to seek fair compensation from a liable party. To prove your damages, we may use:
- Your medical records
- Records of your lost wages
- Receipts for lost property, such as a totaled vehicle
- Testimony from medical and vocational experts about your future costs of treatment and recovery
It is important to seek medical attention, even if you believe your injuries to be minor. Symptoms may arrive later, and some injuries can worsen over time. Medical records play an important role in establishing your losses, and any gap in treatment may challenge your case for compensation.
Negotiate with Insurers
With evidence in hand, we can take your case to the insurance company to negotiate a settlement offer on your behalf. If they refuse to negotiate or will not agree to a fair settlement, we can file a personal injury lawsuit against them and take the case to trial.
Take Legal Action
If we take your case to trial, we will argue our findings before a judge or jury. Sometimes, insurers will make a fair offer to avoid going to court. Regardless, we will be prepared to represent you when seeking a court-awarded offer.
Time Limits for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
In general, Florida personal injury victims have four years to file a lawsuit in civil courts under Florida Statutes §95.11. However, there are exceptions to this rule, and some accident victims may have significantly less time. There are also shorter time limits to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
If you allow the statute of limitations to expire before you take legal action in your case, you may not be able to recover compensation through a lawsuit. To learn more about how long you have to file your lawsuit, reach out to Bogin, Munns & Munns as soon as you can following your accident.
Affording a Lawyer from Our Firm
We may be able to represent your personal injury case on a contingency-fee-basis. This arrangement requires no up-front fees for our services. Rather, we only receive payment as a percentage of your settlement or court awards if we win compensation on your behalf.
Additionally, we offer free consultations for personal injury cases. If you are unsure whether you have a case or how much it may be worth, we can discuss it at no cost to you. You are under no obligation to hire us during this consultation.
Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer After an Accident in Leesburg
If you suffered injuries in a preventable accident in Leesburg and believe someone else’s careless behavior was to blame, we may be able to help. When you hire Bogin, Munns & Munns to defend your personal injury case, you can concentrate on your recovery while we manage the legal work and communications on your behalf.
Call Bogin, Munns & Munns today to get started with a free review of your case. A member of our team is standing by to answer your questions and discuss your case. Should you decide to hire us, we may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front costs.