How to Find a Good Personal Injury Lawyer

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Find a good personal injury lawyer in Florida by evaluating your potential attorney’s experience and track record.
By Osborne & Francis
May 12, 2024
If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, finding a good lawyer to represent you and your interests is crucial. 

An accident – whether it be a car accident, medical accident, or a slip and fall – can be an overwhelming experience. You may be frustrated, afraid, and unsure of what to do next. If you have been injured in your accident, bringing a lawsuit for damages may be the only way to obtain the financial security you need to heal in peace. 

A good personal injury lawyer will handle your case diligently and effectively from start to finish. You may be wondering: “Where can I find a good personal injury lawyer near me?” The law firm of Osborne & Francis has multiple convenient locations in Orlando, Boca Raton, and Lakeland, Florida to assist you with your unique local needs. 

Contact the dedicated team at Osborne & Francis online or by calling (561) 293-2600 to begin the process of holding responsible parties accountable. 

Damages in Personal Injury Lawsuits

“Damages” refers to the monetary compensation awarded to a person who has suffered harm or loss due to the wrongful conduct of another party. Damages provide financial relief to the injured party and compensate them for the losses they have incurred. 

Personal injury lawsuits can arise from a variety of situations where an individual suffers harm due to someone else's negligence or intentional actions. Some potential personal injury lawsuits can involve: 

If you have suffered an injury in an accident such as these, you may be entitled to bring a lawsuit for damages. Damages refer to the monetary compensation awarded to an injured party (plaintiff) by a court. They are meant to serve as a remedy for the losses or injuries they suffered. Damages in personal injury lawsuits may include: 

  • Medical bills and medical expenses: This may include the costs of past and future medical treatment, surgeries, medication, or rehabilitation. 
  • Lost wages or loss of future earning capacity: If you had to take time off work, or if your injury impairs your ability to work in the future, you may be able to receive compensation for lost wages and loss of future earnings. 
  • Pain and suffering damages: If you experienced psychological harm or emotional distress as a result of the incident, the court may issue pain and suffering damages. These types of damages can be difficult to calculate and may require the assistance of an attorney. 
  • Punitive damages: In cases involving particularly reckless or intentional misconduct by the defendant, punitive damages may be awarded. The primary purpose of punitive damages is to punish the defendant and deter similar conduct in the future.
  • Wrongful death damages: In cases where a personal injury results in death, damages may be sought through a wrongful death claim. You can bring a wrongful death claim if your family member died as a result of someone else’s negligence. 

Remember that there is no set dollar amount for a personal injury case. Damages are entirely dependent on the unique facts and circumstances of your matter. Recovery also depends on your jurisdiction. Consult a personal injury attorney for the most accurate and up-to-date legal information. 

If you believe you have a personal injury claim, consult with the experienced personal injury attorneys at the Florida-based firm Osborne & Francis online or by calling (561) 293-2600. We can assess the merits of your case and help you hold the parties responsible for your injuries accountable. 

How to Find a Personal Injury Lawyer in Florida

A personal injury attorney who has handled the type of lawsuit that you are trying to bring will bring their years of experience to the table. An attorney with the right experience, expertise, and resources for your case will be best able to maximize your damages and handle your case carefully and diligently. 

For example, if you have been involved in a car accident and now want to bring a lawsuit, choose an attorney who specifically handles car accident lawsuits. This ensures that the lawyer has experience in handling cases similar to yours.

The team at Osborne & Francis has the track record and experience necessary to handle the most complicated personal injury matters. Our experience is broad and we are comfortable handling everything from slip and fall cases to major medical products lawsuits

What Makes a Good Personal Injury Lawyer? 

A good personal injury attorney can provide invaluable assistance throughout the legal process, ensuring your rights are protected and helping you pursue fair compensation for your injuries. A personal injury attorney can help you by: 

  • Evaluating your case: An experienced attorney can conduct a thorough evaluation of your case, including reviewing medical records, accident reports, and other relevant documents to assess the strength of your claim.
  • Establishing liability: Determining and establishing liability can be difficult. An attorney can help you by identifying the party or parties responsible for your injuries. This is a crucial step in building a strong case.
  • Negotiating with insurance companies: Insurance adjusters may attempt to minimize your claim amount, but an attorney can advocate for fair compensation. This may be especially important in medical malpractice or medical device cases
  • Calculating damages: An attorney can evaluate the full extent of your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and other losses, and help determine an appropriate settlement amount.
  • Providing contingency fee arrangements: When a lawyer works on a contingency fee, this means that the attorney only gets paid if you receive a settlement or favorable verdict. This arrangement helps make legal representation more accessible to those who may not afford upfront legal fees.

Personal injury lawsuits can rapidly become complicated. It is important to trust your matter to an attorney who is experienced in their area of practice and can represent you effectively. 

Contact a Florida-Based Personal Injury Attorney

Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney is the most important part of your case. Selecting the ideal attorney is the best way to make sure that you receive the maximum amount of damages that you are entitled to under the law. 

Your personal injury attorney will handle your matter from start to finish and will guide you through the entire legal process. It is important to trust your matter to an attorney who has been successful in similar cases. The team at Osborne & Francis has years of experience in handling personal injury matters. We have achieved phenomenal results for our clients including a damages award of $26.7 million dollars in a medical device lawsuit. 

Osborne & Francis is dedicated to you and making sure that you receive the legal representation that you deserve. Contact our helpful associates online or by calling our offices, located in Orlando, Boca Raton, and Lakeland at (561) 293-2600 to begin the legal process. 

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