Clermont Personal Injury Attorneys
Knowledgeable, Experienced and Aggressive
At Scoma Law Firm, our Clermont personal injury attorneys have helped thousands of people and recovered millions of dollars for those injured or worse by the negligence of others. Our personal injury law practice covers many different types of accidents and injuries, including:
Read on for more information about why it so important to have the help of knowledgeable and experienced Clermont attorneys when you have been injured by the negligence of another.
The burden falls on you to prove your case, and fight the insurance company along the way
Florida law recognizes that a person who injures you because of their negligence or misconduct is liable to you for the damage they have caused. This includes paying for your doctor bills and any reasonable future medical expenses you may have, as well as making up for your lost income if you missed work because of your injury, or if you became disabled and can’t work any more in the future. Florida personal injury law also allows you to recover for your pain and suffering, and the emotional distress or loss of quality of life the injury has caused you. Since it was not your fault that you were injured, it is only fair that the responsible party be required to pay for your expenses and losses related to the accident.
In many cases, a person or business responsible for your injuries will have liability insurance that should cover your claim against the negligent party. Having an insured defendant is good, because you know there is money available to pay for your damages, and you don’t have to worry about whether the party who injured you is financially able to pay for the harm they have caused. On the other hand, going up against an insurance company means you are dealing with a large company with lawyers and adjusters who are trained experts in finding ways to pay as little as possible on a claim or avoid paying the claim at all if they can. Here’s what you can expect when dealing with a party represented by their insurance company:
- They may offer you a quick cash settlement days after the accident, but the amount they offer is far less than the actual value of your claim. If you accept their offer, you forfeit your rights to seek further compensation, once you realize your damages are much greater than you initially thought.
- They will deny that you are as seriously injured as you claim. They will make you go to their own doctors for an examination, who will testify that your injuries are not serious, or that they were caused by some earlier accident or medical condition.
- They will claim that some other party is to blame for causing the accident. One favorite strategy is to claim that your own negligence caused or contributed to the accident. Every percent of the fault they can shift to you means an equal percent reduction in the amount of compensation they are ultimately liable to pay you.
- They will drag on settlement negotiations and litigation as long as possible, hoping you will miss the deadline for filing a lawsuit, run out of money to sue them, or simply give up out of frustration.
At Scoma Law Firm, we understand all of these tricks and tactics, and we have dealt with them before. We take the time to fully understand your unique situation and the total cost of the damages to you. If we cannot negotiate an acceptable settlement that fully compensates you, we will take the case to court and fight for you in front of a jury of your peers. We build a strong case that clearly shows the defendant’s negligence, and we stand up to claims that you were negligent when you really weren’t. We have the knowledge, experience and resources to take your case all the way to a jury verdict, and we won’t stop until we get you the compensation you deserve.
Let Scoma Law Firm Help You with Your Clermont Personal Injury Claim
If you have been injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident; slip and fall accident; or if you have lost a loved one to the negligence of another, contact Scoma Law Firm for a free consultation with our experienced Clermont personal injury attorneys.