There is no such thing as a simple personal injury or negligence case. A person, company, or governmental entity may be liable if their unreasonable / negligent actions cause significant damages to you or your family members.

The negligent party should be responsible for paying you for your damages, which can include: 

  • Lost Wages
  • Pain & Suffering
  • Medical Care
  • Additional Damages

However, if the person or business has limited assets and cannot afford to pay out of their own pocket, and there is no or limited insurance, your chance of a fair and full recovery are severely diminished. It is the job of a personal injury attorney to investigate the facts of the case; how the injury was caused; who caused the injury; who is responsible for injury; and to estimate the amount of damages caused by that negligent act. 

The next phase is to find out if a person or company responsible for causing the injury has the assets or the insurance to pay for your damages, pain, and impact on your life. This takes time and effort.

Sometimes an insurance carrier wrongfully denies a claim in bad faith. Sometimes, there is more than one policy to cover a claim, but only one is disclosed either by mistake or design (omission). In Florida, we have comparative negligence which means an injured person can still recover, in part, even if they share part of the blame, but someone else shares the remainder. If the case goes to trial, the jury will then determine what percentage of fault should be assigned to the responsible party. 

Usually, cases do not go to trial and settle out of court. This is because there is no sure thing for either side once it is int the hands and minds of the jury. When there is a settlement, the attorneys for the Plaintiffs and Defendants negotiate with each other and present their clients their best positions. If a settlement cannot be reached, the parties then go to an independent mediator to assist the parties in settling the case, which often works since the mediator discusses the case with both sides and shows the strength and weaknesses of the case for both parties. 

The Law Office of Michael L. Cohen accepts personal injury, negligence, and product liability cases including but not limited to:

  • Car Accidents
  • Truck & Big Rig Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Slip & Fall

The selection of a personal injury lawyer is a very personal decision, yet a critical one. Make an informed decision to hire an attorney as early as you can, because the insurance carrier is working immediately on the case to limit your recovery. Contact Michael L. Cohen to discuss the nature of the injury and the impact it has caused on your life. 

Contact Michael L. Cohen at (561) 640-3537 {office}, (561) 502-5261 {cell} or to discuss details of your case.