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St. Petersburg Personal Injury Lawyer

Victims who get injured in traffic collisions, slip and falls, and other accidents have the option of filing a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party. In order to file a claim, you must be able to prove your injuries and other damages, establish liability, and understand the fine print in all applicable insurance policies. This is simply impossible to do without the assistance of an experienced attorney.  Here at the Law Office of Steven G. Lavely, our St. Petersburg personal injury lawyers handle all types of personal injury claims, and can help you navigate the tricky insurance policy of the at-fault party to ensure maximum compensation. Let us take over from here so you can focus on your own physical and emotional recovery from your recent traumatic event.

The Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle

Comparative Negligence

Florida’s comparative negligence doctrine means that any degree of your own liability will result in an equal reduction in compensation. For example, if you are found to be 10 percent at fault in a car crash, that 10 percent is subtracted from your overall damages, meaning you can only be compensated for 90 percent of your damages. As such, it is important to reduce or eliminate any negligence that the other party tries to pin on you.

Damages in a Personal Injury Claim

The cost of medical care is rising quickly. In fact, Americans spend twice as much on healthcare today as we did in the 1980s (even when adjusted for inflation), according to CNBC News. New cars are also more expensive than ever, with the average new car coming in well over $38,000, according to Kelly Blue Book. However, medical bills and property damage are not the only damages in a personal injury claim.  The amount of compensation you receive is based on your damages, the at-fault party’s ability to pay (the size of their insurance policy), and a few other factors including comparative negligence. By filing a personal injury lawsuit, are able to seek damages for the following:

  • Medical expenses;
  • Projected medical costs in the future;
  • Lost wages;
  • Lost earning ability due to disability;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Loss of joy of life;
  • Emotional distress;
  • Property damage;
  • Housekeeping expenses due to disability or hospitalization;
  • Childcare expenses due to disability or hospitalization; and
  • More.

Reach Out to an Experienced St. Petersburg Personal Injury Lawyer Today

Were you hurt in a car crash, bike collision, dog bite attack, slip and fall, or other accident? Your hospital bills, lost wages, and other damages should not be yours alone to deal with. The negligent party who caused your injuries should be held responsible. To discuss your case, the experienced St. Petersburg personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Steven G. Lavely are here to help. Reach out  to us at 941-747-7994 to schedule a free case evaluation today. 

Victims who get injured in traffic collisions, slip and falls, and other accidents have the option of filing a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party. In order to file a claim, you must be able to prove your injuries and other damages, establish liability, and understand the fine print in all applicable insurance policies. This is simply impossible to do without the assistance of an experienced attorney.  Here at the Law Office of Steven G. Lavely, we handle all types of personal injury claims, and can help you navigate the tricky insurance policy of the at-fault party to ensure maximum compensation. Let us take over from here so you can focus on your own physical and emotional recovery from your recent traumatic event.

The Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle

  • Car Accidents;
  • Uninsured Driver Accidents;
  • Distracted Driving Accidents;
  • Drunk Driver Accidents;
  • Hit and Run Car Accidents;
  • Uber/Lyft Accidents;
  • Bicycle Accidents;
  • Motorcycle Accidents;
  • Truck Accidents;
  • Pedestrian Accidents;
  • Slip and Fall Accidents;
  • Scooter Accidents;
  • Boating Accidents; and
  • Dog Bites.

Comparative Negligence

Florida’s comparative negligence doctrine means that any degree of your own liability will result in an equal reduction in compensation. For example, if you are found to be 10 percent at fault in a car crash, that 10 percent is subtracted from your overall damages, meaning you can only be compensated for 90 percent of your damages. As such, it is important to reduce or eliminate any negligence that the other party tries to pin on you.

Damages in a Personal Injury Claim

The cost of medical care is rising quickly. In fact, Americans spend twice as much on healthcare today as we did in the 1980s (even when adjusted for inflation), according to CNBC News. New cars are also more expensive than ever, with the average new car coming in well over $38,000, according to Kelly Blue Book. However, medical bills and property damage are not the only damages in a personal injury claim.  The amount of compensation you receive is based on your damages, the at-fault party’s ability to pay (the size of their insurance policy), and a few other factors including comparative negligence. By filing a personal injury lawsuit, are able to seek damages for the following:

  • Medical expenses;
  • Projected medical costs in the future;
  • Lost wages;
  • Lost earning ability due to disability;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Loss of joy of life;
  • Emotional distress;
  • Property damage;
  • Housekeeping expenses due to disability or hospitalization;
  • Childcare expenses due to disability or hospitalization; and
  • More.

Reach Out to an Experienced St. Petersburg Personal Injury Lawyer Today

Were you hurt in a car crash, bike collision, dog bite attack, slip and fall, or other accident? Your hospital bills, lost wages, and other damages should not be yours alone to deal with. The negligent party who caused your injuries should be held responsible. To discuss your case, the experienced St. Petersburg personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Steven G. Lavely are here to help. Reach out  to us at 941-747-7994 to schedule a free case evaluation today.

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