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Live Oak, FL, Personal Injury Lawyer

Live Oak, FL, Personal Injury LawyerIf another party injured you, our team can help you hold them responsible and recover money for your injuries and expenses. A Live Oak, FL, personal injury lawyer from Meldon Law is a force to be reckoned with, inside and outside the courtroom.

When you hire our team, you are making a good choice for the outcome of your case. We will fight for the compensation you need and deserve based on your circumstances and injuries. Contact our team today for a free consultation.

Why You Want Our Live Oak Personal Injury Attorneys to Manage Your Case From Start to Finish

When you choose Meldon Law to handle your Live Oak, FL, injury case, you get a team that won’t back down. We aggressively pursue a fair payout in your case, seeking the compensation to which you are entitled based on the circumstances and your injuries.

When you are injured, you need money to pay for your treatment and care. You also have additional expenses to cover. The most important factors in how much you recover and whether you receive a payout are the skills, experience, and knowledge of the person building your case. When you hire us, you benefit from our education, experience with insurance companies, and years of navigating the civil court system.

We have a long track record of seeking and securing appropriate payouts for our clients. Some cases we’ve closed include:

  • $415,000 Settlement: Our client suffered serious neck injuries and underwent surgery after a rear-end collision. We settled this case just before it went to trial.
  • $250,000 Settlement: Our client required cervical spine surgery after a driver rear-ended her parked car.
  • $210,000 Settlement: Our client required surgery after being rear-ended by an 18-wheeler on the interstate.
  • Six-Figure Settlement: Our client required a dental implant replacement and additional surgeries after another driver ran a red light.

Our attorneys work based on contingency. We believe this is important in personal injury cases because it allows all victims to hire an experienced lawyer to manage their case regardless of the financial position the accident left them in. You only pay after we secure compensation in your case and never unless we win.

Learn more about how we help injured victims in Live Oak seek and secure compensation during a free consultation with our team. Contact us today to speak to a lawyer and get answers to your questions.

Damages Recoverable With a Live Oak, FL, Personal Injury Attorney Handling Your Case

When our attorneys seek an insurance settlement or ask a jury to grant damages, we must present strong documentation to show the expenses and losses our client incurred because of their injuries. This is the only way to ensure we are pursuing fair compensation for our client. As a part of this process, we identify the recoverable damages. They often include:

  • Medical bills
  • Future medical care costs and support needs
  • Lost wages and other income
  • Reduced ability to earn in the future
  • Property damage and repair
  • Pain and suffering

One significant advantage of working with our team instead of trying to manage your own claim is our experience and knowledge about this process. While it may be possible to add your bills and receipts to estimate your expenses to date, calculating a fair settlement range for other damages is more difficult.

Our attorneys use experience with similar cases and the court system to value your pain and suffering and other non-economic damages. If you have future care costs or lost wages, we rely on a network of experts to establish an accurate range. Both of these tasks can be difficult or impossible without having a lawyer on your side.

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Our Live Oak Attorneys Know How Personal Injury Cases Work in Florida

At Meldon Law, we want to ensure you understand the legal process, what is happening with your case, and what to expect next. We are available to answer your questions and explain Florida’s personal injury laws in a way you can understand.

In general, you may have a personal injury case if someone else’s negligence caused you to suffer injuries, emotional distress, and financial consequences. Some common types of personal injury cases we handle include:

  • Traffic accidents
  • Truck collisions
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Pedestrian versus automobile injuries
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Other premises liability cases

Our lawyers provide free consultations so we can assess your options and determine if you have a viable case.

Collision Cases May Have Special Rules

When it comes to auto accidents, Florida handles them differently than most injury cases. The state has no-fault laws that require many crash victims to file a claim with their own Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance provider. Those with serious injuries can hold the at-fault driver responsible.

What to do after a car accident, though, is simple. Let our team review your case and explain your options. Many victims can pursue fault-based insurance claims or file a personal injury lawsuit when they do not believe their injuries are serious enough to qualify.

We commonly help victims living with serious and catastrophic injuries, such as:

  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Internal injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Burns and scarring
  • Amputation

Wrongful Death Laws in Florida

We also handle wrongful death cases, which have their own set of rules. Under Florida Statutes § 768.19, the victim’s personal representative can file a wrongful death action and seek compensation for surviving family members. Florida Statutes § 768.21 dictates the recoverable damages in these cases.

Our Live Oak, FL, Lawyers Know How to Develop a Convincing Personal Injury Case

Negligence is the cause of most personal injuries. Except in the instances when someone acts intentionally, carelessness or recklessness are the primary reasons victims are hurt. Legally, we call this negligence. There are four elements required to show that negligence occurred: Duty of care, breach of that duty, causation, and damages.

Consider a truck accident case where a commercial driver fails to yield before turning. The truck driver turns in front of an oncoming vehicle, and that driver collides with the trailer. The victim suffers serious injuries. In this case:

  • The trucker had a duty to yield to the other driver before turning.
  • He failed to do so, violating the traffic law.
  • His action caused the collision.
  • The victim required medical care, missed work, and had significant damages.

To recover money for our client, the crash victim, in this case, we would need to investigate what happened, preserve evidence, and organize it into an argument strong enough to convince the trucking company and their insurance carrier to offer a fair settlement. If necessary, we could present this evidence at trial.

This same principle applies in most personal injury cases. We must collect evidence to show the elements of negligence are present and present a compelling argument to show why our client deserves the compensation we request.

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How Will a Live Oak, FL, Personal Injury Lawyer Recover Compensation for Me?

There are several ways our accident lawyers can recover compensation for clients hurt by someone else’s negligence. This includes:

  • A negotiated settlement with the liable party or, more commonly, their insurance company
  • Filing a lawsuit and taking the case to a jury trial, asking for a favorable verdict
  • Mediating the case, which requires negotiating a settlement with help from a trained mediator
  • Arbitration, a type of alternate dispute resolution that allows a trained arbitrator to decide the case in an informal setting

Which one is most appropriate for your case depends on the situation and unique circumstances. Our Live Oak personal injury lawyers know how to develop an effective legal strategy and employ it to secure maximum compensation in your case. We will be happy to answer any questions about these tactics and the approach we recommend for your case when the time arrives.

We encourage you to contact our team as soon as possible after your injuries. While Fla. Stat. § 95.11 usually offers two years to begin a lawsuit, we need to protect your rights and preserve evidence quickly.

Contact our Live Oak, FL, Team About Your Personal Injury Case

At Meldon Law, our Live Oak, FL, personal injury lawyers handle challenging, daunting, and complex cases daily. We can help you understand your rights and options during a free case consultation with our team. We are here to answer your questions and explain what to expect when you work with our lawyers.

To get started, fill out our contact form or dial our number. Remember, we handle cases on a contingency-fee basis. You pay no upfront fees and only pay our attorney’s fees if we win your case.

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