When you are injured, all you want to do is start feeling better. It is fairly devastating to have your life flipped upside down because you have been hurt and it can be even worse when you are hurt due to someone else having acted carelessly or negligently. Odds are, if you are here, you have been harmed because of another individual or entity. We want to express our deepest sympathy that you have to go through this and we want to help. You are entitled to compensation from the liable party’s insurance company. We will do everything to help get you the best possible result. After you read about your personal injury case, please call our Pensacola personal injury attorneys today to set up a free initial consultation.
First Steps for a Successful Personal Injury Case
The have a successful case there are three things that are important to do very quickly. The first thing that will probably happen for you is the collection of evidence. The only way you may not be able to do this is if you are whisked away on an ambulance. If that happens, you can always call on a friend, family member, or attorney to come onto the scene for you and collect this evidence on your behalf. Whoever is there needs to know to collect as much information as possible. You can get the contact information from any and all witnesses, the insurance information from the liable party or entity, and in some cases make an accident report depending on what type of personal injury accident you have. For example, if you were hurt on a construction site, you should report your injury to the manager or supervisor. You should also take as many photos and videos as possible. You can take photos of what caused the injury, the scene in general, your injuries, and more.
The second thing that should happen is immediate medical attention. If you were able to stay on the scene to collect evidence, you should never go to work or home right after, you should get yourself in front of a medical professional so that they can assess your injuries. You can see an emergency room doctor, or you can head to an urgent care facility. It is important that you do this right away so that your injuries do not get worse.
The last and arguably most important step is to hire a skilled Pensacola personal injury attorneys to represent you. They will be able to guide you through the process successfully and steer you away from making any case-ruining mistakes. We strongly encourage that you look for an attorney who you trust and are comfortable with. You will be working together for potentially years to get this case settled and you want to be able to have a good working relationship with your attorney.
Types of Personal Injury Accidents and Common Injuries
There are several different types of personal injury cases that we have successful handled. We represent victims of personal injury cases including:
- Bicycle accidents
- Boat accidents
- Bus accidents
- Car accidents
- Construction accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Product liability
- Slip and falls
- Truck accidents
These accidents commonly cause severe and potentially lifelong injuries that need immediate medical attention. We often see injuries such as:
- Broken bones
- Fractured bones
- Spinal cord injury
- Head, neck, and back injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Concussion or contusions
- Road rash (in cases of some auto/bike/pedestrian accidents)
Again, we want to emphasis how important it is that you seek out medical attention right away. We can use your medical records as evidence to show the liable party’s insurance company that you were hurt because of their insured and that they left you badly injured enough to require compensation.
Injured in a Car Accident
Until someone has been injured in a car accident, they just don’t understand how devastating and complicated life can become. At McKenzie Law Firm, we know what can happen to a person injured in a motor vehicle collision, we appreciate how someone’s life is forever changed when injured physically, mentally, and financially. From PIP coverage to bodily injury coverage, to UM coverage, to the endless piling up of medical bills, and creditors, life for an injured person can be stressful and complicated.
For 40 years our firm has gained an intimate knowledge of motor vehicle insurance law, we have gained a deep appreciation for just how devastating injuries from car collisions can be, and we seek to maximize our client’s results through every available means. Each and every one of our clients are treated with respect and dignity. Each and every one of our clients is treated with the same level of individual care we would want to be treated with if we were in our client’s shoes. And we are also lawyers who go the distance. We handle insurance claims, sue, go to trial, and handle appeals for our clients to reach the best result possible. We even resolve motor vehicle property damage claims and resolve medical liens and bills associated with a car collision case for our clients at no cost.
Medical Malpractice Claims
When doctors make mistakes or have lapses in judgment while treating a patient the consequences to the patient can devastate. Patients can be injured or even killed when a doctor fails to diagnose a medical condition, when a doctor makes a mistake during surgery, or when a doctor just doesn’t pay attention to a critical bit of information a patient has shared with them. At McKenzie Law Firm, we know just how devastating a doctor’s professional negligence can be. Patients place a lot of faith and trust in their doctors and it is very devastating when that trust is violated and a patient is injured. A patient harmed by a doctor’s negligence has rights when they have been injured and doctors must carry malpractice insurance for the violations of a patient’s rights.
That is why for 40 years our firm has handled medical malpractice cases from the initial medical malpractice insurance claim, to trial, and through appeals. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed by a doctor’s negligence, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation.
How Florida Personal Injury Compensation Works
When you seek compensation, we will fight to prevent the insurance company from pinning any of the blame for the accident on you. When someone has been deemed at fault for the accident, their compensation will be reduced to reflect their role in causing the accident. If someone is fully blamed for the accident, they will be completely barred from receiving compensation. We do our best to protect your right to full and fair compensation.
Contact Our Pensacola Personal Injury Attorneys Today
If you have been hurt in a personal injury and are looking for dedicated and skilled representation, then please do not hesitate to call our office for a free initial case review. We will go over the specific details of your case and discuss what needs to happen to get you the best possible results. You are important to us, and we want you to know that you are. You will be treated like a priority. We will do everything we can to get you the compensation that you deserve.