Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on this earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.
– Daniel Webster
Although the state of Florida is a no-fault state, meaning the insurance carriers of all drivers involved in a vehicle collision have to pay a percentage of the medical bills and lost wages that result from an accident no matter who was at fault, there are still many instances when you are entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit or when you can be held liable for someone else’s injuries. Seeking professional legal advice immediately following an injury accident is extremely important.
In all instances of injury accidents, the exceptional attorneys at Lancaster & Eure will help you understand and fight for your rights. If you have been injured in an automobile or truck accident, you may not immediately fully comprehend the extent of your injuries. With this in mind, insurance companies often try to negotiate directly with you prior to any diagnostic studies being completed. It is important to remember that insurance companies have trained adjusters and lawyers whose jobs are to settle your case for the least amount of money possible.
You may be entitled to damages for your injuries, including lost wages, past and future medical expenses, compensation for pain and suffering, and other out of pocket expenses associated with treatment for your injuries. We will communicate with the insurance companies on your behalf and aggressively fight for your maximum monetary recovery.
If your employer or the insurance carrier denies any part of your claim, we are well prepared to provide expert representation at a hearing. In Florida, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if you aggravate or exacerbate a pre-existing condition on the job. This area of the Workers’ Compensation Law is probably the reason for most denials of benefits by an employer and/or insurance carrier. The process for getting the benefits to which you are entitled can be very complicated, but the experienced attorneys at Lancaster & Eure have spent many years litigating this particular issue and can successfully guide you through the process. In many other cases, workers’ compensation disputes are settled prior to trial, or the parties are able to resolve the issues without proceeding to a trial. In those cases, we will protect your rights and force your employer and its insurance carrier to comply with their legal obligations.Florida’s workers’ compensation laws are designed to provide you with medical and lost wage benefits, regardless of fault. However, insurance companies often refuse to provide the benefits the law requires. The experienced attorneys of Lancaster & Eure specialize in workers’ compensation law and are committed to helping you receive fair, maximum compensation for your injuries and claims.