Project Description

PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

Personal injury law covers a broad spectrum of issues when one has been physically or emotionally injured, or personal property has been damaged. We will do everything in our power to maximize the recovery for you, with a focus on being prompt, efficient, and professional every step of the way.

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Personal Injury

Injury accidents leave victims with painful injuries and questions of what to do next. Injured parties may be confused with what to do, who to call, or where to find help after a personal injury accident. The Law Offices of Lucas & Magazine puts the “personal” back in injury law and is there for you every step of the way.

Personal Injury Accidents leave victims in a difficult situation, they are in pain and potentially without the ability to work. With increasing medical expenses and potentially lost income, you may quickly find yourself in a scary situation in regards to both your health and your finances. Treatment plans may include many medical providers who specialize in auto accidents, expensive procedures or even surgery for your injuries. A patient’s priority should be on their recovery following an auto accident.

Lucas & Magazine provides the best Attorney’s around to fight and provide justice for any situation our clients are battling. We look into every detail to establish the best solution and fight for what our clients deserve.

Negligence Categories

There are several negligence categories that define personal injury law. To establish a Florida Personal Injury case three parts of causation must be defined:

Duty of care

Breach of duty

Causation

Each of these three types has several common claims associated with them:

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Medical
Devices

Premises Liability Accidents

Wrongful
Death

Spinal Cord
Injury

Prescription Lawsuits

Common Personal Injury Damages:

  • Medical expenses and future medical expenses

  • Loss of income

  • Property Damage

  • Pain and suffering (including emotional distress, loss of relationships, and life enjoyment)

We Fight For You

While our legal team can never guarantee the outcome of a lawsuit, we can assure you our team of aggressive attorneys will work tirelessly on your behalf. As our client, we will provide you with advice and assist you in any decision-making you are faced with. Further, we are dedicated to keeping you updated throughout every phase of your case. Though we cannot accept every case, we never charge for consultations regarding your claim. In all the personal injury cases we accept, however, the Law Offices of Lucas & Magazine will provide you with the skilled advocates you need and provide you with top-notch representation.

Our skilled Personal Injury Attorneys at The Law Offices of Lucas & Magazine are there for you every step of the way after your accident. Our team can help coordinate the medical care and transportation you need while you try to restore your regular life. We will fight for the best financial recovery possible for your case.

Injured?

If you or someone you love has been injured in a Personal Injury Accident, please contact our offices.

call 727.849.5353
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Process of a Personal Injury Claim

Investigate the accident and define your sustained injuries.

File a claim and put the involved parties on notice of the accident and interest in obtaining a recovery.

Filing a claim for sustained personal injuries shares notice to the at-fault party’s insurance. The injured party will treat until they reach their Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI). The Personal Injury Lawyer will gather the client’s medical records and bills and present a demand package to the insurance company.

Negotiate if possible, to reach a compromised settlement

Once the insurance company establishes fault for the accident and reviews the Personal Injury Attorney’s demand package, they will present an initial offer for the client. Insurance companies and the attorney will often negotiate to try and reach a reasonable settlement.

Filing a lawsuit with the court if negotiations outside of court are unsuccessful

Negotiating a settlement does not always resolve outstanding medical expenses. A Personal Injury Attorney can best advise if you should pursue litigation for your injury claim.

Litigating the case

Litigation is initiated by filing a formal complaint to the court and serving the at-fault party who will then follow by filing an answer. Discovery will then proceed (formal investigation of the facts of the lawsuit) between the Plaintiff and the Defendant. Discovery can commonly include interrogatories, request to produce, request for admissions, and depositions. Once Discovery is concluded, the parties will be able to mediate the case. This is usually one of the last chances to come to
an agreeable settlement prior to taking the case to a trial.

If no settlement can be reached, the auto accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Lucas & Magazine will counsel you on whether you should proceed with trial, weighing the risks and rewards. At trial, we provide the evidence to a court and a jury to prove that your injuries and damages were caused by the negligent driving of another person and that you are entitled to compensation for those injuries.

What to do after a Personal Injury Accident?

The steps you take following an accident can be critical.

Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys

The Law Offices of Lucas & Magazine legal team is comprised of several attorneys who are Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyers and National Board of Trial Advocacy Civil Trial Lawyers. This Double Board Certification is a distinction of experience in specialized skills, knowledge, and proficiency within the field of personal injury. A Board Certified Specialist can make a huge difference when you need to retain a Personal Injury Attorney.

Florida Board Certification is a volunteer program recognition of “specialist” or “expert” based upon the attorney’s experience requiring:

  • The practice of law for at least five years;
  • Substantial involvement in the specialty of civil trial law — 50% or more — during the three years immediately preceding application;

  • Handling of at least 15 contested civil cases, including cases before juries as lead counsel and as the trier of fact on some or all of the issues;

  • 50 hours of approved civil trial law certification continuing legal education in the three years immediately preceding application;

  • Peer review; and,

  • A written examination.