ictims 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.
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.
Law Office of Steven G. Lavely is a personal injury and criminal defense firm that serves clients in southwest Florida with offices in Bradenton and St. Petersburg. Personal injury practice areas include car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, injuries to children, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, dog bites, slip & fall, and other accident and injury claims. Criminal defense is offered for theft, drug charges, DUI, property crimes, weapons charges, and other felonies and misdemeanors.