When Should You Call a Personal Injury Attorney?

March 23, 2017 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman
When Should You Call a Personal Injury Attorney?

When you have been injured as a result of someone else's negligence,1 or if you have been injured by a defective product or while on the job, your top priority should be getting better and receiving the necessary medical treatment that you need to recover fully.

Your second priority should be retaining the services of an experienced Clearwater personal injury attorney. An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to streamline the legal process for you and focus on obtaining the monetary compensation to which you are entitled. This will allow you the time and energy to focus on getting better and fully recovering from your injuries.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you have been injured as a result of another driver's negligence on the roadway, you may be entitled to legal compensation under a negligence theory of recovery. In order to prove negligence, you must successfully demonstrate that the defendant driver failed to act in a reasonably prudent manner, thereby causing the accident which led to your personal injuries and damages.

Slip-and-Fall Accidents

Slip-and-fall accidents can occur almost anywhere – both indoors and outdoors. In order to prove negligence on the part of a property owner in maintaining certain property, an injured plaintiff must prove notice. In other words, the injured plaintiff must show that the owner failed to provide adequate warning of a known danger on the property or otherwise take corrective measures to eliminate it.

Medical Malpractice

If an individual is injured as a result of a health care provider's carelessness, negligence, or incompetence, then he or she may have a claim for medical malpractice2 against the health care provider and/or the hospital or another treating facility. Medical malpractice cases can be difficult to prove, as the injured plaintiff has to show – usually by way of expert testimony from another physician – that the provider deviated from the standard of care of a reasonable doctor under the same or similar circumstances.

Products Liability

A manufacturer may be deemed liable for personal injuries sustained from a defectively manufactured or designed product – or as a result of improper or inadequate warnings provided on or with the product. An injured plaintiff must also show that the defective product proximately resulted in injuries and damages.

How a Clearwater Personal Injury Attorney Can Help

An experienced personal injury attorney may be able to assist in some of the following ways:

  • Obtaining copies of all medical records and bills
  • Negotiating with insurance adjusters on a client's behalf
  • Filing suit on a client's behalf
  • Pursuing alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation or arbitration
  • Representing a client at trial

Contact a Florida Personal Injury Attorney Today to Discuss Your Case

Personal injuries sustained as a result of someone else's negligence can be very serious and can affect every aspect of a person's life – from health to finances to qualify of life. Insurance companies, generally speaking, are not interested in fairly compensating you for your injuries and damages. An experienced personal injury attorney will have the necessary legal knowledge and resources to negotiate with the insurance adjusters on your behalf and receive a fair value for your case via settlement, alternative dispute resolution, or at trial.

You can contact the experienced Clearwater personal injury attorneys at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA by calling 727-451-6900 or contact us online for a free consultation.

Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA 800 North Belcher Road Clearwater, FL 33765 (727) 451-6900




Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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