Lakeland Personal Injury Lawyers

August 8, 2023 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman
Matthew A Dolman Esq

After suffering an injury and other losses because of another person's or entity's negligence, you often have medical bills, financial trouble, and emotional issues related to the accident or incident. Not knowing how you will put food on the table and pay for your medical bills adds stress to your recovery.

A Lakeland personal injury lawyer at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, can help you recover the compensation you deserve to cover medical expenses and cover you for loss of earning capacity, among other losses. The money doesn't remove your injuries or bring back someone you lost because of the accident, but it significantly reduces your financial stress.

Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Contact us for your free case evaluation at 833-552-7274 (833-55-CRASH). We can go over the accident with you, discuss your rights, and get started on a plan to recover the compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA

Miramar Motorcycle Accident

When you choose Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, as your Lakeland personal injury, you only pay if you win your case—and we figure our fees into the settlement or trial award that the defendant pays.

Our attorneys have more than 120 years of combined legal experience, so you know you will receive the highest representation possible. We represent people with many personal injury cases, including vehicle accidents, property damage, medical malpractice, product liability, and more. Since every case is different, even if the circumstances are the same, we treat everyone as an individual instead of a case number. Over the course of our history, we have obtained more than $400 million dollars in total compensation for our clients, and some of our recent successes include:

  • 6.7 million dollars for a wrongful death claim
  • 5 million dollars for a car accident victim suffering burn injuries
  • 3.8 million dollars for a semi-truck accident victim with a traumatic brain injury

Because we understand that your injuries might prevent you from leaving the hospital or your home, we’ll come to you, or we can set up a virtual case evaluation to make retaining a Lakeland personal injury more convenient.

If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one because of another person's negligence, you need experienced personal injury lawyers you recover the compensation you deserve. Contact Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, for a free case evaluation by calling us today.

Lakeland Injuries: What You Need to Know

Florida statute of limitations law notes that accident victims have up to two years to file an accident following an accident in Lakeland. Once the statute of limitations expires, the Florida court system will no longer hear your claim. Florida has one of the longest periods in the country for victims to file a claim.

Unintentional or accidental injury leads to around 427 deaths in Polk County yearly or around 5.95 percent of total deaths. Many more people sustain severe, even life-altering injuries. Polk County has one of the highest unintentional injury rates in Florida.

Types of Lakeland Personal Injury Claims We Handle at Dolman Law Group

Lakeland is a thriving community between Orlando and Tampa. As such, the area sees a lot of traffic from commuters as well as visitors to the area. Some major roads and highways that experience motor vehicle accidents include:

  • Interstate 4
  • Polk Parkway
  • E. and W. Memorial Blvd
  • N. Wabash Avenue

At Dolman Law Group, we help injured clients throughout the Lakeland area with all types of personal injury claims, including:

We also handle cases involving dangerous drug and device injuries, birth injuries, and more.

Along with motor vehicle accidents, you could be shopping at any of the many stores and establishments in Lakeland and suffer injury from a known hazard the property owner should have addressed. Some prominent businesses in the area include:

  • Harveys Supermarket
  • Lowe's Home Improvement
  • Sam's Club
  • Hobby Lobby

Lakeland also has top-notch medical facilities and nursing homes, but that doesn't mean you can't fall victim to medical negligence or nursing home abuse at any of the following:

  • Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center
  • Southpoint Medical Group
  • Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Lakeland
  • Bridgewalk on Harden
  • Ansley Parke at Oakbridge
  • Holiday Azalea Park

Any time you sustain injuries due to the negligence of another party, you may have the right to move forward with a claim.

Working with an injury lawyer at Dolman Law Group can make it easier to determine how much compensation you deserve and how to set yourself up for success with your claim.

Filing a Lakeland Injury Claim: The Compensation You Can Expect

Personal injury compensation check

Many clients ask, “How much compensation will I get as part of my Lakeland injury claim?” At Dolman Law Group, we cannot guarantee the compensation you will ultimately recover for your injuries.

It can vary based on:

  • Who caused your accident? To file an injury claim, you must clearly establish whose negligence led to your accident. Some entities, including property owners and drivers, have different coverage amounts, influencing the compensation you can recover.
  • What compensation does the insurance policy offer? Sometimes, you may need to identify exceptions to the policy to lay out the compensation you deserve. At Dolman Law Group, we carefully review any insurance policy associated with the accident to give our clients a better idea of the compensation they can pursue for their injuries.
  • What losses did you sustain in the accident? Ultimately, the compensation you will recover will depend heavily on the financial and non-financial losses you sustained because of your accident.

While we cannot guarantee the compensation you will recover for your injuries. However, the Dolman Law Group can help you calculate your losses from the accident and present a comprehensive injury claim that claims everything you deserve. Take a look at these categories.

Your Medical Expenses

In some cases, your Lakeland accident may result in substantial medical costs. Whether you went to Lakeland Regional Medical Center or outside the Lakeland area to pursue treatment for your injuries, you most likely have substantial medical costs to cover.

Carefully track all of your medical costs so that you can include them as part of a comprehensive injury claim. You may need to include long-term hospitalization costs, durable medical equipment, or therapy following your accident as part of your claim.

As you calculate the medical costs you faced due to your accident, make sure you consider your future anticipated medical bills.

At Dolman Law Group, we help our clients take a close look at their likely future medical needs so that they can include them as part of their claims. For example, if you will have ongoing medical costs because of your injuries, which are likely with back and neck injuries or severe organ trauma, you want to include those costs as part of your claim. Likewise, if you know that you will need an additional medical procedure in the future, you should include it as part of your claimed medical costs.

Your Income Losses

Many people find that serious accidents result in a substantial impact on their income. Injuries may make it very difficult for you to go to work. If you end up hospitalized, you may need to avoid work until you get out and recover. Even once you start to recover from your injuries, you may need to stay out of work until you can fully resume your work duties.

Talk to your attorney at Dolman Law Group about the amount of time you missed from work following your accident. The more work you had to miss because of your injuries, the more compensation you can claim for those losses. In addition, you may want to talk to your lawyer about the challenges you face if your injuries prevent you from returning to your job or industry. You may have the right to claim compensation for your lost future earning potential.

Your Suffering

Many accident injury claims will include compensation for the direct financial losses that went along with your accident and the suffering you faced. You may have endured a great deal of suffering, from physical pain to emotional challenges. As part of your Lakeland injury claim, your attorney at Dolman Law Group can help you calculate compensation for your suffering and reduced quality of life.

Fighting the Insurance Company After a Lakeland Accident

Lakeland Personal Injury Lawyer

Dealing with the insurance company following a Lakeland accident can cause some of the greatest stress and frustration for many Lakeland accident victims. You may find yourself struggling to get the insurance company to take your injuries and your needs seriously, or you may end up with an insurance company that seems determined to offer you much less than you need.

You need a law firm on your side that will help you fight for the compensation you deserve following your accident and your injuries.

At Dolman Law Group, we have the resources needed to take on the big names in insurance, whether you need to fight Progressive over a car accident claim or Geico over an accident due to a homeowner's negligence. Contact us to learn more about how we can support you during the claim fight.

What to Do After a Personal Injury Accident or Incident in Lakeland

If you have not seen a medical professional, seek medical attention immediately. The longer you wait, the more reasons the insurance company has to deny your claim. If you wait too long to seek medical attention, the insurance company will argue that the accident did not hurt you.

Another tip is to keep a journal of your days from the time of the accident, including how the accident happened.

Write down:

  • Dates and times of doctors' appointments and their outcomes.
  • Dates and times of surgeries and follow-up appointments.
  • Dates and times of therapy appointments, including a short note of what you discussed at a psychological therapy appointment or what you did during physical, cognitive, or occupational therapy sessions.
  • The severity of your pain each day. Use a pain scale to rate your pain.
  • The ups and downs of your recovery process, including any anxiety or depression.

This can help your attorney at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, create a game plan for your case. Notations about the accident or incident can also help the attorney’s accident or incident investigation and gathering evidence.

Even after the attorney starts working on your case, you should continue journaling, as it shows your progress. While this is good even for minor injuries that might take a few weeks to heal, it helps show the progress—or lack thereof—for catastrophic injuries and emotional distress.

Fighting the Insurance Company

Insurance companies are in business to make a profit. Regardless of whether the insurance company is a vehicle insurance policy, homeowner’s policy, or business insurance, none of them want to pay claims, as it reduces the company’s profits.

The insurance company will do anything to deny a claim. Barring that, they will offer you the least amount of money they think it will take to make you disappear. When you retain a Lakeland personal injury attorney like the experienced attorneys at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, the insurance companies know they can't pull one over on you. They are more likely to offer a fair and reasonable settlement, as they know our firm will not hesitate to take your case to court.

Contact a Lakeland Personal Injury Lawyer Today

Matthew A. Dolman, Attorney
Matthew Dolman, Lakeland Personal Injury Lawyer

After sustaining injuries due to another party's negligence, you need an injury lawyer who will help you navigate the challenges associated with your injury claim. At Dolman Law Group, we help clients who may have sustained injuries under various circumstances pursue the compensation they deserve. Contact us at (833) 552-7274 (833-55-CRASH) to discuss your rights following any accident caused by another party in Lakeland.

Lakeland Emergency Rooms and Urgent Care Centers

Visit either of the following Lakeland emergency rooms if you suffered serious injuries in an accident:

  • Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center Emergency Room: 1324 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33805
  • HCA Florida Lakeland Emergency: 3526 Florida Ave S, Lakeland, FL 33803

*Disclaimer – Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA does not endorse these companies nor do we profit from having them listed on our website.


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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