Were you or a loved one recently involved in an accident in Ocala, FL? If your accident was due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. The experienced Ocala personal injury lawyers at Allen Law Firm, P.A., can help you fight to hold them accountable and maximize your financial recovery.
Since 2007, our experienced team of attorneys and certified insurance adjusters have helped countless clients recover hundreds of millions in life-changing compensation. We know how important money can be after an accident. Let our Ocala law firm help you fight for every dollar you deserve.
We offer a free consultation. Contact our Ocala office at 877-255-3652 to arrange a time to discuss your case today.
How Our Ocala Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help You After an Accident
Our Ocala personal injury lawyers have 70+ years of combined experience fighting on behalf of accident victims just like you. When you add in the 115 years of collective experience our on-staff certified insurance adjusters have, we’re a force to be reckoned with. We get results for our clients, which is why insurance companies don’t want you to call us for help.
With our Ocala personal injury law firm in your corner, you can expect:
- Quality legal representation from award-winning and reputable Ocala accident lawyers
- An exhaustive investigation into the circumstances that led to and caused your accident
- Experts and specialists actively engaged in and involved in your case whenever necessary
- Transparency and open communication from our legal team
- A strong and forceful legal claim, built on solid evidence and persuasive legal arguments
- Aggressive negotiations with insurance companies, utilizing strategies that are designed to secure full compensation on your behalf
- The willingness to reject lowball offers and take your injury case to the courtroom, if necessary.
Allen Law Firm, P.A., knows how the other side thinks and operates – we’ve been there. We’ll draw on our unique experience and insight as we fight on your behalf. Since 2007, our approach has helped us recover hundreds of millions of dollars for accident victims in Ocala, Florida. Give us a call to get started today. There is absolutely no charge for your initial case evaluation.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle in Ocala, Florida
At Allen Law Firm, P.A., no case is complex or too challenging for our legal team. Our law firm focuses entirely on representing injury victims like you.
All we do is personal injury law. In turn, the laws and procedures that will apply to your case are second-nature to us.
We represent clients in all injury matters including those who have been injured as a result of:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bus accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Boating accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Product liability
- Medical malpractice
- Child injuries
If an accident is fatal, our attorneys are also here to help families pick up the pieces. While money recovered through a wrongful death action might not bring a loved one back, it can make a world of difference in the years to come.No matter how or why you were injured, we are ready to help you fight to recover compensation from those responsible.
Contact us today to learn more.
What is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
There are a lot of different factors that will ultimately influence what your settlement or jury verdict is worth.
- How severe are your injuries?
- What are your current medical costs? What kind of medical bills will you have in the future?
- Will your injury prevent you from going back to work – temporarily and/or permanently?
- What are the cost(s) associated with replacing or repairing damaged property?
- How has the accident and your injury affected you emotionally and/or psychologically?
- Do you share any of the blame for your injuries?
Generally speaking, the more serious the injuries, the higher a related injury claim for damages will be valued.
You can trust that our personal injury attorneys in Ocala will work hard to make sure that you walk away with every cent you deserve.
What Types of Damages Are Available to Accident Victims in North Central Florida?
In Florida, compensatory damages fall into one of two categories: economic and non-economic.
Economic damages are those awarded to make up for the verifiable financial losses associated with an injury.
- Medical bills (present and future)
- Lost wages and income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Funeral and burial expenses (if an accident results in wrongful death)
Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are awarded to compensate for consequences of an accident that aren’t as easy to value in terms of dollars and cents.
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
In limited instances, punitive damages – those awarded to punish the defendant – might also be on the table. However, there must be clear and convincing evidence that the defendant acted intentionally or with gross negligence.
Our legal team will exhaust every avenue as we work to identify the damages to which you’re entitled and fight to maximize your recovery.
How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?
Our law firm works on contingency. Simply: you don’t pay unless we win. There are no up-front costs. We take care of the administrative expenses, filing fees, and all litigation-related bills.
Our personal injury attorneys in Ocala only get paid if and when we negotiate a settlement or win a jury award on your behalf. When we win, we simply recover a pre-agreed upon percentage of your net winnings.
This means that there’s zero risk in setting up an initial consultation and hiring our law firm to fight for you. No win. No fee. End of story. Call today to learn more.
Steps to Proving Negligence in a Personal Injury Case
The vast majority of personal injury cases are founded on the theory that our clients were injured because someone else was negligent. So, what is negligence, anyway?
Negligence means that someone had a responsibility to act in a certain way, didn’t, and, as a result, caused someone to get hurt.
Proving negligence involves establishing four separate elements:
The defendant (person being sued) owed the plaintiff (the person who got hurt) a duty of care. This means that the defendant had a legal obligation to act in such a way that would keep the plaintiff reasonably safe.
Example: Anyone who drives on the roads in Ocala must do so with care, caution, and in compliance with traffic laws.
The defendant did not satisfy the duty of care that was owed to the plaintiff. Their actions (or failure to act) were insufficient to keep the defendant safe.
Example: A driver speeds or texts while driving, which prevents them from exercising the level of caution that’s necessary to drive safely.
The defendant’s conduct is the direct and proximate cause of harm to the plaintiff. This means:
- The plaintiff wouldn’t have gotten hurt “but for” the defendant’s conduct, and
- The plaintiff’s injury was a reasonably foreseeable consequence of the defendant’s actions.
Example: The plaintiff’s car was rear-ended because the defendant was looking at their cell phone, rather than the road in front of them. Had the defendant been paying attention, they would have been able to see that the plaintiff’s car was not moving and hit the brakes, rather than slam into the back of the vehicle.
In order to be liable for negligence, the defendant’s conduct must have caused the plaintiff some type of injury, harm, or damage. This could be physical (e.g., broken bones, brain injury, whiplash), emotional (e.g., PTSD, anxiety), or financial (e.g., cost of repairing a damaged vehicle, medical bills).
Your personal injury case is too important to hire just any attorney in Ocala. You deserve to work with a lawyer who really understands what you’re up against and knows how the system works. That comes from having experience handling cases like yours. Contact our law office in Ocala to arrange a time to discuss your accident case today. Your first consultation is always free.
What is the Statute of Limitations for an Ocala Personal Injury Case?
For most personal injury matters, the statute of limitations is four years. The clock generally begins to run the moment you get hurt or discover your injury – whichever is later.
There are some exceptions to this rule. That means you could really have more time or less time to act. One thing is certain, however. You lose the right to recover anything, at all, if you miss the deadline that applies to your case.
Don’t let compensation slip through your fingers because of a procedural technicality. Get Allen Law Firm, P.A., involved from the get-go. We’ll work to negotiate a fair settlement with insurance providers, but keep an eye on the clock, too. If settlements don’t pan out or if your damages exceed the benefits that are available, we’ll be ready to take your case to the next level.
Does Florida Have Comparative Negligence Rules and What Does That Mean?
Yes, Florida is a comparative negligence state. When multiple people (or parties) contribute to an accident, Florida law mandates that everyone shares some of the blame. If you contribute to an accident in Ocala, it’s not an automatic bar to a financial recovery. You can still seek and recover monetary damages, someone else just has to share some of the blame.
However, your role in the accident will affect how much money you can ultimately take home when your case is resolved. Under Florida’s comparative fault system, your damages will be reduced to reflect your level of responsibility.
For example, let’s say you’re allocated 10 percent of the blame for a motor vehicle accident in Ocala because you were speeding. You suffer $100,000 in damages as a result of the crash. Under the state’s modified negligence rule, your damages will be reduced by 10 percent. So, you’ll be entitled to, at most, $90,000 from your insurance provider and/or negligent parties.
Insurance companies love to use this rule to their advantage. Be prepared for adjusters to attempt to shift as much of the blame to you as possible. The more fault attributed to you, the less money the insurer will ultimately have to pay.
Don’t let these efforts go unchecked. Call Allen Law Firm, P.A., and let us stand up and fight to defend you. We’ll work hard to either prove the allegations are false or, at the very least, limit how much of the blame is allocated to you. The more successful our efforts, the more money you can potentially get when your case is over.
Common Personal Injury Cases in Ocala, FL
We regularly represent clients in Ocala in all personal injury matters. Our practice areas include:
Car Accidents: Under Florida’s no-fault insurance rules, you’ll have to turn to your own insurance provider to recover PIP benefits after a crash. However, sometimes PIP benefits aren’t enough to cover the full costs of an auto accident. And, many times, insurance companies attempt to wriggle out of their responsibility to pay you everything you deserve. Our lawyers will help you navigate the claims process and, if necessary, pivot to file a civil lawsuit against at-fault parties so that you can be made financially whole.
Truck Accidents: It takes great care to navigate a truck safely. Unfortunately, truck drivers are often distracted, overtired, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. So, accidents involving these big rigs happen. It’s usually other parties who suffer the consequences. Following a truck accident in Ocala, our attorneys will work diligently to determine why it happened and, in turn, who must be held accountable for the catastrophic consequences.
Motorcycle Accidents: Drivers in Ocala don’t always like to share the road with motorcyclists. Their actions behind the wheel make that clear. Tailgating, speeding past riders, and aggressive lane maneuvers aren’t uncommon. These actions can and do put riders at risk. To make matters worse, these drivers have the audacity to blame the riders for crashes when they happen. Our lawyers know that, many times, the rider shares little-to-no real blame. We’re here to help you prove that and fight to hold negligent motorists accountable for your injuries.
Bus Accidents: Bus accidents might not happen every day. However, they tend to cause a lot of damage, devastation, and death when they do unfold. Following a bus crash, it’s important to work with an attorney who has the experience and skills necessary to untangle the details of these complex matters. Our team knows the difference experts can make in these types of situations, and we’re ready to bring them on board to help us as we investigate, build, and value a claim on your behalf.
Uber Accidents: Uber drivers aren’t professionals – they’re just everyday people trying to earn some extra cash. They don’t undergo any special training and aren’t subject to any special safety laws. Accidents involving Ubers, not surprisingly, aren’t all that uncommon. Many times, it’s an inexperienced or distracted Uber who’s to blame. Getting compensation after an Uber accident can be challenging. There can be a lot of moving parts and several parties involved. Our lawyers can skillfully navigate the complexities of these cases, determine liability, and work to recover full compensation for you.
Pedestrian Accidents: When a pedestrian is struck by a car at an intersection in Ocala, the consequences can be catastrophic. Brain injuries, spinal cord damage, amputations, and even death aren’t uncommon results. Between current medical bills and future medical expenses, injuries tend to be costly. Many injured pedestrians find that they’re never able to return to work, which makes matters worse. Filing an injury claim and pursuing damages from distracted and negligent drivers can be the only way to make things even a little bit better. Our lawyers will be by your side every step of the way.
Wrongful Death: When an accident in Ocala is fatal, the person or parties responsible can’t just be allowed to walk away without consequence. And, while money might not turn back time, it can help to provide tremendous relief to grieving family members for years to come. That’s why our Ocala wrongful death lawyers will work around the clock, if necessary, to secure a little bit of financial justice for families who are grieving a devastating loss.
Slip and Fall Accidents: Slip and fall accidents shouldn’t happen. However, thanks to property owners who fail to take adequate care of their premises, they do. If you’ve slipped and fallen in Ocala, it’s important to report the accident immediately and then waste no time in calling our legal team. A prompt investigation can be critical in preserving evidence that will be the foundation of a claim against the negligent owner. Our attorneys can coordinate an in-depth analysis of your case from the scene of the accident as soon as you bring us on board.
Child Injuries: Children take risks. They don’t always appreciate the potential consequences of those risks. So, adults have to exercise a little bit of extra caution to balance things out. Whether that involves putting up a fence around a swimming pool or double-checking that a dog is restrained when a child runs by, its the little things that can make the biggest difference. When an adult fails to take these steps, a child can become seriously injured, or even die. Our lawyers will be here to help you hold that negligent adult (and all liable parties) accountable for the full extent of your child’s injuries and suffering.
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Our office is located at 112 S Pine Ave, Ocala, FL 34471. We can be reached 24/7 at (352) 351-3258.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Ocala Personal Injury Lawyers
You may be entitled to compensaiton for, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more if you or a loved one have been injured in an accident in Ocala, Florida. Don’t let insurance companies push you around or bully you into accepting less money than your case is worth. Call Allen Law Firm, P.A., and get our Ocala personal injury attorneys on your side.
Our Florida law firm has been fighting on behalf of injury victims since 2007. In that time, we’ve helped our clients recover hundreds of millions in financial settlements and jury awards. Let us put our reputation and experience to work for you. We’ll do everything in our power to recover life-changing compensation for you, too.
We offer a free consultation, so don’t hesitate to reach out to our law office in Marion County to get started today.