Your Path to Healing from an Injury Starts Here.
It’s hard to deal with being injured. It can be even harder to deal with being injured if you’ve been hurt by someone who was acting negligently. Being hurt in a personal injury case can have serious ramifications for you. You might be feeling like you cannot enjoy life like you used to because of the pain you are in. You may be swamped with medical bills and are taking a hit financially if you are missing time at work. All of these things together make for a highly stressful situation. That is where we come in to help.
Each type of accident has its own hosts of injuries, evidence to collect, and the liable party’s insurance company to deal with. You want to make sure that, when you hire an attorney, they have handled cases like yours.
Common Personal Injury Claims.
There are several different types of personal injury cases that we cover. Each type requires an attorney who is specialized in that area of practice. We have successfully covered the following personal injury cases.
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Nursing home negligence
- Boating accidents
- Medical malpractice
The Most Important Things to Know About Personal Injury Cases.
The absolute worst thing you can do for your case is to give a recorded statement to the liable party’s insurance company. They are trained to ask you questions that will force you to answer in a way that is unfavorable to your case. Their goal is to reduce the amount of compensation they owe you or throw out your claim altogether. What you should do is let them know that they can get into contact with your attorney who will be taking overall communication. You don’t want to let them back you into a corner and ruin your case.
The statute of limitations is the amount of time in which you have to file your personal injury case. These personal injury cases can vary in the amount of time you have. For instance, you may not have as much time for a medical malpractice case or an accident with a municipality. The best thing you can do for your case is to hire an attorney right away so you do not have to worry about cutting it close to the time limitations. Your attorney will make sure all of your evidence is collected, your witnesses have been spoken to, and your medical treatment is being completed all the while making sure you are adhering to the time constraints.
How Personal Injury Compensation Works.
In Florida, we follow the pure comparative negligence rules. That means you will be able to receive compensation even when the accident that injured you was partially your fault. The only way you will be barred from collection compensation is if you are deemed to be 100% at fault for the accident. For example, if slip and fall is the personal injury that you are filing for, and you were distracted on your phone when you slipped in a puddle at a store, you may be deemed 10% at fault for your injuries. If you were compensated $10,000, you would have a 10% reduction in compensation making your reward $9,000. Our Jacksonville personal injury attorneys work hard to keep the insurance companies from blaming you for the accident so that you can receive full compensation.
Additional Personal Injury Information.
Download the free Edwards & Ragatz P.A. Personal Injury Guide today for more information regarding what to do if you’ve been seriously injured.
Choosing a Personal Injury Lawyer.
In the personal injury field, it becomes very important to select a lawyer with specific personal injury practice and experience. A lawyer’s level of experience and actual results in trial impact how seriously the defense takes your case. Insurance carriers and large corporations know which lawyers drive results – and which do not. In this video, Tom explains more about what to look for when selecting a personal injury lawyer.
What Our Clients Have Said About Us.
“My son suffered a debilitating injury and by the grace of God we were referred to Eric Ragatz for representation. My son had unique circumstances and Eric went above and beyond in recognizing what needed to be done in his situation. Eric was personable, trustworthy and thorough throughout the entire case. Eric has excellent communication skills, continually explaining the options, as well as an attentive and helpful staff. Eric worked very hard for a favorable outcome which resulted in a pivotal difference in my son’s life. We consider Eric Ragatz a Godsend in our life.” – Joyce
“These guys were amazing for my family when we really needed someone to fight for us! We lost our grandmother suddenly to nursing home abuse and really didn’t know where to turn until we found Edwards & Ragatz. They were so knowledgeable, kind but yet fought hard for us. I would definitely recommend them to anyone!” – Andy
“Consummate professionals, caring, compassionate and confident! Attorney Eric Ragatz and his team are amazing. He truly represents your interests and understands it is YOUR future hanging in the balance. Eric is extremely thorough and knows how to “get things done”. He is a “straight-shooter” and is well-versed in the medical malpractice field having years of trial and litigation experience. We are pleased with the experience we had with this firm. Would definitely recommend!” – Amy