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Your Injury Claim and Florida’s Comparative Negligence Law

If you are involved in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, you have the right to recover compensation. However, your compensation is determined, in part, by the comparative negligence rule. Understanding this rule and how it applies to your case is essential. At Fetterman & Associates, PA, we can explain this law and how it applies to your case. You can also learn more about it and how it will impact the compensation you receive here. Understanding Comparative Negligence

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Personal Injury Glossary of Terms 

Being injured because of the negligence or recklessness of another person or entity can be a challenging situation. There’s a good chance you will have extensive medical bills due to accident-related injuries and be unable to return to work for several weeks, months, or longer.  These factors can create a huge amount of stress for anyone. While this is true, you have legal rights. One right is to file a lawsuit and recover monetary compensation for the injuries and damages

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Preparing For A Personal Injury Lawyer Consultation In West Palm Beach

If you get hurt in an accident, you might want to talk to a personal injury lawyer in West Palm Beach about your legal options. However, before you do, there are some things you should know about these consultations. Specifically, what to expect and how to prepare. If you know what will happen during your consultation, you can be better prepared and may have a better chance of getting the help you need. To help you feel prepared and more

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What is the Court Process in a Personal Injury Case?

When most people think of the court process, they envision a long, drawn-out battle that pits one person against another. However, the court process in a personal injury case is quite different. While there may be some disagreement between the parties involved, the focus is typically on reaching a fair and just resolution. The first step in the court process is usually to file a complaint with the court. This document outlines the nature of the dispute and sets forth

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How to Deal with an Insurance Company While in a Personal Injury Case?

After you are involved in an accident caused by someone else, you must deal with getting medical treatment and recovering from the injuries you sustained. You also have to find a way to return to work and handle any property damage that may have occurred. It also requires you to deal with insurance companies that are less than willing to pay you the compensation you deserve. If you find that the insurance company is being uncooperative or if you need

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Understanding Health Insurance Claims on Personal Injury Settlements 

If you are injured in an accident caused by another party’s negligence or wrongful act, you may be unsure what to do. A question many accident victims have is how to cover their medical expenses. For example, will their health insurance cover their care and treatment, or will a personal injury settlement cover these costs? This is a good question and gets to the “heart” of a personal injury claim – ensuring that you (the accident victim) do not incur

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What are the Common Types of Personal Injury Claims?

Most people envision car accidents or slip and fall incidents when they think of personal injury. However, many different types of accidents can give rise to personal injury claims. At its core, a personal injury claim is any legal action taken after someone suffers a physical or emotional injury due to another party’s negligence or intentional wrongdoing. This post will give you a rundown of the most common personal injury claims and what you need to do to file them.

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Tips on Finding a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you’ve been injured in an accident and are now considering filing a personal injury lawsuit, you may be wondering how to go about finding the right lawyer for your case. It can be difficult to know where to start, but with the right tips, you can find a lawyer who will help you get the best possible outcome for your situation. Keep reading for some advice on how to find a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer who is

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Reasons to Hire an Experienced Back and Neck Injury Lawyer 

Personal injury attorneys from Fetterman & Associates, PA, understand that accidents can result in serious, long-term injuries. If you are involved in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence or fault, you may experience serious back and neck injuries. If this happens, ongoing rehabilitation may be needed and medical care costs can be significant. Hiring a personal injury attorney in this situation offers several benefits. While some believe they can handle this process on their own, Florida injury lawyers have

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How Are Pain and Suffering Calculated in Personal Injury Lawsuits?

Personal injury lawyers from Fetterman & Associates, PA, understand the impact accidents can have on victims and their families. The injuries and losses sustained can be extensive and impact victims now and in the future.  After you are injured in an accident, it’s important to know what damages you can recover. While you may understand it is possible to recover compensation for accident-related medical costs and lost income, there are few who realize they can also receive other types of

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What Percentage Do Most Personal Injury Lawyers Take in Florida?

If you are involved in an accident and suffer an injury, you may wonder what options you have. After all, you are likely going to deal with significant medical costs and repair bills. If the accident was caused by another party, you might have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit.  When filing a personal injury lawsuit, one of the smartest calls you can make is to our legal team at Fetterman & Associates. We will review the facts

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Pain and Suffering in a Florida Personal Injury Case

In a personal injury case, the term “pain and suffering” describes the physical, emotional, and mental suffering you experience after an injury. It is also a type of non-economic damage that will compensate you for its impact on your life. Based on Florida law, you have the right to pursue damages for pain and suffering and other non-economic losses. While this is true, you need to understand how the damages are determined and the potential limitations that are in place.

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The Process of a Port St Lucie Personal Injury Case

It doesn’t matter if you were involved in a car accident, slip and fall incident, or experienced medical malpractice; filing and dealing with a personal injury claim can be a stressful and overwhelming process. The injury claim process itself requires you to follow deliberate steps that have to be followed if you want to receive the benefits you deserve. In the state of Florida, to file an injury claim, it’s necessary to hire a personal injury attorney. Hiring an attorney

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What Fee Do Port St Lucie Attorneys Take in a Personal Injury Case?

When you are injured in an accident caused by another person or entity, you may wonder what options you have. There’s no question that this can be an overwhelming and confusing situation. If you are like some people, you may think your options for legal representation are limited due to your financial situation. However, with personal injury lawsuits, this isn’t the case. At Fetterman & Associates, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we don’t get paid

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Understanding the Florida Personal Injury Process

Sustaining any personal injury can be traumatic. The physical toll it takes on your body can be just as damaging as the resulting psychological blow. In Florida or anywhere else in the country, for that matter, you can sustain injuries from: Assault and battery (together or separately) Car accident Medical malpractice or negligence Workplace Injury Dog bites Slip and Fall Accident A defective product manufactured by a third party Whatever the cause of your personal injury, your medical treatment can

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Top 5 Black Friday Shopping Injuries

When we think of the most dangerous place to be, most of us would mention certain parts of our cities. For example, we could think that construction sites are areas from which we need to distance ourselves. Another place can be just as unsafe, especially on Black Friday — shopping establishments.  The New York Post reported in 2020 that deaths and injuries have occurred on Black Friday. To date, there have been several casualties and more than a hundred serious

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Can I Sue for a Misdiagnosis in Florida ?

Providing a diagnosis is one of the most important roles of physicians. Without a diagnosis, patients and the rest of the medical team cannot take the necessary steps towards full recovery. However, sometimes a misdiagnosis occurs. A medical misdiagnosis can be costly and harmful. According to Florida’s Department of Health, diagnostic errors have resulted in billions of dollars in losses. Since 2008, the healthcare expenditure for decreasing the likeliness of medical misdiagnosis has accounted for a third of the state’s

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7 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer 

If you find yourself in a situation where you need to file a personal injury lawsuit, you may wonder where to start. While no law requires you to have an attorney to handle this, it is highly recommended.  Personal injury law can be complex. Also, if you have never dealt with the laws in this area, you may not get the compensation you deserve. That’s why hiring a professional, and experienced personal injury attorney from Fetterman & Associates is such

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5 Common Port St. Lucie Personal Injury Cases

If you are injured because of the negligence of another person or entity, you have the right to seek compensation from that party. This right is law, and it falls under the umbrella of personal injury law. Many different types of situations are considered personal injuries. The list is quite long, from dog bites and car accidents to defective products and slip and falls. While this is true, in Port St. Lucie, some personal injuries are more common than others.

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Summer Swimming Pool Safety

Each year, thousands of people are injured in preventable accidents. One such accident involves the pool. The total number of unintentional drownings surges during the summer, with many of the accidents being completely preventable. Because of this, now is the time to review summer swimming pool safety. By doing this, you can avoid devastating losses and ensure everyone has a fun and safe summer. Florida Drowning and Pool Accident Statistics Before diving into how to be safe this summer around

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