Commonly Asked Questions Answered by an Attorney from Our Law Firm
If you have been injured and are now suffering physical, emotional, or financial consequences, you may be entitled to collect damages from the responsible party. Whether this means proving liability, fighting insurance companies, or taking additional legal action, The Flynn Law Firm, P.A. is equipped to handle your case.
Any attorney from our practice would be happy to address your questions and concerns, as well as educate you about the options available to ensure the compensation you deserve. For your convenience, we have provided answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we encounter on a regular basis. Feel free to become familiar with the information we’ve provided before taking advantage of a case evaluation at our office.
What is a personal injury?
A personal injury is defined by the law as an injury sustained in an accident or other incident and that results directly from the negligence, recklessness or wrongdoing of another person. This injury can be either physical or psychological in nature. The damages suffered by the victim may entitle him or her to file a claim in civil court against the liable party, resulting in the justice and compensation that person desires.
What will my case be worth?
The worth of your personal injury case greatly depends upon the nature of the accident, the extent of injury, and even the intentions of the responsible party. A lawyer is equipped to review your case, determine the value, as well as pursue the full amount through a claim or lawsuit in civil court.
What kinds of cases does your firm handle?
Our law firm typically represents clients suffering from a number of different personal injury and wrongful death circumstances throughout the state of Florida. This includes injuries or death caused by all of the following and more:
- Auto Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Product Defects
- Drunk Drivers
What does it cost to work with an attorney at your firm?
We work on a contingency fee basis only, meaning you don’t pay anything unless we secure a positive settlement or judgment on your behalf. Learn more about our fees by setting up a consultation with a member of our experienced team.
Can I take legal action if I lost a family member?
Under Florida law, close family members or representatives of a person’s estate are entitled to take action against the party whose negligent conduct led to wrongful death. In these situations, the entitled party may be able to bring those responsible to justice and also recover financial compensation. These monetary damages are typically used to cover the costs of funeral expenses, medical bills, loss of companionship, and more.
Why Is A Medical Malpractice Lawyer Needed For Medical Mistakes?
Medical Malpractice is a doctor’s failure to exercise the degree of care and skill that a physician or surgeon of the same medical specialty would use under similar circumstances. When medical “standards” are not followed, it is also known as med mal. A lawyer that knows about medical problems & medical laws is needed to help a claim reach the courts in the fastest, accurate, and most complete way possible. A medical malpractice lawyer will work with the hospital system & medical law system to find out what your rights and legal options are. While you or someone you know gets better or recovers from your medical mistake or injury, the medical malpractice attorney will fight for your legal rights.
Have I Waived My Rights Because I Signed A Consent Form?
This question is asked by numerous people. Health care providers are not given a license to commit malpractice simply because a consent form was filled out by a patient. Despite the fact that the execution of a characteristic consent form specifies acknowledgment of the stated risks and complications in conjunction with a given treatment or operation, it doesn’t relieve a health care provider from their responsibility of meeting the standard of care in association with such treatment or operations.
Medical Malpractice cases are very complicated and very expensive to pursue…make sure that you select a firm with sufficient financial resources to aggressively pursue your medical malpractice claim…
Medical malpractice, simply put, occurs when your medical provider deviates from the normal standard of care. Medical providers are required to exercise reasonable care in accordance with the standards of care for the profession involved. If a doctor, surgeon, hospital, or other medical provider acts, or fails to act, in a manner that deviates from the accepted standard of care, then that provider may be liable for an injured person’s damages. Though the majority of health care providers do good work, mistakes are sometimes made which could adversely affect a person, as well as their family and friends, for the rest of their lives. At The Flynn Law Firm, P.A., we represent individuals and their families whose medical provider has breached the standard of care in diagnosing or treating medical conditions. Medical malpractice attorneys handle cases involving:
- Birth-related injuries
- Brain injuries
- Misdiagnosis or late diagnosis
- Emergency room errors
- Nursing home negligence, abuse, and neglect
- Obstetrical gynecological malpractice
- Failure to diagnose cancer
- Patient neglect
- Medication errors
- Surgical errors
Have more questions for an attorney at The Flynn Law Firm, P.A.? Contact us to set up a consultation and evaluation at our office. We are happy to work with clients surrounding the Tampa Bay Area, including Pinellas County, Hillsborough County, and Polk County.