Helping you get the money you need to heal after a personal injury
Each year, thousands of people in Columbia County and throughout North Central Florida are injured in an accident caused by the reckless, careless or negligent behavior of another. While car accidents and semi-truck accidents involving drivers and passengers are the most common causes of a personal injury, a Florida Traffic Crash Statistics report cites that nearly 500 pedestrians were killed in 2010, with 7,290 injured. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission keeps statistics on injuries caused by the products we use every day — including the number of children harmed or killed by everything from defective playpens to playground equipment.
If you or a family member has suffered an injury in an accident, the personal injury attorneys at the Lake City law firm of Robinson, Kennon & Kendron, P.A. will help you pursue the compensation to which you are entitled. They know that when it is you against the insurance company — and their arsenal of adjusters, accident reconstructionists and lawyers – you need an aggressive advocate who will fight for your rights in cases of:
Putting more of the odds in your favor
To understand the importance of having a personal injury lawyer on your side, it may help to know how insurance companies work when they have a claim against them and their insured. While insurance is an important (and often legally or contractually required) form of protection, insurance companies are for-profit entities. Their business model is to take in more in pooled premiums and earn more in investments than to pay out in claims. And whether you were injured in a car accident or by tripping and falling on poorly maintained stairs, chances are that the insurance company is the one who will be responsible for paying for your injuries. Because it is in their interest to pay you the least amount possible, they will want you to settle as soon as possible – before you have a chance to get an attorney who will fight to get the insurance company to pay for all your damages, present and future.
Valuing your claim
Working with an experienced personal injury lawyer can make the difference between settling for less and getting what your case is really worth. Valuing a claim is as much of an art as it is a science. As your Lake City auto accident attorney, your Robinson, Kennon & Kendron lawyer will immediately investigate the facts of the accident — obtaining police reports, talking to witnesses, and working with experts in accident reconstruction and medicine. If your accident involved an 18-wheeler, your Lake City truck accident attorneys at the firm will also examine the truck driver’s log book and truck maintenance records. No stone is left unturned in ensuring that you get full compensation for medical bills, loss of wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering and property damage. When the very worst happens, the wrongful death attorneys in Lake City help families file claims for costs and help them meet their future needs.
Contact experienced personal injury lawyers in Lake City
All initial consultations are free and all personal injury cases are taken on contingency — the attorneys are only paid if they win your case, and payment comes from the proceeds of your personal injury award. To schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation, contact the law firm online or call 386.755.1334. The attorneys are available to meet with you at your home or at the hospital.