Why You Should Hire Pardy And Rodriguez Law Firm As Your Car Accident Lawyer?

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Why You Should Hire Pardy and Rodriguez As Your Auto Accident Lawyer?

In the state of Florida insurance companies are unlikely to just hand you the amount you deserve after being in an accident. Whether car, motorcycle or truck is involved, the main goal of the insurance company doesn’t change- maximize their profits. This means they have an incentive to pay you as little as possible and get you to sign a liability release form, which will bar you from further recovery. However, the little amounts that these companies offer are rarely enough to cover your medical bills, let alone other monetary damages such as lost wages and pain & suffering. Therefore, hiring an experienced attorney who specializes in traffic accidents is your best option. We are experienced in litigating all kinds of traffic accidents, including car, truck, and motorcycle accidents. Legally speaking, there are some differences between these cases. Motorcycle accidents result in a higher degree of severe injuries and fatalities than any other type of motor vehicle collision. Similar to car accidents, victims of motorcycle accidents are entitled to monetary compensation for the losses they have incurred including medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering and emotional distress. Our team of dedicated accident attorneys will guide you through the legal process every step of the way. Similarly, truck accidents usually have more clear liabilities due to the negligence of the truck driver. Large trucks pose a serious danger on the road for motorists. Our law firm is dedicated to helping people who have been injured in truck accidents receive just compensation for their injuries.

Contact Pardy and Rodriguez Law Firm today to consult with us for free, with absolutely no obligation.

Why Choose Us?

We will win or you don’t pay. It’s that simple. We understand that you have already been through a lot and to make your life easier, we offer a FREE, no-obligation consultation to review your case. Next, we will discuss your options.  If we take your case, we will get paid only when you do. We will win, or you owe us nothing.
 Our no recovery no fee promise – You won’t have to pay anything until there is a successful resolution to your case.
 All accident lawyers at our office have years of experience litigating such cases, so they know how to get the maximum compensation for your case.
 Our lawyers will fight for your right to compensation against insurance companies and defendants for all your damages including:

1. Medical Bills
2. Future medical care
3. Emotional Distress
4. Pain and suffering
5. Loss of Earning

When you are involved in an accident and suffer damages, you are legally entitled to be compensated by the negligent and responsible parties, or their insurance carriers. If you miss work, you will also be entitled to be compensated for lost income. If you stayed at the hospital and had medical bills, then you will be compensated for your medical expenses as well. It is the insurance carrier’s ethical duty to pay you for any and all damage that you sustained. Unfortunately, the insurance industry don’t always do the right and justified thing. Most insurance adjusters are trained ask you questions that are designed to trick you, so they can legally eliminate or significantly reduce their debt to you. The most important advice that we give our clients is to never speak to the other party or their insurance carrier.

Let us handle that part.

We know the law and we care about our clients and we will fight for you all the way.
We will take the proper steps to show that the other driver was acting in a negligent manner while he or she was driving. For example, if a driver is on the phone while driving, or intoxicated, they were being negligent.  Orlando, Tampa and other parts of Florida are known for being cities with horrible traffic. I-4 just got named the most dangerous road in America If you are the victim of a traffic accident, contact us for immediate assistance. Remember, our consultations are free, and when we take a case, we do not charge our clients unless we win. If you don’t win, then we don’t get paid. That’s how confident we are in our expertise.

Call us now to speak to an experienced car accident lawyer today.

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

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Orlando Personal Injury Case Worth

One of the most common questions we are asked is “How much is my case worth?” Even though, Attorneys’ may use similar methods of analysis to help determine the value of your case, they also do extensive research. Also, Orlando and the other location in Florida we serve vary as do the from state to state.

The two primary factors in determining case value:

  • Injuries – Your injuries are going to be the biggest factor in how much your case is worth. The more severe your injuries are, the more value your case has. You’re not going to get as much from a sprained neck or whiplash, than a person who suffered from multiple herniated discs. The pain and suffering, and long term effects are going to be more intense for the person who suffered from herniated discs. They are also going to need medical treatment now and in the future. However, even if you have the most minor injuries from an accident, seek medical attention to make sure that there isn’t anything going on that you may not be aware of.
  • Following Treatment Plan – When seeking medical treatment, we will not know how much your case is worth until your doctor evaluates your injuries, treats you on a regular basis, and says you’ve reached your maximum improvement. When that time comes, they will be able to tell us if there is any permanent impairment or not. People who have a broken bone, a herniated disc or a brain injury will require more extensive treatment now and in the future than a sprained neck or soft tissue injury. Extensive injuries escalate the value of your case and minor injuries de-escalate the value of your case.

According to the legal encyclopedia, NOLO there are several other compensation considerations. These are listed below.

  • Compensatory Damages in Personal Injury Cases

    Most personal injury damages are classified as “compensatory,” meaning that they are intended to compensate the injured plaintiff for what was lost due to the accident or injury. A compensatory damages award is meant to make the injured plaintiff “whole” again from a monetary standpoint (to the extent that’s possible). This means trying to put a dollar figure on all the consequences of an accident. Some compensatory damages are relatively easy to quantify — like reimbursement for property damage and medical bills. But it’s harder to place a monetary value on pain and suffering or the inability to enjoy hobbies because of physical limitations caused by lingering accident-related injuries.

    Here’s a rundown of the different types of compensatory damages that are common in many personal injury cases.

    Medical treatment. A personal injury damages award almost always includes the cost of medical care associated with the accident — reimbursement for treatment you’ve already received and compensation for the estimated cost of medical care you’ll need in the future because of the accident.

    Income. You may be entitled to compensation for the accident’s impact on your salary and wages — not just income you’ve already lost but also the money you would have been able to make in the future, were it not for the accident. In personal injury legalese, a damage award based on future income is characterized as compensation for an accident victim’s “loss of earning capacity.”

    Property loss. If any vehicles, clothing, or other items were damaged as a result of the accident, you’ll likely be entitled to reimbursement for repairs or compensation for the fair market value of the property that was lost.

    Pain and suffering. You may be entitled to get compensation for pain and serious discomfort you suffered during the accident and in its immediate aftermath — also for any ongoing pain that can be attributed to the accident.

    Emotional distress. Usually linked to more serious accidents, emotional distress damages are meant to compensate a personal injury plaintiff for the psychological impact of an injury — including fear, anxiety, and sleep loss. Some states consider emotional distress as part of any “pain and suffering” damage that is awarded to a personal injury plaintiff.

    Loss of enjoyment. When injuries caused by an accident keep you from enjoying day-to-day pursuits like hobbies, exercise, and other recreational activities, you may be entitled to receive “loss of enjoyment” damages.

    Loss of consortium. In personal injury cases, “loss of consortium” damages typically relate to the impact the injuries have on the plaintiff’s relationship with their spouse — the loss of companionship or the inability to maintain a sexual relationship, for example. Some states also consider the separate impact on the relationship between a parent and their child when one is injured. In some cases, loss of consortium damages are awarded directly to the affected family member rather than to the injured plaintiff.

    Punitive Damages in Personal Injury Cases

    In cases where the defendant’s conduct is deemed particularly egregious or outrageously careless, a personal injury plaintiff may be awarded punitive damages on top of any compensatory damages award. Punitive damages stem from a rationale that is quite different from the justification tied to compensatory damages, which attempt to “make someone whole.”

    Punitive damages are awarded to the injured plaintiff, but the real goal of these kinds of damages is to punish the defendant for its conduct — to “hit them in the pocketbook,” so to speak — and to act as a deterrent. Since it isn’t unusual for punitive damage awards to top tens of millions of dollars, most states have set some type of cap on punitive damage awards in personal injury cases.

    How Plaintiff’s Actions (or Inaction) Can Affect a Damages Award

    In some cases, an injured person’s role in causing an accident — or their inaction after being injured — can diminish the amount of damages available in a personal injury case.

    Comparative negligence. If you’re at fault (even partially) for the accident that caused your injuries, chances are that any damage award will reflect that. That’s because most states adhere to a “comparative negligence” standard that links damages to degree of fault in a personal injury case.

    Contributory negligence. In the small handful of states that follow the concept of “contributory negligence” for personal injury lawsuits, you may not be able to recover any compensation at all if you’re deemed partially to blame for the accident.

    After the accident: failure to mitigate damages. The law in most states expects plaintiffs in personal injury cases to take reasonable steps to minimize or “mitigate” the financial impact of the harm caused by the accident. If an injured plaintiff just sits back and rests on their proverbial laurels when it isn’t reasonable to do so (by failing to get necessary medical treatment after an accident, and making their injuries much worse, for example) a damages award might be significantly reduced.

One of the ways that we determine the value of your case is by doing research on similar injuries sustained in wrecks similar to yours. We research and compare jury verdicts for cases similar to yours. Precedent is widely used in all of law. We also use our experience of handling hundreds of similar cases.

Overall, when you have any type of case with an Attorney, please know that the whole process takes time. It is very hard for an Attorney to know right off the bat how much your case is worth, so even for them, this is a difficult question to answer. They need time to get policy limits from insurance companies, see what your injuries are, speak with your doctor, look over your medical records, and smooth out any bumps in that appear in your case. If you do have questions or want to check on your case, don’t hesitate to call our office. We are here for you.

If you or someone you love has been in any type of accident and have questions, contact us today for hard working experienced lawyer to fight for you.

Boating Accidents & Safety

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Boating in Florida

While many people across the country are putting their boats up for the winter, many Floridians feel as if it just the perfect weather to take it -some even for the first time this year as our summers are so hot.

It is all too easy for people who are boating and swimming in Florida all of their lives to become complacent and overly confident in their abilities while out on the water. And because alcohol often goes hand-in-hand with water activities, people participating in these activities may have impaired judgment and underestimate the risks of injury or death.

The two biggest boating related injuries are drownng and head and neck injuries.

Equipment Recommended For Safe Boating

Boating safely means having the right equipment on board for all emergencies, big and small. Make sure to bring or keep these items on the boat at all times:

  • Boating First Aid – Maintain a first aid kit stocked with basic supplies (gauze, bandages, alcohol cleaning pads, aspirin, etc.).
  • Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) – The U.S. Coast Guard and/or state laws require you to have at least one approved PFD (also called life jackets and life vests) for each passenger when you are in a boat. Some types of vessels are also required to carry a cushion or ring that can be thrown to a person in the water.
  • Signaling Devices – Keep day and nighttime signaling devices on your boat including a sound maker,horn or whistle, distress flag, flares and/or a fog system.
  • Fire Extinguisher – Hopefully you’ll never need it, but you must have a fire extinguisher with you while you’re on the water.
  • Boat Anchor – To keep from running aground in bad weather or as a result of engine failure, every boat needs an adequate anchor.
  • Tow Ropes & Dock Lines – Make sure you have an extra tow rope in case you or another boater is stranded and needs a lift. Dock lines also come in handy when you need to tie up to someone’s pier.
  • Marine VHF Radio & Cell Phone – Keep a VHF radio on your boat at all times and bring your cell phone along too.

Boating Accidents in Orlando

More than half of all fatalities resulting from boating accidents involve alcohol to some extent. And although operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol is absolutely illegal in Florida, there still plenty of boaters who take the risk every year, only to find it end up with disastrous results.

Implications of BUI in Boating Accidents

Any time an accident results in serious injury or death the at-fault party will come under extreme scrutiny regarding whether or not he or she was impaired at the time of the accident. In the end, the risk of injury and death from an alcohol-related boating accident simply isn’t worth the trouble of drinking while operating the boat. Have a designated driver- even when on the water.

5 Steps To Take After Being Involved in an Automobile Accident

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5 Steps to Take After Being In A Car Accident

After an accident, people are often unclear on what to do next. Statistically, most accidents involve people who have never been in one before.
The team at Pardy & Rodriguez has provided this guide to help you successfully navigate this difficult period. As always, feel free to call or contact us at anytime and we can answer any question you may have.

The first and most important step is to:

1. SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION

Seek medical attention If you’ve been injured in an accident the first thing you want to do is seek a qualified medical professional. Make sure to keep detailed records of every doctors visit, x-rays, MRI’s or any other applicable medical files.

Here are the 5 steps to take, following an accident

Following an accident, it can be confusing to know which steps to take. We have provided this handy guide to help you successfully navigate this difficult period.

1. SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION

Seek medical attention If you’ve been injured in an accident the first thing you want to do is seek a qualified medical professional. Make sure to keep detailed records of every doctors visit, x-rays, MRI’s or any other applicable medical files.

2. CONTACT AN ATTORNEY

You should have an attorney represent your case because they know how to fight and negotiate the legal system in order to get you the highest possible compensation. Make sure to hire an attorney who specializes in Personal Injury Law.

3. APPOINTMENTS AND CORRESPONDENCE

If you are unable to keep an appointment with your doctor, our office, or anyone else regarding this case, notify them that you are canceling and arrange for a new appointment date. If you receive calls or letters from us, please reply at once. Delay may be detrimental to your case. Mail all correspondence and forms you receive from others to our office (including those from your own insurance company). PLEASE DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING WITHOUT FIRST CONTACTING US.

4. KEEP TRACK OF EXPENSES

Keep a record of all expenses connected with your case. Save all bills and receipts from doctors, pharmacies, hospital, repair estimates and other bills, and mail them to us.

5. KEEP YOUR ATTORNEY UP TO DATEChanges in your address or phone number; Change in your employment; Changes in your physical condition; Date of your return to work; Date of your discharge from the hospital and doctor; Material facts which occur after our initial interview, such as the names of possible witnesses.

We hope that you never have to use our services, but we are willing to fight for you if you do.