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Why hire Fort Myers Accident Attorneys for an accident or personal injury in Fort Myers?
A Florida accident victim should never hire just any Florida Accident attorney for several of the following reasons. Let’s assume the accident occurs in Fort Myers.
- A Fort Myers accident attorney will be familiar with local private investigators and investigating agencies such as the Fort Myers Police Department and Lee County Sheriff’s Office. The lawyer will need to move quickly to secure valuable evidence by hiring good local investigators and obtaining evidence from the local agencies.
- The at-fault party will likely be cited with a Lee County Traffic Citation and witnesses may testify in a traffic hearing regarding the accident in a local hearing which the accident lawyer may wish to attend to hear testimony and observe witnesses.
- The lawyer should be familiar with the local highways, roads, thoroughfares, waterways and adjacent commercial buildings that may possess surveillance video and other useful evidence.
- Witnesses will likely be Fort Myers residents and will need to be interviewed and deposed in Fort Myers prior to trial.
- The trial and all pretrial motions and hearings would likely occur in Fort Myers.
- The judge presiding over the case will be a local Lee County judge in Fort Myers so it is beneficial to know how those judges tend to rule on certain motions.
- Jurors will be selected from Fort Myers and surrounding Lee County areas so the lawyer should have a general understanding of the local demographics which would ultimately make up the jury pool.
- If the victim lives in Fort Myers, they will likely treat medically with local physicians and rehabilitation centers and the Fort Myers lawyers may be familiar with how well those witnesses testify in court.
- Most importantly, if the victim lives in Fort Myers it is more convenient to consult and meet with local Fort Myers lawyers.
Who is responsible after an accident?
Accidents happen all of the time, they are a part of life. Most of the time they result in little to no injury. Unfortunately, some accidents result in serious injury and even death. In addition to physical injury, accidents can have other consequences. Some accidents result in property damage such as a vehicle that is ruled a total loss. Sometimes they can lead to missing work or even losing employment. Some result in insurmountable medical expenses. Even worse, some result in all of the above. It is not fair for a victim of an accident to have to live with these consequences. Oftentimes, there is someone responsible for creating the situation that led to the accident. Arguably, the at-fault party should be accountable for compensating the innocent victim and this is where an accident or personal injury attorney comes in handy. If the accident is automobile related, specific Florida laws govern how those cases are resolved. Fort Myers accident lawyers at the Law Office of Verderamo and Escobar strive to obtain compensation for victims and place them back to where they were before the accident.
Types of Cases We Handle
Fort Myers accident attorneys at the Law Office of Verderamo & Escobar handle numerous types of accident cases including, but not limited to, the following:
- Wrongful Death
- Car Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
How much is my accident case worth?
The value of an accident case depends on many different factors and every single case is different from the next. Some important factors to consider when evaluating a case are as follows:
- Damages– How bad are the injuries? How long was recovery? What is the extent of recovery? What is the amount of the medical bills? How much pain and suffering did the person endure? Are there preexisting injuries?
- Liability– Is someone at fault? Was the victim also at fault for the accident? What percentage of fault can be attributed to each individual?
- Coverage- Does the at-fault party have insurance? If not, will the at-fault party be financially able to cover the damages? Does the victim have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage?
When is someone liable for negligence?
Generally, to successfully recover compensation for an accident involving negligence in Florida, one must prove that the at fault party (defendant) owed a duty. In a case involving a car accident, for example, a driver has a duty to drive safe and obey all traffic control devices. Next, one must prove that the defendant breached that duty. The plaintiff would then need to prove that the defendant’s breach was the cause of the accident. Finally, one must prove that they suffered harm or injury as a result.
Fort Myers accident attorneys at the Law Office of Verderamo & Escobar are waiting to sit with you and discuss all aspects of your accident. For a free confidential consultation with a Fort Myers accident attorney, please call 239-208-3562. Our office is conveniently located at 1415 Dean St. #104 Ft. Myers, Florida 33901, in the Fort Myers Downtown Historic District.
The Law Office of Verderamo & Escobar is located at 1415 Dean St. #104 Fort Myers, FL 33901
The office is located walking distance from the Lee County Courthouse in Fort Myers.