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Are There Reasons Why a Personal Injury Attorney Will Not Take My Case?

Monday, November 7th, 2022

At MLG Injury, our personal injury attorneys in Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi work tirelessly to successfully represent clients who have been injured because of another party’s negligence. It is important to us that you receive the legal representation and resources necessary to pursue the financial compensation you may be entitled to after negligence has impacted your life.

We understand that getting hurt in a traffic collision, slip and fall incident, or due to the lack of security is life changing. However, many details can interfere with your ability to file a successful personal injury claim.

Here are a few reasons why an experienced personal injury lawyer may not take your case.

Failing to Seek Medical Care for Your Injuries

To file a successful personal injury claim in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, or across the U.S., you must prove you were actually injured and that your injuries led to damages.

The insurance company will not simply take your word for the fact that you were injured. You must prove, through medical documentation, records, and a treatment plan outlined by a professional healthcare provider, that you suffered injuries.

These records will support the fact that you have incurred medical expenses, and may require time away from work, which will result in lost wages.

Lacking Evidence of Another Person’s Liability

Once we can establish that you have been injured by another person or party’s negligence, we will pursue their insurance coverage for your financial recovery. That means we must present the necessary evidence that proves he/she/they acted, or failed to act, negligently

That may include presenting the police report, eyewitness statements, photos/video from the scene, and supporting medical records that outline your injuries.

If we cannot prove there is a liable party, there is no insurance coverage that can be pursued for your financial recovery.

The Statute of Limitations Expired Before You Contacted a Personal Injury Attorney

The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim varies by state.

  • In Louisiana, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim is one yearfrom the date the injury occurred.
  • In Mississippi, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim is three yearsfrom the date the injury occurred.
  • In Florida, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim is four yearsfrom the date the injury occurred.

If you wait to file a claim after the statute of limitations has expired, you will have little to no legal recourse for pursuing the negligent party who caused your injuries.

If you or a loved one has been injured by another person or party’s negligence, contact our skilled Florida, Mississippi, or Louisiana personal injury attorneys at MLG Injury to schedule a free consultation today by calling 888-904-2524 to learn how we can help you pursue the best outcome for your claim without delay.

We take all qualifying cases on a contingency basis, so you never pay our legal fees unless we win your case.

How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

Monday, September 19th, 2022

At MLG Injury, our Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida personal injury attorneys know that before we can determine how much your case is worth, we must first understand the extent of your injuries, and how they have impacted your daily activities and overall quality of life.

To understand each of the intricate details of your personal injury circumstances, we will outline the severity of the crash and how it correlates to the injuries you sustained based on medical care documentation and the associated treatment you received.

While each personal injury client we represent has specific and unique financial recovery needs, there are common forms of compensation we will evaluate to ensure we are pursuing the maximum outcome for each of our client’s complete damages.

What are the Most Common Forms of Accident and Injury Compensation Pursued During a Florida, Mississippi, or Louisiana Personal Injury Claim?

Once our MLG Injury lawyers have outlined your accident, injuries, and future care requirements, we will calculate your complete damages and begin negotiating with the at-fault party’s insurance company to recover:

  • Complete Past Medical Expenses
  • Future Rehabilitation and Therapy Costs
  • Past Lost Wages
  • Diminished Earning Capacity
  • Physical Disfigurement
  • Emotional and Psychological Trauma
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Loss of Quality of Life
  • Property Damage
  • Eligible Out-of-Pocket Expenses

No two personal injury claims are alike and require a skilled attorney by your side before talking to the at-fault party’s insurance company. We can help protect your rights and best interests from the start, beginning with a free consultation today.

Contact Our Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers in Florida, Mississippi, or Louisiana

If you or someone you love has been injured by another person or party’s negligence, contact our dedicated Florida, Mississippi, or Louisiana attorneys at MLG Injury to schedule a free consultation today by calling 888-904-2524 to learn how we can help you pursue the best outcome for your case.

Our experienced personal injury lawyers take all qualifying cases on a contingency basis, which means if we do not win your case, you do not pay our legal fees. Call us now to learn more.

Do My Injuries Have to Be Severe to File a Personal Injury Claim?

Monday, July 11th, 2022

At MLG Injury, our Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi personal injury attorneys know that when our clients are hurt in a traffic collision, like an auto, boat, motorcycle, or truck accident, their lives are turned upside down in seconds.

We also know that it is impossible to understand the extent of their injuries immediately after the crash. That is why it is crucial to seek medical care right away, so all injuries are formally diagnosed by a medical professional.

Our personal injury attorneys in Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi represent clients who have suffered all types of injuries, including serious injuries that disrupt their livelihoods and catastrophic injuries that have changed their lives.

No matter which scenario you are in, you do not have to face the negligent driver or their insurance company alone.

We can help. Here is what injury victims need to know about their conditions and how they affect their eligibility to file a personal injury claim.

When is a Personal Injury Considered Serious Enough to File a Claim?

The word “serious” or “severe” is subjective, based on the individual who was hurt.

When someone is hurt in an accident in Florida, Louisiana, or Mississippi, their injuries can impact their daily activities and overall quality of life differently.

For example, when someone works in construction, in a restaurant, or in another occupation where he or she is on their feet all day, a broken leg from a car accident will severely impact their ability to work for months. When their injury was caused by negligence, the responsible driver should be held liable for their costly medical bills, extended time away from work, and any additional accident-related expenses they incur.

The reality is, an accident with injuries is not typically about how injured the person is, but how their injuries affect them going forward.

The same is true for other common injuries that occur during traffic collisions, which may include, but are not limited to:

  • Amputations
  • Broken bones
  • Burn injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ damage
  • Joint, muscle, and ligament damage
  • Neck and spine injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries

When our clients’ injuries cause significant damages, no matter how “serious” they appear to be to a passerby, they deserve to explore their eligibility to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party. We can help.

Our Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi personal injury attorneys will evaluate your overall financial needs from the time the accident occurred throughout your recovery, or your overall recovery needs when your injuries are permanent. Call us now to learn more.

Contact Our Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation

Contact our experienced personal injury attorneys in Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi at MLG Injury to schedule a free consultation today by calling 888-904-2524 to learn how we can help you pursue the maximum financial recovery for your claim.

Why the Florida Statute of Limitations for Filing a Personal Injury Claim Matters

Monday, March 21st, 2022

At MLG Injury, our Florida personal injury attorneys provide the experience, skill, and resources our clients need to pursue the best outcome for their unique cases.

That begins by identifying who is liable for their injuries, so we can pursue the proper insurance coverage(s) for their full financial recovery.

However, if the statute of limitation has expired, there may be no case at all.

The statute of limitations is a law that sets the maximum amount of time an injured person has to file a legal claim after the incident occurred.

If an injury victim does not file a personal injury claim before the statute of limitations expires, they may lose their chance to file a claim at all.

We can help ensure you do not lose your opportunity to hold the liable person, party, or entity liable for your complete financial recovery.

What is the Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in Florida?

The Florida Statutes Section 95.11 lists the timeframe for a person to file a personal injury lawsuit as four years.

The clock begins ticking on the date of the incident when the injury occurred.

Acting Quickly Can Help Preserve Critical Evidence in a Florida Personal Injury Claim

At MLG Injury, our skilled Florida personal injury lawyers encourage injury victims to pursue their legal claim as quickly as possible after a vehicle collision, slip, and fall incident or wrongful death occurred.

Initiating a personal injury investigation immediately helps preserve important evidence and witness testimony while the events are still fresh in their minds.

When our clients wait too long to pursue the liable party after their incident occurred, the responsible party may misplace or destroy evidence that helps support our injury claim.

Likewise, witnesses can be difficult to locate, and their memories and recollection can change over time, so getting their official statements early can bring real value to our claim.

Our skilled personal injury lawyers in Florida will also review your medical records and discuss your injuries and recovery timeline with your physicians, so we know when you will reach maximum medical improvement. This will allow us to outline your complete financial recovery needs and pursue the negligent party’s insurance coverage for the best outcome for your unique case.

Contact Our Dedicated Personal Injury Attorneys in Florida for a Free Consultation

Contact our experienced Florida personal injury lawyers at MLG Injury to schedule a free consultation today by calling 888-904-2524 to learn how we can help you pursue the liable party’s insurance coverage for your complete financial recovery.

Why Florida is One of the Most Dangerous States for Drivers

Monday, January 31st, 2022

At MLG Injury, our Florida auto accident attorneys know there are multiple ways negligent drivers can endanger the safety and lives of other motorists throughout the Sunshine State.

Unfortunately, a new study outlined in the Orlando Sentinel ranked Florida 14th for worst drivers in America, which was the highest-ranking found. Depending on the source, other surveys and studies list Florida as low as fourth on the list of dangerous states for drivers.

Like most online studies, the varied rankings apply to most states. But when it comes to dangerous activity on our Florida roadways, the actual numbers speak volumes.

Florida Ranks Sixth in the Highest Number of Uninsured Drivers in the Nation

The Insurance Information Institute lists that 20.4% of all Florida drivers do not have vehicle insurance, even though it is mandated by law.

When drivers fail to follow our state vehicle registration, licensing, or insurance laws, they often have little regard for traffic laws, which can lead to significant accidents caused by speeding, distracted, or intoxicated drivers throughout the state.

Over 800 People Were Killed in Alcohol-Impaired Driving Accidents in Florida Last Year

According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the state reported a total of 32,177 DUI arrests last year.

According to Responsibility.org, 814 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving accidents over the same time.

While our state’s economy is anchored in tourism, which may contribute to the number of impaired drivers on our roadways, it does not make our streets and highways any less dangerous.

Pedestrian Safety is Also a Significant Concern Throughout Florida

Last year, the Sun-Sentinel reported Florida as the most dangerous state for pedestrians, and South Florida is the 13th-most dangerous region in America for pedestrians.

More people in Florida are hit and killed by cars than anywhere else in the country, accounting for 713 fatalities last year alone, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Like the potential for unsafe drivers who visit from surrounding states, Florida’s climate and vacation areas mean many people are outside walking to their destinations throughout the year.

With more people on foot, the potential for pedestrian accidents increases exponentially during high-tourist seasons.

Contact Our Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys in Florida for a Free Consultation

No matter how you were injured or lost a loved one in a traffic collision if negligence was a factor in your crash, we want to help you hold the negligent driver liable for your complete damages.

Contact our experienced Florida personal injury attorneys at MLG Injury to schedule a free consultation today by calling 888-904-2524 to learn how we can help you pursue the financial recovery you are entitled to for your losses.

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