Nobody leaves their home in the morning planning to suffer an injury that someone else causes, but unfortunately, this is the reality for many Americans every day. Whether due to a car accident, a product failure, a slip and fall, a medical error, or any other number of incidents that other people are at fault for, people are hurt every day due to no fault of their own, and these injuries have long-term impacts on their lives. In many instances, these people are able to file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company, but even the ability to file a claim does not equate to a victim getting the money that they truly deserve.
While filling an insurance claim is simple, getting a fair settlement is a complex process that requires an in-depth understanding of personal injury law, damage calculations, negotiations, and more. Insurance companies rely on claimants’ inexperience with most or all of these areas as they focus on settling as quickly as possible for as little as possible. This is why working with an award-winning team of personal injury attorneys, like the team at Fasig | Brooks, can make the difference between a personal injury victim settling for what they deserve or settling for what the insurance company wants to pay.
Contact Fasig | Brooks For a Free Consultation Today
We offer a free consultation and case evaluation for victims of a number of types of personal injuries, where we can discuss the specifics of the accident, the impact of the injuries and provide the victim with a better understanding of how our firm works with people in situations like their own. While no two accident is ever alike, experience in handling a range of injury cases lends itself considerably to our ability to getting our clients the money they deserve, and we will be happy to go through past cases that are similar to your own.
The best time to contact our firm is before you initiate your claim. The moment you first make contact with the insurance company, an adjuster will be assigned to your case to investigate the situation. They are employed or contracted by the insurance company, and they are incentivized to reach a low settlement agreement using a variety of tools and tactics, many of which rely on a victim’s inexperience and the fact that they are overwhelmed by the many impacts of their accident.
When you are represented by Fasig | Brooks, the insurance company and adjuster know from the start that we will do what it takes to get our clients the money they deserve. While we are handling the claims process and negotiations, you can focus on your physical recovery, your personal needs, and getting back to work safely and completely. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we will be able to take on this process for you and give you the space that you deserve to work towards getting your life back on track.
Our Personal Injury Practice Areas in Destin
The following are a few of the high-level practice areas we assist clients within Destin. Whether or not you see your own unique situation mentioned specifically below, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible for a free consultation so that we can discuss the circumstances of your personal injury and get a sense of how we can work together to get you the money you deserve.
Whether you are driving or you are a passenger in a car accident, being hurt in a crash that you are not at fault for can be exceptionally frustrating — and costly. Most people are familiar with the idea of filing an insurance claim after a car accident, but many people fail to realize that the initial offer an adjuster makes after researching a claim is rarely, if ever, an accurate reflection of the true costs they have suffered.
Insurance companies focus on settling for as little as possible, as quickly as possible, in order to protect their bottom line and maximize profits. These companies have decades-old playbooks that are constantly being updated and revised that help adjusters work towards this goal, and without an experienced advocate representing your interests, it can feel impossible to get what you are truly owed, especially while you are trying to recover from serious injuries.
Companies that design, manufacture, or distribute products go through rigorous research and design phases to address all potential risks and hazards to consumers, as well as quality control checks throughout the manufacturing and assembly processes to ensure that each product being sold on the market is safe for use. Unfortunately, many defects make it through the QC process and are only discovered when consumers are injured during normal usage. In addition to manufacturing defects, there are many examples throughout history of products that had inherent design flaws that put users at risk of injury or death, as well as marketing materials or instructions that fail to address certain risks or cause users to accidentally use the product in a dangerous manner.
Trying to determine what steps to take, and even who to seek compensation from, can be complicated when working with a multi-company supply chain. The team at Fasig | Brooks understands these complexities and is happy to work with you to build a comprehensive case on your behalf.
A motorcycle accident can be extremely dangerous for the people on the motorcycle, especially when compared to a passenger vehicle crash at similar speeds. This is simply due to the fact that motorcycles offer no structural protection to a rider, meaning that a rider must equip themselves with protective gear such as a helmet and riding clothes to minimize their injuries in the event of a crash. However, even the best motorcycle protection will not prevent a rider from possibly making direct contact with the colliding vehicle and almost certainly hitting the ground after the initial impact.
As a result, the injuries that a motorcycle rider suffers can be catastrophic even in a low-speed collision, resulting in substantially higher damages than a fender-bender between two passenger vehicles. At higher speeds, these types of accidents have a significantly higher fatality rate when compared to cars, with some estimates putting motorcycle crashes at a 29x higher risk of death in a collision than someone in a car.
Slip Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are just one of the many possible personal injuries that fall under the umbrella of “premises liability” cases, which hold property owners or managers accountable for the conditions on their property. When someone legally enters another person’s property in Florida, they have a legal right to expect that the owner has taken the appropriate precautions to ensure that the visitor does not encounter hazardous conditions and suffer an accident.
A slip and fall is a specific type of premises liability where someone, as the name implies, slips and falls on a wet floor, uneven rug, or (in colder areas, typically) slips on an icy walkway. Faulty stairways or broken handrails can also contribute to falls, which are extremely dangerous and can cause serious injuries to a victim.
Commercial trucking accidents are handled differently than passenger vehicle accidents for a variety of reasons, particularly how large these trucks are and how much more complex a commercial insurance claim is. Truckers are held to different standards than passenger drivers for licensing and often need to get additional certification depending on the type of cargo they haul, the specific vehicle they operate, and more. The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration sets limitations for things like the legal BAC limits for a truck driver, as well as the hours of service they can operate a vehicle in a given period of time, to name a few.
If you have been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, you already know that these types of accidents are much different than an accident at similar speeds between two like-sized vehicles. The administrative process following a crash is equally different and best left to an experienced Destin truck accident attorney to help you navigate this complicated claim.
A wrongful death case is essentially handled like any other personal injury case, but the claim is submitted by certain surviving family members, loved ones, or dependants through the deceased’s estate. While these cases are legally handled similarly to personal injury cases, the team at Fasig | Brooks understands that this is a particularly difficult time for the survivors, and we pride ourselves on handling these cases with sensitivity and respect for the healing process.
No personal injury claim stems from a joyous occasion, but in wrongful death cases, in particular, we focus on giving the family the emotional space they need to go through a healthy grieving process while we fight to get them the money they rightfully deserve.
Schedule Your Free Consultation Today
The best way to understand what your next steps are and what you are entitled to after suffering injuries that someone else caused is by speaking directly with one of the experienced and proven personal injury attorneys at Fasig | Brooks for a free consultation. Contact us as soon as possible to request yours, and let’s get started on getting you the money you deserve as soon as possible.