Experienced Attorneys Help With Injury Lawsuits in Pensacola and the Gulf Coast
Timeliness, accuracy, experience and aggressive representation are keys to successful personal injury claims
What you need most after you have been injured is compensation to cover your medical expenses, your loss of income, damage to your property, and the pain and suffering that someone else’s negligence caused you and your family. For more than 25 years, the personal injury lawyers at the AV®-rated Pensacola law firm of Baker & Baker have shown the knowledge and the grit to help people recover damages so they can move on with their lives.
Anatomy of a Pensacola personal injury lawsuit
If you have been injured in an accident, it is important that you talk to an experienced Florida injury lawyer as soon as possible. A Pensacola pedestrian accident or a truck accident in Tallahassee — any kind of accident — has a statute of limitations; that is, a time period in which the claim must be filed or it is forever barred. For most accident injuries in Florida, the statute of limitations is four years from the date of the injury. In general, here is how the process works and what you can expect:
We will initiate file a personal injury lawsuit by filing a complaint in the appropriate court. Our complaint will outline what happened and why the defendants (the people who caused the accident) are responsible. We will ask that the court order the defendants to pay you financial damages.
The court will issue a summons, which the defendants will receive along with the complaint. The defendants have 20 days to file a response to the complaint with the court. (In the rare case where the defendants ignore the deadline, you would win your suit by default.)
A trial date is set. In the meantime, we gather as much information as possible to support your claim. This is called the discovery process. Discovery may include documents, witness testimony in depositions, and information from medical professionals, accident reconstruction experts, economists and others.
If the defendants do not settle with you out of court, your case goes to trial. As your attorneys, we offer evidence and examine and cross-examine witnesses. After both sides make their closing arguments, the judge or the jury makes a decision.
Not every lawsuit goes to trial; in fact, the vast majority don’t. We will negotiate a fair settlement for our clients whenever possible. But if it is in your best interest to try the case, we do not hesitate to go to court. Our goal is always to get you the best possible outcome and the greatest compensation possible.
Let our skilled Pensacola personal injury law firm help you get the compensation you deserve
If you have been injured in an accident — or if you have lost a spouse, parent or child to a wrongful death — it is important that you get legal help as soon as possible. Before you talk to the insurance company, talk to us. To schedule a free consultation, please contact us online or call us at 850-316-8247.