Since our founding in 1955, we have earned a reputation as one of the most successful law firms in the nation. Our lawyers handle cases throughout the country involving prescription drugs, medical devices, healthcare malpractice, consumer protection and auto accidents.
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What is a Personal Injury Lawsuit
A personal injury claim is a legal action filed by an individual who has suffered physical harm or death because of the fault of another.
In order to succeed in this type of litigation, you will have to prove three things: (1) the other side acted in a negligent, reckless or intentional manner; (2) the other side caused your harm; and (3) the amount of your damages.
If you survive the incident, your damages include physical and mental pain and suffering; medical expenses; and wage loss. If death occurs, the damages include medical and funeral expenses; mental pain and suffering; loss of support; and loss of future estate.
An individual injured in an automobile accident in Florida has four years to file a lawsuit to seek compensation. The claim must be filed within two years, however, if the person dies.
If the accident is caused by a governmental entity, there are papers that need to be filed at least six months before the lawsuit is filed. These papers must be submitted within three years after the accident in an injury case, and two years in a death case or in a case involving the federal government or its employees.
Even if the person at fault does not have enough insurance to cover your losses, it's possible that your insurance carrier, or even that of someone living in your household, will provide compensation to you. This is known as uninsured motorist coverage.
Comparing Law Firms and Attorneys
When hiring a lawyer, it's important to take your time and perform research. Review each firm's website for its experience, success and fees. Meet with the staff. Ask a lot of questions, and determine who you feel most comfortable trusting. Remember, anyone can advertise, but few actually have the ability to appropriately handle your case.
What Makes Our Firm Different
We have successfully helped many thousands of injured clients throughout the country in every type case. Each year, our law firm teaches 900 attorneys how to successfully handle this type litigation.
We are listed in Best Lawyers in America; U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms; National Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame; and America's Elite Trial Attorneys.
We provide absolutely free confidential consultations, and never charge any fees or costs unless you first recover. Our 35 attorneys, 6 investigators and 2 medical staff work together as one team for you.
We provide our clients the individual attention, dignity, and respect they deserve. We keep them informed, and speak honestly about the time it will take to resolve their individual cases and their chance of success.
Will Levin Papantonio Accept My Case
We review and accept cases on behalf of injured clients of every type and size, whether in the Pensacola area or nationwide. No case is too big or too small.
The one thing we can assure you is that we will take your call, provide you an absolutely free consultation, discuss with you the facts and issues of your case, and tell you whether we can help you. If not, we will try our best to get you to someone who can.
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We Place Community First
We started helping clients in the Pensacola area in 1955. Today, we represent individuals all over the country. However, we have never forgotten our roots, and have kept our offices in Pensacola for more than 60 years.
We make sure that all of our 175 employees provide extensive community outreach to give back to those who have given so much to us.
Nationally Recognized Leader in Personal Injury Law
Our accomplishments have been featured in numerous national news programs and magazines such as CNN, Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes magazine, Time magazine, National Law Journal, and US magazine.