Levin Papantonio | Personal Injury Lawyers in Pensacola
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Since 1955 we have earned a reputation as one of the most successful personal injury law firms in the country, with our 35 attorneys handling claims involving prescription drugs, medical devices, defective products, medical malpractice, auto accidents and consumer protection.

We have won more than $3 billion dollars in jury verdicts and settlements. 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, and US magazine.

 

Types of Injury Cases We Handle

 

What is a Personal Injury Lawsuit

What is a Personal Injury Case

A personal injury lawsuit is a legal claim filed by an individual who has suffered physical injury or death because of the negligent, reckless or intentional conduct of another individual, company or governmental entity.

It typically occurs with auto accidents, medical malpractice, workers compensation, prescription drugs, medical devices and defective products.

Any situation in which a person suffers physical injuries or death because of the fault of another person, company or government can be a personal injury case.
 

How Long Do I Have to Bring a Personal Injury Claim

There is no easy answer to this question because it depends on many factors, such as where the injury occurred, the type of injury, and who caused the injury.

As an example, if an auto accident occurs in Florida, the injured person has four years to file a lawsuit for injuries, but only two years if the accident causes death.

If an injury is caused by a Florida governmental entity, there are papers that need to be filed at least six months before the lawsuit is filed, and the maximum time period in which the lawsuit can be filed is three years.

The most important thing is that you immediately seek free legal advice when you become aware of a potential injury caused by the fault of another, even if you decide not to hire a lawyer. It costs you nothing, but provides you much protection.

 
Why Choose Us

Our law firm was started more than 60 years ago, and is considered a national leader in this type of litigation. We have received well over 150 jury verdicts throughout the country in the amount of $1 million or more, and achieved verdicts and settlements in excess of $3 billion.

Each year, our law firm teaches more than 1,000 attorneys how to successfully handle injury claims. For more information, please visit our Home Page section.

 

What Does It Cost

The fee we charge ranges from 20% to 40% depending upon the amount we recover for you. For a detailed discussion on fees and costs, click Fees & Costs.

 

Contact Information

To contact us for a free confidential consult, you can call us at (800) 277-1193. You also can request a confidential consultation by clicking Free & Confidential Consult, which form will be immediately reviewed by one of our personal injury lawyers.

 
Reasons to Choose Us

Will Levin Papantonio Accept My Claim

Our law firm reviews and accepts injury cases of every type and size throughout America. 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 consult, discuss with you the facts and issues of your case, and tell you whether we can help you. If not, we will try to get you to someone who can.

 

Comparing Law Firms

When hiring a law firm, it's important to take your time and perform research. Review each law firm's website for its experience, success and fees. Meet with the firms. Ask a lot of questions, and determine who you feel most comfortable trusting.

 

What Will I have to Prove to Succeed

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In order to succeed in your personal injury claim, 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 injury; and (3) the amount of your damages.

In regard to the first thing you must prove, negligence is the failure of a person to use reasonable care, which is the care that a reasonably careful person would use under the same circumstances. The second thing you much prove (causation) occurs when the negligent act produces or contributes substantially to producing the injury. The third thing you must prove is your damages.

In a personal injury lawsuit, your damages include physical pain and suffering; mental pain and suffering; medical expenses; and wage loss. In a wrongful death claim, your damages include medical and funeral expenses; mental pain and suffering; loss of support; and loss of future estate.