Personal Injury Attorneys and Lawyers in Melbourne, Florida
A Personal injury attorney helps and assists injured individuals recover damages from the negligent act of another. A serious physical injury can often be a life-changing event, sometimes causing permanent damage that can change your future and your entire life. A physical injury caused by someone’s negligence is known as personal injury law. Personal injury covers many areas of law, including:
Arcadier, Biggie & Wood, PLLC, is a premier law firm for Palm Bay, Melbourne, Cocoa Beach, Viera, all of Brevard County and Central Florida. We specialize in litigating all levels of cases and all different types. We handle all types of malpractice cases, corporate and business negligence, workplace injury, slip and fall injury, class action lawsuits, product injury, automobile negligence and insurance company bad faith cases.
If you have been injured and are looking for serious representation we will go to court and fight for you. But first, we will always be glad to give you a free consultation and discuss all your options with you. We have successfully litigated and are currently in litigation against some of the largest corporations in the country. We will represent you and fight for you against any negligent party, no matter who they are, or how big they are.
What To Do When You Are Injured In An Accident
What you do in the first moments and days immediately after an accident of any type, is vitally important. Often people are in pain and confused and the last thing they are thinking about, is what to do to protect their legal interests. That is where we come in and we will be glad to discuss your case with you, as soon as possible and appropriate after you have been injured.
However, there are two important rules that apply whenever you suffer any type of personal injury caused by the negligence of another party, no matter how serious it may be, or how minor it may seem at the time.
Seek Immediate Medical Attention
The first thing you have to do after any type of injury, is to seek immediate medical attention, even if you don’t think you may need it. In cases of severe injuries, they will be obvious and you will be taken care of by the first-responders on the scene. However, in many cases an important thing to realize, is that you may actually be injured much worse than you think you are at the time of the accident. This is why it is so important to seek immediate medical attention and be completely examined by a doctor, to have all your injuries fully documented and to follow up with your doctor, after any automobile accident or other type of injuries. Severe injuries, such as broken bones, burns and organ damage are immediately obvious. But many physical injuries, especially those from automobile accidents, can cause damage that is not immediately obvious or visible and may hurt only moderately at the time. But often, these may be progressive in nature, where the real damage may not show up for months and sometimes even years later. It may actually be much worse than you think at the time, and it may not show up until weeks, months and even years following your incident.
Never Talk to Anyone Representing The Other Party In An Accident
Whenever you are the victim of a personal injury of any kind, especially in an automobile accident, you will probably be asked to make a statement to police and file an accident report. You must do this as completely and honestly as possible to any direct questions you are asked. If at all possible, you should wait for your attorney to be present, so they can protect your legal interests while you are making your statement.
Under no circumstances should you ever discuss the accident – especially your injuries – with any of the other parties involved in the accident, any of their friends or relatives and especially never anyone representing their insurance company. This is absolutely vital! Do not ever talk to anyone but law enforcement, and only tell them what they ask, without volunteering any additional information. Never talk to anyone else until you have an attorney present to represent you and protect your legal interests.
Arcadier, Biggie & Wood, PLLC, is a law firm serving Palm Bay, Melbourne, Cocoa Beach, Viera, Brevard County and all of Central Florida with qualified and experienced personal injury attorneys. We will be glad to help and advise you every step of the way, from initial consultation, to going to trial if that is where your case ends up. If you’ve suffered due to an automobile accident or the negligence of another party or parties, call us today to set up your free consultation so we can discuss your case and your options.