Ocala Personal Injury LawyersTrustworthy Ocala Personal Injury Attorneys
After a serious accident, you may find that your life and your family's life have been transformed. First, there is the emergency care and medical treatment required. Perhaps your injury keeps you from working for a lengthy period, or perhaps you must find a new job. You may have difficulty supporting your family. Medical bills coupled with your lost income may give rise to financial and emotional stress. Though rest and recovery are crucial to getting your life back on track and re-entering the workforce, it can be hard to rest as bills keep mounting. If you are scared and feel as though your life is falling apart after an accident, the experienced Ocala personal injury lawyers at Dean Law Firm are here to help.Dedicated Advocates for Injured Victims
We are trustworthy attorneys with more than three decades of combined experience representing ordinary people in their claims for compensation after serious accidents. We handle a wide variety of personal injury cases, including those related to:
- Car accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Premises liability or “slip and fall” accidents
- Nursing home negligence
- Wrongful death
Most of our clients are hurt because of negligence, or another person's failure to use reasonable care under the circumstances at hand. In negligence cases, we show (1) that the defendant had a duty to you to act with the appropriate level of care under the law; (2) that the defendant breached the duty; (3) the breach caused your injuries; and (4) you were damaged. If we can prove these essential elements, you may be entitled to damages including amounts for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost income. Also, because Florida is a comparative negligence state, you may still be eligible to recover damages for your injuries even if you were significantly at fault in causing your own accident.
We handle a wide variety of cases involving negligent, reckless, or wrongful conduct. This includes injuries that are caused by a driver experiencing road rage, or a doctor who fails to meet the applicable standard of care, and commits medical malpractice by operating on you while drunk. It also includes cases where someone knows his dog is dangerous, but fails to advise you of that danger and you get bitten.
Regardless of the degree of fault, we work hard to develop the facts of your case, including issues of liability and calculation of damages, through investigation and discovery. If necessary, we will retain experts to help work up the case. At all stages of the proceedings, we negotiate tenaciously with insurers and defendants. If a favorable settlement cannot be reached, we have the skill and ability to try your case in front of a jury.
Regardless of the type of accident or injury, you can confidentially consult with our lawyers for free. All of the personal injury cases we take are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not pay us fees unless we are successful in your case.We Put Our Experience to Work for You
Insurance companies have teams of adjusters and attorneys to protect their interests. After an accident, the other party's insurer may approach you. They are likely to be friendly and sympathetic. They will want to ask you questions and they may even offer you a deal on the condition that you sign a settlement agreement. However, the other party's insurer has no duty towards you; they are not on your side. The deal they offer is unlikely to be the full amount your family needs over the long haul.
You need a lawyer who is committed to advocating for your interests. It can take months for the full extent of your injuries to be known by your medical providers. Before you talk to any representative of another party about the accident, you should consult with our caring and dedicated lawyers. We have worked on numerous injury claims arising from a variety of circumstances, and have helped many families obtain the financial compensation they need and deserve. Michael Dean is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating process. This rating reflects his high standards with respect to both ethics and legal proficiency.
In addition to our personal injury practice, we represent clients in estate, probate, business litigation, general business, and real estate matters. We represent clients throughout Central Florida, including Ocala, Crystal River, and The Villages. Contact the knowledgeable Ocala personal injury attorneys at Dean Law Firm at 352-387-8700 or via our online form.