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Personal Injury Lawyers in Lakeland

For nearly 20 years, the Fernandez Firm has successfully represented thousands of personal injury clients throughout Central Florida.  If you or a loved one has been injured in Lakeland, it is critical you select an experienced personal injury attorney as your decision can have a significant impact on the compensation you receive for your injury.  Unlike some law firms, which rarely go to court or are quick to accept any settlement, our Lakeland attorneys have significant jury trial experience and prepare your case, from day one.   We will retain or work with your treating doctors to determine the full extent of your personal injuries.  We will gather your medical bills, wage loss records and consult with financial experts to evaluate your economic damages, including loss of future earning capacity.  This intensive process helps provide us with a figure that covers the amount needed to readjust to life following an accident.  While each case is different and damages vary, our dedication to our clients and reputation for success in the courtroom, have helped us recover over $50 million in jury trial verdicts and negotiated settlements.

At the Fernandez Firm, our Lakeland attorneys have been helping injured victims for more than two decades.  If you have been injured and have questions, we may be able to assist you to take the legal steps necessary to recover mounting medical bills, wage loss and compensation for your damages.  Call now or contact the attorneys in our Lakeland office today by completing our free, online, case evaluation form.

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If you or someone you know has been injured or suffered a wrongful death due to negligence and are seeking an experienced Lakeland personal injury attorney we can help!

Call the Fernandez Firm today to speak with Lakeland personal injury lawyer today. There is no charge for our legal consultation and, if there is no recovery, there are no attorneys’ fees or costs due.

We don’t get paid unless we Winand we want to win!

How Much Does a Personal Injury Attorney Costs?

Frank Fernandez and Jennifer Fernandez Lakeland Personal Injury Attorneys

At the Fernandez Firm, our attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis. That simply means you pay nothing to retain our legal services and we do not receive any attorneys’ fees or costs unless we win your case.  That’s why our firm motto is “We don’t Get Paid Unless We Win, and We Want to Win!” 

Our attorneys’ fees are a percentage of your total recovery; we do not charge for our time or we don’ charge for consultations.  As a result, you get full access to our years of experience and superior legal resources, without any additional strain on your family or personal finances.

What Can I Win?

In Florida, thousands of rules, regulations and laws have been written and refined to protect you and your family against danger and prevent negligent injury.  For example, operating a motor vehicle is very dangerous unless basic safety laws are followed.  Thus, a driver may be negligent if he or she violates Florida law by speeding, rear-ending another vehicle or driving under the influence causing a collision.  Surgery becomes extremely dangerous when basic medical standards are not met and followed.   Thus, a doctor may be found negligent for preforming a surgery which results in the injury or wrongful death of his patient.  Enforcing these laws against rule breakers protects not only you but the entire community. 

In filing a lawsuit, you simply are applying the laws which allows injured persons to recover compensation for losses that were only incurred because another’s carelessness or negligent conduct.  While taking legal action may not be your first-priority following an injury, an experienced personal attorney can examine the cost of your current and future losses and timely file a claim seeking this amount from the party responsible for your injuries. In a personal injury action, your attorney may seek compensation for the following:

      • Past and future medical bills, including the cost of prescribed medication, therapy and surgeries

      • Past Lost Wages

      • Loss of future earning capacity

      • Pain and suffering

      • Mental anguish

      • Loss of enjoyment of life

      • Loss of companionship, comfort, affection, etc.

In wrongful death cases, our attorneys may be able to recover compensation for medical and funeral expenses, loss of support and household services and loss of future earnings and accumulations.

The purpose of awarding an injured party monetary damages is to restore them physically, emotionally and financially.  While a personal injury suit cannot heal an injury, much less bring back a lost a loved one, it can provide economic stability for a family during difficult financial times following an accident.  Further, by taking legal action, you can hold the negligent party, hospital or corporation responsible for their actions and, in some cases, may be entitled to punitive damages awarded to punish another for intentional misconduct or gross negligence.

Cases Our Lawyers Handle

If you are seeking an experience Lakeland personal injury attorney, it is critical you consult with a lawyer who has gone to trial and regularly handles the following types of cases:

      • Personal Injury

      • Medical Malpractice

      • Car and Trucking Accidents

      • Motorcycle Accidents

      • Nursing Home Abuse
      • Slip and Fall Injuries

      • Premises Liability Claims

We also handle personal injury cases involving the following types of injuries:

Traumatic brain and spinal cord injury:   There are many types of accidents which can result in a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury.   Since brain and spinal cord injuries can have such a dramatic impact on the victim’s lifestyle and their physical and psychological wellbeing, these lawsuits often seek to recover the cost of the patient future life care needs, past and future medical expenses, as well as, the loss of earnings and other damages.

Pressure Sores:  Pressure sores, sometimes called pressure ulcer, are defined as any lesion caused by unrelieved pressure that results in damage to underlying tissue.  Pressure sore usually develop over bony areas such as the heel, hip bone or tailbone region and are described in different stages to indicate the extent of the tissue damage.  When a pressure ulcer develops those who are injured as a result may be able to file a claim for compensation with the help of an attorney in Clearwater.

Dog Bites:   In Lakeland, dog owners must be exceptionally watchful of their pets, as a person will be held strictly liable if his or her dog bites or injures another person in a public area or on private property (as long as the bite victim was lawfully on the property while the attack occurred).  Under Florida law, a pet owner can even be held responsible for past and future medical expenses and money damages when the injured victim is partly at fault for the incident.  Thus when a dog bite or attack occurs it is extremely important to report the incident to Animal Control officials and seek qualified legal assistance from an experienced attorney.

Wrongful Death:  When a person dies in the State of Florida due to another’s negligence or carelessness, the surviving spouse, children and other relatives may be able to recover monetary damages for their loss.  These include medical bills and funeral expenses, loss of support and services and loss of companionship.  Wrongful death civil suits are commonly filed against negligent doctors, drivers and large corporations, including hospitals and trucking companies.

 
 

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Jennifer Gentry Fernandez
The Fernandez Firm | Florida 

Can I Recover for My Injuries?

Not all injured victims are entitled to file a lawsuit for their loss, injury and damages.  A number of important factors, including the date of the incident, the cause of the accident and the severity of your injuries must be considered in determining whether you have valid legal claim.  Only an experienced Clearwater attorney will be able to evaluate your case and determine whether you can proceed with a personal injury lawsuit.  Please be aware that Florida has various statutes of limitation which apply to all personal injury cases. This simply means that you have a specific time, from the date of the incident to bring a negligence claim, or it will be forever barred.

When a person, firm or corporation fails to follow the rules, regulations and laws designed to protect the public against the risk of unreasonable harm, they may be deemed negligent and could be held responsible for all resulting damages in an accident. 

What is the Statute of Limitations?

If you suffer from an injury caused by the negligent acts of another person, business or organization, your right to sue for monetary damages could be lost if you do not act quickly.  Florida law has very specific statute of limitations that requires people who are injured to file a lawsuit within a certain period of time. For example, the statute of limitations for a car accident might be four years, but if you are injured by the negligence of a surgeon, you could lose your right to sue after only two years.

The laws setting limitations on the time within which you must file a lawsuit can be very complex in Florida. At the Fernandez Firm, our attorneys will review all the facts and circumstances related to your potential liability claim to determine the appropriate statute of limitations that applies to your case. We make it our job to protect your legal rights, to hold the at fault party accountable for your loss, injury and damage.

Free Legal Consultations - Call Today!

If you or a loved one has been wrongfully injured in Lakeland, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your medical expenses, your lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses.  Should you wish to seek the advice of a personal injury attorney, I urge you to contact our law firm today at 1-800-222-8163.  Our attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or for immediate assistance simply complete our free, no obligation, case evaluation form.

At the Fernandez Firm, we don’t get paid unless we Win… and we want to win!

Lakeland Offices

100 S. Kentucky Avenue, Suite 285
Lakeland, Florida, 33801

(863) 774-3325

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  • As a Connecticut trial lawyer, I have regularly referred a number of personal injury cases to the Fernandez Firm. As skillful and experienced Florida injury attorneys, their lawyers are attentive to our clients’ needs and committed to making their voices heard. I feel very confident that the clients I refer to the Fernandez Firm are in excellent hands.
    Attorney Eric Smith
    Stratton Faxon
    New Haven, CT

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