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Starting a Personal Injury Claim

The first step to any personal injury claim is to consult with an attorney.  At Viñas & DeLuca, PLLC, consultations are always free and confidential.  Not all personal injury cases are started the same way.  As a general matter, however, your attorney will likely start your case by gathering as much information as possible about the liability (fault) and damages in your case, obtaining insurance information for any potentially liable defendant, requesting that any potentially relevant evidence be maintained and kept for litigation, and possibly hiring a forensic expert to investigate and evaluate your claim.  Your attorneys may also request your medical records to learn more about your injuries and decide whether to consult a medical expert, review financial information pertaining to your lost wages or loss of ability to earn money (such as tax returns or W2 forms), or speak with any witnesses who may have relevant knowledge about your claim.

Your attorney will also need to determine how your medical bills are and will be paid, request various documentation from your health insurance company if you have one, and assist you with obtaining any needed medical care.

After fully evaluating your claim and gaining a clear picture of your damages, you and your attorney can discuss whether to file a lawsuit or, alternatively, attempt to reach a settlement without formal litigation.


If you or a loved one have been injured in a Florida personal injury or wrongful death matter, please contact Viñas & DeLuca for a free and confidential consultation by calling (305) 372-3650.  There is never a fee or cost to you unless our law firm can recover money for you.  You can also complete our Free Case Evaluation Form or easily chat with us online, and one of our experienced Florida personal injury attorneys will contact you right away. We are here 24/7/365 to speak with you and answer your questions. If you cannot come to us, we will come to you.