Personal Injury Attorney
Have you been injured in an accident? High out-of-pocket spending for medical care can lead to a large debt. For Example, fixing a broken leg can cost up to $7,500, and the average cost of a 3-day hospital stay is around $30,000, source: healthcare.gov.
Therefore, patients may delay or forgo needed medical care because of the cost, risking their health. First, our Personal Injury Attorney will assist you in getting the medical care you need through PIP, health insurance, or the at-fault party's insurance. Then we will fight to get you the financial support you need to recover fully.
William John DiPetrillo, Personal Injury Attorney, has over 24 years of experience in Personal injury cases, which will help you get the best result.
Please call to receive a free consultation for your Personal Injury case. Hire us. We only get paid if we win your Personal Injury case.
Personal Injury Practice areas include Automobile accidents, Bicycle accidents, Pedestrian accidents, Birth Injuries, Motorcycle accidents, Truck accidents, Wrongful death, slip and fall injuries, or any other accident where you are injured because of the fault of another.
Personal Injury Attorney
After suffering injuries in a motor vehicle collision, there are several factors that might significantly influence any car accident settlement or verdict. Some of those factors can be pivotal in determining the amount of any settlement or verdict...READ MORE
Personal Injury cases
include Automobile accidents, Bicycle accidents, Birth Injuries, Motorcycle accidents, Pedestrian accidents, Truck accidents, Wrongful death, Slip and fall injuries, Virtual reality accidents or any other accident where you are injured because of the fault or negligence of another
Serving South Florida since 1997
Our Managing Attorney, William John DiPetrillo, is an experienced Trial Lawyer who has resided in South Florida since 1969. He attended the University of Florida where he played on the rugby team. William "Bill" DiPetrillo graduated from the University of Florida in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. Then he went on to study law at the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University where he graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in1997. Then Mr. DiPetrillo assisted in teaching and speaking for the bar exam.
Mr. DiPetrillo is a member, in good standing, of the Florida Bar Association and has been President of his own law firm in South Florida for over twenty four years.
Additionally, Mr. DiPetrillo had earned all financial degrees with EF Hutton and received his stock, insurance, options and futures licenses.
How long does it take to receive an offer of compensation in a personal injury case?
The time it takes from reporting a personal injury claim to settling it depends on the details involved in your case. For example, We have had pedestrian personal injury claims be settled within four weeks of filing the claim. However, not all cases are the same. The "devil is in the details." Usually, you can expect the case to be settled a few weeks after treatment has concluded, allowing the physicians time to complete their final report and a reasonable processing time for the insurance company.
If you have suffered an injury due to another's actions or negligence. We can help. Our Managing Attorney, William John DiPetrillo, passed the Florida Bar examination in the top ten percent (10%) on his first try. He has had over 24 years of experience under his belt since.
These five factors significantly impact your settlement, so please bear them in mind.
1. Evidence of Fault & Comparative Negligence.
You should report the accident per the 2021 Florida Statutes listed shown below.
Another driver might be 100 percent at fault for an accident like a rear-end collision where the victim waited for a red light to turn green. This type of evidence might consist of a police accident report, traffic, dash-cam, surveillance camera footage of the crash, passenger, eyewitness statements, and photos of the vehicles involved. Sometimes, drivers admit fault to the investigating police officer.
A plea of guilty to an underlying traffic ticket can significantly influence any car accident settlement or verdict in many states. A guilty plea of guilty to an underlying traffic ticket can affect substantially any car accident settlement or verdict.
2. The Nature and Extent of Your Injuries
Is your injury permanent? Nearly all strains or sprains involving muscles, tendons, and ligaments will clear up six to eight weeks.
Here are a few examples of permanent injuries: Severe traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, Traumatic amputations, Burns from fire, explosions or electrocution, Fractures, especially if you required surgery and hardware was implanted, Organ damage, Spinal injuries, like one or more disc herniation and Severe dental injuries.
Victims who suffer one or more of the types above of injuries due to the carelessness and negligence of somebody else will require extensive medical care. They are likely to endure protracted or lifelong pain and suffering. The extent of these types of injuries makes them more compensable.
3. Your Medical Records and Bills
Expect the opposing insurance company to examine these in exacting detail. Seek medical assistance immediately after the crash. If you experience any pain or discomfort, ask the 911 operators to send paramedics along with the police. The paramedics will treat you at the scene and transport you to the most local emergency room. A record will be made of that.
After examining and treating you, the emergency room physician will make another record and provide you with instructions. Follow them. Those records from the paramedics and emergency room will begin a long history of the extent of your injuries along with treatment.
Never skip an appointment with a doctor or therapist. Inconsistent treatment could allow your credibility to be attacked, and you can be labeled a malingerer, impacting car accident settlement or verdict.
4. Comparative Negligence
the opposing insurance company might allege that you were partially at fault for the accident. Even if that is proven, you can still recover compensation for your injuries, but any settlement or verdict would account for any percentage of fault attributable to you. For example, if a jury found you to be 15 percent at fault for an accident, a $100,000 verdict would be reduced to $85,000.
5. The Request for a Statement
You're likely to be contacted by the opposing insurance company shortly after your accident "just to see if you're feeling any better." That's just a pretext for trying to obtain a recorded statement from you about how your accident happened. Never give an opposing insurance a statement without an attorney being present on your behalf. The law doesn't require you to provide one. However, your insurance policy may require that you provide a statement to your own insurance company.
That person who phones you already knows how the accident happened. They possess a copy of the police report. If that person says your claim will be denied and closed for want of a statement, contact a qualified and experienced personal injury attorney right away. Upon being retained, they will get the opposing insurance company right away. In the interim, don't mention your accident on social media.
An opposing insurance company will do everything possible to attempt to devalue your injury claim. Until you retain quality and experienced personal injury attorney, protect your claim or lawsuit by keeping these five factors that could impact your car accident settlement in mind at all times.
William John DiPetrillo & Associates, P.A., Personal Injury Attorney, will advise you further. We have over twenty-four (24) years of experience in car accident settlements and is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar Association.
Our personal injury attorneys are committed to assisting you in getting the medical care you need through PIP, health insurance or the at-fault party's insurance. Then we will fight to get you the financial support you need to recover fully.
We will pursue a negotiated settlement but will file a personal injury lawsuit in court to fight for a just personal injury settlement.
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