No matter how hard they might try, Pensacola residents are not always able to shield themselves or their families from becoming the victims of accidents. Anytime they leave their homes, there is a risk that they will suffer serious injuries. The question becomes whether they can file personal injury claims if they believe that someone else is responsible for their current situation.
If you believe that you suffered injuries due to the negligence of another, the first step would be to contact a Pensacola attorney. The sooner you make contact, the better the chances are that any evidence that could prove your claim will still be available. An investigation surrounding the accident will help determine whether a personal injury claim is appropriate.
Whether you were riding a bike or motorcycle, driving or riding in a passenger vehicle or walking the city's streets, motorists owe you a duty of care. Medical professionals also owe you a duty of care when it comes to diagnosing and treating your ailment or injury. Manufacturers are required to produce safe products, and businesses are required to ensure their premises are safe. When an injury occurs involving any of these scenarios, it is possible that negligence was the culprit.
Your recovery could take a significant amount time, during which you are incurring medical bills, losing income and incurring other damages that are causing financial hardship for you and your family. Filing a personal injury claim could result in the restitution you need. Insurance companies that represent the party or parties you believe to be responsible for your injuries might attempt to settle your claim quickly. These companies are not looking out for your best interests, and you could do yourself and your family a disservice by accepting any such settlement without first allowing an attorney to review the offer and your case.