Victims Of Serious Personal Injury
- Car Accidents
- Insurance Coverage After A Car Accident
- Commercial Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Asbestos Exposure And Mesothelioma
- Mesothelioma Diagnosis
- Understanding Mesothelioma
- Pursuing Compensation For Mesothelioma
When you or someone you love is seriously injured, you don’t know where to turn or what to do first. Without a doubt, receiving exceptional medical treatment for those injuries is at the top of your priorities. Whether caused by a car accident, motorcycle crash, bicycle accident or some other circumstance beyond your control, the serious injuries you or a loved one suffered require the utmost attention and medical care for the best chance of survival and optimal recovery.
The serious personal injury cases our firm regularly handles range from those causing wrongful death to life-changing injuries such as head injuries, traumatic brain injury (TBI), paralysis/spinal cord injuries, and severe neck and back injuries. Other serious injuries require surgery and extended hospitalization or cause permanent scarring and disfigurement.
You Must Seek Medical Treatment Within 14 Days Of An Automobile Accident To Receive Full Medical Benefits From The Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Portion Of Your Automobile Policy.
Bodily injuries caused by the negligence of others happen every day and occur through different circumstances. Fortunately, Florida courts provide remedies to compensate victims of these types of traumatic injuries. The experienced, knowledgeable and caring attorneys at VanNess & VanNess, P.A., are strong advocates for victims of traumatic injuries. Our firm will fight for your right to obtain all compensation allowable by law. You need attorneys you can trust if you were seriously injured due to the negligent actions of another. Such cases include:
- Motor vehicle accidents and injuries, whether you were the driver, passenger or a pedestrian
- Collisions between passenger vehicles and trucks or other commercial vehicles, including semis, tractor-trailers, delivery vans and garbage trucks
- Motorcycle collisions
- Injuries resulting from accidents caused by uninsured and underinsured motorists
- Drivers who were drunk or under the influence
- Accidents caused by texting and driving
- Reckless and distracted driver accidents
- Accidents involving speeding and tailgating
- Aviation accidents, including airplane and helicopter crash litigation
- Dog bites
- Mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure
The Power Of Medical Knowledge In Your Case
Denise VanNess, one of the founding attorneys of VanNess & VanNess, P.A., has more than 25 years of experience securing fair and reasonable compensation owed to our clients for the harm caused by the negligence of others. She uses her background in medicine to analyze and evaluate the serious personal injury cases our firm undertakes on behalf of our clients. Ms. VanNess also attends seminars regularly to keep abreast of the latest medical and legal issues pertinent to the needs of our injured clients. This knowledge affords our firm an in-depth understanding of the medical aspects of our clients’ serious personal injury cases, as well as the laws involved in filing a claim. This enables our firm to explain matters to our clients clearly and to guide them to the best medical professionals and providers in each particular injury situation.
Many personal injury victims initially underestimate the long-term effects of the accident they just experienced. Serious injuries are not always immediately apparent. That is why you must seek medical assistance soon after your accident. It is also critical to talk with an attorney before having any contact with an insurance company.
The serious injuries our clients experience in car accidents and other incidents vary in severity. Not all injuries are readily apparent upon impact, and some remain undiscovered after an accident unless proper testing is performed to determine the cause of the pain. The more severe the accident, the more serious the resulting injury, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), neck and back injuries, paralysis and spinal cord injuries, chest/rib injuries, pelvic fractures, broken bones and fractures, trachea injuries, and jaw/tooth injuries. Falls from high places, dog bites and others’ negligence also cause serious injuries and scarring.
At VanNess & VanNess, P.A., through the leadership of Denise VanNess and our entire legal team, we aggressively evaluate the facts of the incident, fully analyze the extent of the resulting injuries, and accurately and effectively estimate the damages caused to the injured party.
Fair And Reasonable Compensation For Damages
According to Florida law, the two types of damages considered when seeking compensation in a personal injury claim are economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages include the reasonable expenses of hospitalization, medical care and treatment; the loss of earnings from the date of injury until the individual returns to work or, in the case of permanent disability, until the expiration of the individual’s work-life expectancy; and other economic factors. The loss of the ability to continue to earn money in the same manner as prior to the accident is also considered a compensable economic damage.
Noneconomic damages include past and future pain and suffering due to the injuries, any disability or physical impairment, mental anguish, permanent scarring, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life.
The experienced attorneys at VanNess & VanNess, P.A., work hard every day to establish links between the injuries suffered by our clients and their medical expenses as well as economic losses. Our attorneys routinely review medical records and arrange phone conferences with treating physicians to determine all injuries suffered as a result of someone’s negligent actions. While working to gather information on all insurance coverage available and identifying all defendants responsible for your injuries, we will stay actively involved with you and your medical care so we can guide you through the process. Our team also will obtain the documentation required regarding all your medical care and resulting damages. VanNess & VanNess, P.A., will obtain copies of police reports, medical records and your lost wages information so you don’t have to. By gathering all this information, we are building your case to prove the claim(s) against the defendant(s), and we will continue to advise you so you can make informed decisions about the course of legal action. We will also fully assess the long-term ramifications of your injury, including working with life care planners and vocational rehabilitation experts when necessary.
A demand is made to fully compensate our clients prior to proceeding with litigation and to avoid possible delays in obtaining a settlement or favorable verdict.
If you or a loved one suffered traumatic or serious injuries caused by the negligence of another and you don’t know where to turn, call our local office in Citrus County today. We will explain your rights and discuss if you can recover fair and reasonable compensation for the injuries caused by the negligence of others.
The experienced attorneys at VanNess & VanNess, P.A., will determine all damages caused by the incident so that you ultimately receive the fair and reasonable compensation you deserve. You need the compassionate and strong legal team of advocates at VanNess & VanNess, P.A., to fight for you — the insurance companies are fighting against you, not for you!
Strategic Representation In Serious Personal Injury Cases
A victim’s unfamiliarity with the complex world of personal injury law is one of the greatest obstacles in knowing how to proceed after an accident. Receiving the best medical care is always most important, but seeking sound legal advice is also essential, especially in the early stages. Finding knowledgeable attorneys who treat you with personal attention and can obtain the compensation you deserve may seem impossible. At VanNess & VanNess, P.A., we know our neighbors, and they turn to us in times of serious need. Our responsive team of lawyers consistently meets or exceeds clients’ expectations as we advocate on their behalf. The more serious and life-changing the injury you or a loved one has suffered, the more you need a highly qualified and experienced lawyer to fight for you.
Our attorneys will fight strategically and effectively so those responsible for your pain and suffering are made to compensate you for your injuries. Decades of combined experience fighting for the rights of the seriously injured allow our attorneys to formulate the intricate legal strategies necessary to receive the maximum compensation for a client in the most effective way possible. At VanNess & VanNess, P.A., our persistence in achieving substantial claims on behalf of our clients and the perseverance to go to trial, if necessary, provide the solid foundation required to successfully represent the seriously injured clients we serve every day.
Consult An Attorney Today
Although the statute of limitations for most types of Florida personal injury cases is four years, it is always in your best interest to seek legal counsel soon after an injury to allow your case the best possible chance of success. From discussing the details of your accident with our knowledgeable attorneys to obtaining timely and appropriate medical treatment for your injuries, contact our office today to discuss the details and to help ensure the best outcome for your medical recovery and possible legal action. Home and hospital visits are available for those too seriously injured to visit our offices.
To speak with the respected, experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at VanNess & VanNess, P.A., call our Citrus County, Florida, law office toll free today at 866-697-6221 to schedule your initial consultation. You can also complete our convenient online contact form. As a service to our valued clients, our attorneys make home or hospital visits if your injuries are too serious to visit one of our central Florida offices.