How is Pain and Suffering Calculated?

There are two primary forms of damages in a personal injury case – economic and non-economic. Economic damages, such as medical bills and lost wages stemming from a motorcycle accident, a bicycle accident, or a car accident, are easy to prove. Non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, are more subjective, and it takes a skilled attorney to calculate and prove them. The Eberst Law Firm has a team of attorneys who have that skill. We’ll know exactly what your pain and suffering (and other non-economic damages) are worth and help you get every dollar you have coming. Our team will always be here to answer your questions and address all your concerns. Contact us online or call 1-888-CALL-JON for a free consultation. What is Pain and Suffering? Pain and suffering damages are compensation awarded in personal injury cases. They compensate the injured party for the physical and emotional pain and suffering they experienced due to the injury. This can include physical pain, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment, and emotional distress. Pain and suffering damages are typically awarded in addition to other damages, such as medical expenses and lost wages. The amount awarded can vary widely depending on the specific...

5 Causes of Wrongful Death

When a loved one passes much too soon, that’s a tragedy that can seem to be impossible to bear. But when that death occurs due to negligence (called wrongful death), that can be even worse for those who are left behind. Feelings of anger and frustration are common. Family members want justice, and they want it as quickly as possible. A Florida wrongful death attorney with The Eberst Law Firm can help you find that justice if you’ve lost a member of your family due to someone else’s carelessness. We have a great deal of experience in this area of the law, so we’ll tell you what to expect throughout the duration of your case. We’ll also fight to make sure those responsible for your loss are forced to pay dearly for their negligence. If you would like to learn more about how we may be of assistance, please give us a call at 1-888-CALL-JON for a free review of your case, or contact us online. The following is information on the five most common reasons that wrongful deaths occur. 1. Motor Vehicle Accidents Car wrecks can not only cause permanent, life-altering injuries, but they can also be fatal in...

How Are Medical Expenses Calculated After a Personal Injury Accident?

One of the first things most accident victims think about is how they’re going to be able to pay their medical bills. Those medical expenses just keep piling up after your personal injury incident. and it’s not at all uncommon for people to start to panic. It really doesn’t matter how they were hurt. Whether it was a bicycle accident, a slip and fall or something else. Victims typically worry that they’ll never be able to catch up. At The Eberst Law Firm, we have a team of attorneys who believe injury victims already have enough on their plate. They shouldn’t stress out over how their medical expenses will be paid after suffering a personal injury. If you’ve been hurt due to the negligence of someone else, we will fight on your behalf to make sure you get all the compensation you deserve. Money that will pay for your medical bills and more. The following is a look at some of the factors that will go into determining how much your medical bills will eventually be. If you would like to learn more about how we may be able to help, please contact us online or give us a call at (888) CALL-JON to schedule a free consultation. Long-Term Medical Costs...

Mistakes to Avoid Before Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

Any kind of personal injury case can be filled with pitfalls. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been hit by a vehicle while on your motorcycle, you slipped and fell at a store, you were in a truck accident, or you were simply driving through a parking lot and hit by a negligent motorist. The complexities can make it really easy for an injury victim to make a mistake that could torpedo their case even before they get legal help. Don’t let this happen to you. Get in touch with a skilled personal injury attorney with The Eberst Law Firm as soon as you can. We’ll take care of all the legal work so you can focus on recovering from your injury. You’ll be able to rest easy, knowing your case is in the best possible hands. Get your free case review by calling 1-888-CALL-JON or contacting us online. Here’s some information on how seemingly minor mistakes could rob you of your chance of obtaining compensation, as well as examples that you need to avoid at all costs. [caption id="attachment_2624" align="alignnone" width="900"] Close up of hands of young woman signing legal documents on desk. Close up of woman hand holding pen and signing legal paper seated at desk. Detail of lawyer filling...

What’s the Average Settlement for a Back Injury Case?

People who suffer back injuries in accidents caused by others will often ask attorneys a lot of questions during the process of choosing a legal representative. At Eberst Law, prospective clients will typically ask us how much they can expect to receive in compensation for the injury that is causing their excruciating back pain. While this is obviously an understandable question, there’s no easy answer. Clients can obtain anywhere from $10,000 to $100,000 or more. The amount you may receive will depend on a long list of factors. There are some cases where people obtain millions of dollars, and others where they get far less than they expect. No attorney worth your while will ever promise to get you a certain amount of money. At Eberst Law, we will always fight to help you obtain fair compensation. Once we learn the details of your specific case, we’ll be able to give you at least a general idea of how much you might be able to receive. Learn more by calling 1-888-CALL-JON or using our online form to schedule a free review of your case. In the meantime, here are a few of the many factors that typically play a role in determining how much a back...

What is a Personal Injury Settlement Mill?

No matter what kind of personal injury case you may be involved with, whether it’s a car accident, a bicycle accident, a slip and fall or anything else, you need the best possible legal representation you can find. What you don’t need is to unwittingly hire a law firm that’s actually what’s known as a “settlement mill.” If you do, the chances are you’ll obtain far less compensation than you’re entitled to. The attorneys with The Eberst Law Firm want you to get the money you deserve for the suffering you’ve been forced to endure. We have some information that will help you spot a settlement mill, and why hiring one will be such a bad idea. One thing you’ll always be able to count on is The Eberst Law Firm doesn’t fall into this category. We’ve never been a settlement mill, and we’ll never be one. When you hire us, you’ll be working closely with a real attorney who will work passionately to help you get every cent you deserve. Schedule a free consultation by calling 1-888-CALL-JON or contacting us online. Defining “Settlement Mill” You’ve no doubt seen the ads on television for personal injury lawyers. Some of them are fairly humorous, while others consist of in-your-face messages...

Personal Injury Legal Terms Car Accident Victims Should Know

[caption id="attachment_2746" align="alignnone" width="900"] Court gavel, scale of justice, law theme. law lawyer hammer attorney court background composition judge concept. Close up[/caption] If you’ve been in a car accident and you’re talking to a seasoned attorney, or you’re simply doing research into legal representation, you’ll probably come across a lot of strange terms. You’ve never really had any experience with personal injury law before, so you really haven’t had the need to familiarize yourself with legal parlance. Here are just a few of the terms you’ll likely encounter as your case proceeds. The Eberst Law Firm has a team of attorneys who have achieved a strong track record of success helping people just like you. When you turn to us, we’ll make sure you completely understand everything that’s going on in your case, without confusing you with a bunch of legalese. Get in touch with us online or give us a call at 1-888-CALL-JON for a free consultation. Personal Injury Terms Damages When someone is hurt in a car accident, or any other type of personal injury accident, for that matter, they suffer losses. They have to pay for medical treatment, and they typically lose money because they’ve had to miss work because they’re hurt. In legal...

Understanding Maximum Medical Improvement in Your Personal Injury Claim

[caption id="attachment_2749" align="alignnone" width="900"] Female physiotherapist doing healing treatment and rehabilitation after injury shoulder of patient by stretching and physical exercise with therapy in health clinic[/caption] Whether you’ve been involved in a pedestrian accident, a car wreck, you’ve suffered a slip and fall injury, or you’ve been hurt in any other kind of accident, you’re going to deal with a lot of complexities. The insurance company you’re dealing with will try to deny you the compensation you deserve. And you can be sure that they’ll make life difficult for as long as they can. One of the more complicated aspects of a personal injury case is a concept known as maximum medical improvement. As you’ll learn, it basically means you’re at a point where no additional treatment is going to improve your condition. Insurers might claim you’ve reached this point to get out of having to pay you for ongoing medical costs. At The Eberst Law Firm, we know the tricks insurance companies like to use in order to pay as little money as they possibly can to accident victims. But we also know how to defeat those tactics. If you choose us to represent you, we’ll fight for your rights so you can get the...

When to Hire a Wrongful Death Attorney in Florida

No amount of money could ever make up for the terrible loss of a loved one. But when a tragedy occurs due to someone else’s negligence, the family members of those who have passed on will often demand justice. If this has happened to your family, we first want to offer our sincere condolences. We are also here to help you find that justice. At The Eberst Law Firm, we have years of experience helping the families of those lost due to unimaginable circumstances. If you’ve been forced to suffer due to the negligence of another party, please get in touch to find out more about how we may be able to help. You can contact us online for a free consultation, or you can give us a call at 888-CALL-JON. Here is some information on wrongful death lawsuits, and why it’s so important to hire an attorney as soon as you possibly can. What Does “Wrongful Death” Mean? This is basically a term that means a death that occurs due to an accident that should not have happened in the first place. It could be due to a speeding driver, someone who got behind the wheel while impaired, or some other type of negligence. When...

Car Accidents Can Cause Permanent and Life-Changing Injuries

Any kind of car accident can, of course, result in injuries that will completely change a victim’s life. While there’s a chance an injury will “only” result in a few weeks or months of recovery, there are other times where the effects can last for a lifetime. It’s horrible enough to have to deal with this kind of problem when an accident occurs – when it happens due to someone else’s negligence, that can make things even worse. The Eberst Law Firm always fights passionately for the rights of people who are severely hurt in vehicle accidents that are no fault of their own. If you fall into this category, please get in touch with us as soon as you can. We will let you know how long your case is likely to take, and, once we obtain all of the details of your case, we’ll also give you an idea of how much compensation you may be able to obtain. Schedule a free consultation by contacting The Eberst Law Firm online or by calling 888-CALL-JON. US and Florida Car Accident Statistics Nearly 40,000 people die in automobile accidents in the US every year, and more than 4 million are hurt badly enough to require medical help. The financial impact of...

Receiving Compensation for Short-Term Injuries

If you’ve been injured in any sort of accident, you’re going through a lot of pain, and you might not be able to work. You’re lucky that you survived, and that you’ll eventually get back to normal. But right now, you’re probably feeling pretty miserable. If you were hurt due to someone else’s negligence – whether it was in a car accident, a slip-and-fall accident or anything else – you have just as much of a right to compensation as someone who has suffered a catastrophic, permanent injury. Just because your injury is considered “short-term,” that doesn’t mean it’s not having a major impact on your life. The attorneys with The Eberst Law Firm can help you get the compensation you deserve. For a free consultation, contact us online or call 888-CALL-JON. What Causes Short-Term Injuries? There are many different types of short-term injuries, and just as many reasons why they happen. Here is just a brief look at some of the more common causes. You could be in a so-called “minor” car accident, such as a rear-end collision, and suffer a neck injury such as whiplash. This is a type of soft-tissue injury that can lead to severe pain in the back and...

Severe Injuries Associated with Pedestrian and Semi-Truck Accidents

A collision between a huge semi-truck and a car can have horrible enough consequences. But when a truck hits a pedestrian, the results are typically catastrophic – oftentimes, fatal. Florida is a beautiful state, one where people love to take a walk and enjoy the sunshine. If that walk turns tragic, it will be imperative for the victim, or the victim’s family, to pursue compensation. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident involving a semi-truck, please get in touch with The Eberst Law Firm, P.A. as soon as possible. We will provide you with a free consultation to let you know how we may be able to help. You can give us a call at 888-CALL-JON or use our online form. Why Are Semi-Trucks so Dangerous? The sheer size of a semi-truck makes it incredibly dangerous. These mammoth vehicles can easily weigh 80,000 pounds (40 tons) when fully loaded. When one of these huge trucks hits a pedestrian, that person will be incredibly lucky to survive. Unfortunately, in most cases they don’t. Florida Pedestrian Laws and Truck Accidents According to Florida law, a pedestrian is defined as a person who walks close to traffic, or walks on the side...