Frequently Asked Questions
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FAQ about The Eberst Law Firm
Where are your offices?
The Eberst Law Firm has three locations.
- Stuart, Florida
- Gainesville, Florida
- Daytona Beach, Florida
What to do if I am in a Car Accident:
1.) Check for injuries to you, passengers, and the other party.
2.) Call 911 to ensure that medical professionals come to the scene to assess and treat injuries. Further, it is important for law enforcement to be dispatched to clear the scene and properly record all relevant information concerning the car accident.
3.) Obtain the name, address, phone number, and insurance information for the other party—as well as all the information of all witnesses of the accident.
4.) Take photos of both your car and the other party’s automobile. It is essential that we can illustrate the extent of damage that each automobile sustained. Take photos of your injuries if bruising, abrasions or anything else is visible as a result of the auto accident.
5.) Report the accident to your insurance carrier.
6.) Do not provide a recorded statement. These statements can later be utilized against you and it is common for such statements to be taken out of context.
7.) Get checked out by a physician immediately.
8.) Consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer at The Eberst Law Firm, P.A.
How Much Will a Personal Injury Attorney Cost Me?
Contrary to what many would believe, personal injury attorneys, are not paid upfront and do not charge you by the hour. The vast majority of personal injury attorneys will work on what is called a “contingency fee” basis.
This means that the personal injury attorney that you hire will be compensated by taking their fee out of the settlement that they manage to negotiate for you or what you are awarded in a lawsuit. This fee is generally around 33.3% although there is variation depending on the details of the case and lawyer.
This system is in place because it makes hiring a personal injury attorney much more accessible since those in need of a personal injury attorney are typically in need of one because of severe damages they suffered to their finances in the first place. Contingency fees also ensure that your personal injury attorney is invested in the outcome of your case since it will determine exactly how much they are compensated.
How Long do I Have to File a Case?
Personal injuries have time limits called statutes of limitations which determine exactly how long you have a valid personal injury case. These statutes of limitations vary depending on the type of case as well as state by state. In the state of Florida, the statute of limitations for car accidents motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and falls, is four years from the date of the accident.
Medical malpractice is two years from when the patient knew or should have known that an injury occurred and that it was likely due to medical malpractice.
Wrongful death is two years from the date of the death.
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