If you have been injured in an accident due to an at-fault party, working with a skilled personal injury lawyer is the best way to receive the compensation you are entitled to. Personal injury cases are unique and often difficult to navigate, which is why it’s essential to have legal representation protecting you every step of the way.
At Ramsauer Law, we specialize in a wide variety of personal injury practice areas to ensure that our clients receive the full compensation they deserve. Whether you have been involved in a car accident, slip and fall, animal attack, boating accident, defective product, or any other accident or incident caused by negligence, our dedicated legal team has you covered.
We can represent you on a wide variety of personal injury claims, including but not limited to:
Slip and Falls
Through our free consultation process, we will review the details of your case with you. If your case is a good fit, we will develop a strategy that is tailored to your unique circumstances. As always, you do not owe anything until we reach a settlement or receive a winning verdict.
Once you decide to move forward, we will get to work obtaining police reports, medical records, witness statements, and any other evidence that could be beneficial to your case. As skilled negotiators with years of experience litigating against insurance companies, we are prepared to overcome any challenges to defend our clients.
Generally, we are able to secure a fair settlement without the need for escalation to trial. However, if we are unable to settle for the compensation that we feel you deserve, we will see your case through to trial. Some law firms find the trial process to be complex and arduous and will do their best to avoid escalating your case to this level. Ramsauer Law will not shy away from the trial process if this is what is needed to secure the highest compensation for our clients. We stop at nothing to ensure that justice is served.
At Ramsauer Law we know from personal experience the flood of emotions and disorientation that follows an accident or injury that has occurred. It is always imperative that immediately after an accident that always seek necessary medical attention. The next step following any initial medical care, should be to seek legal representation to ensure you are properly compensated financially for the physical and mental anguish you have suffered at the hands of a negligent entity.
The structure in place of insurance and tort law allows for those injured at the expense of the negligence of others to be compensated, but this system can be arduous, complicated, and difficult to navigate due to the pitfalls that many insurance companies place to prevent proper compensation.
Attorney Ryan Ramsauer has nearly a decade of experience defending and providing counsel to insurance companies before transitioning to plaintiff law and representing injured clientele. This specialty expertise is what makes Ramsauer law the best choice for an injured party to secure their rightfully owed compensation.
Ramsauer Law utilizes years of experience to protect the rights of our clients. We will aggressively pursue the best possible outcome for your case while treating you and your loved ones with the utmost compassion during this difficult time. Here’s why you should work with our legal team:
Comprehensive Counsel and Case Analysis
Customized Case Strategy
Unique Defense and Plaintiff Perspective
Trial and Litigation Experience
Suffering through an accident can lead to tremendous pain, stress, and suffering for you and your loved ones. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and forget to contact a personal injury lawyer, which is why it’s critical to consult with one as soon after your accident as possible to avoid missing the deadline to file your claim.
In Florida, the statute of limitations on personal injury cases is 2 years for medical malpractice or wrongful death, and 4 years for other personal injury claims. By contacting Ramsauer Law right away, you can avoid any details or evidence being forgotten or the statute of limitations expiring and voiding your case.
What Do I Do After an Accident?
Make Sure you are in a safe area.
If you are in a high traffic area, move your vehicle to a safe area closest to where the accident occurred. Do not leave the scene of the accident.
Call 911 to report the accident and any injuries you have sustained. Report any injury or soreness to the police officer and seek medical attention if needed.
Take Photos, Get Witness Testimonies, Keep Conversation to a Minimum.
Take pictures of any damage to your vehicle, the other party’s vehicle, license plate, surrounding area where the accident happened, and any debris from the accident.
If there are any witnesses, get their name, phone numbers and have the police officer take their statement. This will assist when building your case.
Keep conversation with the other driver to a minimum. Let the police officer do the talking.
Call Ramsauer Law.
Ramsauer Law can give you the counsel and advice to help you feel more at ease with next steps.
Every case is unique but under Florida law you can be compensated under two specific categories:
Compensatory damages- Economic & Non-economic damages
Punitive damages are a type of financial penalty that’s used by the court system to punish the responsible party if they believe that gross negligence played a role in the accident. These types of damages are not awarded often. However, if the person who caused your accident was driving under the influence, texting while driving, or otherwise recklessly driving, your attorney may seek these damages on your behalf.
Florida limits punitive damages to three times the amount of compensatory damages, or $500,000 whichever amount is greater.
Economic damages are those expenses and costs that are directly related to, and are a result of the accident. The most common forms of compensatory economic damages include:
Past and current medical expenses- All your medical costs incurred from the moment you’re injured will be part of your final compensation package. This includes treatment, healthcare expenses, traveling to medical appointments, and prescriptions, etc.
Future medical expenses. If you will have to undergo future medical procedures or require long term care, we will seek damages for future expenses as well.
Home health care services and physical therapy. Home healthcare and physical therapy will be included as part of your economic losses. As an injury victim you’re entitled to receive all of the medical care you need to help make a physical recovery.
Loss of current wages, benefits and retirement contributions. Any work wages that you lost as a result of the accident should be included in your compensation package. This also includes any employer contributions to your health care or retirement fund. Lost vacation days and other similar benefits may be included based on your employment contract.
Future loss of wages, benefits, and retirement contributions. If your injuries will cause you to change careers, take a lower paying position, miss extensive days for medical care or stop working altogether, your attorney should seek damages for future lost wages. These will also include any benefit contributions that your employer makes.
Cost of lost services. If you’re unable to provide services or do chores around your home that you normally do — such as mowing the lawn, repairing the car, cleaning the house, or running errands — your attorney can seek compensation for the current and future costs of having to pay someone to provide these services for you.
Child care expenses. If you provide care for your children and are unable to because of your accident, your attorney may seek damages for your additional child care expenses.
Property damage. Part of your economic losses include the damage done to your vehicle as well as any personal property that was contained within the car and damages as a result of the accident.
We will go over the unique intricacies of your case and apply our expertise to maximize the recovery for your case.
Non-economic damages are injuries or losses that result from the accident which are suffered on a more personal level rather than direct out-of-pocket expenses. These compensatory non-economic damages include the following:
Pain and suffering. This includes the physical pain that you endured at the time of the accident as well as throughout the recovery period and any potential lasting pain you may have to endure due to the crash. Every case will be very different in the amount awarded under this type of damage.
Disfigurement. Disfigurement damages provide additional compensation for loss of limbs, loss of eyesight, loss of hearing, loss of fingers or toes, excessive scarring, and any similar type of bodily change that’s a result of the injury from the accident.
Physical impairment. Your injury may have caused you to lose the ability to do certain things. Any type of restrictions you have with your body because of your accident injury is considered an impairment. Impairment compensation is based on the severity of the restriction, if there is potential for recovery, and how negatively the impairment will affect your future.
Mental anguish. This is a very personal type of injury. Your attorney can seek compensation for the stress and anxiety that accident has caused. For some people, mental anguish claims may be even more severe if there are lasting problems caused by the accident, such as the onset of mental disorders like depression.
Loss of consortium. Damages associated with loss of consortium are reserved for the spouse or children of a loved one killed in a fatal car accident. Close family members can seek compensation in a wrongful death case for losing their ability to interact with a deceased loved one. Your attorney can tell you if this type of compensation applies.
When you have been injured in an accident at the fault of a careless individual, the first step is to contact Ramsauer Law so to begin securing compensation for your pain & suffering. Insurance companies and the at-fault parties will work to convince you to accept a lower settlement than you are entitled to. We are here to ensure that they don’t succeed and you are justly compensated.
Ready for a free consultation? Contact us today.