At Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon, we have been fighting for our clients’ rights for over a hundred years. If you suffer an injury, Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon has the experience, skill, and compassion to help you get the compensation you deserve. We know that suffering an injury is very difficult. Injuries can disrupt your life in many ways. With this in mind, our firm’s goal is to ease our clients’ suffering in any way we can.
Why Choose Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon?
In law, experience is everything. Lawyers gain invaluable knowledge and sharpen their skills through practice and experience. These skills include everything from listening to clients carefully and compassionately to negotiating in a high-stakes environment. Experience only comes with time. We at Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon have an unmatched level of experience. Since 1913 we have been successfully advocating for our clients. Our practice is prepared to address all clients’ unique needs.
Cases We Handle
At Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon, we handle all types of cases. Our personal injury practice is prepared to handle any sort of injury. Some of the types of personal injury cases we commonly handle include:
- Car accident injuries,
- Workplace injuries,
- Animal-caused injuries,
- Boat accident injuries,
- Slip and fall injuries,
- Product-related injuries,
- Medical malpractice injuries, and
- Premises liability injuries.
We know that no two cases are the same. If the type of injury you suffered does not appear in this list, don’t fret. We can help make things right.
When Should You Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?
If someone else’s actions have injured you, chances are you should hire a personal injury attorney. The fact that the party you are suing will most likely have an attorney is just one of the many reasons you should have an attorney.
For instance, a personal injury attorney will help you ensure all of your injury’s costs are accounted for and recovered. The costs of an injury aren’t limited to just medical expenses. Among other costs, there may also be lost wages, lost earning potential, or a disability to take into account. A personal injury attorney knows how to measure these costs and help ensure they are all accounted for and recovered.
On top of that, an attorney can help ensure that you follow all legal procedures, which is of utmost importance. Missing a filing deadline can completely derail your case. Having a lawyer is important because lawyers know the ins and outs of the legal process from start to finish.
How Does Fault Work in Florida?
In personal injury claims, Florida is a “comparative negligence” state when addressing fault. A comparative negligence state considers the responsibility of each party involved in an accident. The proportion of each party’s fault dictates the amount of compensation they are due. A smaller amount of compensation is due if an injured party acts negligently themselves, contributing to the damage.
Contact Us Today
Has your life been disrupted by an injury caused by someone else? If so, don’t hesitate— contact Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon today. We have operators standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to answer your questions over the phone or through our website’s chat function. Best of all, we offer free consultations to all our prospective clients, so you can have your questions answered risk-free. Don’t just take it from us. Read testimonials from our prior clients to see that Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon is the right firm for you!
Frequently Asked Questions
As lawyers, it is our job to have answers to our clients’ questions. We get some questions more often than others. Here are answers to a few of those asked most frequently.
How Long After an Injury Do I Have to File a Lawsuit in Florida?
Under Florida state law, you can file a personal injury lawsuit up to four years from the date of the accident that caused the injury. This statute of limitations applies to all actions founded on negligence. There are situations where the clock on the statute of limitations does not begin to tick immediately after an accident. For example, if an injury is not discovered immediately after an accident, the clock begins to tick only once you discover the injury.
Can I Sue For Pain and Suffering in Florida?
Yes. Florida law allows injured parties to seek damages for pain, suffering, and emotional anguish caused by someone else’s negligence. Further, Florida law provides for punitive damages and several other types of non-economic damages.
How Much Will a Lawyer Cost?
The cost of a lawyer will depend on the specifics of your case. Many people are afraid to hire a lawyer because they are worried it will cost too much. But concerns about cost should never prevent you from pursuing a personal injury claim. Most lawyers will charge you a fee only if they are successful in recovering your claim. This payment arrangement is called a contingency fee. The fee is most often a percentage of the total amount recovered.