Helping you recover physically and financially after a personal injury.
Each year, thousands of people in Alachua County, Columbia County, Suwannee County, and throughout Northern Florida are injured in an accident caused by the reckless, careless or negligent behavior of another. While car accidents and semi-truck accidents involving drivers and passengers are the most common causes of a personal injury, a Florida Traffic Crash Statistics report cites that nearly 500 pedestrians were killed in 2010, with 7,290 injured. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission keeps statistics on injuries caused by the products we use every day — including the number of children harmed or killed by everything from defective playpens to playground equipment.
If you or a family member has suffered an injury in an accident, Fred and Byron will personally pursue your claims for compensation. Unfortunately, in certain situations only going back in time and causing an accident to never occur will be the only method by which you may be made whole. In today's judicial system the laws are written in a manner that requires those who are at fault to compensate you in currency so that you may afford the best medical treatment available.
At KLO we know that it is often a non-attorney who calls upon us for legal services and that insurance companies have already began analyzing your situation. Insurance companies have arsenals of adjusters, accident re-constructionists, and their own attorneys. Fred used to be an insurance defense attorney and knows what you, or your loved one, are up against. You need an aggressive and knowledgeable team to help fight for what you are entitled.
Putting more of the odds in your favor.
To understand the importance of having a personal injury lawyer on your side, it may help to know how insurance companies work when they have a claim against them and their customer (a/k/a: "insured"). While insurance is an important form of protection, insurance companies are for-profit entities. An insurance companies business model is to take in more in pooled premiums and earn more in investments than to pay out in claims. And whether you were injured in a car accident or by tripping and falling on poorly maintained stairs, chances are that the insurance company is the one who will be responsible for paying for your injuries. Because it is in the insurance companies interest to pay you the least amount possible, they will want you to settle as soon as possible. Before you have a chance to get an attorney who will fight to get the insurance company to pay for all your damages, present and future.
What is your claim worth?
Working with an experienced personal injury attorney can make the difference between settling for less and getting what your case is really worth. Valuing a claim is as much of an art as it is a science. As your Lake City and Gainesville law firm, KLO will immediately investigate the facts of the accident by obtaining police reports, talking to witnesses, and working with experts in accident reconstruction and medicine. No stone is left unturned in ensuring that you get full compensation for medical bills, loss of wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering and property damage. When the very worst happens, KLO, helps families file claims for costs and help them meet their future needs.
Contact Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys in Lake City and Gainesville
All initial consultations are free and all personal injury cases are taken on contingency — the attorneys are only paid if they win your case, and payment comes from the proceeds of your personal injury award. To schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation, contact the law firm online or call 386.269.9802 for Lake City or 352.519.4357 for Gainesville. The attorneys are available to meet with you at your home or at the hospital.