Meet personal injury attorney Ronald Slonaker
Based in Ocala, FL (Marion County)
“A personal injury victim can benefit from a lawyer’s insurance defense experience.”
If you or a loved one were involved in an accident of any kind, you are likely facing numerous stressful challenges.
Whether you were injured in a car accident or a loved one was the victim of a wrongful death, the consequences of such an event can be life-altering.
At a difficult time like this, you need someone on your side who will help guide you through the emotional and physical healing process, as well as help you get the justice you and your family deserve.
Types of Accidents:
An accident is almost always unexpected and can cause disastrous consequences. Some of the most common accidents that occur in the state of Florida include but are not limited to:
- Auto accidents
- Bicycle and golf cart accidents
- On the job accidents
- Slip & fall accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Dog bites
- Burn injuries
- Boating accidents
At the Slonaker Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping you obtain the maximum amount of compensation available in your personal injury case.
We will exhaust every potential source of financial restitution and will passionately advocate for your best interests throughout every stage of your claim.
Types of Injuries:
The types of injuries that can occur in an unexpected accident can range from mild to severe. The most common types of injuries associated with accidents and personal injury claims include:
- Open and closed head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries and whiplash
- Broken bones and fractures
- Loss of limb
- Damage to soft tissue and internal organs
- Severe blood loss
- Crush injuries
- Repetitive motion injuries
“No matter what type of injury you have sustained, we will do everything within our power to determine if another party can be held liable for the accident and to pursue the maximum amount of compensation available in your case.”
Medical Care & Expenses For Serious Injuries
The injured individual will likely require immediate and possibly long-term medical care, which may include surgery, medications, and physical therapy.
If the individual is employed, he or she may lose time from work and incur lost wages as a result and may even suffer from temporary or permanent disability.
If a loved one was the victim of a wrongful death, the surviving family members will be faced with funeral expenses, lost income, and loss of companionship.
Depending on the severity of the accident, medical expenses and property damage costs can easily exceed hundreds of thousands of dollars.
In order for a personal injury claim to stand, you must be able to prove negligence. There are several factors that need to be touched on in order to build an injury case.
Duty: The first thing that must be proven in a personal injury claim is that the defendant owed some sort of duty to the plaintiff.
For example, a store owner owes a certain duty of care to the patrons who enter the store to make purchases. The store owner must provide patrons with a safe and hazard-free environment; failure to do so may mean that the owner is liable for any injuries that occur on the property.
Breach: Once duty of care has been established, the plaintiff must show that the duty had been breached by the defendant.
In the above example, the plaintiff would have to provide evidence that the store owner failed to keep the property safe from known hazards. It must be established that the owner knew, or should have known, about the hazards and neglected to act accordingly to ensure a safe environment for his or her patrons.
Cause of Injury: The plaintiff must be able to show that the defendant’s actions or lack of action directly resulted in injury.
For example, the plaintiff would need to provide evidence that showed a direct correlation between the action(s) of the defendant and the injury. For example, if the store owner knew that the asphalt in the parking lot was broken and hazardous but failed to have it fixed, and the plaintiff tripped and fell over the broken asphalt.
Monetary Damages: The final piece of proving negligence is showing that the accident and related injury resulted in actual damages, generally monetary. The plaintiff can provide documentation showing medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages in order to help calculate the final settlement amount.
At Slonaker Law Firm, we will help you obtain all the information needed to build a strong personal injury case.
We will zealously pursue a resolution in your favor and will do everything we can to see to it that you receive adequate compensation for your injuries.
Don’t Take The First Settlement Offer:
Whether you were injured in a car accident or were hurt on the job, you will likely have to deal with an insurance company at some point. Frequently, insurance companies will first offer the lowest settlement possible in order to reduce their out-of-pocket costs.
Unfortunately, accepting the first settlement offer will likely shortchange you and leave you without the funds you need to cover all expenses related to the accident.
By working with an experienced attorney, you can properly evaluate all of the current and future expenses you will incur as a result of the accident and will fully be able to understand the minimum settlement you can accept. The veteran personal injury lawyers at Slonaker Law Firm can help you negotiate with insurance companies, and they can help you pursue litigation in the event that an adequate settlement offer is not reached.
Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Today:
Regardless of what kind of accident you or a loved one were involved in, an injury lawyer in Florida can help you get through this difficult time step-by-step.
Ronald Slonaker is a skilled Florida personal injury attorney who has a solid track record of success in personal injury claims. He is committed to obtaining a positive outcome for you and your loved ones after a devastating incident.
Contact Slonaker Law Firm today to discuss the options you have available to you and to learn more about getting the compensation you deserve.