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The Law Offices of Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert are Florida’s front runner in personal injury cases. With nearly 90 years of combined experience, we serve the interests of injured people by taking on those accused of causing our clients’ pain.
Typically, once a case is settled, documents must be exchanged between both parties of the lawsuit. This process usually takes 30 – 45 days, but can take longer if your case involves special circumstances such as settlement of a minor or incompetent, which requires court approval.
Yes, no case is ever settled without your expressed consent. Whenever settlement negotiations are initiated by either party you will be informed, and it is only with your full participation, advice, and consent that your case will be settled.
Punitive damages exist to punish or make an example of the wrongdoer for conduct that is intentional, or when the wrongdoer acts in a reckless manner in disregard for the rights of others. The actual payment of punitive damages is rare, and appellate courts frequently cut punitive damage awards down, or simply throw them out. However, the threat of punitive damages can often induce the defense to make an increased settlement.
Compensatory damages compensate the injured person for various kinds of losses or damages. These may also be referred to as actual damages. Compensatory damages include economic damages such as medical bills and lost wages, or non economic damages such as pain and suffering, mental anguish or inability to lead a normal life.
During the course of your case you will most likely have to give a deposition. A deposition is a statement that is given under oath before a certified court reporter. When your deposition is taken one of the lawyers in this office will be there to represent you. Before you attend a deposition, you will be thoroughly prepared days beforehand.
Not always. As your case is developed and prosecuted, there will be various court hearings on legal matters. These hearings normally involve discovery issues such as the court determining what documents must be produced when one side has objected. These type of hearings do not require your attendance or participation. If any court hearing does require you to attend, you will be notified.
NK&P’s staff of lawyers and legal assistants will work with you directly. We also have investigators, forensic specialists, psychologists, law clerks and word processors all working on your behalf, although some of them you may never communicate with or see.
NK&P opens its doors and offers you a no-charge-upfront promise. We work on a standard Florida Bar approved contingency fee contract, which means if we do not recover money for you, you owe us no attorney’s fees. If we win your case, and recover money on your behalf, our fees will be deducted from your settlement or award.
The value of each case is different and must be evaluated separately. We take a great deal of time to come to a proper evaluation of your case. However, you must know that there is never a guarantee of any recovery.
Please call us with any of your legal questions, including inquiries about whether or not your case is valid. We will discuss your case in a manner that you understand and put your mind at ease. We are here to listen and advise, free of charge.
We have had positive results against many of the area’s insurance companies, medical manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, automobile manufacturers, land and business owners, as well as a wide array of other negligent defendants.