Clearwater Injury and Accident Attorney FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions about Clearwater personal injury law

Experienced Clearwater personal injury attorney Paul Genet can answer questions about your rights after a Clearwater accident. Law Office of Paul B. Genet, P.A. handles auto accidents, boating accidentsmotorcycle accidents, birth injuries and medical malpractice cases, among others.

Below, we have provided answers to some frequently asked questions about personal injury law in Clearwater. When you are ready to further explore your options and rights, Law Office of Paul B. Genet, P.A. can discuss the details of your case with you at length.

Personal service from a Clearwater accident attorney

If you or a family member has been injured because of someone else's negligent behavior, you may be entitled to a monetary award. Call Law Office of Paul B. Genet, P.A. at 727.400.3010 or contact us online for experienced personal injury and Clearwater car accident representation.

There is no charge for your initial consultation.


Should I provide a statement to an insurance company without the advice of a Clearwater personal injury lawyer?

It is in your best interests to only provide your contact information to an insurance company until you consult with a Clearwater personal injury lawyer. The more significant your injuries, the more imperative it is to seek legal counsel before providing any statement.

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Do I have to go to trial to recover damages?

It depends on the details of your case. However, the vast majority of personal injury cases settle prior to trial.

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What constitutes "pain and suffering"?

Pain and suffering includes physical injuries and mental anguish. Mental anguish can be a factor when individuals can no longer do the activities they were able to perform before the accident. An impending surgery may also cause mental anguish.

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What determines the amount I might recover?

The compensation for most cases is based on the following factors:

  • Liability — Establishing negligence on the part of one or more individuals or entities
  • Damages — Determining the amount that fairly and adequately compensates victims for their injuries
  • Source of collection — Considering whether damages can be recovered from insurance or other asset

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What is a typical settlement amount?

An experienced Clearwater personal injury attorney can review and interpret your information to determine an appropriate value for your claim. Law Office of Paul B. Genet, P.A. considers these factors:

  • Incurred medical bills
  • Future medical bills
  • Loss of income
  • Age of the victim
  • Permanent limitations caused by the injury
  • Impact on future earning capacity
  • Activities that can no longer be performed
  • Activities that can be performed but provide less joy as a result of the injury
  • Prognosis for potential problems
  • Strength of lay witness testimony

The goal is fair and adequate compensation for your injury, and an experienced attorney knows what a jury is likely to award. The strength of lay and expert witness testimony may influence that amount.

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How much is my case worth?

Many factors determine how much compensation you may receive, including the severity of your injuries, your past medical history and the insurance coverage carried by the responsible person or company. A Clearwater accident attorney can assess the potential value of your claim.

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