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    Experienced Family Law Attorney

    Family law is one type of legal assistance that people never think they’ll need. No one stands at the altar with divorce as a Plan B in the back of their mind, and people don’t think that the person they’ve chosen to have a child with will end up fighting them in court for custody. But life is full of the unexpected, and when these situations arise, you need a divorce attorney who has your back at every turn. You deserve an attorney who will understand the overwhelming emotional stress you’re going through while still remaining laser-focused on your legal needs and goals.

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    Effective Personal Injury Lawyer

    The same traits that produce an effective family law attorney are the traits that make a personal injury attorney who gets results. When you’re hurt in a car accident, motorcycle accident, semi-truck accident, animal attack, or other injury-causing accident, you want an attorney who understands what you’re going through and is committed to fighting for you. If you need legal assistance for a family law matter or a personal injury case, Darla K. Snead, P.L. is the firm for you. Schedule your consultation now.

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    Knowledgeable Car Accident Attorney

    Unfortunately, auto accidents may result in long-lasting and serious injuries. Without an experienced personal injury attorney fighting for you, there is a possibility that you may not recover the maximum amount of damages that you are entitled.

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About Your Lakeland Attorney

With more than 23 years of legal experience, I have developed a practice focusing on Divorce, Family law and Personal Injury. As a family law and divorce attorney in Lakeland, Florida, I have represented clients in cases involving contested divorces with trials, mediations, marital settlement agreements, and paternity agreements.

It is my philosophy that a divorce attorney should represent clients with compassion and empathy in the process of resolving their divorce as effectively and efficiently as possible. Each client’s case is unique and the specific needs for each client must be considered. As a divorce attorney, I strive to create a positive legal experience for each client I represent. Going through a divorce is a very stressful and emotional experience. With an experienced divorce attorney representing you, you can expect to receive representation that is consistent with your legal and emotional needs.

No matter what your family law needs are, you can feel confident that I have the experience and knowledge needed to navigate your situation with empathy and professionalism.

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She handled my divorce case very well. I knew in my heart before the consult was over that I would hire her. I’d already had 2 other consults. Ms. Snead’s knowledge and experience combined with her personal character is the reason I chose her to represent me. My divorce case moved along quickly even though it involved children and timesharing. She has perfectly balanced herself as an accomplished successful attorney with the human side that genuinely has compassion and concern for her clients. That is what stood out about her to me. Highly recommended Attorney Snead.
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Your Lakeland Family Law and Personal Injury Attorneys

At Darla K. Snead, P.L., we take on a wide range of family law cases, including:

  • Divorce – Many of the cases we take on are divorce cases. Rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach to divorce, we understand that every couple is different. Some divorces call for an aggressive approach that protects our clients from dangerous or untrustworthy ex-partners, while other divorces involve amiable ex-partners who simply want to end their marriage with minimal pain and move on. No matter what type of divorce you are facing, we will work in your best interests.
  • Timesharing – If you have minor children, timesharing is likely a major concern of yours. At Darla K. Snead, P.L. we know the multiple factors that go into timesharing schedules and how the court determines what is in the best interests of the child. Keeping in mind your obligations, your ex-partner’s other obligations, and what you want for your children, we will help create a timesharing plan that meets your needs.
  • Parenting plans – A timesharing schedule is part of a parenting plan, and we can help you create a comprehensive parenting plan that allows you and your ex-partner to transition smoothly into a co-parenting routine. Exes who co-parent in a meaningful and productive way create security for their children, and we believe that a clear and thorough parenting plan is a big part in creating that co-parenting relationship.
  • Child support – Whether you are seeking an initial child support order or you need an order adjusted due to a change in circumstances or income, having the right legal counsel can help you avoid missteps and errors that delay needed changes. We’re here to help you get or modify a child support order.
  • Paternity – Our firm represents people on all sides of paternity claims. Maybe you’re a mother trying to establish paternity so you can get child support, or maybe you’re a father trying to get rights to see his child. Establishing paternity can be done in multiple ways, and we will help you take the path that is right for you.

We know that handling family law issues can be stressful, especially when you’re still trying to parent, work, and handle daily life. We are committed to being a valuable resource for you every step of the way.

Our Personal Injury Services

Oftentimes, a divorce or family law client will need an attorney to deal with an auto accident injury or personal injury case. Darla K. Snead, P.L. strives to have a full-service law firm to address all types of family issues.

Many people injured in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, semi-truck accidents, or animal attacks are astounded at how difficult it is to get the compensation they deserve. People often believe the myth that insurance companies have their best interests in mind, so they expect a quick and fair payout when they are injured by someone else’s negligence.

Unfortunately, many people do not get the fair treatment they deserve until they reach out to a personal injury attorney. We are located in Lakeland, Florida, but can fight for your rights anywhere in the State. Until insurance companies know you are willing to take them to court to get a fair payout, many of them are content offering minimal settlements that won’t even begin to cover your medical bills. We fight fiercely to help recover money for victims of these types of accidents:

  • Car accidents – Auto accidents are a major cause of serious injuries and fatalities in the United States. Car insurance companies are very good at boosting their profit margins by not paying fair settlements, to the detriment of victims like you. We will handle the negotiations so you can focus on healing.
  • Motorcycle accidents – Motorcyclists are often victimized twice in an accident: first, when they get hit by a driver, and second, when the insurance adjuster treats them poorly because of their preconceptions about motorcyclists. We know how motorcyclists are often treated after an accident, which is why we fight so hard to help them get compensation.
  • Semi-truck accidents – A mistake in judgment, poorly loaded truck, or unsafe truck part can leave fatalities and severe injuries in its wake. Compared to car and motorcycle accidents, semi-truck accidents are very likely to cause fatalities or severe injuries. Furthermore, victims often have to fight multiple insurance companies, investigators, and company representatives to even have a chance at seeking compensation. You can count on us to represent your best interests after a truck accident.
  • Animal attacks – Dog bites can cause infection, lost limbs, disfiguration, and mental trauma. Many people don’t even know they can seek compensation for a dog bite. If someone else’s inability to control their pet has caused you harm, you can trust us to fight for the money you deserve.
  • Wrongful death – Losing a loved one unexpectedly is one of the most painful experiences you may ever have in life, and sudden financial stress caused by funeral planning, lost wages, and medical bills can make your grief even worse. If you have lost a loved one because of another person’s negligence, surviving family members may be entitled to compensation. We’ll help you figure out your next step.

If someone else’s action, inaction, or negligence is directly responsible for injuries you have suffered, it is unjust that you should end up paying for their negligence on your own. The team at Darla K. Snead, P.L. will fight on your behalf to help you get compensation for your losses.

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After a car accident caused by someone else, you have the right to seek compensation for your financial losses. However, there are many ways that those rights get stomped on throughout the investigation process. First, make sure you get the accident officially documented by calling the police. Second, do not speak to the other party’s insurance company. Anything you say to them is basically free ammunition that they can use to reduce your settlement or deny you any settlement at all. Finally, get in touch with a personal injury lawyer in Lakeland as soon as possible. They will fight aggressively to get you the compensation you deserve.
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Many people are surprised to find out they have a valid personal injury claim after an accident they thought was relatively minor. If you suffered injuries or property damage in a crash caused by another party, you may have a personal injury case. However, due to Florida’s no-fault insurance requirements, it may not be worth pursuing a personal injury claim if your damages are relatively low. You should talk about your options with a personal injury lawyer, and they will tell you whether or not it’s worth pursuing a claim against the other driver.
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After a car accident, consider any documentation or paperwork you receive to be valuable evidence that your Lakeland injury lawyer will want to see. A police report from the collision is necessary, but may not be available immediately after the crash. You should also keep your medical records, medical bills, witness statements or contact information, repair estimates, and repair bills. You should also keep a daily log of your pain level and any daily tasks you are unable to do as a result of your injuries.
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Questions and Answers from Your Lakeland Attorneys

How do I protect my rights after a car accident?

After a car accident caused by someone else, you have the right to seek compensation for your financial losses. However, there are many ways that those rights get stomped on throughout the investigation process. First, make sure you get the accident officially documented by calling the police. Second, do not speak to the other party’s insurance company. Anything you say to them is basically free ammunition that they can use to reduce your settlement or deny you any settlement at all. Finally, get in touch with a personal injury lawyer in Lakeland as soon as possible. They will fight aggressively to get you the compensation you deserve.
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After a car accident caused by someone else, you have the right to seek compensation for your financial losses.

How do I know if I have a personal injury case?

Many people are surprised to find out they have a valid personal injury claim after an accident they thought was relatively minor. If you suffered injuries or property damage in a crash caused by another party, you may have a personal injury case. However, due to Florida’s no-fault insurance requirements, it may not be worth pursuing a personal injury claim if your damages are relatively low. You should talk about your options with a personal injury lawyer, and they will tell you whether or not it’s worth pursuing a claim against the other driver.
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Many people are surprised to find out they have a valid personal injury claim after an accident they thought was relatively minor.

What kind of records should I keep for my claim after a car accident?

After a car accident, consider any documentation or paperwork you receive to be valuable evidence that your Lakeland injury lawyer will want to see. A police report from the collision is necessary, but may not be available immediately after the crash. You should also keep your medical records, medical bills, witness statements or contact information, repair estimates, and repair bills. You should also keep a daily log of your pain level and any daily tasks you are unable to do as a result of your injuries.
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After a car accident, consider any documentation or paperwork you receive to be valuable evidence that your Lakeland injury lawyer will want to see.

Darla K. Snead, P.L. Here to Help

Darla K. Snead, P.L. was founded in 2009 as a law firm dedicated to providing quality legal services while maintaining personalized service for each client. We strive to provide the best possible representation for your legal needs.

Talk to Attorney Snead about all of your options before beginning a long divorce fight. Oftentimes, a long fight is not necessary with the right divorce attorney by your side. Do not hesitate to contact the law office of Darla K. Snead, P.L. today to schedule a consultation.

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