The sole purpose of personal injury lawyers in Florida is to compensate accident victims who have been injured because of someone else’s negligence. Personal injury cases can vary greatly. They can be as serious as traumatic brain injury cases to as minor as a simple bump. Regardless of the severity of an injury, if you or a loved one suffers an accident through no fault of your own, you will likely be eligible to claim compensation.
If you are thinking of filing personal injury claims, we strongly recommend that you seek the professional legal representation and advice of a personal injury lawyer at The Law Place. Our personal injury law firm is highly experienced in helping people receive the financial justice they deserve after suffering an accident. An experienced personal injury lawyer at our law firm can help you too.
An attorney-client relationship at The Law Place is built on a great deal of commitment. Our personal injury attorneys will do all that they can to help you. To find out more, please contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We have practice areas all over the state of Florida and are available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So what are you waiting for? Call us now for some free legal advice at (941) 444-4444.
What Kind of Cases Do Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?
Personal injury lawyers hand a wide range of cases. The possibilities are limitless. A personal injury lawyer will work on an injury case of any kind. Some of the most common cases that our personal injury lawyers have worked on in Florida include:
- Car accident cases.
- Truck accident cases.
- Slip and falls.
- Motorcycle accidents.
- Medical malpractice.
- Wrongful death cases.
- Sexual assault.
- Dog bite cases.
- Boating accidents.
- Construction accidents.
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Are Personal Injury Cases Difficult to Win?
If you have been injured in an accident and wish to file a personal injury claim to seek compensation, you may be relieved to hear that these cases don’t tend to be extremely complex. The most severe injuries can take a longer time to settle because of the large scale of the claim being made. Nevertheless, if you hire one of the personal injury lawyers at The Law Place, you can feel rest assured that your case will be in safe hands.
However, no personal injury case is perfect. You can expect to face a few hurdles that may complicate matters. This is normal, though, and a personal injury attorney at our firm will be well equipped to help you deal with them.
What Legal Hurdles Will My Personal Injury Claim Have to Overcome?
Most personal injury cases will experience some hurdles along the way. This is completely normal. You should not let these deter you from seeking the financial compensation that you deserve. We continually represent clients and help them win the justice that they deserve. Nevertheless, some of the hurdles that your case may encounter include the following:
Deadlines for Filing a Lawsuit
Florida’s statute of limitations is fairly strict when it comes to personal injury cases. As outlined under Florida Statute 95.11, victims only have four years to file a claim for compensation after an accident. Once these years have passed, cases will be barred. This has stopped many people from being able to file personal injury lawsuits and claims.
Florida’s Comparative Negligence Rule
In some cases, the party that you wish to hold liable for your accident will claim that you are partially at fault too. If you are found to be partially at fault for causing your injuries, the amount of compensation that you can expect to achieve will be reduced. Your expected compensation will be reduced by the percentage of the fault that is yours. This is why it is important to hire a personal injury attorney. You don’t want to be cheated out of compensation.
Florida’s Damage Caps
Damage caps in Florida limit the amount of money that an injured person can receive. These laws often limit non-economic damages. These can include pain and suffering. Damage caps can be complex. This is why we strongly urge that you get in contact with a personal injury attorney. We can help explain these to you in more detail and explain how they may become a hurdle in your case.
Is It Worth Getting a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Many personal injury lawyers have helped innocent victims in Florida receive the compensation they deserve after suffering an accident. It is worth hiring a personal injury lawyer. Personal injury lawyers handle all the hard work, so you don’t have to. They can help you file your claims and then handle all of the paperwork and negotiations with insurance companies on your behalf.
A personal injury lawyer at The Law Place will be able to offer you a great deal of legal advice. In a free case evaluation, we can offer you some honest and unbiased advice on what we believe your best course of action is.
A personal injury lawyer will also fight for your case. If an insurance company refuses to give you the settlement offer you deserve, your personal injury lawyer will take the insurance company to court. Insurance companies can be difficult to deal with, and that is why it is always a good idea to have a personal injury lawyer on your side.
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What Are the Surprising Things That a Personal Injury Lawyer Could Do for Me?
Aside from helping you file a claim with your insurance companies, there are a few things that a personal injury lawyer at The Law Place can do for you, which may surprise you.
Complete a Professional Investigation
After suffering an accident, especially a traffic accident, the local police department will likely complete an investigation into your accident. Our personal injury law firm can also complete our own investigation into your accident. It is good to have your own lawyer complete their own investigation, and you will be ensuring that no details get missed. Your personal injury lawyer will complete a thorough investigation into your case to ensure that you receive the full amount of compensation that you deserve.
Better Assess Damages
Many accident victims will only think about the immediate impact their accident has had on their life. Your personal injury lawyer, however, will consider the long-term implications of your accident for you. We want you to be able to claim for the long-term effects of your injuries. For example, the expenses of your future medical care and medical treatment, and your reduced earning capacity.
Is It Expensive to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?
There is a common misconception in the State of Florida that hiring a personal injury lawyer is expensive. This is not the case. Hiring a lawyer couldn’t be any easier, affordable, or accessible. This is because all of the lawyers at our personal injury law firm work on a contingency fee basis. This may sound complicated, but it’s not. It simply means we work on a no-win-no-fee basis. If we are unable to win you compensation, you don’t have to pay us a dollar!
Hiring a lawyer, therefore, is very simple. You have nothing to lose, and you can only gain by seeking our services.
The Florida State Bar Association monitors all contingency work for all law firms in Florida. We adhere to their rules strictly. You can trust that by seeking our help, your case will be in safe hands.
What Should I Do After Suffering a Personal Injury in Florida?
If you have suffered a personal injury in Florida, there are a few things that you should do. These include:
- Seeking medical attention – Your health is paramount, and your injuries must get treated. Do not worry too much about the medical bills, a lawyer at our firm can help you claim these back later. Also, medical reports can greatly aid your case later on.
- Gather evidence – Gathering evidence of the accident scene in the form of photographs and videos can greatly help your case.
- Interview witnesses – Witnesses of your accident can provide invaluable information that can greatly aid you in receiving the compensation that you deserve.
What Damages Could I Achieve in a Florida Personal Injury Case?
If you wish to file a personal injury case in Florida, you could be eligible to achieve a wide range of damages. Some of the damages that you might be able to claim include:
- Medical expenses.
- Lost wages.
- Property damage.
- Pain and suffering.
- Wrongful death.
How Do I File a Claim for Compensation?
Filing a claim for compensation with your insurance company is easy enough. If you have been injured in an accident, you should contact your insurance company to make them aware.
However, we strongly recommend that you act quickly and speak to one of our lawyers before you say anything. It is important to say the correct thing and to never admit fault. What you initially say to your insurance company may jeopardize your chances of winning the full amount of compensation that you are owed and deserve.
How Do I Prove Negligence in a Personal Injury Case?
Proving negligence is not easy, and that is why we recommend that you seek the help of our personal injury attorneys. Proving negligence is typically an important part of most injury cases. There are three parts to the concept of negligence:
- Duty of care.
- Breach of duty.
To prove negligence, you will have to prove each of those three factors in your case. This can be quite tricky, but a personal injury lawyer at The Law Place can guide you through it in a free consultation.
Should I Contact The Law Place?
If you or someone dear to you has been injured in an accident, you should absolutely contact The Law Place today for a free consultation. Our legal team has over 75 years of combined experience working in personal injury law, and we can help you achieve the compensation that you deserve.
For more information on what our personal injury lawyers can do for you and your case, be sure to contact us today for a free consultation. Call now at (941) 444-4444.