Injury is inevitable. In fact, most of us will be injured past a small scrape at some point in our lives, in any number of ways. However, personal injury can happen because of someone else’s negligent behavior. That is where personal injury law comes in. The law allows you to recover damages from injuries caused by the negligent actions of an individual or entity.
Common examples of personal injury scenarios are motor vehicle accidents, defective products, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and birth injury cases. Florida law does not limit claims to one cause of action, so having a Florida personal injury trial lawyer evaluate your case is of the utmost importance.
Florida law allows injured parties to file personal injury lawsuits when there are serious injuries present. This includes permanent injuries, permanent scarring or disfigurement, permanent loss of body function, and even death.
Damages incurred include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages from needing to attend doctor’s appointments, therapy, and for time not being able to work due to injury
- Damages and permanent disfigurement
- Damages to your property
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Any other damages that could have occurred as a result of the accident
The statutes of limitations in Florida is the deadline for filing personal injury lawsuits, which must be within four years of the injury. If you wait too long, your claim can be barred regardless of how clear liability may be in your situation. However, when filing against government entities, the time limit is only three years.
If you have been injured as a result of negligence, do not hesitate to contact an attorney. Hevia Law is committed to helping clients pursue justice on firm legal footing. Contact us at 786.441.5120 to see how we can help.