A personal injury is any harm or physical hurt caused to a person’s body,such as a broken bone, burn, brain injury, poisoning, illness, cut, or a bruise. Personal injury may also include harm to someone’s emotional health. It can even include the tragic and life-altering wrongful death of a loved one. A personal injury or wrongful death can be devastating, especially if it could have been prevented.
We handle everything from catastrophic injuries to minor injuries including but not limited to:
After the Injury: Pain, Suffering, Loss of Income, Money Damages and Financial Harm
The financial difficulties created by medical bills and lost wages resulting from personal injuries or a wrongful death of a loved one, combined with the pain and suffering caused by the injuries can cause terrible problems and heartache for both injured victims and loved ones. When a loved one has died due to severe personal injuries caused by the wrongful acts of another, the grieving family also has to deal with the financial losses for things such things as funeral expenses and coping with the loss of a family breadwinner.
By filing a personal injury claim, you and your family may be eligible to receive some relief for your problems. Victims, who file a personal injury lawsuit filed under Florida law or elsewhere, may be eligible for damages. This can include money for loss of past and future income (lost wages), bills, pain and suffering, emotional distress,and permanent disability.
Additionally, the State of Florida, as well as other states, has a special law, Florida Wrongful Death Act, to provide for justice in the event of injuries that result in death. A wrongful death civil law suit can help family members recover damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, mental anguish, loss of companionship, loss of support and services, lost net accumulations (savings the decedent would have had), medical costs and other expenses.
Deadlines for Filing a Lawsuit for Personal Injury Claims in Florida
States have laws called “statutes of limitations” which limit the time people may bring personal injury lawsuits. In Florida, there are several different laws that set time deadlines on lawsuits: general negligence injuries must be filed within 4 years and wrongful death cases sets a time deadline of 2 years. It’s very important to learn about your legal rights as soon as you are able. If you miss the deadline, then your claim may be barred.
We have handled hundreds of personal injury and wrongful death cases and have achieved numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. Our consultations with potential personal-injury clients are free. If we take your case, we are only paid fees and costs of suit if we succeed in winning a recovery for you. We advance the costs of your case, too, so there’s no cost to you of bringing your lawsuit or claim.
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