Personal injury laws vary from state to state. If you, or someone you love, has suffered from a personal injury in the state of Florida, this is what you need to know.
Statute of Limitations
In Florida, the statute of limitations to file a claim is four years. It is always best to pursue legal action as soon as you realize that you have been injured. However, injuries can occur down the road. Our West Palm Beach, FL, personal injury law firm recommends that you keep a detailed account – including reports, notes, pictures, names and contact information – of the accident when it happens.
Florida is a No-Fault State
If you live in Florida and are involved in a car accident, your insurance company is required to pay for your injuries, regardless of who was at fault for the accident. In other cases of personal injury, the individual or institution where the injury occurred is liable for damage that is caused. Lawsuits for personal injury can be allowed if they are deemed serious which includes permanent disfigurement, scarring, loss of a vital bodily function, and death.
Personal Injury Lawsuits in Florida
When you file a personal injury lawsuit in Florida, the financial redress that you may be entitled to can be very broad. It is important to keep a record of all inconveniences caused by your injury as you potentially may be compensated for:
- Medical bills related to the injury
- Lost wages (from the hospital visit, any therapy, going to court, etc.,)
- Damage to property
- Emotional distress caused by the accident/injury
- Other financial impact caused by the accident/injury
What is Considered a Personal Injury?
Our Florida personal injury practice areas include medical malpractice, car accidents, defective pharmaceutical drugs, wrongful death, and more.
Personal injury law can be challenging for a lawyer who is not experienced in this field. Babbitt & Johnson was the first law firm in Palm Beach County to win a multi-million dollar verdict and trying many sophisticated personal injury cases since.