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What is considered to be a personal injury?

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Fort Myers personal injury lawyer

You suffer a personal injury when another party acts negligently and physically harms you as a result. You can file a personal injury lawsuit against the individual responsible for your injury and potentially receive financial compensation for your damages. In Florida, you generally have four years to do so, according to Florida Statutes § 95.11.

 

Examples of personal injuries

 

The following are common personal injury cases in which people seek a settlement or court award for:

 

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Dog/animal bites
  • Defective products
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home and assisted living abuse
  • Slip/trip and fall accidents
  • Assault and battery
  • Premises liability
  • Asbestos/mesothelioma exposure
  • Boating accidents
  • Catastrophic accidents
  • Aviation accidents
  • Birth injuries
  • Burn injuries

 

This is not an exhaustive list of personal injuries. The liable party can be a person, business, or government entity. You should not have to bear the costs of treatment and other damages when someone else caused your injury. Let a Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer from our team represent you and bring you justice and fair compensation.

 

A personal injury attorney from our firm will handle your entire case

 

You do not have to file a claim and/or lawsuit on your own after suffering a personal injury. You have endured enough, and you should not add more stress to your life. A lawyer from our firm will take on every aspect of your case, starting with filing your claim. Many personal injury cases settle out of court, but your lawyer may find it necessary to go to court if the insurance company is not offering the settlement you deserve. 

 

We will negotiate with the insurance adjuster, but if they are not acting in good faith, we will take the case to court and continue the fight for a fair monetary award there.

 

Other tasks your Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyer will take care of include:

 

  • Gathering evidence
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Filing your claim and lawsuit on time
  • Hiring accident reconstruction specialists and medical experts to testify
  • Making in-person appearances on your behalf
  • Calculating your damages
  • Protecting your rights

 

There is a dedicated, compassionate personal injury lawyer standing by to shoulder the burden of the legal work. You should only have to worry about recovering from your accident while a Fort Myers car accident lawyer does everything else.

 

Common recoverable damages in a personal injury case

 

A victim may be entitled to several economic and non-economic damages in a personal injury case. The following are the most common:

 

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Property damage
  • Loss of income
  • Diminished earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Therapy
  • Loss of a limb
  • Paralysis
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

 

Your Fort Myers personal injury lawyer will determine what damages you are eligible for. You sustained injuries through no fault of your own, and our goal is to hold the at-fault party accountable for their wrongdoing and get you adequate compensation. They should pay the consequences of negligent behavior.

 

Contact the Law Offices

 

If you recently suffered a personal injury at the hands of another individual’s, business’s, or government entity’s negligence, we want to hear about it and discuss with you how we can help. We will leave no stone unturned in your case, fighting for the compensation you are entitled to. 

 

The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can move forward with your case. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you pay us nothing up front and out of pocket if you hire us. We only get paid if you do.